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Francis Alÿs: Games That Give Order to the World

Francis Alÿs. Children’s Games, 1999-2022
Open until September 17, 2023
Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, CDMX

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  1. Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens. A Study of the Play-Element in Culture. (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1949), 1.

  2. Salen Katie y Eric Zimmerman, Rules of Play – Game Design Fundamentals,(London: The MIT Press, 2004), 93.

  3. Conversation between Francis Alÿs and Cuauhtémoc Medina, August 18, 2019. Quoted from: Francis Alÿs. Children’s games, 1999-2022 (exhibition catalogue) (Mexico City: UNAM-Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, 2023).

  4. Orthogame is defined as a game of two or more players with rules that result in the ranking or weighting of the participants and is played for entertainment.” Author’s translation. Skaff George, Garfield Richard, et al., c (London: The MIT Press, 2012), 8.

  5. Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens. A Study of the Play-Element in Culture/em>. (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1949), 10.

  6. Ibid. , 43.

  7. Ibid. , 28.


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