Antonia Hirsch

Negative Space

October 17- November 14, 2015
Opening Reception and Performance: Saturday, October 17, 12-5pm

Thursday October 22, 7:30pm
Antonia Hirsch in conversation with Melanie O’Brian

Berlin-based Canadian artist Antonia Hirsch brings her multi-disciplinary project Negative Space to Gallery TPW. Originating from SFU Galleries in Vancouver, the exhibition investigates the interrelation of inner and outer worlds by mobilizing images and objects whose origin ranges from astronomy and contemporary mobile devices to black mirrors of the 18th and 19th century landscape painters. Taking up a history of reflection, Negative Space questions how, through our devices—both historical and present day—we favour the image over the real.

Throughout the opening reception, Toronto-based bassist Aaron Lumley and cellist Nick Storring will be performing Antonia Hirsch’s durational Sounding the Universe. This chamber performance invokes the sonic remnants of the Big Bang with which the universe resonates to this day: a B flat 57 octaves below middle C.

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Artist Biography

Antonia Hirsch is a Berlin-based artist, writer and editor. Her work has been exhibited at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Power Plant, Toronto; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Tramway, Glasgow; and ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, among others, and is held in the public collections of the Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, and Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry, Miami Beach. Her writing and projects have appeared in artecontexto, C Magazine, Fillip, and The Happy Hypocrite. She is the editor of the anthology Intangible Economies (Fillip, 2012).