Gwangju Folly II 2013

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Nikolaus HIRSCH

Nikolaus Hirsch is an architect, curator and director of Städelschule and Portikus Kunsthalle in Frankfurt. His architectural work includes the award-winning Dresden Synagogue (2001), Hinzert Document Center (2006), Bockenheimer Depot Theater (with William Forsythe), unitednationsplaza (with Anton Vidokle), European Kunsthalle, the Cybermohalla Hub in Delhi, and a number of exhibition structures such as Bruno Latour´s “Making Things Public” (ZKM, 2005) and “Indian Highway” (Serpentine Gallery, 2008). Hirsch has curated „ErsatzStadt: Representations of the Urban“ at Volksbühne Berlin (2005), “Cultural Agencies” (Istanbul, 2009/10), “I knOw yoU” (Dublin, 2013), numerous exhibitions at Portikus and currently works as director of the upcoming Gwangju Folly project in Korea. Hirsch´s work was exhibited at Manifesta 7 (2008), the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (2011), the Shanghai Biennale (with Anton Vidokle, 2012), and Devi Art Foundation in Delhi (2012) and currently at “The Land Workshop” exhibition at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel. He is the author of the books “On Boundaries” (2007), “Track 17” (2009), "Institution Building" (2009), “Cybermohalla Hub” (2012) and co-editor of the new Critical Spatial Practice series at Sternberg Press.

Photography by Armin Linke.

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