Is public art creating a new form of art?

Thomas Hirschhorn in conversation with students at Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing.

29_HKB 'Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee', 2016, "Where do I stand ? What do I want ?" led by Thomas Hirschhorn. Photographer: Vera Kovac

We invite members of the public to attend “Assuming Public Space”
When: 11 a.m. on Sunday, 30 April 2017
Where: Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing, Grønnegata 1, 9008 Tromsø
Free admission

Thomas Hirschhorn is particularly well known for his large-scale sculptural constructions made of mass-produced items that he unifies using references from popular culture. He has also completed a number of site-specific public art Commissions.

Hirschhorn will visit Tromsø in April to conduct a one-week workshop with students at the Academy of Contemporary Art.

On the final day of the workshop, members of the public are invited to attend a conversation between Hirschhorn and the students about the projects they have been working on. The conversation will take two questions as a starting point: Is public art creating a new form of art? How does art affect a public space and the people passing through it?

The session will also include presentations by students who have been working on their own projects at sites around the city.

Thomas Hirschhorn was born in 1957 in Bern, Switzerland. He now lives in Paris. He is one of the leading artists of his generation and has exhibited at both the Venice Biennale and Documenta.

Hirschhorns workshop in Tromsø is one of several art projects in  LES at KORO.

The conversation will be conducted in English. Please registrer your attendence to Ellen M Fodstad.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Kunstakademiet i Tromsø, Grønnegata 1, 9008 Tromsø

Date / Time

30.04.2017 11:00

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