thomas hirschhorn makes gramsci monument for housing project in the bronx, nyc

1 July 2013
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn has made a public artwork called the Gramsci Monument. It will go on display as part of a public housing project in The Bronx, New York City. The project was produced by Dia Art Foundation and is located at Forest Houses, The Bronx.

Gramsci Monument is the fourth and final work in Thomas Hirschhorn's series of "monuments" dedicated to major writers and thinkers, which initiated in 1999 with Spinoza Monument (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and was followed by Deleuze Monument (Avignon, France) in 2000 and Bataille Monument (Kassel, Germany) in 2002. Gramsci Monument will be located on the grounds of a housing development and take the form of a temporary pavilion with a theater stage, a library of Antonio Gramsci's books, a public lounge, an internet corner, a workshop area with carpentry tools, and a food kiosk.

Daily and weekly programs will include: lectures by scholars on Antonio Gramsci, poetry readings and workshops, open microphone event, art workshops led by Thomas Hirschhorn, field trips organized by the ambassador, and a play, titled Gramsci Theater.

Gramsci Monument will run from 1 July to 15 September and will be open daily from 10am to 6pm.

Thomas Hirschhorn's Gramsci Monument.