Featured Artists

"Icon(s)" april - july 2015

Born in Switzerland in 1957, he lives and works in Paris.

Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn is known for his sculptures and installations created with everyday materials like old paper, aluminum, cardboard or plastic. Hirschhorn’s use of common materials is a political statement against capitalism, globalization and the consumer goods industry. His art often revolves around people he admires, like writer Georges Bataille or philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Hirschhorn’s art is often intended to be interactive: by creating installations in the street or in residential neighborhoods, the artist wants to bring the art out of the museum and involve the people in the artistic process.