Jens Hoffmann lecture: The exhibition as a dramatic construction

4 August, 2013
3.00 - 4.00pm


The Power Institute is delighted to be co-presenting with the Art Gallery of NSW, a lecture by the innovative and influential curator and writer, Jens Hoffmann.

In his lecture titled The exhibition as a dramatic construction, 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 curator 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 co-curated both the 9th Shanghai Biennial (2012) and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011). 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).

No booking is required for this event, however we encourage you arrive early to secure a seat.

This lecture is co-presented with the Art Gallery of NSW.AGNSW

Location: AGNSW entrance court at The Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney