The Power Plant

Thomas Hirschhorn

Wed May 19 2010

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


The celebrated Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn (born in 1957, Bern) discusses his recent Amsterdam-based project, The Bijlmer Spinoza-Festival (2009). Since the 1980s, the Paris-based former graphic designer has evolved a radical sculpture and installation practice. Hirschhorn makes monumental works with humble materials like cardboard and packing tape to engage viewers in conversation about philosophy and global politics. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain (2006), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2007), Museo Tamayo, Mexico (2008), and the Gladstone Gallery, New York (2009). Hirschhorn has received the Marcel Duchamp Prize (2001) and the Joseph Beuys Prize (2004).

This lecture can be viewed here.