Jens Hoffmann

OPENINGS: ADRIANA MARTÍNEZ

February 2017

IN ADRIANA MARTÍNEZ’S 2016 video work Shipping and Handling, a familiar brown box rotates evenly, suspended in the pitch-black interior of a gleaming white stand. Bar codes are visible on several sides of this simulated cardboard cube, as … READ ON

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Biennale de Montréal

February 2017

The 2016 Biennale de Montréal, titled “Le Grand Balcon” (The Grand Balcony) and organized by Belgian curator Philippe Pirotte (with curatorial advisors Corey McCorkle, Aseman Sabet, and Kitty Scott), was refreshingly ambiguous, intentionally… READ ON

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9th Biennale De Montréal: “The Grand Balcony”

September 2016

Curated by Philippe Pirotte with Corey McCorkle, Aseman Sabet, and Kitty Scott Titled “The Grand Balcony” after Jean Genet’s iconic 1956 play, this year’s Biennale de Montréal aspires to join the ranks of such prestigious biennials as those… READ ON

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Adrián Villar Rojas

January 2016

The Argentinean artist Adrián Villar Rojas offers his audience a mash-up of the adolescent iconographies that have fascinated him since he was a teenager: that of sci-fi, with its robots and spaceships; that of the postapocalyptic, derived … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

12th Havana Biennial: “Between the Idea and Experience”

May 2015

Curated by Jorge Fernández Torres, Margarita González Lorente, et al. The inaugural Havana Biennial of 1984, which exclusively featured art from Latin America and the Caribbean, was one of the first biennials to concentrate on artists from … READ ON

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art in Costa Rica

LETTER FROM CENTRAL AMERICA

April 2015

DESPITE THE EVER-EXPANDING BORDERS of the art world, Central America rarely features on the itineraries of its jet-setters. Its seven countries have long been dismissed through the clichés of the banana republic, plagued by civil war, violent… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

“artevida”

January 2015

The citywide, large-scale group exhibition “artevida” (artlife) examined the relationship between art and life around the time of the Brazilian military dictatorship, which lasted from 1964 to 1985. The show, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

“Art or Sound”

November 2014

Exhibitions examining the relationship between art and sound have been plentiful in recent years, among them the Museum of Modern Art in New York’s 2013 “Soundings: A Contemporary Score.” This trend reflects sound’s importance in contemporary… READ ON

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“Pedro Paiva and João Maria Gusmão: Papagaio” (Parrot)

May 2014

Curated by Vicente Todolí The work of Pedro Paiva and João Maria Gusmão has generated a lot of interest since the early 2000s (among other high-profile global exhibitions, the two have participated in the Gwangju Biennale, Manifesta, and the… READ ON

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5th Auckland Triennial

December 2013

For this edition of the Auckland Triennial, titled “If you were to live here . . . ,” the French-Chinese curator Hou Hanru, a veteran of the biennial/triennial circuit with more than a dozen such megashows under his belt—Venice, Shanghai, … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2013 [TOC]