Show time : the 50 most influential exhibitions of contemporary art / Jens Hoffmann.

Show time : the 50 most influential exhibitions of contemporary art / Jens Hoffmann.

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Hoffmann, Jens, 1972- author.
256 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 27 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This book explores the recent history of exhibition-making, looking at the radical shifts that have taken place in the practice of curating contemporary art over the last 20 years. Through its most innovative shows, renowned curator Jens Hoffmann selects the 50 key exhibitions that have most significantly shaped the practice of both artists and curators. Each exhibition reviewed here has triggered profound changes in curatorial practice, and reanimated the potential of contemporary art. An international roster of curators, and exhibition venues that span the globe, from the USA, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa to France, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey and Spain. Nine themed sections, including: "New Lands" (on shows such as Magiciens de la Terre, The Short Century and After the Wall); "Biennial Years" (which documents influential biennials such as the Documentas [10, 11, 13] and the Berlin and São Paulo Biennials); "New Forms" (including experiments in exhibition-making such as Do It and NowHere); "Others Everywhere" (on 'identity politics' shows such as In a Different Light, Phantom Sightings and the 1993 Whitney Biennial); "Tomorrow's Talents Today" (on influential group exhibitions of emerging artists such as Helter Skelter and Sensation); and "History" (on historical surveys such as Inside the Visible, Global Conceptualism and WACK!). A bold proposition for the future of exhibition culture as well as a means of making the recent past accessible, for any student of curating or museum studies, for professional curators and for all those interested in one of today's most dynamic forms of cultural production"--Provided by publisher.
Introduction: Changing exhibitions --
Beyond the white cube --
Sculpture projects Münster --
Places with a past: New site-specific art in Charleston --
inSITE --
Sonsbeek 93 --
Culture in action --
Prospect. 1 New Orleans --
Artists as curators as artists --
Freeze --
The Brooklyn Museum collection: The play of the unmentionable --
Mining the museum: An installation by Fred Wilson --
The museum as muse: Artists reflect --
Mike Kelley: The uncanny --
Across the fields and beyond the disciplines --
High & Low: Modern art and popular culture --
Cities on the move: Contemporary Asian art on the turn of the 21st century --
Laboratorium --
What if: Art on the verge of architecture and design --
Century city: Art and culture in the modern metropolis --
New lands --
Magiciens de la Terre --
Cocido y Crudo --
2nd Johannesburg Biennial: Trade routes --
History and geography --
The short century: Independence and liberation movements in Africa, 1945-1994 --
After the Wall: Art and culture in Post-communist Europe --
Biennial years --
Manifesta 1-9: European Biennial of Contemporary Art --
documenta X --
24th São Paulo Biennial --
documenta 11 --
7th Lyon Biennial for Contemporary Art (It happened tomorrow) --
4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art: Of mice and men --
9th International Istanbul Biennial: Istanbul --
New forms --
This is the show and the show is many things --
do it --
NowHere --
50th Venice Biennale: Dreams and conflicts --
The dictatorship of the viewer --
28th São Paulo Biennial : In living contact --
An unruly history of the readymade --
Others everywhere --
The 1993 Whitney Biennial --
In a different light --
31st Panorama of Brazilian art: Mamõyguara Opá Mamõ Pupé --
11th International Istanbul Biennial: What keeps mankind alive? --
Phantom sightings: Art after the Chicano movement --
Tomorrow's talents today --
No Man's time --
Helter skelter: L.A. art in the 1990s --
Traffic --
Sensation: Young British artists from the Saatchi Collection --
Freestyle --
History --
Inside the visible: An elliptical traverse of 20th century art in, of, and from the feminine --
Reconsidering the object of art: 1965-1975 --
Out of actions: Between performance and the object, 1949-1979 --
Global conceptualism: Points of origin, 1950s-1980s --
WACK! Art and the feminist revolution --
Talking about exhibitions: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Massimiliano Gioni, Mary Jane Jacob, Maria Lind, Jessica Morgan, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Adriano Pedrosa in conversation with Jens Hoffmann.
9781938922336 (hardcover)
1938922336 (hardcover)