Long Term Projects

Long-term projects can stretch over years, involving a work method that disrupts a social or political status quo. Long-term projects are best experienced when the participants are part of the process, and thus they demand a longer commitment than is necessary when experiencing artworks of a shorter duration. Seeing these projects solely through the demands of the art institution or as “artworks” betrays the goal of the work and results in ethical imprecisions. This kind of work is not validated only through art; it must have an impact and measurable effect. The collective nature of these projects requires the artist to function as an initiator rather than a unique author, and conceives of the participant as a collaborator. (2017)


A Long-Term project is a work method that tries to fall within social dynamics and, therefore,makes use of social tempo for production and for the implementation of the project.

Long-Term projects are best experienced when the audience incorporates into the process and the dynamics generated by the project, demanding a larger commitment from them than when experiencing art works on a more passive and purely artistic context. Very frequently these works are experienced in a fragmented way when the project is larger than the commitment from the audience or because of the natural progressive evolution of the project. They may also be seeing it out of context due to inaccessibility of the project or if seeing a posteriori. (2011)