may 8 - june 8, 2004

Opening: saturday may 8, 2004 6.00 pm

Klassenkampf (Class Fight)

Following the success of ''Espreado de poliuretano sobre 18 personas'' (2002), Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea is pleased to announce Santiago Sierra's second solo show in Italy.

Born in Madrid but based in Mexico City, Santiago Sierra has established himself as one of the most interesting artists to emerge during the last few years with work that intermixes minimalist sculpture, conceptual photography, and performance, and constantly interrogates the limits imposed by contemporary society.

Among the artist's most recent exhibitions, we remember the Spanish Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale, to which access was reserved only for visitors with a Spanish passport; ''The first verse of the Marseillaise played uninterruptedly for one hour'' at the Centre d'art Contemporain de Brétigny, where an orchestra performed the first verse of the French national anthem for an hour; and ''300 Tonnen'' at Kunsthaus Bregenz, a powerful installation of over 300 tons of concrete that pushed the structural capabilities of the museum to the edge, so that only 100 visitors at a time could enter.

On the occasion of the exhibition in Lucca, Santiago Sierra will present ''KLASSENKAMPF'' (Class Fight).

The artist will be present at the opening.

SANTIAGO SIERRA was born in Madrid in 1966. He lives and works in Mexico City.

He has participated in the Venice Biennale (2001 and 2003) and ''The Real Royal Trip'', P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (curated by Harald Szeemann, 2003); and will participate in the Liverpool Biennial (2004) and the Bienal de Sao Paulo (2004).

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