Thomas Hirschhorn lectures at Royal College of Art, London, UK

The 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.

Hirschhorn previously worked in a group of political graphic artists in 1980s Paris which influenced his use of common materials as a political statement. With each exhibition - in museums, galleries, alternative spaces - as well as with specific works in public space, he asserts his commitment toward a non-exclusive public. Hirschhorn's work has been shown in numerous museums, galleries and group exhibitions including the Documenta11, 27th Sao Paolo Biennale, the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburg , the Swiss Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, La Triennale at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, the 9th Shanghai Biennale, and Gladstone Gallery, New York. A selection of his writings has recently been published by MIT Press in the October Books series, entitled Critical Laboratory: The Writings of Thomas Hirschhorn.

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The lecture will take place on Tuesday 11 March at 6.30pm in the Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN.

Thomas Hirschhorn at Royal College of Art

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