Sculpture, Photography, Film
Spanish artist Santiago Sierra’s genius lies in using his art to allow the public to see the structure of power in the contemporary world. At the Spanish Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, he built a wall and hired a security firm to police the door—only admitting those visitors who were able to provide Spanish or Mexican identity documents. The Guardian of London wrote that the shocking nature of Sierra’s most recent work was not that he solicited some junkies to get tattoos in exchange for drugs; the ah-ha moment is the small shift of perception that reminds us of the daily human rights violations worldwide that we don’t even notice. This expansive catalog, accompanying a retrospective exhibition of countless performance remains and installations, was compiled by Sierra himself and offers a deep overview of the artist’s career.
Hardcover / 9 1/4 x 12 inches / 176 pp / 400 b&w
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