Francis Alÿs on artists as clowns

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Belgian artist Francis Alÿs  talks about his work The Last Clown 1995–2000, an installation that comprises animation, drawings and paintings all depicting the same incident: a man tripping over a dog in a park. Alÿs explains how this absurd, real-life event can be read as a metaphor for the predicament of the artist. The Last Clown is currently on show at Tate Modern.