Thomas Hirschhorn: Material: Public Works - The Bridge 2000

Thomas Hirschhorn: Material: Public Works - The Bridge 2000
Library Shelf Location ABC–HIRS
Publication Date 01 Aug 2001

This publication developed out of a work produced for the Protest & Survive exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, which involved the construction of a bridge between the gallery cafe and the adjacent Freedom Press anarchist bookshop. The project set out to open a dialogue about the relationship between art and politics. The linking function of the bridge and its remit as a ‘communicative’ device is intended to be continued by this publication.

Modelled on a French government document, this book aims to reveal both the structure of the bridge and the process of artistic production as a mutual activity. Through the reproduction of correspondence and dialogue between the various parties the hidden support systems of production become transparent.

Co-published by Book Works with the Whitechapel Art Gallery.

Material: Public Works − The Bridge 2000; Hirschhorn, Thomas; 2001; Warm Seas: Curated by Craig Martin; Realised; Offset printing; Black & white; 200 pages; Soft cover, housed in a resealable cover bag; Design: Silke Roch; 210 x 300 mm ; Edition of 2,000 copies; ISBN: 978 1 870699 55

ISBN 9781870699556
Quantity 1
Pages 200
Format Paperback
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Thomas Hirschhorn
Categories Installation, Public/Landscape Art, Sculpture, BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment)
Related Gallery Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Artist's Nationality Swiss
Language English
Material Found objects

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