Art assistant job listing (accidentally?) re-enacts Francis Alÿs performance

Job listing for Artist Assistant
"Payment in art or lets talk on email" – sounds awfully like they are going to be paid in bags of sand.

Is this an accidental recreation of Francis Alÿs’ ‘When Faith Moves Mountains’ where 500 Peruvian volunteers, mostly students, moved a sand dune a few centimetres?:

from Tate website:

For Alÿs it was essential that the participants gave their time and effort for free so that the action could stand as a model for a lavish expenditure of energy, running counter to conservative economic principles of efficiency and production.

Or perhaps it’s more like Santiago Sierra’s ‘3000 holes of 180 X 50 X 50 CM each’ (2002)


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