Concept drawing for Project 22.

Project 22 : Santiago Sierra


Project Overview
Project 22, titled 7 forms measuring 600 x 60 x 60 cm constructed to be held horizontal to a wall, created a new variation of Santiago Sierra’s most poetic and elemental work, unifying sculpture and performance to create a physical portrait of the labour economy. Hired for the minimum wage, the employees hold monolithic structures on their shoulders for the duration of a working day at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art. They recall the caryatid or atlas figures whose sculpted forms stand as pillars to support the weight of classical architecture. Carrying casket-like forms on their shoulders, they represent what Sierra calls the ‘social burial’ of labour.

Please note that we are in the process of uploading archive material to the website. As such, only Projects 1-12 are currently accessible. Projects 13-35 will be available in the coming months.

7 forms measuring 600 x 60 x 60cm constructed to be held horizontal to a wall 
20 – 28 November 2010 
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Read more about Project 22

Project 22 : Folder 1
Project 22 : Box 1
Project 22 : Press Folder
Project 22 : Digital Photos

People and Organisations
Santiago Sierra
Education Themes
Durational, Gaze and identity, Live art, Minimalism, Politics and power