"A ruin stands for a structural, an economical, a cultural, a political or a human failure." - Thomas Hirschhorn
GL STRAND marks the new year with this ambitious new work by the internationally recognized Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn, whose exhibition 'Community of Fragments' will turn GL STRAND into an anti-architectural space.
The exhibition is created as a site-specific free access project on two floors and transforms the whole architecture of GL STRAND. Right from the main stairway that leads up through the gallery spaces, Hirschhorn will let the fake cave or abandoned mine take over from floor to ceiling.
All visitors are invited to participate in the reconstruction of GL STRAND in a workshop centered in the middle of the exhibition. Here one can among other things create sculptures and two-dimensional works that contribute to the exhibition; but one can also use the workshop for dialogue and debate. With the exhibition Thomas Hirschhorn creates an artistic space that we are invited to occupy – again and again if you like. For the same reason, admission to the exhibition is FREE.
[THOMAS HIRSCHHORN, PREPARATORY SKETCH FOR “COMMUNITY OF FRAGMENTS”, 2020]