Show Time: The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art

ISBN: 9780500239117
Author(s): Jens Hoffman
Format: hardback
Year published: 2014
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 256
Illustrations: colour throughout


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Tracing a history of the field through its most innovative shows, renowned curator Jens Hoffmann selects the fifty exhibitions that have most significantly shaped the practice of both artists and exhibition curators.

The book’s thematic sections focus on a huge variety of exhibitions, including those that have explored public space; reflected on globalization; engaged audiences in revolutionary ways; and brought into the gallery other disciplines such as theatre and architecture. Short texts introduce and place each exhibition in context, accompanied by installation photographs and factual data about the participating artists, venues, dates, curators and publications, and many feature quotations from the originating curators exploring the premise of the show. The book concludes with a roundtable discussion by some of today’s leading curators.

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