thomas hirschhorn included in manifesta 10, st. petersburg, russia

28 June 2014
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn is included in MANIFESTA 10, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. MANIFESTA 10 can be seen at various venues in St. Petersburg including town squares, festivals, and community centers both in the city and further afield. The MANIFESTA 10 Dacha is the mobile platform of the MANIFESTA 10 Education department and there is always something going on in and around it, including workshops, interventions, discussions, and much more.

Thomas Hirschhorn studied art in Zurich, Switzerland (1978-1983). He is known for large works that transform the conventional exhibition spaces of modern art into all-encompassing environments addressing issues of "justice and injustice, power and powerlessness, and moral responsibility." His recent exhibitions include shows at the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, Australia and Dia Art Foundation, New York (2013); the Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (2011); the Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, and the Vienna Secession (2008); and the Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada (2007). Additionally, he took part in the fifty-fifth Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2008) and Documenta 11 (2002). Hirschhorn participated in the ninth Shanghai Biennale (2012) with Sophie Calle and represented Switzerland at the fifty-fourth Venice Biennale (2011). Hirschhorn has been awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize (2000) and the Joseph Beuys Prize (2004).

MANIFESTA 10 runs from 28 June to 31 October 2014.

Thomas Hirschhorn in MANIFESTA 10.