Francis Alÿs: Ricochets

Francis Alÿs,Barbican Art Gallery

A new immersive exhibition celebrating the universality and ingenuity of play: Ricochets is the largest institutional show in the UK by internationally renowned artist Francis Alÿs in almost 15 years.
For the past two decades, Alÿs has travelled around the world to film the critically acclaimed series Children’s Games: from ‘musical chairs’ in Mexico, to ‘leapfrog’ in Iraq, ‘jump rope’ in Hong Kong, and ‘wolf and lamb’ in Afghanistan.

Ricochets transforms the Barbican Art Gallery into a cinematic playground: visitors will be immersed in multi-screen film installations focussing on children’s games throughout the exhibition. Since 1999, Alÿs has recorded children at play in different contexts and environments around the globe. Alongside the first presentation of Children’s Games in the UK, the exhibition debuts a new body of animated films depicting both traditional and lesser-known hand games played by children and adults alike.

Duration 27 June 2024 - 01 September 2024
Times Sat-Wed 10am - 6pm (last entry 4.30pm) Thu-Fri 10am - 8pm (last entry 6.30pm) Bank Holidays 12pm - 6pm (last entry 4.30pm)
Cost £17
Venue Barbican Art Gallery
Address Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
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