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20 Pieces of Road Measuring 100 × 100 cm Pulled Up From the Ground, 1992

Galería Ángel Romero. Madrid, Spain

A construction company specializing in roadworks was asked to pull the road up in rectangular blocks each measuring 100 x 100 cm. At first it was necessary to negotiate this project, not only with the construction company, but with the workers themselves, having them pull these pieces out in their entirety. Not all the workers were willing to carry out this job, therefore different groups of them were engaged in the production of this piece. Once the large pieces of road were pulled out, they were placed in the gallery and arranged according to a reticular structure. The bits of road that exceeded the fixed measurement of 100 x 100 cm were cut, leaving the remaining parts on the floor.

Santiago Sierra, 20 Pieces of Road Measuring 100 × 100 cm Pulled Up From the Ground, Galería Ángel Romero. Madrid, Spain, March 1992
Santiago Sierra, 20 Pieces of Road Measuring 100 × 100 cm Pulled Up From the Ground, Galería Ángel Romero. Madrid, Spain, March 1992
Santiago Sierra, 20 Pieces of Road Measuring 100 × 100 cm Pulled Up From the Ground, Galería Ángel Romero. Madrid, Spain, March 1992
Santiago Sierra, 20 Pieces of Road Measuring 100 × 100 cm Pulled Up From the Ground, Galería Ángel Romero. Madrid, Spain, March 1992
Santiago Sierra, 20 Pieces of Road Measuring 100 × 100 cm Pulled Up From the Ground, Installation view Falckenberg Collection Hamburg, 2013

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