Multimedia — Nov 12, 2008

PNCA+FIVE Idea Studios: Jens Hoffmann

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Curator, art critic, and writer Jens Hoffmann presents "What is a Curator?: From Exhibition Maker to Author."

International curator, art critic, and writer Jens Hoffmann presented the PNCA+FIVE Idea Studios lecture, “What is a Curator?: From Exhibition Maker to Author” in the PNCA Swigert Commons.

Jens Hoffmann is the Director of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. From 2003 to 2007 Hoffmann was the Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. He has curated and co-curated over three dozen exhibitions internationally since 1997 and written more than 150 texts on art and curatorial practice for art magazines and museum publications over the last decade.

He is also a faculty member of the Curatorial Studies Program of Goldsmiths College, University of London and a visiting professor at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. Hoffman is currently an Adjunct Curator at CAAM – Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a guest curator at the Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, is one of the curators of the 9th Lyon Biennial (2007) and together with Adriano Pedorsa curator of the 2nd San Juan Triennial in 2009.

The lecture is part of a series of Idea Studios programs, generating from the College’s innovative Ford Institute of Visual Education (FIVE). Idea Studios engages leading thinkers and artists from a range of fields and practices to enrich the mix of ideas within the College and its broader community by introducing new elements, questions, possibilities and challenges to the prevailing curriculum.

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