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July 12 2011

Swiss Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2011: Interview with Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn represents Switzerland at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. Shortly before the official opening of the pavilion, VernissageTV’s correspondent Gürsoy Dogtas met with Thomas Hirschhorn to discuss his latest installation.

Thomas Hirschhorn conceived a large-scale installation that completely fills the pavilion of Switzerland in the Giardini di Castello. The title of the exhibition is Crystal of Resistance. It runs until November 27, 2011.

The artist set up a website with extensive information about the exhibition, including statements, sketches, video, book references, related texts, press articles, etc. The site will be online until two months after the closing of the Biennale.

Switzerland also commissioned Andrea Thal to curate a program for the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove. Under the title Chewing the Scenery, the project features the artists Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Maria Iorio/Raphaël Cuomo, Uriel Orlow, Eran Schaerf, Tim Zulauf/KMUProduktionen and others. Coming soon: Interviews with Andrea Thal and Uriel Orlow.

Swiss Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2011: Interview with Artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Giardini di Castello, Venice / Italy, June 3, 2011.

Hit the jump for photo set and full-length interview (17:38 Min.)

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Full-length interview (17:38 Min.):


March 22 2011

Dislocación. Cultural Location and Identity in Times of Globalization, Kunstmuseum Bern

Dislocación is the title of an exhibition that has been conceived to celebrate the bicentennial of Chile’s independence. The Swiss Embassy in Santiago invited the Chilean-Swiss artist Ingrid Wildi Merino to organize this exhibition. Dislocación was presented in Santiago last year, and is now shown in Bern, Switzerland.

Dislocación includes works by the artists Ursula Biemann, Sylvie Boisseau & Frank Westermeyer, Juan Castillo, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alfredo Jaar, Voluspa Jarpa, Mario Navarro, Bernardo Oyarzun, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), 000Estudio, Lotty Rosenfeld, Ingrid Wildi Merino, and Camilo Yáñez. The works have been conceived and executed specifically for the exhibition. As the curator of the Kunstmuseum Bern elaborates in this video, they artistically analyze general circumstances under which we live in times of globalization. The exhibition runs until June 19, 2011.

Dislocación. Cultural Location and Identity in Times of Globalization, Kunstmuseum Bern. Bern / Switzerland, March 17, 2011.

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