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Sep 28–Dec 14, 2008

Francis AlÿsBolero (Shoe Shine Blues) and Politics of Rehearsal

Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, The Politics of Rehearsal, 2005.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, The Politics of Rehearsal, 2005.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues) and Politics of Rehearsal, Installation View, 2008.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues) and Politics of Rehearsal, Installation View, 2008.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues) and Politics of Rehearsal, Installation View, 2008.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, The Politics of Rehearsal, 2005.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues) and Politics of Rehearsal, Installation View, 2008.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, The Politics of Rehearsal, 2005.

  • Francis Alÿs, The Politics of Rehearsal, 2005.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Francis Alÿs, R.E.H.E.A.R.S.A.L., 2004.

  • Francis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996.

  • Mexico City-based artist Francis Alÿs will present his animation Bolero, along with the 511 graphite drawings made during the animation process, and Politics of Rehearsal, a 30-minute video that combines footage of a speech by President Truman, narration by critic Cuauhtémoc Medina, and a rehearsal for a striptease. Rehearsal parallels sociopolitical promises made to Latin America by the United States with the tactics of a stripper always leaving something to be desired.

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