Animality. Jens Hoffmann. Marian Goodman Gallery.

Posted in art, painting, photography, writing on February 7th, 2017
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Our relationship with animals is fraught and contradictory: we simultaneously mythologize, venerate, sacrifice, and exploit those who are not of our species. This paradox suggests that our connection with animals might be more complicated, and far richer, than commonly thought, and that the distinction between human and animal is not at all clear-cut. By laying down a novel artistic and theoretical framework, Animality, devised by Jens Hoffmann in conjunction with Marian Goodman Gallery, looks to examine this complex relationship. Written to accompany an exhibition of the same name, it includes more than seventy participants, mostly from the world of art, but also covering film, literature, philosophy, and science.

A fully illustrated catalogue designed by A Practice for Everyday Life.

Cast of Creatures:

Giorgio Agamben, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, John Baldessari, Stephan Balkenhol, Georges Bataille, Pierre Bismuth, Cosima von Bonin, Marcel Broodthaers, Balthasar Burkhard, Maurizio Cattelan, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Charles Darwin, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Mark Dion, André Marie Constant Duméril, Albrecht Dürer, Elmgreen & Dragset, Roe Ethridge, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Étienne de Flacourt, Michel Foucault, Conrad Gessner, J. J. Grandville, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, Ernst Haeckel, John Halas and Joy Batchelor, Petrit Halilaj, Charley Harper, Carsten Höller, Roni Horn, Marine Hugonnier, Peter Hujar, Luce Irigaray, Malia Jensen, Sarah Jones, Jamian Juliano-Villani, E’wao Kagoshima, Karen Kilimnik, Louise Lawler, Jochen Lempert, Emmanuel Levinas, Klara Liden, Carl von Linné, Robert Longo, Steve McQueen, Maria Sibylla Merian, Annette Messager, Eadweard Muybridge, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gabriel Orozco, George Orwell, Jean Painlevé, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Louis Renard, Henri Rousseau, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, Albertus Seba, Wael Shawky, George Shiras, Yinka Shonibare, Taryn Simon, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Emily Sundblad, Adrián Villar Rojas, Danh Vō, Peter Wächtler, William Wegman, Franz West, Harrison Weir, Alexander Wilson, Jordan Wolfson, Cerith Wyn Evans, Jakub Julian Ziolkowski.

Language: English
Pages: 203
Size: 22.5 x 29.7
Weight: 944 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780944219348



The Exhibitionist 10. Jens Hoffmann (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on November 19th, 2014
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The Exhibitionist 10

Jens Hoffmann, Julian Myers-Szupinska, and Lumi Tan

A half-century after the emergence of the curator in the contemporary sense, and 27 years after the founding of the first study of curatorship at École du Magasin in Grenoble, France, misgivings remain about the curatorial role. On the one hand, curators are faulted for being mere facilitators and cultural managers whose intrusion into the essential components of exhibition making—art, artists, publics, and counterpublics—is unnecessary, even unwelcome. (Our cover depicts Cindy Sherman at Artists Space in the 1970s, posing cheerfully as this sort of worker bee.) On the other, curators are accused of usurping artists’ rightful share of self-determination and interjecting a distracting performance of their own authorship into the happy and transparent relationship between art and people. These complaints cast curators as megalomaniacs or middlemen, lackeys or celebrities, exhibition makers or exhibitionists. Taken together, these anti-curatorial postures produce an odd double picture of a figure that in one gesture arrogates and abolishes their own position.

Language: English
Pages: 83
Size: 18.7 X 26 CM
Price: €10.00

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The Exhibitionist 9. Jens Hoffmann (Ed.).

Posted in art, distribution, exhibitions, Journals, magazines on April 30th, 2014
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The Exhibitionist 9

Jens Hoffmann and Lumi Tan
Curator’s Favorites
Monika Szewczyk – Idolizing Twilight
Chen Tamir – Liminal Spaces
Hendrik Folkerts – WACK the Canon!
Back in the Day
Inés Katzenstein – Experiencias 68: A Threshold
Missing in Action
Lucy Lippard – After a Fashion: The Group Show
introduced by Chelsea Haines
Massimiliano Gioni – What I Did Last Summer
Assessments: Bergen Assembly 2013: Monday Begins Saturday
Christopher Y. Lew – Workers’ Compensation
Ase Lovgren – More Verbs, Please
Laurel Ptak – Art in the Age of the Norwegian Semi-Social-Democratic-Post-Welfare-State
Johanne Nordby Werno – Love for Labour
Rigorous Research
Germano Celant – The Territories of Exhibition
Six x Six
Ngahiraka Mason, Fionn Meade, Pable Léon de la Barra, Fillipa Ramos, Maria Inés Rodriguez, Syrago Tsiara
Rear Mirror
Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers and Tina Kukielsky – Considering the 2013 Carnegie International
Jennifer Gross – The Société Anonyme’s Dada Destiny

Edited by Jens Hoffmann, Julian Myers-Szupinska, Lumi Tan
Pages: 84
Issn: 2038-0984

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Mousse #36

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, newsprint on December 19th, 2012
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Mousse is a bimonthly magazine published in Italian and English . Established in 2006, Mousse contains interviews, conversations, and essays by some of the most important figures in international criticism and curation, alternated with a series of distinctive columns in a unique tabloid format.

Mousse magazine number 36 including texts by Jens Hoffmann, Boris Groys, Anthony Huberman, Jessica Morgan, Alexander Nagel, Anna Colin amongst others.

Editor In Chief: Edoardo Bonaspetti
Art Director: Francesco Valtolina

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Mousse #31.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on December 9th, 2011
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Mousse #31.

Starring by Antonio Scoccimarro
JONATHAS DE ANDRADE: The Advantage of Being Numb by Stuart Comer
CHANTAL AKERMAN: No Idolatry and Loosing Everything that Made You a Slave by Elisabeth Lebovici
AKRAM ZAATARI: The Political Is Personal by Alessandro Rabottini
TALKING ABOUT: To Show or Not To Show by Jens Hoffmann and Maria Lind
SADIE BENNING: Transitory States by Tina Kukielski
REPRINT: So Be It by Nicolás Guagnini
SEAN LANDERS: No Intention To Fail by Beatrix Ruf
TALKING ABOUT: Progress Is Everyone’s Business by Chelsea Haines
NICE TO MEET YOU – TRISHA BAGA: Hands-on by Esperanza Rosales
NICE TO MEET YOU – ERICK BELTRÁN: Some Fundamental Postulates by Max Andrews
NICE TO MEET YOU – EDUARDO BASUALDO: Logic of the Body by Cecilia Alemani
Books by Stefano Cernuschi
TEN FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS OF CURATING: Chapter 7:What About Collecting? by Jens Hoffmann, Sofía Hernández, Chong Cuy, visuals by Mario Garcia Torres
NEW YORK – LUCY RAVEN: Anamorphic Materialism by Fionn Meade
LOS ANGELES – LIZ GLYNN: The Rise and Fall of Liz Glynn by Andrew Berardini
LONDON – IAN LAW: One Place After Another by Pavel Pys´
BERLIN – DANI GAL: History Channel by Ana Teixeira Pinto
PARIS – NEÏL BELOUFA: All Is Magic by Jarrett Gregory
Diary by Antonio Scoccimarro
LOST & FOUND: Scrutinize, Interrogate, Scrape. Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi Explore Without Surrendering to History by Andrea Lissoni
TALKING ABOUT: The Cinema as a Wayward Form… by Christopher Eamon
IAN WILSON: There was a discussion…by Hans Ulrich Obrist
WHAT’S ALTERNATIVE? ALTERNATIVE TO WHAT?: Anthony Huberman and Yasmil Raymond by Vincenzo de Bellis
HANK WILLIS THOMAS: I Am. Amen by Luigi Fassi
TALKING ABOUT: The Publishing & Exhibiting Questionnaire by Francesco Garutti and Francesco Valtolina
EDWARD KIENHOLZ: A marvellously vulgar artist! by Anja Nathan-Dorn

Editor In Chief: Edoardo Bonaspetti
Art Director: Francesco Valtolina

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The Exhibitionist #4

Posted in art, critique, distribution, exhibitions, magazines, writing on September 2nd, 2011
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The Exhibitionist #4 – La Critique, Journal on Exhibition Making

The Exhibitionist, a journal made by curators, for curators, focusing solely on the practice of exhibition making.The objective is to create a wider platform for the discussion of curatorial concerns – encourage a diversification of curatorial models, and actively contribute to the formation of a theory of curating.

Editor: Jens Hoffmann

Editorial board: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Okwui Enwezor, Kate Fowle, Mary Jane Jacob, Constance Lewallen, Maria Lind, Chus Martínez, Jessica Morgan, Julian Myers, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Paul O’Neill, Adriano Pedrosa, Dieter Roelstraete, Dorothea von Hantelmann

Design: Jon Sueda and Jennifer Hennesy / Stripe, San Francisco

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Mousse #28

Posted in art, critique, exhibitions, magazines, Motto Berlin store, writing on April 18th, 2011
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Mousse Magazine #28

In This Issue:
Kathryn Andrews, Art & the Web, Manon de Boer, Tony Conrad, France Fiction, Rob Johannesma, K8 Hardy, Tobias Kaspar, Morag Keil, Sung Hwan Kim, Letter to a Blind Man, Helen Marten, John Miller, Mike Nelson, James Richards, Ben Rivers, Eva Rothschild, Thomas Schütte, Gabriel Sierra, Javier Téllez, Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating IV , Fredrik Vaerslev, Gernot Wieland

Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating: Why Mediate Art?
by Maria Lind / edited by Jens Hoffmann / artwork by Marysia Lewandowska

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Mousse #27

Posted in art, critique, design, exhibitions, magazines, Motto Berlin store, music, photography, writing on February 9th, 2011
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Mousse Magazine no. 27

In December, Ute Meta Bauer and Dan Graham met up in New York for a conversation whose scope was determined by their many shared interests and long friendship, as well as a passion for literature that, inevitably, is connected to an extraordinary storytelling ability. Hans Ulrich Obrist and Stuart Comer got together with William (Bill) Leavitt for a long conversation just a few months after his first retrospective at Los Angeles MOCA, an event that John Baldessari celebrates in his introductory portrait of the artist.

For PART OF THE PROCESS, Ronald Van de Sompel talked with Sven Augustijnen about the artist’s new film, Spectres, which focuses on the decolonization of the Belgian Congo, especially the circumstances surrounding the murder of Patrice Lumumba. A dark work that tracks the phantoms of history into their most hidden retreats.You need to read Chus Martínez’s text at samba rhythm. Samba is a movement of the body that reverberates in the movement of the social body. It is also a way to neutralize the system, as the author explains. The art world is flooded with printed matter. Dieter Roelstraete analyzes this phenomenon for PORTFOLIO in relation to the work of Zin Taylor, who is unquestionably an exquisite narrator. To Andrew Berardini, the greatest achievement of Brian Bress’s work is that it makes us keenly aware of how much television entertainment has shaped our mental processes. Yarn Man and his bizarre friends make this clear to us.Building houses out of nothing and against all odds. Abraham Cruzvillegas has translated the experience of autoconstruccion into several initiatives, which he talked about with Vincenzo de Bellis. Fiete Stolte lives in a parallel reality. Not a different world from ours, but the same one according to a different model of time. One where nights are not always dark, nor days always light. Jennifer Allen tried to synchronize herself with the artist’s new calendar, for HARK!

ARTIST PROJECT: Jeremy Deller, introduced by an interview with Peter Eleey.

TEN FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS OF CURATING, a project curated by Jens Hoffmann, sponsored by Fiorucci Art Trust and Mousse Publishing, explores the multifaceted physiognomy of the curator. The third of ten dossiers features João Ribas answering the question “What to do with the contemporary?” plus selected illustrations by Matthew Buckingham

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