Hirschhorn’s Art Project In The Bronx

The Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn’s “Grammsci Monument” is a pavillion at the Forest Houses in the Bronx that was conceived and built in collaboration with its residents. The piece, which involves a library, a workshop, a stage, and a lounge, is named for the Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), incarcerated by the Fascists for his Marxist beliefs. More info here. In Artforum, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie comments: ‘In keeping with [Hirschhorn’s] unmistakable style, the piece looks like it was cobbled together from an explosion of plywood, Plexiglas, and packing tape.’

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