Santiago Sierra is an internationally renowned artist, who over the years has explored diverse forms of enunciation to make visible the political dimension that artistic discourse presents within the modern public sphere.
His pieces explore the re-signification of disturbed spaces, those precarious places, charged with feelings, memories, and desires, where a process of collective identification is created between the subjects and their environment.
Now, public spaces are always chaotic, they show us tensions and disagreements, because they operate according to the greek concept of polemus; this is what allows the antagonistic relations of capitalist society to be connected.
Thus, Sierra questions through diverse artistic strategies (performance, interventions, and installations) the rough and solid realities that structure our world. This is how art produces new experiences, provoking a collapse or a fissure inside the perverse daily life.
His artwork triggers a series of events, like those acts that happen suddenly and interrupt the normal course of things. In this way, his production highlights the way in which social experience emerges and it is consumed, showing a critique towards the reality that dictates and structures a hegemonic order, his work creates diverse scenarios that allow the reconfiguration of the city through the appropriation and transgression of it.
This is why our proposal explores a set of artistic pieces in which Sierra generates a confrontation between the audience and the disturbed spaces, so that the audience perceives the ephemeral actions as a fluid and flexible way of reorganizing spaces in a collective way.
Diana Martinez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico