fifty years of war in the time of peace, 1960-2010

Crystal of Resistance – A Discussion

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

11.00 - 13.00, Research Forum South Room

drawing of crystal at centre with text in it, e.g. new form, new term, new work, plus arrows leading to it from other sectors and more text and images
Thomas Hirschhorn, Schema "Crystal of Resistance" 2011. Courtesy the artist

Speaker(s): Thomas Hirschhorn (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. N.B. Limited seats; first-come-first-served.

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon and Visiting Professor Juliet Mitchell

This year, the Andrew W Mellon Foundation / Research Forum MA Special Option is Art and Psychoanalysis: Fifty Years of War in the Time of Peace, 1960-2010, co-taught by Mignon Nixon (The Courtauld) and Juliet Mitchell (UCL Psychoanalytic Unit). Please join us for this open seminar with the internationally acclaimed artist Thomas Hirschhorn. The event will be co-chaired by Mignon Nixon and Julian Stallabrass.

Thomas Hirschhorn was born in 1957 in Bern (Switzerland). He studied at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich from 1978 to 1983 and moved to Paris in 1984, where he has been living ever since. His work has been shown in numerous museums, galleries and group exhibitions among them the Venice Biennale (1999), Documenta11 (2002), 27th Sao Paolo Biennale (2006), the 55th Carnegie International (2008) and the Swiss Pavillion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). In each exhibition – in museums, galleries, alternative spaces or with his specific works in public space – Thomas Hirschhorn asserts his commitment toward a non-exclusive public. Thomas Hirschhorn has received different awards and prizes, among which: Preis für Junge Schweizer Kunst (1999), Prix Marcel Duchamp (2000), Joseph Beuys-Preis (2004) and the Kurt Schwitters-Preis (2011).

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