Special lecture: Jens Hoffmann
The exhibition as a dramatic construction
In this lecture, Jens Hoffmann will speak about his idea of the exhibition as a dramatic construction and the advantages and disadvantages of theatricality in the gallery space.
Hoffmann’s talk will focus on a trilogy of exhibitions he curated in San Francisco at the CCA Wattis Institute that were based on three iconic American novels: The Wizard of Oz (2009), Moby Dick (2010) and Huckleberry Finn (2011).
Hoffmann is an exhibition maker and writer based in New York. Since 2012 he has been Deputy Director and Head of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Jewish Museum in New York. He recently curated the 9th Shanghai Biennial (2012) and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011, with Adriano Pedrosa). Hoffmann is the editor and founder of The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making and has recently published Ten fundamental questions of curating (Mousse Publications 2013).
This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Power Institute for Art and Visual Culture, University of Sydney.
Jens Hoffmann’s visit to Australia supported by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.
Due to popular demand, this free lecture will now take place in the Gallery’s Entrance Court, not the Centenary Auditorium as previously advertised. Bookings are no longer required. People who booked previously will have reserved seats. Seating will be limited but standing room will be available.
Image: Jens Hoffmann