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Place: La Casa Encendida (Ronda de Valencia No. 2, Madrid)Date: 7th and 8th FebruaryTime: From 17.00 to 21.00 h.

Continuing the practice established in the last editions, this year the debate tables are organised once again in collaboration with La Casa Encendida.  As in previous editions, on the one hand, the debate tables will present the projects produced for Madrid Abierto and, on the other, they will introduce different initiatives developed within the sphere of art in the public space.

The round tables will include the active participation of the commission set up last year to debate the model of Madrid Abierto.  The commission's co-ordinator, Rocío Gracia, and its members, Cecilia Anderson, Guillaume Désanges, Jorge Díez, Ramón Parramon, María Inés Rodríguez and Fito Rodríguez, together with this edition's organisers, the collective DEMOCRACIA.

For the artists’ presentations, the event's organisers have established three groups, although aware that the groups may be pervious and that one same project may meet several of the established premises. On the one hand, we will have the projects that make the contemporary class conflict visible, as well as a temporary suspension of the exclusions generated by this conflict, on another hand, those that employ elements or the propagandistic language of the urban scene, and lastly, those more closely associated with forms of urban culture.

The artistic experience developed in the public space faces the complex task of intervening in a saturated and hyper-aesthetized space with few fissures. The temporary and ephemeral nature of these artistic practices often places obstacles in the way of the dissemination and development possibilities of many interesting proposals that would require more time, with respect to the prior investigation and the subsequent production of the interventions as well as the desirable convergence with other projects and other social and cultural agents. In light of this, the opening of new spaces is needed to encourage other forms of production and dissemination, as well as the creation of networks of information and collaboration between this kind of artistic practices. For this reason, every year Madrid Abierto aims to give exposure to other similar experiences. In this edition, Nelson Brissac and Vit Havranek will be responsible for presenting invited projects, offering their experience in the debate on the strategies applied to the city and the territory from an artistic perspective, with more or less emphasis on experimentation, multi-discipline, the process and interaction with the public.


17:00-18:15 Presentation of Madrid Abierto projects

Hell is coming/World ends today. Andreas Templin

Not for sale/No se vende. Alicia Framis

Welcome On Board. Guillaume Ségur

Gran Sur. Fernando Prats

Chaired by: Cecilia Andersson; Democracia

18:15-19:30 Presentation of Madrid Abierto video projects

Arturo-Fito Rodríguez introduced by Rocío Gracia

20:00-21:00 Vít Havránek, introduced by Guillaume Désanges



17:00-18:15 Presentation Madrid Abierto projects

Speculator + Empty World. Todo por la praxis

Construye tu casa en una azotea. Santiago Cirugeda

Explorando Usera. La Hostia Fine Arts

Videointervenciones móviles en contextos urbanos específicos. Fernando Llanos

Moderan: María Inés Rodríguez y Democracia

18:30-19:30 Presentation Madrid Abierto projects

Estado de excepción. Noaz/Dier

Proposal Nr. 19 + Gift. Anno Dijkstra

No more no less + La hucha de los Incas. Jota Castro

La guerra es nuestra. Immi Lee/Annamarie Ho

Moderan: Ramon Parramon y Democracia

20:00-21:00 Nelsson Brissac, introduced by Jorge Díez



Cecilia Andersson is curator and director of Werk Ltd., a curatorial agency established in Stockholm. Werk collaborates internationally in the organisation, production, promotion and publication of contemporary art.

Her recent projects include SuperSocial, social events set up in different cities; a series of conferences and seminars in collaboration with Francesco Jodice; On Cities, an exhibition organised in Stockholm’s Museum of Architecture and an itinerant programme of Chinese video.

Cecilia is an independent consultant for Disonancias, an interchange platform between artists and companies in San Sebastián and is part of the Madrid Abierto Commission.


Nelson Brissac is a philosopher whose works is related to art and urban-planning issues. Since 1994, he is organiser and curator of Arte/Cidade, an urban interventions project in São Paulo.


Guillaume Desange, is curator, art-critic and co-founder of Work Method, an agency based in Paris dedicated to the production of artistic projects. As member of the Trouble publishing committee, he regularly collaborates with the magazines Exit Express and Exit Book (Madrid). From 2001 to 2007 he co-ordinated the artistic projects of Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers. He organised the exhibitions Pick-Up en Public>, Paris 2004, Untouchable, The transparency Ideal in Villa Arson, Nice and the Patio Herreriano Museum, Valladolid, in 2006-2007, Jiri Kovanda Vs rest of the World in the agency gallery gb, Paris; De Appel, Asmterdam; Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, and has worked with Thomas Hirschhorn in the projects The 24h Foucault project and Musée Précaire Albinet. In 2007-2008 he is an invited curator at Centre d'Art Contemporain La Tôlerie. He is a lecturer at Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Clermont-Ferrand and is part of the Madrid Abierto Commission.


Vit Havranek is a theorist and a producer established in Prague. Since 2002 he works as Project Manager for the contemporary art initiative tranzit / sponsored by the Erste Bank Group. He has worked as curator in Prague’s Municipal Gallery and National Gallery. He is a lecturer at the Prague College of Applied Arts. His most recent projects, some of which in collaboration with others, include A CDEFGHIJK MNOP  STUV   Z, part of Societe Anonyme, Le Plateau, Paris, 2007; tranzit – Auditorium, Stage Backstage, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt 2006; I, series of exhibitions in three acts: Secession Vienna; Futura Prague; tranzit workshops Bratislava, 2006. He has written articles for several magazines, such as, among others, Springerin, Artist and Flash Art.


Ramon Parramon, directs and manages projects within the area of contemporary art and creation. Since 1998, he directs the art project IDENSITAT. In addition, he has organised several projects, such as Territorios Ocupados, 2000; Barcelonas, 1999 and Visiones Periféricas, 1994-97. He has given conferences and seminars at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, the Polytechnic of Milan, the University of Vigo, the University of Granada, the International University of Seville, the University of Barcelona and the Barcelona Higher College of Architecture. His work evolves with a marked interest towards interdisciplinary projects and the roles that art can play in specific socio-political contexts. He is part of the Madrid Abierto Commission.


María Inés Rodríguez is an exhibitions curator. She has organised exhibitions and research projects on the public space appropriation strategies in different contemporary art spaces which relate art, design, architecture and urban-planning. In 2004, she created Tropical paper editions to develop the editorial projects of artists. In 2007, she developed the projects Habitat/Variations, BAC Geneva, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Bermuda Triangle, Êcole de Beaux Arts de París, and was co-curator of MDE 07 Encuentro de Medellín. She is part of the Madrid Abierto Commission.


Arturo-Fito Rodríguez,member of Fundación Rodríguez, an artistic production collective that organises and co-ordinates projects associated with contemporary culture and new media, such as Tester and Intervenciones TV. He is part of the Madrid Abierto Commission.


Rocío Gracia is an art historian, member of RMS La Asociación, an agency established in 1998 in Madrid dedicated to organising, producing, promoting and disseminating contemporary art projects, and which has recently developed such projects as MadridProcesosRedes and ON SITE TOUR/TALK. The agency will shortly present a preview of Archivo VEO within the project Old News of CGAC and is preparing the exhibition Sur le dandysme for the Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo.


Jorge Díez, director of Madrid Abierto and co-director of the MBA in Cultural Management, Santillana/Salamanca University. In 2007 he has co-curated with José Roca (Colombia) Cart[ajena] public art project promoted by SEACEX, developed within the IV Congress of Spanish at Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. He has lectured in the Spain-Japon Forum at Nagasaki, Actual experience in Public Art at the 16º Arts Symposium at Porto Alegre, Brasil and, Contexts and projects in Public Art. Ephemera models of intervention, at the MARCO. 











Alicia Framis + Michael Lin    Not for sale/No se vende Andreas Templin    Hell is coming/World ends today

Dier + Noaz    Estado de excepción www.noazmadrid.blogspot.comwww,

Anno Dijkstra    Proposal Nr. 19 + Gift

Fernando Llanos    Videointervenciones móviles en contextos urbanos específicos

Guillaume Ségur    Welcome On Board

Fernando Prats    Gran Sur

Jota Castro No more no less + La hucha de los Incas

LaHostiaFineArts (LHFA)    Explorando Usera

Santiago Cirugeda    Construye tu casa en una azotea

Todo por la Praxis    Speculator + Empty World

Santiago Sierra    Bandera negra de la república españ

Annamarie Ho + Inmi Lee    La guerra es nuestra








2008. Santiago Sierra (Cv)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS2007·    Centro Cultural Matucana, Santiago de Chile, Chile ·    Santiago Sierra, New Works, Lisson Gallery, London, UK. 200709_1024.htm" 21 Anthropometric modules made from human faeces by the people of SULABH international, India. Nueva Delhi/Jaipur, India, 2005/2006 ·    1549 Crimenes de Estado. Antiguo Edificio de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de la Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Tlatelolco, Mexico City·    Himnos, Cabildo de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay·    Proyecto Caracas. Santiago Sierra, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela·    Concierto para Planta Eléctrica a Diésel, Salon Experimental de la Fundación Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela ·    Submission, "Proyecto Juárez", México City, México ·    Santiago Sierra, Prometeogallery, Milan, Italy

2006·    Illumination of the space between two plains, Contemporary Art Center of Malaga-CAC, Málaga, Spain·    The Punished. Landgericht Frankfurt, Gerichtsstrasse 2, Kleinmarkthalle, Hasengasse 5-7, U-Bahn Hauptwache, S-Bahnzugang Hbhf, Deutsche Bibliothek, Adickesallee 1, Stadtbücherei, Zeil 17, Senckenberg Museum, Senckenberganlage 25, J-W.- Goethe Universität, Hauptgebäude, Senckenberganlage 31, Fine Arte Fair, Messe Frankfurt Halle 9, Frankfurt, Germany·    114 Stommeln citizens & 245 m3, Synagoge Stommeln, Germany·    Jewels collection. Designed by Chus Bures, Madrid, Spain·    89 Huichols, San Andrés Jalisco, Jalisco, México

2005·    102 Beggears, Plaza del Estudiante, 20, Mexico D.F. ·    396 Women & The Corridor in the House of the People & Psychophony recordered in the house of the people, House of the People, Bucharest, Romania·    House in Mud, kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany, Maschsee-Projekt·    One person, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy·    The visit, Colonia Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico/Daimler Chrysler-Mercedes Benz factory, Bremen, Germany·    Position Exanche for two dinstict, 30 metre volumes of earth, Demilitarized Area Between North and South Korea·    Loudspeakers, Entrance to the Arsenale, Venice

2004·    Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium·    100 Constructions with 10 Modules and 10 Workers, Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich·    Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz·    CAC Centre d'Art Contemporain de Brétigny, Paris

2003·    Outdoor project, Galerie Helga de Alvear, Madrid·    The Spanish Pavillion at the Bienale di Venezia Venice

2002·    Hiring and Arrangement of 30 Workers in Relation to their Skin Color, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna·    Space closed by corrugated metal, Part 1: Sept. 10 - Oct. 10 and Group of people facing a wall, Person facing into a corner, Part 2: Lisson Gallery, London·    3000 digs of 180 x 70 x 70 cm each, Fundación NMAC, Montenmedio, Cádiz, Spain·    Nine forms of 100 x 100 x 600 cm each, constructed to be supported perpendicular to a wall, Deitch PROJECTS, New York, USA·    Spraying of Polyurethane over 18 People, Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea, Lucca, Italy·    The History of the Foksal Gallery Taught to an Unemployed Ukrainian, FOKSAL Gallery Foundation, Warsaw·    11 People paid to learn a phrase, Project Room, ARCO'02, Madrid, Galerie Peter Kilchmann·    Person saying a Phrase, IKON Gallery, Birmingham·    Two Maraca Players, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City

2001·    430 people paid 7 1/2 Soles ($ 1/2) per hour, Pancho Fierro Gallery, Lima, Peru·    Sit-In by twenty workers in the hold of a boat, Barcelona, Spain·    Banner held outside the entrance to an artfair, Art Unlimited Basel, Peter Kilchmann Gallery·    Object measuring 600 x 57 x 52 cm constructed to be held horizontally to a wall, Peter Kilchmann Gallery Zurich

2000·    Six People who cannot be remunerated for the Staying in the interior of Cardboard Boxes, Kunstwerke, Berlin·    Person Remunerated for a Period of 360 Consecutive Hours, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York, USA·    12 Remunerated Workers, Ace Gallery New York, USA·    Public transported between two points of Guatemala City, Bella de Vico Arte Contemporaneo

1999·    Line of 250 cm tattooed over six paid persons, Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba·    465 Remunerated People, Gallery Seven, Mexico City, Mexico·    24 Concrete Blocks moved continuously during one working period by ten remunerated workers, Ace Gallery Los Angeles, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)2007·    Plataforma Puebla 2006. Curators: Príamo Lozada & Bárbara Perea

2005·    51st Venice Biennale

2004·    Arrangement of Twelve Prefabricated Parapets, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel·    Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brasile·    Liverpool Biennale, UK·    "Soziale Kreaturen", Wie Körper Kunst wird, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover·    "El real viaje real", Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain

2003·    "El real viaje real", PS1, Long Island City, New York, USA·    "fast forward", Media Art/Sammlung götz, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany·    "Terror Chic", Monika Sprüth / Philomene Magers Gallery Munich, Germany·    "Stretch", Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada·    "Hardcore", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France·    "Witness - Contemporary Artists document our Time", Barbican Art, Barbican Center, London, UK·    "Mexico Attacks", Associazione per L'Arte Contemporanea Prometeo, Lucca, Italy. Herzliy Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel·    "M ARS - Art and War", Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Austria

2002·    "20 Million Mexicans Can't be Wrong", South London Gallery, London, UK "Centre of Attraction", The 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Lithuania ·    "Mexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values", P.S.1, Long Island City, New York, USA·    "Protest! Respect! - Politik als ästhetische Kategorie", Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Swizerland·    "Trans Sexual Express", ATRIUM, A Coruña, Spain·    "The song of the pirate", Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain·    "Art & Economy", Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany·    "Spanish Contemporary Art", Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey·    "Trans Sexual Express", Budapest, Hungary·    "Loop", P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York

2001·    "Marking the Territory", Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Republic of Ireland·    "ARS 01 - Unfolding perspectives", KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland·    "Loop", Hypo Kunsthalle, Munich, Germany-travels to P.S.1, Brooklyn, New York ·    Person paid to remain tied down to a wooden block, "Transsexual Express", Santa Mónica Contemporary Art Center, Barcelona, Spain·    Kunsthalle Hanover, Germany·    49th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy·    Trienal de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain·    "Artistas Latinoamericanos", Salvador de Bahia, Brasil

2000·    "Latin America", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain·    "PICAF Living the Islands", Pusan, Republic of South Korea·    "A shot in a head", Lisson Gallery, London, UK·    "EV. A 2000, Friends and Neighbours. The 4th Biennial invited ev. a.", Limerick, Ireland

1999·    Concentration of Illegal Workers, BF 15 Gallerys' Stand, FIAC, Paris, France·    "No Title",Guatemala·    "Representar/Intervenir", X-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City·    "Parada continua/Frequent Stops", Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

1998·    "Made in Mexico made in Venezuela", Art Metropole Gallery, Toronto, Canada·    "Cambio II", Sandra Gehring Gallery, New York, USA·    "Despues del cuerpo", 127 Gallery, Mexico City

CATALOGUES·    Santiago Sierra, 7 Trabajos/7 Works, Lisson Gallery, London, UK, november, 2007. Texts by Pilar Villela, Mariana David, Javier San Martín, Taiyana Pimentel·    Santiago Sierra. Texts by Fabbio Cavallucci and Carlos Jiménez. Published for the occasion the special project Una Persona, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italia·    Santiago Sierra, Spanish Pavilion. 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy·    Santiago Sierra, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Österreich, March, 2002. Interview by Gabriele Mackert·    Santiago Sierra. Espreado de poliuretano sobre 18 personas, Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea. Lucca, Italy, March 2002. Text by Pier Luigi Tazzi·    Santiago Sierra. Works 2002-1990, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK, Februrary, 2002. Text by Katya García-Antón·    Santiago Sierra, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland, March 2001. Text by Taiyana Pimentel

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY2003·    Interviews, Kunsthalle Wien, Triton Verlag, Vienna, Austria. Interview by Gerald Matt·    Hardcore - Vers un nouvel activisme, Palais de Tokyo, Éditions Cercle D'Art, París, Francia. Interview by Jérôme Sans·    Witness, Barbican Art Center, London, UK·    Mexico Attacks!, Chiesa di San Matteo, Associazione Promoteo per l´Arte Contemporanea, Lucca, Italia ·    M_ARS. Art and War, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria

2002·    Zivot umjetnosti, Institut za povijest umjetnosti, Zagreb, Croatia. Interview by Ivana Keser·    Comer o no comer, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain. Text by Carlos Jiménez ·    Otredad y mismidad, Espacio Anexo a la Galería de Arte Contemporáneo y Diseño, Puebla, Mexico. Text by Ana María Guasch. ·    20 Million Mexicans Can´t Be Wrong, South London Gallery. London, UK. Text by Cuauhtémoc Medina·    Mexico City: an Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA·    Art & Economy, Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Hatje Cantz Verlag. Ostfildern, Germany. Text by Claudia Spinelli·    The Hall of Lost Steps, Borusan Kültur ve Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey. Text by Rosa Martínez

2001·    Angst, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany·    Santiago Sierra. 430 personas remuneradas por 7.5 soles la hora, Galería Pancho Fierro, Centro de Artes Visuales, Lima, Perú. Text by Juan Peralta·    Políticas de la diferencia. Arte Iberoamericano de fin de siglo, Valencia, Spain - Pernambuco, Recife (Brazil): Consell General del Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana-Governo do Estado de Pernambuco. Centro de Convenciones de Pernambuco. Text by Cuauhtémoc Medina. ·    ARS 01-Unfolding Perspectives, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland·    Pay Attention Please, Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Olbia, Italia·    Trans Sexual Express: A Classic for the Third Millennium, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, España. Text by Taiyana Pimentel·    Comunicación entre las artes. I Bienal de Valencia, Generalitat Valenciana, Valencia, España·    Plateau of Humankind. 49 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy. Text by Taiyana Pimentel ·    Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

2000·    No es sólo lo que ves: pervirtiendo el minimalismo, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain. Text by Taiyana Pimentel·    Leaving the Island, Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival, Pusan, Korea·    Puerto Rico '00 [Paréntesis en la ciudad], M&M proyectos, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico












2008. Santiago Sierra. BANDERA NEGRA DE LA REPÚBLICA ESPAÑOLA (location)

Poster distribution at the center zone and LavapiésPresentation in Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaSabatini building












2008. DISCUSSION PANELS / 07 y 08 feb (images)

2008. DISCUSSION PANELS / 07 y 08 feb (images)



Fito Rodríguez, Rocío Gracia     Rafael Tunes, Diego Peris   María inés Rodríguez, Pablo España, Rafael Burillo    Diez, Noaz

Fito Rodríguez, Rocío Gracia    Fernando Llanos    Annamarie Ho, Inmi Lee    Dier, Noaz


Fernando Baena    Jota Castro    Dier     Anno Dijkstra   

Annamarie Ho    Inmi Lee  










2008 / 2008.02.11. DOSDOCE.COM. Bandera republicana (Santiago Sierra)

2008 / 2008.02.11. DOSDOCE.COM. Bandera republicana (Santiago Sierra)













2008 / 2008.02.08. PRESS RELEASE. Santiago Sierra conference

2008 / 2008.02.08. PRESS RELEASE. Santiago Sierra conference



Date:      Martes, 12 de Febrero de 2008

Time:   19:30 h.

    Location: Auditorium of the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art

    (Sabatini Building, entrance C/ Santa Isabel, nº 52).

 In the V edition of MADRID ABIERTO 2008, next Tuesday 12th of February Santiago Sierra’s project Spanish Republic’s black flag will be presented.

In the event, which will take place in the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art, will participate Jose Luis Corazon, philosopher and critic, Fabio Rodriguez de la Flor, art critic and essayist, along with Pablo España, curator of Madrid Abierto 2008 and member of Democracia.

These experts will present a Spanish republican flag embroidered in black string and cloth by artisans from Munich, project by Spanish artist Santiago Sierra, who has been selected among the 13 public interventions that are part of Madrid Abierto’s fifth edition.

The event will start off with the black flag as “anti-symbol” to create a discussion on the consequences that the II Spanish Republic’s failure has had in our contemporary historical context. These consequences will be analyzed on many levels: historical, political, philosophical and aesthetical.

Free admission. Capacity: 144 people.

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2008. Santiago Sierra. BANDERA NEGRA DE LA REPÚBLICA ESPAÑOLA (published text)

 The artist Santiago Sierra has created a Spanish Republic flag in black fabrics and threads, embroidered by craftsmen from Munich. By creating what could be described as an anti-symbol, his intention is to raise historical, political, philosophical and aesthetic thought on the possible effects of the failure of the II Spanish Republic within the context of our contemporary history.

This reflection is engaged by means of two initiatives: the distribution of posters bearing the image of this flag throughout the streets of Madrid and a presentation of the flag in the arts and science association of Madrid. On the artist’s decision, the presentation will be made by two speakers, both under forty years of age and from aesthetics and philosophy academic backgrounds. This choice responds to the artist’s intention to open a debate on the role of the memory of the Republic to the younger generations. The speakers will be the art critics and essayists, José Luis Corazón (who has recently published the book "La escalera da a la nada" on the thoughts of Cirlot) and Fabio Rodríguez de la Flor.

On the one hand, by intervening in the street and raising questions in passers-by using the image of the black flag, the initiative seeks to engage mass communication and, on the other, the presentation act in the arts and science association of Madrid seeks to go much deeper. The choice of this venue for staging the presentation is not arbitrary. The intention of the artist is to highlight the symbolic value of this space as an environment dedicated to fostering free thought, discussion and dialogue.

The thoughts raised by the speakers will attempt to explore the different points which, in a symbolic manner, converge in this initiative, drawing comparisons between the historical and present aspects of egalitarian ideals in Spain, and bring in such elements as the embroidery, the place of the embroidery, the connotations of the colour, with respect to mourning and libertarianism, the origins of the democratic regime, the survival of those who disappeared and the attempts to silence dissension.












2008. Santiago Sierra. BANDERA NEGRA DE LA REPÚBLICA ESPAÑOLA (images)

2008. Santiago Sierra. BANDERA NEGRA DE LA REPÚBLICA ESPAÑOLA (images)


Schellmann Edition, Munich, Germany. December 2007










Jorge Díez, José Luis Corazón, Pablo España