Roger Hiorns (b. 1975; Birmingham, UK) presents his first solo museum exhibition in the Netherlands at De Hallen Haarlem.
His is an important and critical approach into man as a creature of activity. Hiorns addresses the way we cope with the things surrounding us. To what extent are we able really to know an object? How does our understanding of an object change when we know that a cow’s brain has been incorporated, and is thus perversely infused with some kind of knowledge and memory? Does a sculpture acquire new meaning when we know that a religious community prays to it from a distance? Hiorns connects substance and geist, the material and mystical, baseness and the sacred.
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