Thomas Hirschhorn, ‘Ohne Titel (Ingeborg Bachmann 1948/49)’, 1998, A3 Arndt Art Agency
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Thomas Hirschhorn

Ohne Titel (Ingeborg Bachmann 1948/49), 1998

Collage made of wood, plastic foil marker, ballpoint, photo, elements of card, tape
14 1/5 × 10 3/5 × 4/5 in
36 × 27 × 2 cm
.
€20,000 - 30,000
Location
Berlin, London
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Exhibition history
A3 Arndt Art Agency
Berlin, London

Courtesy: the artist and ARNDT Collection

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Thomas Hirschhorn
Swiss, b. 1957
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Using his signature materials of plywood, cardboard, aluminum foil, packing tape, and copious photocopies, Thomas Hirschhorn makes installations that advance pointed critiques of the global military-industrial complex. Hirschhorn’s works overflow with imagery and text, created with a deliberately slap-dash DIY aesthetic and often incorporating the writings of such Leftist philosophers as Antonio Gramsci and Georges Bataille. The over-abundance of ideas and images in Hirschhorn’s installations mimics the media saturation of contemporary life and highlights the desensitization that consumers experience as a result. For Laundrette (2001), the artist transformed the gallery space into a facsimile of a typical Laundromat, complete with drab linoleum floor, garbage bins, and chained up plastic chairs, juxtaposed with the phrases from Marxist writings adorning the walls.

Thomas Hirschhorn, ‘Ohne Titel (Ingeborg Bachmann 1948/49)’, 1998, A3 Arndt Art Agency
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About the work
Exhibition history
A3 Arndt Art Agency
Berlin, London

Courtesy: the artist and ARNDT Collection

Medium
Thomas Hirschhorn
Swiss, b. 1957
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Using his signature materials of plywood, cardboard, aluminum foil, packing tape, and copious photocopies, Thomas Hirschhorn makes installations that advance pointed critiques of the global military-industrial complex. Hirschhorn’s works overflow with imagery and text, created with a deliberately slap-dash DIY aesthetic and often incorporating the writings of such Leftist philosophers as Antonio Gramsci and Georges Bataille. The over-abundance of ideas and images in Hirschhorn’s installations mimics the media saturation of contemporary life and highlights the desensitization that consumers experience as a result. For Laundrette (2001), the artist transformed the gallery space into a facsimile of a typical Laundromat, complete with drab linoleum floor, garbage bins, and chained up plastic chairs, juxtaposed with the phrases from Marxist writings adorning the walls.

Thomas Hirschhorn

Ohne Titel (Ingeborg Bachmann 1948/49), 1998

Collage made of wood, plastic foil marker, ballpoint, photo, elements of card, tape
14 1/5 × 10 3/5 × 4/5 in
36 × 27 × 2 cm
.
€20,000 - 30,000
Location
Berlin, London
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