Santiago Sierra (b. 1966)
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Santiago Sierra (b. 1966)

Hooded Woman Seated Facing the Wall

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Santiago Sierra (b. 1966)
Hooded Woman Seated Facing the Wall
black and white photograph
59 x 86 5/8in. (150 x 220cm.)
Executed in 2003, this work is from an edition of six
Provenance
Lisson Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

This performance took place in the physical location of the Spanish Pavilion interior, with no audience, on 1 May 2003. For an hour, a woman wearing a black hood remained seated, still and in silence. This work, which the artist documented in photographs and on video, dwelt on the idea of labour as a technology of domination and punishment, bearing witness to the violence of disciplinary processes and the objectualising power of money. The iconographic connections with Goya's works, and with torture by the Inquisition, link up with many other contemporary iconological references.

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