250 cm line

Door: Santiago Sierra. Volledige titel: 250 cm line tattooed on 6 paid people.

“Espacio Aglutinador, La Habana, Cuba, 1999” “Mostly by design but taking advantage of the current status of his subjects, Sierra pays people that would otherwise not be tattooed to get an audience for his work. Looking beyond the skin, one gets the impression that Sierra is challenging the system. Social responsibility and political ideology are the two major themes surrounding his work. While most of his works are targeted at the affluent and well-to-do in society, Sierra avoids situations where his techniques would be challenged.

Sierra says: “The tattoo is not the problem. The problem is the existence of social conditions that allow me to make this work.””

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