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Thomas Hirschhorn

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Hirschhorn

Birthplace
Bern, Switzerland

Birth year
1957

Lives in
Paris

Works in
Paris

Representing galleries

Current Exhibitions and Events
Jun, 2015 In-Between
South London Gallery
 
Jun, 2015 Transmission: Recréation et Répétition
Palais des Beaux-Arts - Paris
 
Jun, 2015 Twentieth Anniversary Show
Stephen Friedman Gallery
 
Statement

Thomas Hirschhorn is a Swiss artist. In the 1980s he worked in Paris as a graphic artist. He was part of the group of Communist graphic designers called Grapus. These artists were concerned with politics and culture, displaying impromptu creations and posters on the street mostly using the language of advertisement. He left Grapus to create the hypersaturated installations he is known for today, using common materials such as cardboard, foil, duct tape, and plastic wrap. These installations are often site specific and outside the gallery, and/or interactive. Unlike much total installation work, the viewer is an observer not an actor in the spaces he creates because of the way he continues to offer messages in his work as he did with Grapus.

 

Recent Exhibits

Thomas Hirschhorn participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2015 Et in Libertalia Ego: A Project by Mathieu Briand
La Maison Rouge
 
Aug, 2014 Höhere Gewalt
Schinkel Pavillon
 
Jun, 2014 The Human Factor
Hayward Gallery
 
Jun, 2014 Square(s)
François Ghebaly Gallery
 
Apr, 2014 Flame Éternelle
Palais de Tokyo
 
Apr, 2014 Van Gogh Live !
Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles
 
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Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Thomas Hirschhorn has Exhibited at these venues:

South London Gallery Palais des Beaux-Arts - Paris
Stephen Friedman Gallery La Maison Rouge
Schinkel Pavillon Hayward Gallery
François Ghebaly Gallery Palais de Tokyo
Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles Royal College of Art - Battersea, Dyson Building
The Museum of Modern Art Warsaw Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga De Hallen Haarlem
Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
Artists Space: Books & Talks Swiss Institute
Gramsci Monument de Appel Arts Centre
Galerie Chantal Crousel International Center of Photography (ICP)
Andrea Rosen Gallery 2 ISTANBUL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Nasher Museum Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG)
Mudam Luxembourg Power Station of Art
Gladstone Gallery - 21st St. no.w.here
Berlinische Galerie Musée du Quai Branly
MA GALERIE - Samuel Le Paire Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Mains d’Œuvres La Douane - Galerie Chantal Crousel
MoMA PS1 C/O Berlin
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Regen Projects (West Hollywood)
La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) Mori Art Museum
The Power Plant Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
S.M.A.K. Substitut
FRIEZE ART FAIR LONDON UK New Museum
Bass Museum of Art Galerie Susanna Kulli
cneai Arndt
Arndt -Zurich Walker Art Center
Tate Modern Frac Île-de-France, le Plateau
www.tank.tv Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) Pratt Manhattan Gallery
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.
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