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The Author : Sophie Lapalu

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An art critic and exhibition curator, Sophie Lapalu is a graduate of the ‘Ecole du Louvre’ and ‘Ecole du Magasin’. She is currently finishing her doctorate at the Université Paris 8, where she now gives lectures after three years as an exhibition space coordinator at the ENSAPC, YGREC. She is a member of the editorial board of the magazine ‘Marges’, a correspondent for *DUUU radio, publishes regularly in ‘Quotidien de l’Art’ magazine and is the driving force behind various exhibitions.
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Investigation by Sophie Lapalu
Francis Alÿs, Paradox of Praxis, 1997
14 March 2018

The song of Mexico

Investigation by Sophie Lapalu
Francis Alÿs, Paradox of Praxis, 1997

Sophie Lapalu draws an organic portrait of Mexico City through the prism of the artwork of Francis Alÿs, a Belgian artist who has been living in the Mexican capital since 1989. Both political and poetical, his work is essentially based on social experimentation and examining the place of human beings within such an enormous city, between solitude and the necessity for exchange.

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