Francis Alÿs – Paradox of Praxis 1 (Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing)

Alÿs enacted Paradox of Praxis 1 (Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing) in 1997 in Mexico City. The film depicts a simple and seemingly pointless endeavour - a large block of ice being pushed through the city streets for 9 hours until it melts away to nothing.

The theme of transformation, poetic by definition but also a little subversive, is central to Alÿs work. There is a balance between absence and presence… between the idea and the object… between what isn’t there as well as what is; the space between things in which transformation occurs.

All his actions are made as a response to a context and a moment, therefore he never re-enacts them elsewhere.






18. ZNE! Station ERFURT (Germany)


Duration: 28.7.2019 to 22.9.2019

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Next activity:

Mittwoch, 14. und Donnerstag 15.8.2019, jeweils 10:00–13:00 und 14:00–17:00
»Gebrauchsumleitung«
Workshop für Kinder und Jugendliche mit der Künstlerin Susanne Gabler
In den zwei Tagen wird aus benutzen PET-Flaschen eine Leuchte hergestellt

Anmeldungen unter: kunst@imago-erfurt.de

Current dialogue program me here

OPENING


Saturday Juli 27 2019, 5 p.m.

VENUE


Galerie Waidspeicher und
Kulturhof zum Güldenen Krönbacken

Michaelisstraße 10, 99084 Erfurt

Augustinerkloster
Augustinerstraße 10, 99084 Erfurt

The artists in Erfurt:
Konstantin Bayer
Enrico Freitag
Saori Kaneko & Richard Welz
Michal Schmidt
Linda Schumann & Tonia Schmitz




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