Book Launch: Thomas Hirschhorn, Robert Walser-Sculpture Edited by Kathleen Buhler, with text by Ann Cotten, Marcus Steinweg, et al.
The 13th edition of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland presented 'Robert Walser-Sculpture' by Thomas Hirschhorn. Constructed as a venue for the discovery and exploration of the celebrated Swiss writer Robert Walser (1878–1956), the sculpture was a constantly evolving site of active encounter and exchange.
Transforming 1,300m² of the city's Bahnofplatz with readings and lectures, workshops, exhibitions and theatre, the work is the largest of Hirschhorn's 'Presence and Production' projects to date. Curated by Kathleen Bühler (Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Bern), the work involved thirty six collaborators including institutions, associations, artists, writers and experts. The first such project to take place in Hirschhorn's native Switzerland, the artist was present throughout the twelve week installation.
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