Writer – Photographic Artist – Art Curator
Writer – Photographic Artist – Art Curator

BOOKS

Books by Andreas J. Hirsch as author or editor.

HUNDERTWASSER in NEW ZEALAND

New Book – Release Date August 2022 Andreas J. Hirsch Hundertwasser in New Zealand The Art of Creating Paradise Oratia Books, Auckland, New Zealand “Hundertwasser in New Zealand is a richly illustrated and accessible account of the artist’s love of Aotearoa, his interaction with the people and land, and the […]

HR GIGER, Taschen

HR GIGER – The Monograph

“HR Giger created his own mythology .., encoding it into his paintings like DNA. In his work, he created a pictorial history that will be read as myth in a future whose proximity or distance we cannot yet ascertain. Until then, Giger’s art tell us something about a possible future […]

Alchemists of the Future

Alchemists of the Future – Ars Electronica Futurelab

“It is an institution like no other, with an eventful history of 25 years now behind it. Compared with the common academic or industry research and development lab, this unit is rather small, comprising a staff of a mere three to five dozen people. It is neither an academic institute […]

The Practice of Art and AI

Notes on the Practice of AI and Art

“A phantom is roaming around the world, visible at certain points, but mostly hidden from plain sight, moving stealthily into every area of life and work, and into every private recess. It comes in the guise of the epitome of progress, promising increased efficiency and profit to some, absolute control […]

Beethoven in Vienna

Beethoven in Vienna

“Life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven are surrounded by a myriad of legends and fictitious stories, of heroic and idealistic accounts and attempts to possess him. Beethoven’s lifetime at the turn of the 18th to the 19th century may – a good two hundred years later – seem alien […]

Vienna - Portrait of a City

Vienna – Portrait of a City

“The invention of photography was also quickly picked up in the Biedermeier idyll of Vienna. As early as 1839, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre sent from Paris some of his first images to Metternich, who showed them to the emperor and had them exhibited in the Art Academy. Metternich dispatched the […]

Andreas J. Hirsch, Creating the Future – A Brief History of Ars Electronica 1979–2019

A Brief History of Ars Electronica

“In 1979, long before anyone started speaking about a ‘digital revolution,’ in the unlikely setting of the small industrial town of Linz in Upper Austria, close to the Iron Curtain, three men—the director of a television station, a musician, and a scientist, who also wrote science fiction—launched a visionary festival […]

The Practice of Art and Science

The Practice of Art and Science

“Encounters of art and science, or, more precisely, of artists and scientists, have enjoyed rapidly growing interest and attention in recent years. The romance of art and science has a long history, albeit a mixed one. Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), the artist and polymath active in the Florence of the […]

Hundertwasser – The Art of the Green Path

Hundertwasser – The Art of the Green Path

“The time is ripe for a renaissance of Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Born in Vienna as Friedrich Stowasser (1928—2000), this painter was among the most interesting and original protagonists of the international art avantgarde of the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1970s he went on to join the ranks of the twentieth […]

Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti – Photographer and Revolutionary

“Perhaps it was her compassion, her passionate altruism that was the essence of her life and her work as a photographer. Perhaps it was her compassion that made her a true revolutionary. And perhaps that is why ultimately, her work as a photographer escapes the aura of being fragmentary and […]

PICASSO

Pablo Picasso – Myths, Fables, and Models

Pablo Picasso “ .. we see Picasso sitting in his studio in the dark of night, a studio that for him is the Corrida Arena under the blazing sun, the arena in which he works indefatigably on the myth while the myth, at the same time, works in him — […]

Re-Inventing Radio.

Aspects of Radio as Art “While the death of radio as a mass medium is once again being predicted as imminent, recent developments in transmission technology underline what has long been evident: radio is not about the transmission of sound, but of signal. After over a century of innovation, appropriation, […]