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  • Literature

    Graciela Sacco: M² Volume 1, Rosario: Ediciones Castagnino, 2009, pp. 143-144

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘It is centred on movement, on displacements, including those made in order to reach that place that one thinks is his/her own. And it is that small place, that square meter that has generated a thousand migrant stories that populate the world in all directions. The images from this period were conceived as signs and metaphors of the man in transit.’
    Graciela Sacco

    In the present work, Sacco uses a self-developed photographic process, which she calls ‘heliography’. This technique, involving light-sensitive chemicals, a handmade apparatus and sunlight, was applied to imprint the shoes and the wooden bottom of the cube with a gridded pattern, reminiscent of tiles. These are encased within a mirrored cube with metal sides and a light is affixed to the top. The installation is best viewed at eye level, in a darkened room with the overhanging light illuminating the shoes below. Looking into the box, the result is a captivating illusion of infinitely repeating shoes.

    Graciela Sacco addresses some of contemporary society’s biggest problems – famine, displacement, homelessness, violence and corruption – in her photographic, video and installation work. She has developed her own photographic technique, which she calls ‘heliography’, and experiments with various supports from paper and canvas to wood and rubber. Sacco represented Argentina at the 1996 Bienal de São Paulo and the 2001 Venice Biennale. She has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires; and Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris.

  • Artist Biography

    Graciela Sacco

    Argentinian • 1956 - 2017

    Graciela Sacco addresses some of contemporary society’s biggest problems — famine, displacement, homelessness, violence and corruption — in her photographic, video and installation works. Having developed her own photographic technique, which she called ‘heliography’, she experimented with various supports from paper and canvas to wood and rubber. Sacco represented Argentina at the 1996 Bienal de São Paulo and the 2001 Venice Biennale. She has exhibited internationally and her work is held in many institutions, including Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Rosario, Argentina.

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M² Infinite: How much is a square meter of waiting?

2009
Mixed media installation comprised of 'heliography' on shoes and wood, transparent and two-way mirror Plexiglas, silver painted wood and one electric lamp with cable.
43 x 31.5 x 31.5 cm (16 7/8 x 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.)
Signed in ink, printed title and date on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work.

Estimate
£7,000 - 9,000 

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Photographs

London Auction 2 November 2017