Jens Hoffman

(Curating) from Z to A

The sequel of the 2014 bestseller, (Curating) From A to Z this book extends Jens Hoffmann’s investigation of curatorial practice.

Employing a diarist style, he completes his personal curatorial alphabet with a similar transparency, and the same idiosyncratic character revealed in many of his exhibitions. The entries are stimulating and intellectually rigorous, as well as being emotionally engaging.

Each letter of the alphabet evokes a particular word related to the world of exhibition making: from D (as in Durational) and S (as in Scenography) to R (as in Relational) and F (as In Feminism). Other entries include those dedicated to the Venice Biennial, TATE, Kunsthalle, and Lucy Lippard.

(Curating) From Z to A” thus offers a summary of the development of curatorial practice over the last two decades seen through the eyes of one of its leading practitioners.

The concepts deciphered in this volume are… Zero; Yesterday; Xenophobia; Work; Venice Biennial; Utopia; TATE; Scenography; Relational; Quantity; Publication; Others; Norm; Modern; Lucy Lippard; Kunsthalle; Jury; Idiosyncratic; Humor; Gentrification; Feminism; Education; Durational; Commodity; Black Box; and Artificial.

Part of the JRP|Ringier Hapax series.

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