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Francis Alÿs at MoMA: The McDonald’s of Conceptual Art?

by Will Brand on July 13, 2011
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Is Francis Alÿs the McDonald's of conceptual art? That's the discussion AFC Editor-in-Chief Paddy Johnson and I had, walking out of the MoMA portion of his two-venue retrospective (the other half is at P.S.1). It might sound cruel, but it's a fair question: Alÿs's style is accessible, digestible, reliable and direct in a way few other artists embrace so readily, and few can deny McRibs are fucking delicious.

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