Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument Opens July 1

Presented by Dia Art Foundation in the South Bronx

July 1, 2013, Dia Art Foundation will present Gramsci Monument, a new artwork by Thomas Hirschhorn, on the grounds of Forest Houses, a New York City Housing Authority development in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx.

Gramsci Monument is the fourth and last in Thomas Hirschhorn’s series of “monuments” dedicated to major writers and thinkers, which he initiated in 1999 with Spinoza Monument (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), followed by Deleuze Monument (Avignon, France, 2000) and Bataille Monument (Kassel, Germany, 2002). This fourth monument pays tribute to the Italian political theorist and Marxist Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), famous for his Letters From Prison and Prison Notebooks (1926-1937).

Each day the following programs will take place: daily philosophy lecture by Marcus Steinweg, daily newspaper produced and copied on location, website updates, daily radio broadcast, children’s workshop run by Alex Brown, happy hour and Ambassador Yasmil Raymond on site.

Throughout the 11 weeks, regularly scheduled weekly programs include: Gramsci Theater on Monday, running event on Tuesday, poetry session on Wednesday, field trips on Thursday, art school on Friday, Gramsci seminar on Saturday and open microphone on Sunday.

Gramsci Monument will be open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 1 through Sept. 15. Admission is free.

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