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Author Alÿs, Francis, 1959-

Title The Modern Procession / Francis Alÿs.

Imprint New York : Public Art Fund, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Alys,F ALY    Available
Description 156 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm. + 1 DVD.
Note Accompanying DVD in back pocket contains Alÿs's film of the procession.
Contents Foreword / Susan K. Freedman -- Outside intervention: the making of the Modern Procession / Tom Eccles -- MoMA's progress: Francis Alÿs / Francesco Pellizzi -- Walking icons / Dario Gamboni -- Chronology of the Modern Procession -- A conversation among Francis Alÿs, Robert Storr, and Tom Eccles -- Francis Alÿs: marking time / RoseLee Goldberg -- Hearsay / Lynne Cooke -- A mythologist at work / Harper Montgomery -- On art, Mexico, food, and friends / Alejandro Diaz -- Terrier mix / Laurence Kardish -- After the Modern Procession / Francis Alÿs.
Summary 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 a hundred additional participants, and enacted a very public spectacle--part Saint's Day procession and part secular celebration -- of the Museum's historic move.
Subject Alÿs, Francis, 1959-
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Processions -- New York (State) -- New York.
Processions in art.
Walking in art.
ISBN 0960848827

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