"The Maelström" by Santiago Sierra presented at Museo de Arte de Zapopan
"THE MAELSTRÖM" by Santiago Sierra presented by Cuauhtémoc Medina and the artist this Saturday, December 2nd at the Museo de Arte de Zapopan.

Screening of "THE MAELSTRÖM" (2023) by Santiago Sierra, accompanied by a presentation with curator Cuauhtémoc Medina and the artist.

Europe is a garden and the rest of the world is a jungle. This is the central idea, taken from an extract of a speech by Josep Borrell –EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy– which is repeated ad nauseam like a hellish soundtrack during the 34' duration of Santiago Sierra's latest work THE MAELSTRÖM made in Gambia in May 2023. Against a wall or on the floor, a group of young Gambians, members of the local football team Tallinding United, repeat police arrest positions one after the other, as if it were a yoga exercise manual. We never see their faces. The "threat" of their anonymous silhouettes gradually turns into a visual game until it becomes a vortex, the Maelström.