A snail as art

Last weekend I was in Brussels, visiting the exhibition ‘A Story of Deception’ by the Belgian/Mexican artist Francis Al??s. One of the items that stroked me was this snail-like creature as a piece of art.

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Francis Al??s lives in Mexico City, where he wanders through the streets. He then became aware that waste is recycled in different forms before it finally ends on a dumping site. He decided to create several objects, of which this snail was one, to see if he could trace them in the flea markets being held in several places in the city. Of the seven objects this snail was one of the three he could trace back.

The exhibition stays until 30 January 2011 in WIELS, Center for Contemporary Art (http://www.wiels.org/site2/home.php). Impressive and worth a visit for those readers who may pass by Brussels during this time.

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