Thomas Hirschhorn: Eternal Ruins

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Open: Tue-Sat 11am-7pm

10 rue Charlot, 75003, Paris, France
Open: Tue-Sat 11am-7pm


Thomas Hirschhorn: Eternal Ruins


Thomas Hirschhorn: Eternal Ruins
to Fri 29 May 2020
Tue-Sat 11am-7pm

Galerie Chantal Crousel presents Eternal Ruins, the 9th solo exhibition of Thomas Hirschhorn at the gallery. The exhibition includes a new series of Chat-Poster referring to Simone Weil’s work.


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“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).1”

— Thomas Hirschhorn, Aubervilliers, 2020

1. “La grâce comble, mais elle ne peut entrer que là où il y a un vide pour la recevoir, et c’est elle qui fait ce vide.” Simone Weil, La Pesanteur et la Grâce, Cahiers, II.

Thomas Hirschhorn, Eternal Ruins, 2020. Installation views, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (07/03 - 11/04/2020). Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo : Martin Argyrolglo

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