Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers. Edited and with text by Jens Hoffmann. Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Massimiliano Gioni, Maria Lind, Jessica Morgan, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Adriano Pedrosa, Mary Jane Jacob.
This monumental new book explores the recent history of exhibition-making, looking at the radical shifts that have taken place in the practice of curating contemporary art over the last 20 years. Tracing a history of curating through its most innovative shows, renowned curator Jens Hoffmann selects the 50 key exhibitions that have most significantly shaped the practice of both artists and curators. Chosen from the plethora of exhibitions, biennials and art events that have sprung up across the world since the 1990s, each exhibition reviewed here has triggered profound changes in curatorial practice, and reanimated the potential of contemporary art. The book includes an international roster of curators, and exhibition venues that span the globe, from the USA, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa to France, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey and Spain. It is comprised of nine themed sections, including: "New Lands" (on shows such as Magiciens de la Terre, The Short Century and After the Wall); "Biennial Years" (which documents influential biennials such as the Documentas [10, 11, 13] and the Berlin and Săo Paulo Biennials); "New Forms" (including experiments in exhibition-making such as Do It and NowHere); "Others Everywhere" (on ‘identity politics’ shows such as In a Different Light, Phantom Sightings and the 1993 Whitney Biennial); "Tomorrow’s Talents Today" (on influential group exhibitions of emerging artists such as Helter Skelter and Sensation); and "History" (on historical surveys such as Inside the Visible, Global Conceptualism and WACK!). A bold proposition for the future of exhibition culture as well as a means of making the recent past accessible, Show Time is essential reading for any student of curating or museum studies, for professional curators and for all those interested in one of today’s most dynamic forms of cultural production. Jens Hoffmann is an exhibition maker and writer based in New York. He is Deputy Director and Head of Exhibitions and Public Programs at The Jewish Museum, New York. He has curated and co-curated a number of large-scale exhibitions, including the 2nd San Juan Triennial (2009), the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011) and the 9th Shanghai Biennial (2012).
Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Krist Gruijthuijsen. Interview by Maria Lind.
Artist, teacher and writer Doug Ashford (born 1958) is well known for his innovative work with the New York artist collective Group Material, which was founded in 1983 and operated until 1996. Group Material (whose other members included Julie Ault, Patrick Brennan, Beth Jaker, Mundy McLaughlin, Marybeth Nelson, Tim Rollins and Peter Szypula) pioneered forms of installation and curatorial approaches, and engaged issues around participation and historical representation. Since that time, Ashford has gone on to make paintings, write, and produce other cross-disciplinary projects. He has also been influential as a teacher, having taught design, sculpture, and theory at The Cooper Union, New York, since 1989. This publication--the first collection of his writings and conversations--represents one of the many spaces Ashford’s work occupies, and attempts to encompass the evolution of the artist’s thinking over the past 25 years.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 4.75 x 6.5 in. / 144 pgs / 24 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/31/2014 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 143
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Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Rein Wolfs. Texts by Federico Campagna, Maria Lind, Rein Wolfs.
This volume looks at the impact of globalization and the internet on arts institutions, through works by Nina Beier, Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak, Juliette Blightman, Valentin Carron, Matias Faldbakken, Petrit Halilaj, Christian Jankowski, San Keller, Klara Lidén, Helen Marten, Metahaven, Erik van Lieshout and Danh Vo.
Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Jens Hoffmann. Foreword by Milovan Farronato. Text by Peter Eleey, Elena Filipovic, Juan A. Gaitán, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Maria Lind, Chus Martínez, Jessica Morgan, Adriano Pedrosa, Joăo Ribas, Dieter Roelstraete.
It has become almost obligatory to introduce a book on curating by noting the plethora of recent publications on the subject. How, in just a few short years, did we reach this point of saturation? What questions, exactly, do all these books address? Many attempt to offer an overview of the curatorial field as it exists today, or attempt to map its historical trajectory. Others propose a series of case studies under a common curatorial theme. All are hoping to contribute to this relatively new discipline and its accompanying canon. Edited by Jens Hoffmann, Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating offers a real critique of existing publications and modes of thinking by explicitly asking the questions that others have missed, ignored or deemed already answered: What is a curator? What is the public? What is art? What about collecting? What is an exhibition? Why mediate art? What to do with the contemporary? What about responsibility? What is the process? How about pleasure? Here, Peter Eleey, Elena Filipovic, Juan A. Gaitán, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Maria Lind, Chus Martínez, Jessica Morgan, Adriano Pedrosa, Joăo Ribas and Dieter Roelstraete each propose and then address one question. Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating takes a back-to-basics approach--a return to a kind of zero-degree state--at a time when a recalibration of what a curator is and does seems both necessary and urgent.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/31/2013 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 146
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Published by Galleria Riccardo Crespi. Text by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Maria Lind, Gabi Scardi.
Lisi Raskin's handcrafted reconstructions of military command centers conjure the Cold War era's preoccupation with militarization. This volume documents her most recent installations which have surfaced in several locations, beginning with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Each episode contained herein is part of an ongoing project entitled Mobile Observation.
PUBLISHER Galleria Riccardo Crespi
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 70 color / 10 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/28/2010 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2010 p. 120
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Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst. Text by Maria Lind, Friedemann Malsch, Dieter Roelstraete, Bettina Baumgärtel.
Swedish installation artist Matts Leiderstam (born 1956) takes art history itself as his material, specifically portrait and landscape painting of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Using simple optical instruments (color filters, magnifying glasses, slide projections and computer animations, Leiderstam exposes buried narratives in these works, presenting his discoveries as archives and archival installations.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Christine Macel, Karen Marta. Text by Simon Critchley, Maria Lind, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Philippe Parreno (born 1964) undermines the notion of the discrete, ownable, copyrighted artwork through collaborations with artists such as Douglas Gordon and Pierre Huyghe, performances, dialogue and the cultivation of exhibitions as real-time encounters. This superbly produced monograph, designed by M/M, offers the first substantial inventory of Parreno's work since the late 1980s, covering his multifarious production from film (such as the famous Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait, made with Douglas Gordon, 2006) to spectacle (Il Tempo del Postino, with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2007). It also includes critical and fictional texts by Maria Lind, Charles Arsčne-Henry, Enrique Juncosa and Simon Critchley, as well as an interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Published by JRP|Ringier. A film by Hila Peleg. With Charles Esche, Liam Gillick, Maria Lind.
Inspired by André Breton's mock trials of the 1920s and 30s, A Crime Against Art is a film based on a staged trial at the 2007 ARCO Art Fair in Madrid. Set as a television courtroom drama, this DVD condenses the trial to 100 minutes. Starring Jan Verwoert, Vasif Kortun, Chus Martinez and Charles Esche.
Published by Guggenheim Museum Publications. Essays by Michael Archer, Jan Avgikos, Daniel Birnbaum, Ina Blom, Stefano Boeri, Francesco Bonami, Nicolas Bourriaud, Xavier Douroux, Patricia Falguieres, Heike Föll, Hal Foster, Massimiliano Gioni, Michael Govan, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Jens Hoffman, Chrissie Iles, Branden Joseph, Emily King, Christy Lange, Maria Lind, Tom Morton, Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Barbara Steiner, Rachael Thomas, Eric Troncy, Giorgio Verzotti, Thomas Wulffen, Olivier Zahm
During the 1990s a number of artists claimed the exhibition as their medium. Working independently or in various collaborative constellations, they eschewed the individual object in favor of the exhibition environment as a dynamic arena, ever expanding its physical and temporal parameters. For these artists an exhibition can comprise a film, a novel, a shared meal, a social space, a performance or a journey. Their work engages directly with the vicissitudes of everyday life, offering subtle moments of transformation. This catalogue, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, is the first in the U.S. to examine the dynamic interchange among a core group of these artists--Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno and Rirkrit Tiravanija--a many-sided conversation that helped shape the cultural landscape of the 1990s and beyond.