From October 15 to January 16, the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne presents As Long as I’m Walking, a solo exhibition by artist Francis Alÿs that will represent the Belgian Pavilion at the 2022 Biennale.
This exhibition presents a video overview of the artist’s work over the last thirty years, focusing on the central practice called walking.Through his seemingly insignificant walks, Francis Alÿs reimagines the city, maps the social fabric with his actions, and creates new narratives.
A leading contemporary artist, Francis Alÿs turned to the visual arts after training as an architect while living in Mexico City where he settled in 1986. During his many walks in the megalopolis, Francis Alÿs studied and documented daily life in and around the capital in a series of performative actions.
While his production questions the link between artistic happening and political intervention, Francis Alÿs always works through allusions, with remarkable precision and economy of means, preferring a poetic multiplicity of meanings to direct political commentary.