Francis Alÿs poses amid his installation “Children‘s Games”, a series of videos of children at sites of conflict playing, part of his exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Central, Hong Kong. Alÿs is a Belgian-born, Mexico-based artist. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Francis Alÿs poses amid his installation “Children‘s Games”, a series of videos of children at sites of conflict playing, part of his exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Central, Hong Kong. Alÿs is a Belgian-born, Mexico-based artist. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Francis Alÿs poses amid his installation “Children‘s Games”, a series of videos of children at sites of conflict playing, part of his exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Central, Hong Kong. Alÿs is a Belgian-born, Mexico-based artist. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Belgian artist Francis Alÿs confronts us-and-them mentality in Hong Kong exhibition that focuses on migration

  • Mexico-based artist’s enduring interest in sites of conflict brings him to Hong Kong – after Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon – ‘to understand what is happening’
  • Disturbing video of children re-enacting artist’s failed project to line up boats to form a bridge from Africa to Europe is the centrepiece of show at Tai Kwun

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Francis Alÿs poses amid his installation “Children‘s Games”, a series of videos of children at sites of conflict playing, part of his exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Central, Hong Kong. Alÿs is a Belgian-born, Mexico-based artist. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Francis Alÿs poses amid his installation “Children‘s Games”, a series of videos of children at sites of conflict playing, part of his exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Central, Hong Kong. Alÿs is a Belgian-born, Mexico-based artist. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Francis Alÿs poses amid his installation “Children‘s Games”, a series of videos of children at sites of conflict playing, part of his exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Central, Hong Kong. Alÿs is a Belgian-born, Mexico-based artist. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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