Jens Hoffmann, writer and exhibition maker, who has curated more than 30 exhibitions internationally and written over 300 texts on art and exhibition making since the late 1990s will be presenting at CCS on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium, Walter B. Ford II Building, Walter & Josephine Ford Campus in Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center.
Since 2012 he has been deputy director of the Jewish Museum in New York where he oversees exhibitions, collections and public programs. In addition, he has recently been named Senior Adjunct Curator at MOCAD, where he will produce new exhibition projects.
Hoffmann served as director of San Fransisco's Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art from since 2007, and organized a number of high-profile international exhibitions, including the 9th Shanghai Biennial (2012), the 2011 Istanbul Biennial (with Adriano Pedrosa), the 2007 Lyon Biennial and (as a co-curator) the inaugural Berlin Biennial in 1998. He also staged the infamous Sixth Caribbean Biennial with Maurizio Cattelan, a fictional biennial that saw a number of artists vacation in a resort on the island of St. Kitts in 1999. He is the founder of The Exhibitionist: A Journal on Exhibition Making. Hoffmann will speak about his work and his curatorial vision for MOCAD, which is presenting his exhibition When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, on through March 31, 2013.