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Piero Golia

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Piero Golia, ‘It takes a nation of millions to hold us back’ (2003)

The entire fa├žade of a building removed from its original position in Amsterdam and installed in a gallery space in Paris. The work’s title is a reference to the mythical album by the rap band Public Enemy.


Piero Golia

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‘Postcards from the edge’, by Piero Golia, is a series of custom made woven blankets, picturing landscapes of a mythical journey through America, and the only reminders of his vanishing experience.

On January 14, 2005, Piero Golia vanished in New York. He reappeared three weeks later, on the morning of February 7, at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. Between those two dates, he left absolutely no track of himself, crossing borders illegally, travelling without any trackable means of payment, thus living the adventurous life of a fugitive and referencing Bas Jan Ader’s legendary disappearance in 1975.


Piero Golia

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Untitled, by Piero Golia

The machine makes the broom sweep the floor every other second.

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Untitled (Carpet), (2002)

Carpet with an arrow always pointing at Golia’s house, like his personal Mecca.