Thomas Hirschhorn
Equality Float
22 septembre - 16 décembre 2011

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  • Thomas Hirschhorn, Equality Float, Exhibition view, Photo credits: Thomas Hirschhorn Equality Float 2008 Mixed media / Technique mixte 19 x 6 x 2,80 meters / mètres, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
  • Thomas Hirschhorn, Equality Float, Exhibition view, Photo credits: Thomas Hirschhorn Equality Float 2008 Mixed media / Technique mixte 19 x 6 x 2,80 meters / mètres, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
  • Thomas Hirschhorn, Equality Float, Exhibition view, Photo credits: Thomas Hirschhorn Equality Float 2008 Mixed media / Technique mixte 19 x 6 x 2,80 meters / mètres, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
  • Thomas Hirschhorn, Equality Float, Exhibition view, Photo credits: Thomas Hirschhorn Equality Float 2008 Mixed media / Technique mixte 19 x 6 x 2,80 meters / mètres, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
  • Thomas Hirschhorn, Equality Float, Exhibition view, Photo credits: Thomas Hirschhorn Equality Float 2008 Mixed media / Technique mixte 19 x 6 x 2,80 meters / mètres, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
  • Thomas Hirschhorn, Equality Float, Exhibition view, Photo credits: Thomas Hirschhorn Equality Float 2008 Mixed media / Technique mixte 19 x 6 x 2,80 meters / mètres, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
  • Thomas Hirschhorn, Equality Float, Exhibition view, Photo credits: Thomas Hirschhorn Equality Float 2008 Mixed media / Technique mixte 19 x 6 x 2,80 meters / mètres, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
  • Thomas Hirschhorn, Equality Float, Exhibition view, Photo credits: Thomas Hirschhorn Equality Float 2008 Mixed media / Technique mixte 19 x 6 x 2,80 meters / mètres, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
  • Thomas Hirschhorn, Equality Float, Exhibition view, Photo credits: Thomas Hirschhorn Equality Float 2008 Mixed media / Technique mixte 19 x 6 x 2,80 meters / mètres, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
  • Thomas Hirschhorn, Equality Float, Exhibition view, Photo credits: Thomas Hirschhorn Equality Float (6Vitrine) 2011 Plexiglass, wood, metal feet, paper, prints and photocopy, tape, pen, felt-tip,, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
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La Douane / Galerie Chantal Crousel is pleased to announce the exhibition of Thomas Hirschhorn, “Equality Float”.
The eponymous work represents a carnival float measuring 21 metres long by 6 meters wide. Produced for and presented at MACRO, Vigo in 2008, the work is exhibited here for the first time in France. “Equality Float” is an allegory of the community, highlighting both its ills and their remedies; a reflection on the notions of equality / inequality. It is a theme that the artist explores through the interaction of opposites, of political and philosophical essays (Spinoza, Deleuze, Bataille, Gramsci).
The work is paired with a text of the German philosopher Marcus Steinweg, with whom Thomas Hirschhorn has worked during the past ten years, specially commissioned to be included in the work.
During the exhibition, a comprehensive librabry composed of the bibliography of the work, preparatory drawings and other methodological notes is available for consultation to the visitors.

Thomas Hirschhorn is representing Switzerland at the 54th Venice Biennale

Download here the text of Marcus Steinweg, "Community of Unequals"

Téléchargez le texte de Marcus Steinweg, "Une Communauté des Inégaux"