Santiago Sierra
October 13th
Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY

Team Gallery, Lisson Gallery, Galeria Helga de Alvear & Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani
in association with Artprojx Cinema present the UK premiere of:
NO, GLOBAL TOUR by Santiago Sierra
8:30 pm
Thursday 13 October, 2011
runs 120 minutes
Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place
London WC2H 7BY

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Santiago Sierra (Madrid, 1966) has created a body of work that rescues and renews the expressive power of minimalism and coceptualism, with a political charge that encourages reflection on the classical problems of Western art while denouncing our current situation. His recent work, NO, GLOBAL TOUR, consists of the manufacture and transportation of two monumental sculptures in the form of the word "NO", travelling through different territories on a flatbed truck. The NO, GLOBAL TOUR has resulted in a feature film that documents the passage of this large NO through various world cities. A monumental sculpture - unchanged both in its form and immediate meaning - that gradually assumes a complex semantic load during a journey full of eventualities accidents and unexpected events. The film, full of all manner of references, does not aim for surprise but thought. Using the strict black and white that characterises his work, and with a soundtrack limited to a careful treatment of incidental sound, the film revitalises the road movie genre through a productive encounter with other languages and disciplines. By subordinating the narrative to minimalist rigours, Santiago Sierra presents in this film an exceptional portrait of an humanity that is able to assert itself everywhere and at all times by forcefully saying: NO.
NO was filmed on location in the following cities (in the order in which they were visited): Lucca, Berlin, Halle Neustadt, Bernburg, Milano, Lucca, London, Bruxelles, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Dortmund, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, Hamilton, Toronto, New York, Miami, Madrid, Lourdes, Marseille, Cap Ferrat, Monte Carlo, Genova, Livorno, Washington D.C., Salamanca, Carrara, Nagoya, Katowice, Francia, Rouillé and Mexico City. The complete list of sites is available here:
Santiago Sierra (b. 1966, Madrid) is known for his provocative conceptual projects that address structures and mechanisms of power and often expose situations of exploitation and marginalization. In past projects, he has famously hired underprivileged individuals to undertake pointless and degrading tasks in order to articulate economies of value and exchange in formal and poetic ways.
Over the past twenty years, Sierra has exhibited widely in Europe and the Americas. He has been the subject of numerous solo presentations in museums and galleries, including London’s Tate Modern; Mexico’s Museo Rufino Tamayo; the Konsthall in Stockholm; Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover; Kunsthaus Bergenz in Austria; and at Kunst Werke in Berlin. He represented Spain at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003.
The film is supported by Team Gallery, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid; prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan.
The UK premiere of NO, Global Tour will take place at Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema on the evening of Thursday 13 October, 2011 at 8:30pm.

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