Thomas Hirschhorn. 6 Feuer
September 16, 2015 – August 31, 2016
Curator: Marius Babias
With each exhibition – in museums, galleries, alternative spaces – as well as with specific works in public space, Thomas Hirschhorn asserts his commitment towards a non-exclusive public. He has received different awards and prizes, among which the Preis für Junge Schweizer Kunst (1999), the Prix Marcel Duchamp (2000), the Rolandpreis für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (2003), the Joseph Beuys-Preis (2004), and the Kurt-Schwitters-Preis (2011).
The work 6 Feuer (6 Fires) (2015) is an intervention by the artist on the facade of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and marks the beginning of a series of outside projects with international artists that address urban space.
Thomas Hirschhorn was born in 1957 in Bern / Switzerland. He studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Zurich from 1978 to 1983 and moved to Paris in 1983, where he has been living since. His work has been shown in numerous museums, galleries and exhibitions, a. o.: Venice Biennale (1999; 2015); Documenta11, Kassel (2002); 27th São Paulo Biennale (2006); 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2008); Swiss Pavillion, 54th Venice Biennale (2011); La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012); Manifesta 10, Saint-Petersburg (2014). In 2013 Thomas Hirschhorn presented the Gramsci Monument in the Bronx in New York. Flamme éternelle, his most recent Presence and Production project, took place at Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 2014. Hirschhorn has published a selection of his writings, most recently Critical Laboratory: The Writings of Thomas Hirschhorn (October Books / MIT Press, Cambridge 2013); Une volonté de faire, Thomas Hirschhorn (Éditions Macula, Paris 2015); Gramsci Monument (Koenig Books, London 2015).