Until August 13th, 2017
The show is 20 Pieces of Road Measuring 100 x 100 cm Pulled up from the Ground (1992) is a key work by the Latin American concept and action artist Santiago Sierra. For its presentation at MMK, construction workers cut 20 one-square-metre slabs of asphalt out of a Frankfurt street. The squares have been laid out in the exhibition space in grid form. Santiago Sierra conceives of the human being and the body as worker and workforce operating in social space. He demonstrates a fact-bound mode of thought that – entirely in keeping with minimalist concepts – stresses the industrial production of his installations. At the same time, however, he charges his works with sociopolitical meaning.