Born in Falenty, Poland in June 1930 Magdalena was a sculptor and a leading artist of the tapestry school. Her originality lies in the transfer of her knowledge of upholstery to sculpture from some experiments carried out in the 1960s.
Over the years, Hirschhorn (Switzerland, 1957) has created more than seventy works in public space, questioning the autonomy, the authorship and resistance of a work
of art, and asserting the power of art to touch and transform the other. “I want to use art as a tool to establish a contact with the Other – this is a necessity – and I am convinced that the only possible contact with the Other happens “One to One”, as equal.” Through his experience of working in public space, Hirschhorn has developed his own guidelines of “Presence and Production” in being present and producing on location during the full course of his projects. “To be ‘present’ and to ‘produce’ means to make a physical statement, here and now. I believe that only through presence—my presence —and only through production —my production— can my work have an impact in public space or at a public location.”
Photo: Tobias Valentin
Monica is a conceptual artist, contemporary sculptor and a scholar living in Berlin. She emerged as a visual artist and began exhibiting internationally in the 1990s. Her multifaceted practice investigates the relationship between architecture, power structures, gender, and space.
Karl Holmqvist is an artist whose primary material is language. His inventive re-renderings of words and phrases take various forms including artist’s books, posters, wall drawings, sculpture, videos and live performances. Borrowing from generic types of speech or written word, ranging from common sayings to literary references, from popular music to political activism, Holmqvist repositions these sampled fragments in new contexts, allowing for ambiguity and double meanings to emerge.
(courtesy of Camden Arts Centre)
Theo Deutinger (1971) is an architect, writer and designer. He is the founder and head of The Department (TD), a practice that combines architecture with research, visualization and artistic thinking. With TD he works at all scales from global planning, spatial master plans, architecture to graphic and curatorial work. Deutinger is known for his theoretical writings on the transformation of European urban culture, and his socio-cultural studies such as the “Handbook of Tyranny.” Theo Deutinger lives and works in Austria.