Swiss Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2011: Interview with Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn represents Switzerland at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. Shortly before the official opening of the pavilion, VernissageTV’s correspondent Gürsoy Dogtas met with Thomas Hirschhorn to discuss his latest installation.

Thomas Hirschhorn conceived a large-scale installation that completely fills the pavilion of Switzerland in the Giardini di Castello. The title of the exhibition is Crystal of Resistance. It runs until November 27, 2011.

The artist set up a website with extensive information about the exhibition, including statements, sketches, video, book references, related texts, press articles, etc. The site will be online until two months after the closing of the Biennale.

Switzerland also commissioned Andrea Thal to curate a program for the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove. Under the title Chewing the Scenery, the project features the artists Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Maria Iorio/Raphaël Cuomo, Uriel Orlow, Eran Schaerf, Tim Zulauf/KMUProduktionen and others. Audio interviews with Andrea Thal and Uriel Orlow are available for download here (Andrea Thal) and here (Uriel Orlow). Interviews: Gürsoy Dogtas.

Swiss Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2011: Interview with Artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Giardini di Castello, Venice / Italy, June 3, 2011.

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