Thomas Hirschhorn. Resisting Hypersensitivity
Digital catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition 3 “Easycollage” and 6 “Collage-Truth” at MAN Museum in Nuoro.
The sense of estrangement and repulsion triggered by the vision of the collages is the weapon with which Hirschhorn carries on his battle against a simplified relationship with the image and against the tendency of mass media photography to concentrate only on partial aspects of reality, which is what photography claims to capture, by removing the shades of meaning.
The imposition on the eye of bodies torn apart by war and at the same time of bodies idealized by advertising and marketing, parallels in appearance contrary to all logic of sense and aesthetics, represents a mindful strategy that aims to invert the process of assuefaction/hypersensitivation induced by the media.
Thomas Hirschhorn’s works intend to create awareness among viewers of their visual experiences, to come to grips with their sensitivity and recognize the need for careful critical thought when dealing with the world of the media and, more in general, with geopolitical realities and social conditions today.
Texts: Lorenzo Giusti, Thomas Hirschhorn, Micaela Deiana
Edizioni Museo MANDownload
October 5, 2015