Portrait of Francis Alÿs. Afghanistan, 2012. Photo: Ajmal Maiwandi Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York

Walking the Line

October 2012

The adventures of Francis Alÿs
The works of Francis Alÿs have something monumental about them — not because of their solid structure or permanence, but because of their content. Produced from a heart full of passion and a penetrating vision, these projects have a way of affecting the viewer and subtly encouraging deep thought. DAMN° meets the artist in Kassel to chat about the film and paintings he made in Afghanistan for Documenta 13.