Groundwork | Francis Alÿs | In conversation

10 Jun 2018

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free admission


England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Helston
  • Redruth Station

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Francis Alÿs will visit Helston to talk about his work on the opening weekend of his exhibition at CAST for Groundwork: Francis Alÿs | Exhibition.

All welcome, free admission
CAST Café will offer something hot and something sweet from £7 after the event. Café reservations are not required.

Francis Alÿs, whose work has been exhibited in the world’s leading art museums including Tate Modern and MoMA, New York, originally trained as an architect in Belgium, where he was born. He became an artist after moving to Mexico City in the mid-1980s, at a time of political unrest. Alÿs’ poetic and symbolic works often address political and social realities, such as conflict and globalisation. His projects include public actions, installations, video, paintings and drawings and he often starts with a simple action, either by himself or others, that can be documented in a number of ways. 

Alÿs' film 'The Silence of Ani' (2015) is presented in a specially constructed projection space in the building from 8 June to 8 July. This will be the first UK presentation of 'The Silence of Ani', which was commissioned for the Istanbul Biennial.

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Teresa Gleadowe

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Francis Alÿs

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