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Visual Cultures Lecture Series — Thomas Hirschhorn

11 Mar 2014

Event times

6.30pm, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Cost of entry

Free but booking required. Please email visual-cultures@rca.ac.uk

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  • Buses: 19, 49, 170, 319, 345
  • Tube: Sloane Square

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The Visual Cultures Lecture Series at the Royal College of Art's Fine Art campus in Battersea continues this year with a focus on sculpture and moving image.

About

Swiss-born artist Thomas Hirschorn creates mixed-media installations, often using everyday materials such as cardboard, foil and duct tape, juxtaposed with found imagery of violent scenes and pornography. Hirschorn previously worked in a group of political graphic artists in 1980s Paris which influenced his use of common materials as a political statement. Hirschhorn's work has been shown in numerous museums, galleries and group exhibitions including Documenta11, the Sao Paolo Biennale (2006), the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburg (2008), the Swiss Pavillion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), La Triennale at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), the 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012), and Gladstone Gallery New York (2012). A selection of his writings has recently been published by MIT Press (October Books): 'Critical Laboratory: The Writings of Thomas Hirschhorn.'