Thomas Hirschhorn

Edition for the South London Gallery

2016

6800

Marker on framed ripped denim

73 × 103 cm

Unique work in a series of 15 variations, signed by the artist

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about this work

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 In-Between in 2015 at South London Gallery.

about Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn is widely regarded as a leading artist in the contemporary art world. Best known for his labour-intensive and space-filling sculptural constructions produced from disposable mass-manufactured goods, Hirschhorn gathers references and imagery from popular media alongside the work of radical theorists such as Gilles Deleuze and Georges Bataille. Hirschhorn uses every day and found materials (plastic sheeting, cardboard, aluminium, packing tape and magazine images) in order to create an anti-utopian reality. He produces these immense installations for both important art institutions as for non-artistic locations in the periphery of society, whereby his actions thus question the art world itself.

 

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Other works by Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn - Too Too Much Much Necklace - 2010

Thomas Hirschhorn

Too Too Much Much Necklace

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