curated by Diego Sileo e Lutz Henke
PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan presents MEA CULPA, the first extended Italian anthology dedicated to conceptual artist Santiago Sierra. Born in 1966 in Madrid, for almost thirty years now his work has been moving on the rough grounds of criticism to the contemporary socio-political conditions.
As the bearer of the dark truth of our time, Sierra is often stigmatised for his intense and ambiguous performances. Nevertheless, their visual language, their complex and energetic symbolism and the fact that they are plunged into the reality of people give them a rare emotional impact. The works of Sierra have been shown in important museums and institutions worldwide; in 2003, he represented Spain at the 50th Venice Biennale. The exhibition at PAC brings together for the first time the most iconic and representative political works by Santiago Sierra from the 1990s to date, together with the documentation of many of his performances over the world, new productions and reactivations of past installations and actions.
With the exhibition of Santiago Sierra, PAC launches the first of the four storylines on which its annual calendar is based, that is proposing exhibitions of renowned and well-established artists from the international art scene every year in occasion of miart fair.
Promoted by the Municipality of Milan and produced by the PAC with Silvana Editoriale, the exhibition will open at the beginning of Art Week, a program of events in Milan dedicated to contemporary art.
produced by Comune di Milano - Cultura, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Silvana Editoriale