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Nine Forms of 100x100x600cm Each
 
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June 29, 2002 — July 13, 2002
18 Wooster Street, New York

Santiago Sierra was born in Spain in 1966 and has lived in Mexico since 1995. He is known for his social sculpture in which sculptural concepts intersect with the social and economic system. Santiago Sierra's installation Nine Forms of 100x100x600cm Each, Constructed to Be Supported Perpendicular to A Wall documented its own construction. Under Sierra's specifications, the gallery hired Mexican or Central American citizens who were immigrants in the city to construct Sierra's sculptural forms in the gallery space. The completed sculptural piece of nine prismical aluminum sculptures rested on the backs of those very workers hired to construct it. Their labour, their salary and their status as immigrant workers connected the practice of sculpture and artmaking to our social, political and economic climate. Sierra's vision allows the charged process of manual labor to politically document itself as an integral part of a sculptural art form


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