Edition for the South London Gallery, 2016
Mixed media, 73 x 103 cm
Edition of 15, all unique
Having emerged as an artist in the 1990s, Thomas Hirschhorn is internationally regarded as being one of the most important artists of his generation. Using low-grade materials – cardboard, plastic sheeting, packing tape, aluminium foil – variously combined with newspaper and magazine cuttings, mannequins, furniture and a wide range of other miscellany, together with references to radical theorists such as Gilles Deleuze and George Bataille, he has established an expansive but distinctive visual language with which he creates extraordinary, provocative artworks imbued with political content. This edition was created to mark Hirschhorn’s solo exhibition at the gallery, In-Between, 2015.
Recent solo exhibitions include; Höhere Gewalt, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany (2015); Flamme Eternelle, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2014); Gramsci Monument, Forest Houses, The Bronx, New York, USA (2013); Touching Reality, Institute Of Modern Art Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia (2013); Timeline: Work in Public Space, Dia: Chelsea, The Dia Art Foundation, New York, USA (2012); Crystal of Resistance, Swiss Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Italy (2011); Too-too Much-Much, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2010-09) and Thomas Hirschhorn: It’s Burning Everywhere, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland (2009) and Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany (2011).