Santiago Sierra & Jorge Galindo
February 14 - May 18, 2014
Noted for artworks that question the structure and impact of authority, Santiago Sierra (Spanish, b. Madrid, 1966
staged a performance that similarly invokes images of political leaders. In August 2012 he organized a motorcade of seven black Mercedes-Benz sedans topped with upended monumental portraits of King Juan Carlos I and the six prime ministers of the Spanish democracy by painter Jorge Galindo (Spanish, b. Madrid, 1965; lives and works in London). Bystanders, taken by surprise, posted cellphone documentation, and months later the artists’ multicamera black-and-white edit created a viral sensation.
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Still from Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo’s Los Encargados [Those in Charge], 2012. © Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo. Courtesy of Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid