ART OF THE WEEK
29 July - 4 August 2013
Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument
Commissioned by: Dia Art Foundation
Dedicated to the Italian political theorist Antonio Gramsci (b. 1891 – d. 1937), Gramsci Monument (2013) by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn (b. 1957) is a different type of monument. Constructed by residents of Forest Houses in the New York City borough of the Bronx, the artwork takes the form of an outdoor structure hosting various pavilions. An event-filled work, it provokes social encounters.
Dates: 1 July – 15 September 2013
Location: Forest Houses, Bronx, NY
Photos: Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument, 2013