An anthology of texts by the influential American critic and curator. The
publication includes essays on artists, exhibitions, and
curating, catalogue texts, and interviews.
This volume brings together a wide selection of writings by exhibition
maker and writer Jens Hoffmann and outlines his deep understanding of the
interconnections among art, curating
. The nearly
fifty texts include essays on artists, exhibitions, and curating; reviews
of large-scale international group exhibitions; catalogue texts from
exhibitions Hoffmann curated; and interviews and conversations with
artists and other cultural practitioners. Collectively, the contributions
outline the development of the author's thoughts and agenda and articulate
a highly unique curatorial trajectory. The cover photograph is by
acclaimed French artist Dominique
Jens Hoffmann (born 1974 in San Jose, Costa Rica) is a writer, exhibition maker, and educator. He currently is Deputy Director of The Jewish Museum, New York. He has published widely in journals and museum publications and has written over 200 texts on art and exhibition making over the last 15 years. His most recent books include “The Studio” (2012), as well as “Show Time: A History of Exhibitions” (2014). He is the founder and editor of “The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making.” Most recently he co-curated the 9th Shanghai Biennial (2012/13) and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011).