[November 7 2021]
“The world needs to be de-pixelated,” says Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn, the creator of a cycle of works called the Pixel-Collage that run along a Purple wall, giving the exhibition it’s name.
Hirschhorn is looking for a state of sensitivity, given by a gaze that remains vigilant and aware of what is around it, without denying it. On the other hand, Hypersensitivity often leads to censorship that is paradoxically linked to self-protection and exclusion of the other. These works, created by recombining advertising photos alongside pictures of mutilated bodies, often create embarrassment in the viewer, making us reflect on a concept the artist has often expressed: the spread of hypersensitivity in the contemporary world.
On view now until 6 March 2022 at MAXXI
Via Guido Reni, 4a, 00196 Roma, Italy
Photos by Giorgio Benni