Mea Culpa is 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.
This book 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.
Milan, PAC, March - June 2017
Santiago Sierra. Mea culpa
Mea culpa? There is no absolution for art