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Pedro G. Romero, Archivo F.X.—L’Argent (Archive F.X.—Money), 2010, DVD, monitor, blank DVDs, plastic envelopes, covers. Installation view.

Pedro G. Romero

Casa Sin Fin

Pedro G. Romero, Archivo F.X.—L’Argent (Archive F.X.—Money), 2010, DVD, monitor, blank DVDs, plastic envelopes, covers. Installation view.

Archivo F.X. (Archive F.X.) is an ongoing project that Pedro G. Romero has been developing since 2000. It involves the recompilation, reorganization, and presentation of various sorts of archives, mostly related to contemporary Spanish history. The project is driven by Romero’s interest in establishing parallels between the tradition of iconoclasm and Spanish political heterodoxy in general, on the one hand, and radical avant-garde art practices, from Malevich to the Situationists, on the other. Though this intention is not always clear in the work itself, it is crucial to Romero’s long-standing procedure of using models of reality that he then manipulates to make reference to art and its processes.

Romero has spent the last ten years constructing his now enormous archive, containing different “chapters” that have been exhibited in successive solo and group art shows, including

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