Thomas Hirschhorn at Galerie Chantal Crousel

Artist: Thomas Hirschhorn

Exhibition title: Eternal Ruins

Venue: Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

Date: March 7 – May 23, 2020

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel

Galerie Chantal Crousel is pleased to present Eternal Ruins, the 9th solo exhibition of Thomas Hirschhorn at the gallery, from March 7 to April 11, 2020. The exhibition includes a new series of Chat-Poster referring to Simone Weil’s work.

“The Notion of ‘Grace’ counts for me, in my work, and I always want to cut openings for Grace in my work: Grace establishes itself — out of Art. Art as such is what allows ‘Moments of Grace’ to arise. Those ‘Moments of Grace’ give testimony to Art’s power as transformatory act. Grace offers itself — from itself — Grace cannot be planned or provoked. To touch Grace I must be awake, alert, sensitive and pay attention. I need to be ready to accept ‘Moments of Grace’ in their Precariousness and Uncertainty, I need to acknowledge that Grace cannot be measured or fixed, Grace is not something to document and cannot account for a result. Grace stands clearly beyond success or failure. There can be Grace in failure too: ‘Grace fills empty spaces but can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void’ (Simone Weil).”

— Thomas Hirschhorn, Aubervilliers, 2020.

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020, Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Thomas Hirschhorn, Simone (Chat-Poster), 2020, Cardboard, wood, prints, marker, adhesive, crystals, 240 x 125 cm | 94 1/2 x 49 2/8 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris., Photo : Martin Argyroglo.

Thomas Hirschhorn, Gravity (Chat-Poster), 2020, Cardboard, wood, prints, marker, adhesive, crystals, 240 x 125 cm | 94 1/2 x 49 2/8 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris., Photo : Martin Argyroglo.

Thomas Hirschhorn, Gravity and Grace (Chat-Poster), 2020, Cardboard, wood, prints, marker, adhesive, crystals, 240 x 125 cm | 94 1/2 x 49 2/8 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo.

Thomas Hirschhorn, Home (Chat-Poster), 2020, Cardboard, wood, prints, marker, adhesive, crystals, 240 x 125 cm | 94 1/2 x 49 2/8 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Photo : Martin Argyroglo.