Thomas Hirschhorn, Das Auge, Exhibition view, Secession 2008, Photo: Pez Hejduk

Thomas Hirschhorn

Das Auge

July 5 – September 7, 2008

Das Auge (The Eye) is the title of my exhibition in the Secession. Das Auge has nothing to do with Georges Bataillewho I admire greatly. As an artist, I want to make a work that in no ways bows down to historical facts. With Das Auge I want to give form to this resistance against a form. I want to produce a work that does not bow down to facts and that resists historical facts. And I want to create a universal truth with this form.


Thomas Hirschhorn, born in Bern in 1957, lives and works in Paris.