Thomas Hirschhorn is considered one of the most singular and formally engaged artists of our time. His artist’s book V.C.R.T. is a logbook that compiles writings from the start of his career up to the present, tracking the development of his thinking. V.C.R.T. offers an intimate and unique perspective of Hirschhorn’s artistic practice, bringing to light his process, his personal commitments and his political, philosophical and art historical references. Therefore, it provides an exceptional source of research on Thomas Hirschhorn’s position, appropriate for both, specialists and general readers.
This publication is an accumulation of writings, drawings, letters, emails and notes, which have accompanied Thomas Hirschhorn’s work in parallel since the beginning. This form of expression has been a pivotal tool throughout his career. Tracing the past 32 years (1989-2021), this artist’s book reveals initial sketches of his projects, private correspondence and critical analysis around his own artworks or exhibitions. All the selected content in V.C.R.T. was never yet published in its original language and its original form. In addition, a selection of 24 pages of this book has been translated into Spanish for the first time.
V.C.R.T. is an original concept proposed by Bombas Gens Centre d’Art (València, Spain) under the artistic direction of Sandra Guimarães and published in co-edition with La Fábrica (Madrid, Spain). With this publication, Bombas Gens starts a new line of research consisting in the production of experimental artist’s books. This programme follows the art centre’s mission to place artists at the core by researching and producing knowledge and compelling experiences.
Edited by Bombas Gens Centre d’Art – Editorial La Fábrica
In Spanish, English, German and French
Softcover, 21 x 29.7 cm
ISBN: 978 84 17769 97 0