Thomas Hirschhorn 'Gramsci Monument'
Dia Art Foundation is a nonprofit organization that initiates, supports, presents, and preserves art projects. It support projects “whose nature or scale would preclude other funding sources.
In 2013, Dia Art Foundation commissioned Thomas Hirschhorn to build Gramsci Monument, an overwhelming, complex, and excessive outdoor sculpture that measured 8,000 square feet and was located on the grounds of Forest Houses, a New York City Housing Authority development in the Bronx, New York. Daily and weekly events organized by the artist, Gramsci Monument concluded Hirschhorn’s series of “monuments” dedicated to philosophers.
This publication takes the form of a manual that details the complexity of creating an art work in public space, bringing together contemporary scholarship alongside accounts from residents, participants, and visitors.
Client: Dia Art Foundation
Creative Director: Glen Cummings
Role: Art Director
- Project Roles
- Art Director, Content Producer, Designer, Editor (Brand/Content), Retoucher, Typographer
- Art Direction, Conceptual, Content, Design, Editorial, Retouching
- Book Covers, Books
- Project Industries
- Entertainment, Media, Non-Profit