_from the critique of institutions…

…to the aesthetic of administration // On the work of Santiago Sierra

in Pavilion. Contemporary Art and Culture Magazine, Issue Nr. 13 ‘Social Medicine’, Bucharest (Romania), 2009

There are many assumptions and functions that the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra apparently fulfils. All of them seem of a character that the art world and their mediators (curators, museum directors, critics) generously acknowledge as of great contemporaneity and relevance for current artistic and cultural production. His work is described as using aesthetics of Minimalism and principles of Conceptual Art, referencing Body Art and Arte Povera, and serving as Institutional Critique in their per- formative aspect….

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