Jens Hoffmann: Biennials and Curatorial Ambivalence

On October 17th at NYU, a talk by┬áJens Hoffmann: “Biennials and Curatorial Ambivalence.”

“In his talk, Hoffmann will discuss the increasing tendency of deskilling in the field of exhibition making, despite the growth of curatorial MA programs, and the disappearance of expertise in much of the non-exhibition-based curatorial work that is particularly prevalent in Biennials. On the background of his recently-curated 12th Istanbul Biennial, he will explore what standards of quality and professionalism in curatorial practice can be and point towards the problematic absorption of normative codes without the creation of thorough and innovative practice.”

Comments by Christopher Howard.