Tag Archives: Thomas Hirschhorn


Morning Links: Red Bull Art of Can Edition

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Being a Good Critic in a Bad World: Hal Foster and the Avant-Garde

The title of Hal Foster’s new book Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency is drawn from an oft-quoted maxim of Bertolt Brecht’s: “Don’t start with the good old days, but the bad new ones.” Contending that the last 25 years … Read More

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Morning Links: Detroit Institute of Arts ‘Tiptoes Into Art Auction Market’ Edition

“Night Lights at Wave Hill,” a $250,000 show celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hudson River estate in Riverdale, features work by Chris Doyle and runs through May 24. [The New York Times]A just-released letter from Prince Charles to UK government ministers … Read More


Telling Stories in Three Dimensions: Installation Art Today

Once upon a time, storytelling was the most ambitious mission of painting. Panel by panel, Renaissance artists told the lives of Christ and the saints on the walls of churches. Michelangelo presented the sweeping drama of the Old and New … Read More



‘At Dinners After Openings I Sometimes Feel Like I’m Watching Bank Accounts Have Sex’: Hal Foster’s ‘Interview’ Interview Is Diverse, Enjoyable

Rather than line up the customary one person to interview him for Interview’s just out Insiders issue, Hal Foster chose to allow Tacita Dean, Seth Price, Jeffrey Eugenides, Rachel Kushner, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Hirschhorn, Wade Guyton, Rivka Galchen, and Thomas … Read More


How the Art of Social Practice Is Changing the World, One Row House at a Time

Social practice is going mainstream as more artists focus their work on making an impact on problems like homelessness and pollution. But the question of how to judge activist art remains elusive
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Awol Erizku, Lady with a Pitbull, 2009.

Old Masters of Our Domain

Contemporary artists rock art-history classics to pay homage, show off, have fun, and comment on issues like race and class Read More

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Evelyn Alcide, Séisme (Earthquake), 2010, beads, thread, polyester. 41 x 50 inches.

Fall Season: What a Disaster

The art of the apocalypse: exhibitions across the country address catastrophes from the destruction of Pompeii to the earthquake in Haiti Read More

In Mary Boone with Cube, 2010, the gallerist holds a block of the compressed trash in Squeeze, Mika Rottenberg's 2010 video.  COURTESY NICOLE KLAGSBRUN GALLERY, NEW YORK

Talking Trash

More and more artists are using trash not just as a material but also as a subject. Read More


Theater of Combat

With images of carnage a constant presence, artists and photojournalists are looking at war and devastation from a studied distance. Read More