Santiago Sierra, ‘Two works: i) 160 cm Line Tattooed on 4 People El Gallo Arte Contemporaneo. Salamanca, Spain. December 2000 (Línea de 160 cm tatuada sobre 4 personas El Gallo Arte Contemporáneo. Salamanca, España. Diciembre de 2000) ii) Line of 30 cm Tattooed on a Remunerated Person # 51 Regina Street. Mexico City, Mexico. May 1998 (Línea de 30 cm Tatuada Sobre un Persona Remunerada Calle Regina, # 51. México D.F., México. Mayo de 1998)’, i) 2000; ii) 1998, Phillips
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Two works: i) 160 cm Line Tattooed on 4 People El Gallo Arte Contemporaneo. Salamanca, Spain. December 2000 (Línea de 160 cm tatuada sobre 4 personas El Gallo Arte Contemporáneo. Salamanca, España. Diciembre de 2000) ii) Line of 30 cm Tattooed on a Remunerated Person # 51 Regina Street. Mexico City, Mexico. May 1998 (Línea de 30 cm Tatuada Sobre un Persona Remunerada Calle Regina, # 51. México D.F., México. Mayo de 1998), i) 2000; ii) 1998

Black and white photographs with text
16 1/10 × 22 2/5 in
41 × 56.8 cm
Edition of 10
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Each: 16 1/8 x 22 3/8 in. (41 x 56.8 cm)

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Santiago Sierra
Spanish, b. 1966
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In his work Santiago Sierra often addresses structures of power that operate in our everyday existence. Sierra's work intervenes into these structures exposing situations of exploitation and marginalisation, famously hiring underprivileged individuals who, in exchange for money, are willing to undertake pointless or unpleasant tasks. Sierra's work never repeats reality, but challenges it exposing its intrinsic mechanisms. The essence of the work is often in the tension generated and sustained between the event or its documentation and the spectator, who is exposed to what can be described as the formal and poetic articulation of the voice of all those who are normally marginalised or disenfranchised.

Santiago Sierra, ‘Two works: i) 160 cm Line Tattooed on 4 People El Gallo Arte Contemporaneo. Salamanca, Spain. December 2000 (Línea de 160 cm tatuada sobre 4 personas El Gallo Arte Contemporáneo. Salamanca, España. Diciembre de 2000) ii) Line of 30 cm Tattooed on a Remunerated Person # 51 Regina Street. Mexico City, Mexico. May 1998 (Línea de 30 cm Tatuada Sobre un Persona Remunerada Calle Regina, # 51. México D.F., México. Mayo de 1998)’, i) 2000; ii) 1998, Phillips
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About the work
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Each: 16 1/8 x 22 3/8 in. (41 x 56.8 cm)

Medium
Santiago Sierra
Spanish, b. 1966
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In his work Santiago Sierra often addresses structures of power that operate in our everyday existence. Sierra's work intervenes into these structures exposing situations of exploitation and marginalisation, famously hiring underprivileged individuals who, in exchange for money, are willing to undertake pointless or unpleasant tasks. Sierra's work never repeats reality, but challenges it exposing its intrinsic mechanisms. The essence of the work is often in the tension generated and sustained between the event or its documentation and the spectator, who is exposed to what can be described as the formal and poetic articulation of the voice of all those who are normally marginalised or disenfranchised.

Santiago Sierra

Two works: i) 160 cm Line Tattooed on 4 People El Gallo Arte Contemporaneo. Salamanca, Spain. December 2000 (Línea de 160 cm tatuada sobre 4 personas El Gallo Arte Contemporáneo. Salamanca, España. Diciembre de 2000) ii) Line of 30 cm Tattooed on a Remunerated Person # 51 Regina Street. Mexico City, Mexico. May 1998 (Línea de 30 cm Tatuada Sobre un Persona Remunerada Calle Regina, # 51. México D.F., México. Mayo de 1998), i) 2000; ii) 1998

Black and white photographs with text
16 1/10 × 22 2/5 in
41 × 56.8 cm
Edition of 10
.
Bidding closed
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