In 2013, Dia Art Foundation commissioned Thomas Hirschhorn to build Gramsci Monument, an overwhelming, complex and excessive outdoor sculpture that measured 8,000 square feet and was located on the grounds of Forest Houses, a New York City Housing Authority development in the Bronx, New York. On display for 77 days, with daily and weekly events organized by the artist, Gramsci Monument concluded Hirschhorn's series of "monuments" dedicated to philosophers, which began in 1999. Grounded in the love of Antonio Gramsci's work and life, specifically his fundamental concept of the "organic intellectual," this publication takes the form of a manual that details the complexity of creating an art work in public space, bringing together contemporary scholarship alongside accounts from residents, participants and visitors.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Stéphanie Moisdon. Text by Thomas Hirschhorn.
This DVD anthology compiles 12 videos works by Thomas Hirschhorn (born 1957) made between 1993 and 1996, such as “Les Monstres,” “Lust For Live,” “Robert Walser Video” and “Otto Freundlich Fan”—as well as a selection of “integrated videos” realized between 1997 and 2010. It is edited and introduced by the French art critic and curator Stéphanie Moisdon.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Foreword and text by Carina Plath. Text by Michael Diers.
In 2011, the Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn (born 1957) was awarded the Kurt Schwitters Prize, given annually to an artist whose work references that of Schwitters. The award enabled Hirschhorn to make two new installations in homage to Schwitters, the notes, plans and sketches for which are documented here.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Thomas Bizzarri, Thomas Hirschhorn. Text by Claire Bishop, Hal Foster, Yasmil Raymond.
Published on the occasion of his exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion of the 2011 Venice Biennale, Establishing a Critical Corpus is the first theoretical examination of the work of Thomas Hirschhorn (born 1957), in six illustrated essays by authors including scholars Claire Bishop and Hal Foster and the poet Manuel Joseph, providing a variety of angles on Hirschhorn's practice.