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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

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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