Thomas Hirschhorn and Hal Foster

Discussions in Contemporary Culture

Saturday 15 September, 2012
6:30pm, $0/Rsvp

Dia: Chelsea
535 West 22nd Street, Floor Five

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In conjunction with Thomas Hirschhorn’s Timeline: Work in Public Space, a conversation between art historian Hal Foster and the artist will relaunch Dia’s Discussions in Contemporary Culture series.

This ongoing series will invite distinguished and diverse artists, scholars, journalists, and historians to engage in a critical debate on current conditions, preoccupations, and explorations occurring in contemporary artistic practice that parallel the culture at large. Dia had previously presented Discussions in Contemporary Culture from 1983–95 in Chelsea.

Thomas Hirschhorn was born in 1957 in Bern, Switzerland. His work has recently been exhibited at venues, including the Bienal de São Paulo (2006), Carnegie International (2008), and the Swiss Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). Hirschhorn has received awards and prizes, including the Preis für Junge Schweizer Kunst (1999), Marcel Duchamp Prize (2000), Rolandpreis für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (2003), Joseph Beuys Prize (2004), and the Kurt Schwitters Prize (2011). From September 14 through October 20, 2012, Thomas Hirschhorn’s Concordia, Concordia will be on view at Gladstone Gallery at 515 West 24th Street, New York City.

Hal Foster is Townsend Martin of Professor of Art and Architecture at Princeton and coeditor of October. Recent books include Art Since 1900 (2005), a coauthored textbook on 20th-century art; Prosthetic Gods (2004), concerning the relation between modernism and psychoanalysis; and Design and Crime (2002), on problems in contemporary art, architecture, and design. In fall 2011, two new volumes were published: The Art-Architecture Complex (Verso) and The First Pop Age: Painting and Subjectivity in the Art of Hamilton, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Richter, and Rusch (Princeton University Press).
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