Thomas Locher, Homo Oeconomicus, Exhibition view, Secession 2013, Photo: Jorit Aust

Thomas Locher

Homo Oeconomicus

July 5 – September 1, 2013

A pioneer of neo-conceptual art since the late 1980s, the German artist Thomas Locher examines the rules of language and the complex ways in which it functions. His exhibition Homo Oeconomicus, specially conceived for the Secession, continues his examination of the relationship between language and economics as well as the subject acting within this system, themes he has focused on for some years now. In a series of images, objects, and animations, most of them new, Locher treats aspects of exchange, structures of credit, belief, and credibility, and the impact of these notions on the constitution of the subject.


Thomas Locher, born in Munderkingen (Germany) in 1956, Locher lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen.