is the fourth and final work in Thomas Hirschhorn’s series of “monuments” dedicated to major writers and thinkers, which initiated in 1999 with Spinoza Monument
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and was followed by Deleuze Monument
(Avignon, France) in 2000 and Bataille Monument
(Kassel, Germany) in 2002. Gramsci Monument
will be located on the grounds of a housing development and take the form of a temporary pavilion with a theater stage, a library of Antonio Gramsci’s books, a public lounge, an internet corner, a workshop area with carpentry tools, and a food kiosk.
Daily and weekly programs will include: lectures by scholars on Antonio Gramsci, poetry readings and workshops, open microphone event, art workshops led by Thomas Hirschhorn, field trips organized by the ambassador, and a play, titled Gramsci Theater
will be open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.
For more information visit, www.gramsci-monument.com
Dia Art Foundation offers special thanks to the New York City Housing Authority. Major support for Gramsci Monument
has been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Maja Oeri and Hans U. Bodenmann. Generous support has been provided by Dia’s Commissioning Committee: Jill and Peter Kraus, Leslie and Mac McQuown, Genny and Selmo Nissenbaum, and Liz Gerring Radke and Kirk August Radke; public funds from Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council; and the Jan Michalski Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida, Stéphane Samuel and Robert Melvin Rubin, Lenore and Adam Sender, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.