Smoke gets in your eyes/ 2007

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Date: 2007

Region: Europe

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Installation


Artist: María Marco

Confronting Bodies: Fine Arts Faculty Staff, Barcelona

Date of Action: 13 junio 2007

Location: Fine Arts Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

Description of Artwork: la intervención de una máquina de humo durante una exposición simbolizaba el actual estado de precariedad del artista contemporáneo. El humo representaba la producción artística justificada por visibilidad, contactos, curriculum, es decir, carente de honorarios. Tambien pretendía denunciar las diferencias entre los ingresos de la industria cultural que no se retribuyen en los productores. Tambien era una crítica a las políticas culturales. (The introduction of a fog machine during a presentation symbolized the current precarious state of the contemporary artist. Smoke represented the artistic production justified by visibility, contacts, curriculum, ie without a fee. We also sought to denounce the differences between the cultural industry revenue that is not remunerated to producers. This was also a critique of cultural policies.)

The Incident: La pieza fue censurada y la exposición (colectiva con 11 trabajos más cerrada con llave. (The piece was censored and exposure (11 jobs collective locked.)

Results of Incident: -invisibilidad de una exposición -censura de una pieza por motivos de seguridad (invisibility of an exhibition-censorship of a piece for security reasons)

Source: www.theeraserproject.com (NOTE: website no longer in operation)