Thomas Hirschhorn comments on consumerist excesses and the social alienation these excesses provoke through his large-scale collages made of low-grade materials.
Thomas Hirschhorn is an installation artist who has exhibited extensively internationally, with works in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate in London. His “24h Foucault,” one of a series of monuments to influential philosophers, was a temporary installation of a 24-hour auditorium, archive library, shop, bar, exhibition, and a newspaper publication in tribute to Foucault. He received the Joseph Beuys Prize in 2004.
Born 1957 in Bern, Switzerland
Lives and works in Paris