Francis Alys

First Floor Painting and Drawing Galleries

In conjunction with Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1 presents an exhibition focusing on The Modern Procession (2002), a performance organized by the artist to celebrate MoMA’s temporary move from Manhattan to Queens in 2001 during the expansion and renovation of its midtown location.

Art Exhibition previously on at MoMA PS1 in New York, United States.
From Sunday 08 May 2011 to Monday 01 August 2011

Duett. 1999 image Guards. 2004-2005 image Tornado. 2000-2010  image Le Temps du Sommeil. 1996-present image Cuentos Patrióticos. 1997 image Cuentos Patrióticos. 1997 image Cover of the exhibition catalogue image Re-enactments. 2001 image Re-enactments. 2001 image Untitled from When Faith Moves Mountains. 2002 image

Published by MOMA on Friday 19 November 2010.
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Inspired by ritual processions, Alÿs invited the Peruvian brass band Banda de Santa Cecilia to lead the journey that began on West 53rd Street and ended across the river at 33rd Street and Queens Boulevard. Members of the procession carried reproductions of iconic works in the MoMA collection, including paintings and sculptures by Picasso, Duchamp, and Giacometti. The exhibition will include the two-channel video made from the performance along with related works on paper. The exhibition is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1 Director and MoMA Chief Curator at Large.