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Francis Als

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Francis Als: In a Given Situation

COSAC NAIFY
Text by Cuauhtmoc Medina, Alfonso Reyes, Ton Marar.

Pbk, 6.75 x 8.75 in. / 152 pgs / 87 color. | 3/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788575039427 | $45.00


Francis Als: Postcards

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Pbk, 4 x 6 in. / 26 pgs / color. | 11/30/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9780870707995 | $12.95


Francis Als: Le Temps du Sommeil

CHARTA/IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Afterword by Enrique Juncosa.

Hbk, 7.75 x 6 in. / 184 pgs / 170 color. | 9/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9788881587773 | $49.95


Francis Als: A Story of Deception

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
Edited by Mark Godfrey, Klaus Biesenbach. Text by Eduardo Abaroa, Klaus Biesenbach, Francesco Careri, Carla Faesler, Mark Godfrey, Boris Groys, Miwon Kwon, Tom McDonough, Cuauhtmoc Medina, Laymert Garcia dos Santos, Eyal Weizman.

Pbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 132 color. | 8/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9780870707902 | $35.00


Francis Als: The Historic Center of Mexico City

TURNER/MACBA
Edited by Carlos Monsivis.

Paperback, 5.25 x 7.5 in. / 120 pgs / 62 color. | 3/1/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788475067193 | $24.00


Parkett No. 69 Francis Alys, Isa Genzken, Anish Kapoor

PARKETT
Artwork by Francis Als, Isa Genzken, Anish Kapoor.

Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 300 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 1/2/2004 | In stock
ISBN 9783907582190 | $32.00


Francis Als: The Modern Procession

PUBLIC ART FUND
Artwork by Francis Als. Edited by Anne Wehr. Contributions by Tom Eccles, Susan Freedman. Text by Harper Montgomery, Francesco Pellizi, RoseLee Goldberg.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 112 pgs / 60 color. | 7/2/2003 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780960848829 | $24.95


Francis Als: The Prophet and the Fly

TURNER
Artwork by Francis Als. Edited by Catherine Lampert. Text by D. H. Lawrence, Plato.

Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 150 color | 6/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9788475065793 | $45.00


      

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Francis Als: Blue Orange 2004

WALTHER KNIG, KLN
Artwork by Francis Als.

Paperback, 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 83 pgs / 75 color. | 3/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9783883758664 | $22.00


Francis Als: When Faith Can Move Mountains

TURNER
Edited by Cuauhtmoc Medina. Essays by Lynne Cooke, Susan Buck-Morss, Gustavo Buntinx, Lucy Lippard, Gerardo Mosquera and Corinne Diserens.

Hardcover, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 205 pgs / 205 color. | 5/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9788475066394 | $29.95


Francis Als: Walking Distance From The Studio

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Essay by Annelie Ltgens. Interview by Corinne Diserens. Preface by Gijs van Tuyl.

Hardcover, 10.5 x 8.5 in. / 160 pgs / 80 color | 2/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9783775715416 | $39.95


Francis Als: In a Given SituationFrancis Als: In a Given Situation

Published by Cosac Naify.
Text by Cuauhtmoc Medina, Alfonso Reyes, Ton Marar.

For the past ten years, video camera in hand, Francis Als has chased tornados in the highlands south of Mexico City, hoping to access and film the literal eye of the storm. This volume, full of scrapbook and ephemera appeal, compiles Als' notes, drawings, paintings, press clippings and writings for his film Tornado.

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COSAC NAIFY

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Paperback, 6.75 x 8.75 in. / 152 pgs / 87 color.

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PUB DATE 3/31/2011
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Francis Als: PostcardsFrancis Als: Postcards

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Over the past two decades, Francis Als (born 1959) has used postcards to record his work and broadcast his ideas. Twenty-six postcards are gathered together in this affordable artist's book, both a collectible object in its own right and a succinct introduction to Als' career.

PUBLISHER
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Paperback, 4 x 6 in. / 26 pgs / color.

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PUB DATE 11/30/2010
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Francis Als: Le Temps du SommeilFrancis Als: Le Temps du Sommeil

Published by Charta/Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Afterword by Enrique Juncosa.

The Belgian-born artist Francis Als (born 1959) is known for his walks and tales executed in a wide range of media (documentary film, painting, photography, performance, video and installation) that marry humor and sensitivity, banality and spontaneity, personal and political. A compulsive wanderer, many of his works involve intense observation and recording of the social, cultural and economic conditions of urban life. This beautifully designed volume presents an ongoing series of paintings that function as kind of a storyboard and archive of the artist's oeuvre to date. Begun in 1996, Le Temps du Sommeil ("The Time of Sleep") comprises over 100 paintings accompanied by instructions and postcards related--sometimes obliquely--to the artist's past performative actions. The instructions and paintings are presented en face, giving birth to a text-image dialogue that is sometimes witty and always fascinating. Le Temps du Sommeil affirms Als yet again as an artist always able to surprise.

PUBLISHER
CHARTA/IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 7.75 x 6 in. / 184 pgs / 170 color.

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PUB DATE 9/30/2010
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Francis Als: A Story of DeceptionFrancis Als: A Story of Deception

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Edited by Mark Godfrey, Klaus Biesenbach. Text by Eduardo Abaroa, Klaus Biesenbach, Francesco Careri, Carla Faesler, Mark Godfrey, Boris Groys, Miwon Kwon, Tom McDonough, Cuauhtmoc Medina, Laymert Garcia dos Santos, Eyal Weizman.

Working in a variety of media and a range of scales, from humble works on paper to monumental staged performances, Francis Als (born 1959) has established himself as one of the world's leading contemporary artists. Based in Mexico City since 1986, the artist fashions much of his work from the street life he observes during long walks throughout the city. Bringing together a variety of participants, from Mexican sign-painters to British Guardsmen, his collaborations have produced several well-known works, including "When Faith Moves Mountains" (2002), in which he enlisted 500 volunteers to attempt to move a sand dune one foot from its original position using shovels, and "The Modern Procession" (2002), a ceremonial procession commemorating MoMA's temporary move to Queens, New York, that included a brass band and uniformed participants carrying reproductions of the Museum's most famous works across the Queensboro bridge. Published to accompany the largest retrospective of Als' work to date, this publication is more a guidebook than a conventional monograph, reflecting the spirit of the artist's wandering practice. It features an introductory essay by Mark Godfrey, a curator at the Tate Modern, an index of quotes from Als' previous writings and interviews compiled by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, and descriptions of works written by Als and Cuauhtmoc Medina, freelance curator and art critic, as well as responses to the artist's work from a wide range of critics and commentators.

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 132 color.

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PUB DATE 8/31/2010
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Francis Als: The Historic Center of Mexico CityFrancis Als: The Historic Center of Mexico City

Published by Turner/MACBA.
Edited by Carlos Monsivis.

This visual travelogue of one of the biggest cities of the twenty-first century takes readers through the architecture and neighborhoods at its heart. Francis Als, a Belgian artist with a studio in Mexico City's title historic center, loves to wander, and to record what he sees in photography, videos, slides, drawings and paintings. Walking Distance from the Studio is, in his own words, "everything that I saw, heard, did or undid, understood or misunderstood, within a perimeter of ten blocks around my studio in the centro historico." Through all of this, Als remains an outsider and foreigner--his detachment lets him see and relay everyday things in new, poetic and often surprising ways.

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TURNER/MACBA

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 5.25 x 7.5 in. / 120 pgs / 62 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 3/1/2006
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CATALOG: SPRING 2006 p. 129   

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Francis Als: Blue Orange 2004Francis Als: Blue Orange 2004

Published by Walther Knig, Kln.
Artwork by Francis Als.

In 2004, the highest endowed all-European art prize, blueOrange, was awarded to Francis Als for his newest sound-image projection, Blue Orange 2004--which focused on the phenomenon of time. Also documented here are the artist's recent works, among them 90 small oil paintings on wood entitled Le Temps du Sommeil. Als works in various media such as performance, drawing, photo sequences, video as well as figurative painting.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KNIG, KLN

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 83 pgs / 75 color.

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PUB DATE 3/15/2005
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STATUS: Out of print | 11/28/2010

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Francis Als: When Faith Can Move MountainsFrancis Als: When Faith Can Move Mountains

Published by Turner.
Edited by Cuauhtmoc Medina. Essays by Lynne Cooke, Susan Buck-Morss, Gustavo Buntinx, Lucy Lippard, Gerardo Mosquera and Corinne Diserens.

As essayist Cuauhtmoc Medina puts it, A desperate situation requires an absurd solution. On April 11, 2002, 500 volunteers (mostly students from the University of Lima) were supplied with shovels and asked to form a single line at the foot of a giant sand dune in Ventanilla, an area outside of Lima. This human comb moved the 1600-foot-long sand dune about four inches from its original position. When Faith Can Move Mountains attempts to translate social tensions into narratives that in turn intervene in the imaginary landscape of a place. Instead of following the classic model of an artist or exhibition catalogue, this book focuses on the conjunction between the social and historical conditions that the work appropriated, and the metaphoric analysis that the intervention put in motion. Through images (such as photos of the event and drawings for the project) and text (including letters and documents of the intervention) this publication, reminiscent of a science book, narrates the facts and concepts of the work.

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TURNER

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Hardcover, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 205 pgs / 205 color.

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PUB DATE 5/15/2005
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CATALOG: SPRING 2005 p. 122   

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Francis Als: Walking Distance From The StudioFrancis Als: Walking Distance From The Studio

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Essay by Annelie Ltgens. Interview by Corinne Diserens. Preface by Gijs van Tuyl.

The ephemeral--the temporary, fleeting character of life--is a central principle in the art of Francis Als, the Belgian-born artist who currently resides in Mexico. He conceives his works in his own immediate surroundings--on walks through the streets of Mexico City. Working in the traditions of Fluxus and the Situationalists, he is captivated by such images as a wind-blown plastic bag, or sleeping homeless peoples, or the wandering shadow of a flag pole on the Plaza Major. Als's explorations of public space and social conditions in Mexico City are the primary focus of this lavisly illustrated publication that features the artist's Ambulantes (1992-2002), a slide series devoted to the itinerant street merchants of the Mexican megacity. The book also offers a current survey of his subversive, often politically-motivated work.

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HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10.5 x 8.5 in. / 160 pgs / 80 color

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PUB DATE 2/15/2005
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Parkett No. 69 Francis Alys, Isa Genzken, Anish KapoorParkett No. 69 Francis Alys, Isa Genzken, Anish Kapoor

Published by Parkett.
Artwork by Francis Als, Isa Genzken, Anish Kapoor.

For Parkett No. 69, the featured collaboration artists are Belgian conceptual artist Francis Als, German sculptor and mixed-media artist Isa Genzken, and the Indian-born, London-based sculptor Anish Kapoor. Authors include Saul Anton, Robert Storr, and Kitty Scott on Als; Pamela Lee and Jrg Heiser on Genzken, and an interview with Genzken by Michael Krajewski; and Norman Bryson, Marina Warner and Kurt Forster on Kapoor. Other features include Philip Kaiser on Amelie von Wulffen, Stuart Comer on Swetlana Heger and a special Parkett Inquiry on consensus in contemporary art world titled The Economy of Attention. The twentieth-anniversary issue, Parkett No. 70, will be published in summer 2004, with special collaborations and projects to be announced.

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PARKETT

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 300 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 1/2/2004
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Francis Als: The Modern ProcessionFrancis Als: The Modern Procession

Published by Public Art Fund.
Artwork by Francis Als. Edited by Anne Wehr. Contributions by Tom Eccles, Susan Freedman. Text by Harper Montgomery, Francesco Pellizi, RoseLee Goldberg.

On the morning of Sunday, June 23, 2002, 100 participants gathered at The Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan, along with a 12-person Peruvian brass band, and a horse, dogs, and numerous palanquins, atop which sat replicas of three masterpieces from the museum's collection--Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Duchamp's ready-made Bicycle Wheel and a Giacometti--and a living representative of contemporary art, Kiki Smith. Three hours later they ended their procession at the museum's new temporary home, in Queens. Along the way, which ran from 11 West 53 Street, over the Queensboro Bridge, and up Queens Boulevard, the procession absorbed 100 additional participants, and enacted a very public spectacle--part saint's day procession and part secular celebration--of the museum's historic move to MoMA QNS.

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PUBLIC ART FUND

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 112 pgs / 60 color.

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PUB DATE 7/2/2003
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Francis Als: The Prophet and the FlyFrancis Als: The Prophet and the Fly

Published by Turner.
Artwork by Francis Als. Edited by Catherine Lampert. Text by D. H. Lawrence, Plato.

This unique volume side-steps the performance work for which Francis Als is most recently recognized, presenting instead his recent paintings and drawings. Over 30 beautiful, encaustic-layered canvases illustrate passages from D.H. Lawrence, Plato, and other great writers, and, in a fluid exchange, are likewise illuminated by them. Als entered the art field by accident, through what he calls a coincidence of geographical, personal and legal matters [that] resulted in indefinite vacations which, through a mixture of boredom, curiosity and vanity, led to my present profession. A compulsive wanderer, his personal explorations of the cities in which he finds himself have formed the basis for an eclectic body of work that has involved the varied mediums of documentary film and photography, video, painting and performance, each put to work in a way that reflects specific social and economic conditions in a highly individual style. A close observer and occasional manipulator of the quirks of everyday life, Als responds to fleeting and contingent circumstances from the viewpoint of a passerby who is both involved and separate.

PUBLISHER
TURNER

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 150 color

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PUB DATE 6/2/2003
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