thomas hirschhorn in 're-sculpt' at ming contemporary art museum, shanghai, chinaTransformed into a communal studio for the general public, the 2000 square metres of the McAM is 're-sculpted' as a space of resistance and creativity. Within this erratic landscape of ruins are workspaces for visitors, who are welcomed to use the materials provided to help transform the crumbling space with their own ideas.
thomas hirschhorn in 'class relationships - phantoms of perception' at kunstverein, hamburg, germany‘Class Relationships - Phantoms of Perception' explores the seldom articulated power structures that underpin societal relations today. Tackling subjects from the rise of right-wing populism, to widespread fear of economic decline, the exhibition calls attention to underlying socio-political issues of today. Breaking away from habitual thought processes to reveal uncomfortable truths about contemporary life, the artists featured aim to direct the viewer's gaze toward new ways of seeing.
thomas hirschhorn at villa stuck, munich, germany
thomas hirschhorn wins the swiss grand award for art / prix meret oppenheim
thomas hirschhorn in 'pixel collage' as part of the 40 year anniversary, fotogalleriet, oslo, norwayThomas Hirschhorn's 'Pixel-Collage' is the third exhibition of Fotogalleriet's anniversary year programme which reflects on its own existence with a series of exhibitions mapping the different ways in which photography is deployed.
thomas hirschhorn in biennale kultorort weiertal, winterthur, switzerlandThomas Hirschhorn is in the sculpture-focused Biennale Kulturort Weiertal. The biennale is located in Winterthur, a Swiss city northeast of Zurich. It will include 'Made in Tunnel of Politics', 2009, in which the artist reassembled a Ford Ranger pick-up by cutting it in half and sticking it back together with packing tape.
thomas hirschhorn in 'medusa' at the museum of modern art of the city of paris, franceThis exhibition is organised around four themes: identity, value, body, and ritual and looks at the jewel and its association with taboo. It will include Thomas Hirschhorn's sculpture 'CNN-Chain'.
thomas hirschhorn in 'the restless earth' at the triennale di milano, milan, italyThis exhibition charts the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current refugee crisis through the photographic works of more than 60 artists. The Restless Earth explores real and imaginary stories and questions how recent events could reframe history, geography, and culture. It will include a collage titled 'Beyond Ruins' by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn.
thomas hirschhorn in 'the absent museum' at wiels contemporary art centre, brussels, belgiumTo mark its 10th anniversary, WIELS presents a large-scale exhibition exploring the role of the museum in society, suggesting that it is 'notably absent' in the formation of public opinion. It will include a 'Pixel-Collage' and a specially commissioned banner by Thomas Hirschhorn.
thomas hirschhorn in 'the other' at maison populaire, montreuil, france'Pixel-Collage No. 4', 2015, by Thomas Hirschchorn is included in this exhibition that explores the prevalence of prejudice and stereotype. It suggests that despite increased integration and globalisation our reflex impressions still dominate our apprehension of the other.
thomas hirschhorn in 'sculptures made of paper' at kunsthalle vogelmann, heilbronn, germany'Sculptures made of paper. From Kurt Schwitters to Karla Black' explores the recent evolution of sculptures made of paper, considering them not as models or studies but completed works. It looks at the trajectory in the development of sculpture which has seen paper used for permanent sculpture, and asks whether it will replace bronze and marble.
'thomas hirschhorn: pixel collage' at kunsthal aarhus, aarhus, denmarkAt Kunsthal Aarhus, Thomas Hirschhorn will present a new series of pixel-collages. Hirschhorn appropriates these images and enlarges them up to the scale of advertising billboards. In many of these, the horrific is left uncovered and only portions of the collage with fashion images are pixelated.
'thomas hirschhorn: stand alone' at the mistake room. los angeles, USAStand-Alone is the first solo project in Los Angeles for internationally renowned artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Produced in collaboration with the Coppel Collection in Mexico, the exhibition will feature a large-scale spatial collage that will transform The Mistake Room's gallery space into an immersive environment. Stand-alone was created in 2007 and presented in Berlin that same year. It was subsequently acquired by the Coppel Collection and exhibited at the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City in 2008. This will be the first time the work is presented in the United States.
thomas hirschhorn is guest curator for the sommerkademie 2016 at zentrum paul klee in bern, switzerlandThomas Hirschhorn is to guest curate the Sommerakademie 2016 exhibition at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland. Hirschhorn (b.1957) studied at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich, from 1978 to 1983 and moved to Paris in 1983, where he has lived ever since.
thomas hirschhorn to lecture in 'what is critique?': an international symposium at n.b.k., berlin, germany'What is Critique?' Touching on the legacy of the Enlightenment, this question will be discussed in relation to its central role for civil society. This International Symposium will feature Maxim Biller, Sabeth Buchmann, Ann Cotten, Elena Esposito, Thomas Hirschhorn, Eva Illouz, Claudius Seidl, Marcus Steinweg, and Alenka Zupančič.
thomas hirschhorn in 'true story' at proyectos monclova, mexico city, mexicoThis exhibition will include Hirschhorn's 'Easy-Collage' and 'Collage-Truth'. Using collage as a form of interpretation and critique, the artist demonstrates the power of this humble process as a means to blend contradictory imagery, posing important questions about aesthetic value, moral responsibility, political agency, consumerism, and voyerism. These large scale collages underpin the transformative capacity of art to absorb the excess of information in daily life and to offer alternative models for thinking and being.
thomas hirschhorn discusses gramsci monument in talk at university of chicago, chicago, USASwiss artist, Thomas Hirschhorn and MoMA curator, Yasmil Raymond discuss their work together on the acclaimed Gramsci Monument, a tribute to philosopher Antonio Gramsci. This summer-long installation commissioned by Dia Art Foundation in 2013, was built by housing residents in the courtyard of Forest Houses projects in the South Bronx in New York City.
'thomas hirschhorn: aftermath' at kunsthalle bremen, germanyThomas Hirschhorn (b. 1957 in Bern) will install an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen in September 2015. In his works, Hirschhorn transforms conventional exhibition spaces into all-encompassing, extensive installations through the specific use of inferior, everyday materials such as plywood, cardboard, duct tape, plastic wrap and foil. A host of images and articles from newspapers and magazines as well as philosophical essays by such writers as Ingeborg Bachmann, Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze, Spinoza and Robert Walser reveal his numerous references.
thomas hirschhorn transforms project room at museo man, nuoro, italyThomas Hirschhorn will transform the project room at Museo Man in Nuoro, Italy with two new collages titled 3 "Easycollage" and 6 "Collage-Truth", along with smaller works from a series created between 2012 and 2015. The project, curated by Lorenzo Giusti, presents works by the well known Swiss artist in which fashion photographs live side by side with war photos, creating an uncomfortable space full of provocative suggestion and visual contrasts.
thomas hirschhorn: a major exhibition at south london gallery, london, UK
In his first major solo show in London in many years, Thomas Hirschhorn will present a new installation entitled 'In-Between'. The work is based on the paradoxical dialogue of a quote; "Destruction is difficult. It is as difficult as creation" by Italian Marxist theorist and politician, Antonio Gramsci. This follows from Hirschhorn's recent new work featured in ‘All the World's Futures' at the Venice Biennale 2015.
thomas hirschhorn in 'under the clouds' at serralves foundation in porto, portugalSince the second half of the 20th century, we have lived under the shadow of two clouds: the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb, and the ‘cloud' of distributed information networks. How did the central metaphor of cold war paranoia become the utopian metaphor of today? ‘Under the Clouds' explores the contemporary sublime that has replaced the natural one, and the interrelated effects and affects of these two clouds on life and work, leisure and love, and on images, bodies, and minds.
thomas hirschhorn at the venice biennale, 56th international art exhibition, venice, italySwiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn has made an immersive installation work called ‘Roof Off' for the 56th International Art Exhibition as part of the Venice Biennale titled 'All the World's Futures'. Curated by Okwui Enwezor, the exhibition takes place at the Giardini, the Arsenale and in various locations across the city of Venice. Hirschhorn's work, installed in the Central Pavilion, creates the illusion that the roof of the building has collapsed. The historic Padiglione Italia at the Giardini was renamed Central Pavilion in 2009.
thomas hirschhorn in 'invitation to travel' at centrale for contemporary art, brussels, belgiumThe CENTRALE for contemporary art presents the exhibition ‘Invitation au voyage', bringing together works of the 14 winners of the Prix Marcel Duchamp, including Thomas Hirschhorn, on the 15th anniversary of this prestigious competition founded by ADIAF. This exhibition, which takes its title from a poem by Charles Baudelaire, is akin to an "invitation to a voyage": a voyage through space, but also into memory, in places full of history and the journey within.
thomas hirschhorn included in manifesta 10, st. petersburg, russiaGallery 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 in group exhibition at centre pompidou metz, paris, franceThe exhibition is the mirror-image of the spirit of the 1990s, defined by François Cusset as "a world where 'young people' - those at least who reached adolescence in the mid-1980s - faced with an abysmal critical void had to reinvent a means of desertion and inner exile, and make this void in some way inhabitable by shaping counter-worlds and more or less temporary autonomies - a dissolved world where being sad becomes a stand-in connection with the world and is even, as one of them says, 'the only way not to be completely unhappy'."
thomas hirschhorn 'flamme Éternelle' at palais de tokyo, paris, franceSince his 'first exhibition' at Hôpital Éphémère (1992), Thomas Hirschhorn (b. 1957, lives and works in Paris) has realised a great number of memorable projects in Paris: Jeu de Paume (1994); 'Swiss-Swiss Democracy' (Centre Culturel Suisse, 2004); and 'Musée Précaire Albinet' and '24H Foucault' (2004). Now, ten years later, Thomas Hirschhorn has returned to the Palais de Tokyo to present 'Eternal Flame'.
thomas hirschhorn at fondation vincent van gogh, arles, franceIn April 2014 the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles will move into its permanent home at the Hôtel Léautaud de Donines, currently under restoration by the FLUOR architectural agency. The Fondation's new premises will comprise over 1000 square metres of exhibition space spread over two floors.
thomas hirschhorn lectures at royal college of art, london, UKThe last in the Visual Cultures Lecture Series from Royal College of Art in London is by Swiss-born artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Hirschhorn creates mixed-media installations, often using everyday materials such as cardboard, foil and duct tape, juxtaposed with found imagery of violent scenes and pornography.
thomas hirschhorn in 'elevation 1049', a series of site-specific works in gstaad, switzerlandGallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn is in Elevation 1049, a series of site-specific works by a selection of Swiss artists. The project has been created out of the specifics of time and place and is curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry and produced by the LUMA& Foundation. Taking place in and above Gstaad in Switzerland it will be comprised exclusively of Swiss artists.
thomas hirschhorn in 'metamatic reloaded' at museum tinguely, basel, switzerlandThe 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.
thomas hirschhorn: touching reality' at institute of modern art, queensland, australiaThe Institute of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia are exhibiting Touching Reality, a video installation by gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn. The video is composed of a series of photographs depicting shocking and brutal scenes of war. The images show mutilated corpses and reveal the human consequences of extreme violence and savagery in a way that we do not commonly see in newspapers, but which are accessible on the internet.
thomas hirschhorn in 'salon of fear' at kunsthalle wien, vienna, austriaThis exhibition is inspired by the vague sense of insecurity and threat and shows the cultural influence of individual and collective anxiety towards experiences and events. 'Salon of Fear' explores the artistic exploration of the anxieties of our time and how dealing with anxiety in art proves to be more precise look at this familiar yet elusive human emotion.
thomas hirschhorn in the 2013 aichi triennale, japanWhile reflecting on arts in the wake of the 2011 East Japan Earthquake, this second Aichi Triennale, 'Awakening - Where Are We Standing? - Earth, Memory and Resurrection', will bring together from within and outside Japan cutting-edge contemporary art, performing arts, including dance and theatre, and opera, which manifest and resonate with the socio-political reverberations occurring in various areas of the world.
thomas hirschhorn creates public artwork, 'gramsci monument' for housing project, bronx, new york, USAGramsci 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.