thomas hirschhorn

Staying afloat. Shanaynay benefit show 2017 brings together over 24 international artists’ work, Oct 13 – 29

12 October 2017

The Shanaynay benefit show 2017 is on at Paris’ Shanaynay, opening October 13 and running to October 29.

Now in its fourth year running, the annual fundraiser will feature over 24 works by artists including  Steve Bishop, Vittorio Brodmann, Keren Cytter, Thomas Hirschhorn, Flora Klein, Karl Larsson, Ann Lislegaard and Christophe de Rohan Chabot.

The works on sale will support the future program of the gallery. Some of their recent projects have included Karl Larsson’s solo exhibition Camilla and group exhibition A Sieve Itself May Sieve with work by Kelly AkashiTalia ChetritWilliam King, and Tori Wrånes.

Visit the FB event page for details.**

Keren Cytter, ‘Object’ (2016). Video still. Courtesy the artist.
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True Story @ Proyectos Monclova, Nov 19

19 November 2015

Mexico’s Proyectos Monclova launches a new group exhibition titled True Story, running at their Colonia Roma location in Mexico City from November 19 on.

The group show, curated by Michel Blancsubé, is not introduced with a great amount of detail as to its theme or the mediums employed.

Proyectos Monclov does provide, however, a detailed list of its participating artists, which include Francis Alÿs, Santiago BorjaThomas Hirschhorn and Miguel Rodríguez Sepúlveda

See the exhibition page for details. **

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Thomas Hirschhorn @ La Casa Encendida

8 October 2009

A mannequin riddled with thousands of screws is at the same time impressive, scary and powerful. This is the main art-piece from Thomasr Hirschhorn‘s (Berna 1957) exhibition “The Subjecters” which starts today at the Casa Encendida, Madrid.

Thomas Hirschhorn in front of Ingrowth
Subjecter & The One World

Subjecters is the first individual exhibition for him in Madrid and comes to “comment the world we live in, complex, chaotic, cruel but beautiful and splendid at the same time” says the artist.

Hirschhorn’s works are committed and reflexive with contemporary reality, making use of different disciplines like sculpture, video or installations they’re usually linked to social and political critics.

In his works he uses everyday materials like photocopies, cardboard, scotch tape, plastic bags or in this case several mannequins representing universal situations in a very direct and transgressive way. Those figures with holes represent what he defines as the “universal wound” which he uses to affirm that “I am responsible of each injury I produce anywhere”… we all are.

Apart from “Subjecter” he has also produced another new work for this exhibition … “Tool Vitrine”…

Tool Vitrine

This transgressive nature of his lead him to create Albinet’s Precarious Museum in a Paris suburb. Run by local residents, it displayed a selection of modern masters borrowed from the prestigious collection housed at the Pompidou (with original works by Duchamp or Warhol) under a poor and prefabricated roof.

He is a bizarre case in modern art. Maybe too coherent, his works aren’t conceived for the market but this one has accepted him pretty well.

If you live or pass by Madrid go and have a look… until January 5th.

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