Santiago Sierra: Performance and Controversy

Watch the provocative performance staged at Tate Modern in 2008 and find out more about the work of this controversial artist

Whether casting sculptures from human excrement or paying sex workers to have a line tattooed on their backs, Spanish artist Santiago Sierra is a provocateur whose art raise headlines. We filmed his latest performance piece at Tate Modern and asked him about this and other controversial works. (Please note: this video contains some strong language).

It’s one of the most important pieces done around the concept of work and punishment, which is what we have in our society. [...] in a world full of images, this image, which is an anti image in a way, becomes full of meaning, because the person has to create what the person doesn’t see.

Santiago Sierra

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