Current and upcoming
Comics Trip! Collection Lambert
Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (FR)
The Little Catalogue of the S.M.A.K. Collection The Exhibition 'Part 1'
S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE)
23/04 - 27/11 (solo)
Venice Biennale, Venice (IT)
Exhibitions at Jan Mot
Francis Alÿs, Pierre Bismuth, Mario Garcia Torres, Joachim Koester, Tris Vonna-Michell
Francis Alÿs. The Private View. Works from German Collections.
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (DE)
Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future.
Tapei Biennale, 2016
Francis Alÿs. As Long as I’m Walking (15/10-16/01) at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne (CH) presents an overview of the artist’s video work of the last thirty years, with an emphasis on one of the central themes in his practice, namely walking. Through his seemingly insignificant walks, Francis Alÿs not only reimagines the city, he also creates narratives, spreads rumors, maps the social fabric of the place through actions that are sometimes short sometimes carried out over long distances or many hours, by turns dragging, pushing or carrying an accessory that stands in for a clue to reading the fable spun by the body in motion. While Francis Alÿs figures as a protagonist in most of his early videos, he moves behind the camera in a series of works begun in 1999, the Children’s Games or in Reel-Unreel (2011), one of the core works to come out of his explorations in Afghanistan. They are featured in the Lausanne show along with paintings and works on paper. A catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition: Francis Alÿs. As Long as I’m Walking, Nicole Schweizer (ed.). With texts by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Luis Pérez-Oramas, and Judith Rodenbeck, and an introduction by Nicole Schweizer. Co-ed. Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts of Lausanne and JRP Editions, Geneva, 2021 (2 editions FR. and EN.).
Jan Mot's booth at Art Basel (CH) with works by Francis Alÿs, Pierre Bismuth, stanley brouwn, Andrea Büttner, Mario Garcia Torres, Joachim Koester, David Lamelas, readymades belong to everyone®, Vonna-Michell and Ian Wilson (photo: Studio Shapiro).
Jan Mot participates in BXL x EMERGENT, presenting work by Francis Alÿs, Andrea Büttner, Manon de Boer and Mario Garcia Torres.
BXL x EMERGENT, which opens this weekend (08-09/05, 2-6 pm), is a collaboration between 10 Brussels galleries, presenting work at Emergent in Veurne. The project creates an opportunity for a live encounter between art, public and gallerists who will be personally and safely welcoming visitors during the opening weekend. The exhibition will be open on Saturdays and Sundays until 06/06, 2-6 pm).
Participating galleries: Ballon Rouge Collective, Dépendance , Dvir , Harlan Levey Projects , Jan Mot , La Maison De Rendez-Vous, Meessen De Clercq, Stems Gallery , Super Dakota, Waldburger Wouters.
Caption: Andrea Büttner, Phone Etching, 2015, etching, framed, 212 x 113 cm (paper), 218 x 118,5 x 5 cm (frame), unique.
The film Sandlines, the Story of History (2018-2020) by Francis Alÿs was awarded with the “Best Feature Documentary Award” by the Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People.
Visit the festival's page to read more. See the trailer of the film on Francis Alÿs' website.
Jan Mot announces participation in Galleries Curate: RHE
In the first days of the Covid-19 pandemic, an informal group of contemporary galleries from around the world came together to discuss how to navigate through the new challenges of the global crisis as it affected our artists, staff and businesses. As an expression of this unity we initiated GALLERIES CURATE.
GALLERIES CURATE: RHE (RHE from Greek for that which flows) is the first chapter of this collaboration, an exhibition and website themed around a universal and, we hope, unifying subject: water. RHE’s first project will launch on January 4th, 2021, with an online presentation of works by Francis Alÿs, Giovanni Anselmo, and Latifa Echakhch, extending the exhibition A buoy if not a beacon. Continuing in stages through May 2021, additional projects will be added by participating galleries each month.
Following the inaugural exhibition GALLERIES CURATE plan to invite new participants and add further curated chapters to a global conversation of thematic relationships between galleries, artists, and their audiences.
As a consequence of the new lockdown measures in Belgium, the gallery will be closed from 2 November till 14 December. Today you can still visit the exhibition 'A buoy if not a beacon' with works by Francis Alÿs, Giovanni Anselmo and Latifa Echakhch.
The exhibition will be extended till 16 January.
Sandlines, the story of history directed by Francis Alÿs has been selected for the International Competition of the 7th Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival, that will take place from November 20th to 29th, 2020.
Curator Hilde Teerlinck and Francis Alÿs are selected to represent Flanders within the Belgian Pavilion for the 2022 edition of La Biennale di Venezia.
“Do We Live Because We Narrate?”, developed by Hilde Teerlinck and Francis Alÿs for the Belgian Pavilion will question the role of the artist and the relevance of art in situations of conflict and crisis.
“It is not a case of war journalism, but a chronicle of the tactics of living developed when the systems social / economic / governmental / you name it – are not operative anymore, circumstances where you find a moment of creation, of need and of tension. It is a chronicle of the way in which people develop strategies of survival in and after a situation of conflict.”
Francis Alÿs, Beirut, March 2009