Francis Alÿs

  • THEIR FAVORITE EXHIBITIONS OF THE YEAR

    To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions were, in their eyes, the very best of 2006.

    AMY SILLMAN

    “Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul” (Museum of Modern Art, New York) In a rather cynical mode, I trudged uptown one day last spring to see the Munch show at MoMA for what I thought would be a cliché-ridden overview of Nordic gloom-goth. What I got instead was a hard punch to the gut: powerful color, radical ideas about the depiction of memory as space, paintings with emotional vanishing points rather than rational optical

  • CENTERFOLD: MODERN PROCESSION

    On the morning of June 23, some 150 people (the ranks would swell to 300), several dogs, a horse, three modern masterworks (in replica, of course), and one Kiki Smith, borne aloft by the throng, marched across the Queensboro Bridge. Organized in cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art and the Public Art Fund, Francis Alÿs’s The Modern Procession marked MoMA’s temporary move from its Manhattan base to Long Island City, Queens.

    Photo for Artforum by Dennis Cowley.