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Copenhagen Contemporary: Francis Alÿs’s Poetic New Works ‘Children's Games’.. and Others

Denmark_Copenhagen

Francis Alÿs, ‘Children's Games’, 2022. Installation view at Copenhagen Contemporary. Photo: David Stjernholm/ Credit: David Stjernholm and Copenhagen Contemporary

Copenhagen Contemporary: Francis Alÿs’s Poetic New Works ‘Children's Games’

Copenhagen Contemporary is presenting a solo show of world-renowned artist Francis Alÿs (b. 1959), ‘Children’s Games 1999-2022’.

The work is composed of more than 30 suspended screens showing playing children from every corner of the world: Mexico, Afghanistan, DR Congo, France, Hong Kong, Belgium, China, and Denmark. Children are playing with ordinary elements such as stones, coins, plastic bottles, car tires, and fragments of bone, and they reveal the universality of play which transcends national borders and cultural divides.

Alÿs has been dealing with geopolitical themes in poetic ways since the 1980s. ‘Children’s Games 1999-2022’ project was first published in the 2022 Venice Biennial.

Francis Alÿs

Children’s Games 1999–2022

10.14, 2022 – 4.10, 2023

Refshalevej 173A, Copenhagen

Swiss_Vevey

Daido Moriyama, ‘A tale of II Cities 4’. Installation view of festival Images Vevey, Vevey, Switzerland, 2018. Photo: Mathilda Olmi/ Credit: Mathilda Olmi and Images Vevey

Call for Entries 2023/2024 Images Vevey

Swiss’s international photography competition the 14th Grand Prix Images Vevey and the 5th Images Vevey Book Award are open until February 17. Grand Prix Images Vevey awards 40,000 CHF in creation-support grants to one artist, and the award receiver presents the new work in the 2024 Images Vevey biennial.

Images Vevey Book Award supports the creation of a book project with photographic content, with the grant worth 10,000 CHF. There are no limitations on the subject, genre, or application qualification. 

The submission is: Click Here

France_Paris

Zanele Muholi , ‘Bester V, Mayotte’, 2015. © Courtesy of Zanele Muholi /Credit: the artist and Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York

MEP Paris: South African Queer Photographer/Activist Zanele Muholi’s Solo Show Begins

The MEP in Paris is presenting the first retrospective in France dedicated to Zanele Muholi (b. 1972), the renowned South African photographer and activist. Muholi gained an international reputation for her photography that documents and celebrates the Black LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual+) community

Zanele Muholi

2.1, 2023 – 5.21, 2023

5/7 rue de Fourcy, Paris

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