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Franz Erhard Walther and Santiago Sierra Demonstrating No. 46 From Walthers First Workset, 2011

Rhön high plain, Germany

Santiago Sierra was Franz Erhard Walther’s student at the Hamburg Art Academy in the ealy nineties. On the initiative of Mr. Sierra both artists met again in December 2011 to perform one of Walthers fabric pieces from the historic First Workset. The two photos were taken at the same location where Walther used to document his work during the sixties. This is a collaboration work produced by KOW and signed together by the two artists.

Santiago Sierra & Franz Erhald Walther, Franz Erhald Walther and Santiago Sierra Demonstrating No. 46 From Walthers First Workset (“Sehkanal”, 1968). Rhön high plain, Germany. December 2011, C-Print, Diasec, 140 x 250 cm
Santiago Sierra & Franz Erhald Walther, Franz Erhald Walther and Santiago Sierra Demonstrating No. 46 From Walthers First Workset (“Sehkanal”, 1968). Rhön high plain, Germany. December 2011, C-Print, Diasec, 140 x 250 cm

C-Print, Diasec, 140 x 250 cm each

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Santiago Sierra

Santiago Sierra's oeuvre stands out from the art history of the past 30 years like a massive black monolith. The Spaniard, who was born in 1966 and also lived in Latin America, knows like no other how to use the established forms and rules of contemporary art to give the violence and injustice of Western modernity a face - a face that is our own. The formal language of minimalism, in its distanced, cool way, is particularly suited to being short-circuited with the abstract economic and institutional apparatuses that bind people into the dehumanized conditions of production, migration, (self-)exploitation, and stigmatization. Those conditions, in other words, that guarantee the privileges of most of the viewers to whom Sierra's work addresses itself in the art world. Not everyone likes that. Sierra is the living shadow in the repressed bad conscience of power and money, with which people rule over people. His work has been honored institutionally many times, and in 2003 he represented Spain at the Venice Biennale.



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