25 Veterans, 2.205 State Crimes Santiago Sierra


25 Veterans, 2.205 State Crimes

The ‘Veterans’ series was inaugurated 5 years ago in Berlin with the “Veteran of the Iraq war facing the wall”, a criticism of the armed conflict unleashed by the West during our century and of the imperialism of the United States in its bid to recapture its global hegemony through violence.

Since then, to date, this piece has been to the USA, the UK, Australia, Colombia, the Ukraine, Switzerland, Spain, Mexico and Israel. With each visit, the simple structure with its vast visual impact is recreated, adapting to the local context, yet at the same time referencing the long list of armed conflicts taking place all over the world.