visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor An illustrated examination of one of Hirschhorn's precarious monuments now dismantled. Part-text part-sculpture part-architecture part-junk heap Thomas Hirschhorn's often monumental but precarious works offer a commentary on the spectacle of late-capitalist consumerism and the global proliferation of commodities. Made from ephemeral materials-cardboard foil plastic bags and packing tape-that the artist describes as universal economic inclusive and [without] any plus-value these works also engage issues of justice power and moral responsibility. Hirschhorn (born in Switzerland in 1957) often chooses to place his work in non-art settings saying that he wants it to fight for its own existence. In this book Anna Dezeuze offers a generously illustrated examination of Hirschhorn's Deleuze Monument (2000) the second in his series of four Monuments. Deleuze Monument-a sculpture an altar and a library dedicated to Gilles Deleuze-was conceived as a work open to visitors twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. Part of the exhibition La Beaute in Avignon Deleuze Monument was controversial from the start and it was dismantled two months before the end of the exhibition after being vandalized. Dezeuze describes the chronology of the project including negotiations with local residents; the dynamic between affirmation and vulnerability in Hirschhorn's work; failure and scatter art in the 1990s; participatory practices; and problems of presence maintenance and appearance raised by Hirschhorn's acknowledgement of error in his discontinuous presence on site following the installation of Deleuze Monument. Biografía del autor Anna Dezeuze is the editor of The 'Do-it-yourself' Artwork: Participation from Fluxus to New Media and co-editor with Julia Kelly of Found Sculpture and Photography from Surrealism to Contemporary Art. Her writing has appeared in Oxford Art Journal Women & Performance Performance Research Mute and Art Monthly. She is a Lecturer in Art History at the Ecole Superieure d'Art et de Design Marseille Mediterranee.