Why Gramsci? Why New York? Artist Thomas Hirschhorn explains the meaning of his new “universal monument” in New York, describing a new idea of art within today’s public spaces.
Occupy Mordor: Wu Ming 4 describes Blu’s work covering a wall of the self-managed social centre XM24—which according to the local administration will be demolished, together with the murals, in order to make room for a traffic circle.
Massimo Vincenzi, on Repubblica.it, talks about Gramsci Monument, a public installation-work of art realized in The Bronx by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn. The monument, which will be inaugurated today, is the fourth of a series of artistic interventions taking place in public spaces—the other three being a monument dedicated to Spinoza in Amsterdam, one to Deleuze in Avignon and one to Bataille in Kassell. Read More
The thin red line running between urban practices, the space and its representations: theorist and architect Eyal Weizman examines how the Israeli army makes use of philosophical and architectonic theories in order to apply new military strategies to the urban context.