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Critical Laboratory: The Writings of Thomas Hirschhorn

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For the artist Thomas Hirschhorn, writing is a crucial tool at every stage of his artistic practice. From the first sketch of an idea to appeals to potential collaborators, from detailed documentation of projects to post-disassembly analysis, Hirschhorn's writings mark the trajectories of his work. This volume collects Hirschhorn's widely scattered texts, presenting many ...more
Hardcover, 417 pages
Published July 19th 2013 by MIT Press (MA) (first published January 1st 2013)
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Critical Laboratory presents a selection of Thomas Hirschhorn writings. Intended as a means to construct the language that frames his production rather than serve as an explanation of its content, this collection secures Hirschhorn as an art champion and spirited advocate of thought making. Most endearing is his passion for philosophy, artists, and the "non-exclusive public" that he engages through his art.

As one might expect, the earliest writings are clumsy and take a good while to get to the
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