Thomas Hirschhorn's 'Power Plant' Diorama is Politically Charged

 - Mar 12, 2013
References: contemporaryartdaily & sweet-station
The goal of countless artists is to create true politically charged works that chronicle the civil unrest of the society they live in. In that regard, Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn's 'Power Plant' diorama is a smashing success.

The civil unrest diorama depicts mannequins engaged in a protest. Some of the mannequins are bloodied and lacking limbs. The specific meaning or point that Hirschhorn is making with this specific art piece seems to be in the eye of the beholder, but the message of protest rings through loud and clear.

When describing one of his earlier works from previous years, Hirschhorn was quoted as saying, "I want to invite people not to turn their eyes away from the non-positive." It certainly seems like that message hasn't been diluted with his most recent civil unrest creation.