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Francis Alÿs is a contemporary artist who was born in Belgium but now lives and works in Mexico City. Through his wonderful short films and his collaborative paintings done with Mexican sign painters, he investigates the role of traditional forms of work and other social organizations that are resisting modernization. His work also harkens back to surrealist films of the 1930s. His work is about the experiences of our everyday lives but is also concerned with the absurd. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with JAMES OLES, Senior Lecturer in the Art Department and Adjunct Curator at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. He has curated a dynamic and fascinating exhibition FRANCIS ALŸS: THE MOMENT WHERE SCULPTURE HAPPENS on view at the Davis till June 5. Too see some of Francis Alÿs films, go to: http://www.francisalys.comFor more information on this exhibition and the Davis museum, go to:https://www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu