thomas hirschhorn in 'metamatic reloaded' at museum tinguely, basel, switzerland

23 October 2013
The exhibition METAMATIC Reloaded is the result of an international call for entries issued by the Dutch Métamatic Research Initiative (MRI) in 2009. Artists were called on to tackle, from today's perspective, the topic and concept of Jean Tinguely's drawing machines, called Méta-Matics which are among his most important groups of work and inventions. The outcome of the pro-cesses, a total of ten projects by internationally renowned and also young, up-and-coming artists, will be all together on show for the first time in Basel from October 23, 2013, with works by: Marina Abramović, Ranjit Bhatnagar, John Bock, Olaf Breuning, Thomas Hirschhorn, Aleksandra Hirszfeld, Jon Kessler, Pors & Rao, João Simões and Brigitte Zieger.

The exhibition includes Thomas Hirschhorn's large installation 'Diachronic-Pool' (2012) which works with the contrast of diachrony and synchrony, which the Swiss artist, who has been living and working in Paris for years, perceives as being a strong determinant, especially in the technological world. In different receptacles he shows the contrasts and contradictions that grow out of various types of information sourcing and brings home to the person and consumer confronted with this his or her position in this world.

The exhibition runs from 23 October 2013 to 26 January 2014.

Thomas Hirschhorn at Museum Tinguely, Basel.