May 25 2017
Book Launch and Panel | The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making // The First Six Years
Thurs | 7PM
Please join us for an evening to celebrate the launch of The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making // The First Six Years with an introduction by founding editor Jens Hoffmann, a discussion of the history of the history of exhibitions with Amara Antilla, and a roundtable conversation on exhibiting exhibitions with Ruba Katrib, Mia Locks and Lauren Cornell, moderated by Piper Marshall.
The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making is an anthology of the first 12 issues of the journal about contemporary curating that bears the same name. Established in 2009 as a forum for critical reflection on exhibition-making and curatorial practice, The Exhibitionist has always defined itself as “by curators, for curators.”Collected together in a monumental omnibus edition (clocking in at 975 pages), the complete run of the journal is accompanied by a new introduction by founding editor Jens Hoffmann, and a critical approach to a theory of the exhibition by senior editor Julian Myers-Szupinska. With the publication of this volume, The Exhibitionist closes a chapter of its existence as a print magazine and shifts its activities to the-exhibitionist.com.
The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making // The First Six Years is published by The Exhibitionist in collaboration with Distributed Art Publishers.
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Amara Antilla is an Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York where she assisted on retrospectives of Monir Farmanfarmaian (2015), V. S. Gaitonde (2014), and Lee Ufan (2011). She is also part of the curatorial team responsible for acquisitions and exhibitions focusing on contemporary art from South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa supported by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Independently she has organized programs in collaboration with Clark House Initiative, Mumbai; FD13, Minneapolis; Northern Spark, Minneapolis; and NK Projekt, Berlin. Antilla was awarded an Asian Cultural Council grant (2015-16) and served as curatorial adviser for the Dhaka Art Summit (2016). She studied Art History at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is pursuing graduate work at Hunter College at the City University of New York.
Lauren Cornell is currently Curator and Associate Director, Technology Initiatives at the New Museum. As of July 1st, she will be Chief Curator, the Hessel Museum and Director of the Graduate Program, CCS Bard.
Jens Hoffmann is a writer and exhibition maker. He currently serves as Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Jewish Museum in New York, as Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and as the Artistic Director of FRONT INTERNATIONAL: Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland. He is the Founding Editor of The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making and since 2012 Editor at Large for Mousse Magazine. Prior to that Hoffmann was the Director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2008-2013) and Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2003-2008). He was Curator of the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011), Curator of the 10th Shanghai Biennial (2012-13) and Curator of the 2nd San Juan Triennial (2009).
Ruba Katrib is Curator at SculptureCenter, New York where she has produced the group shows The Eccentrics (2015), Puddle, Pothole, Portal (2014) (co-curated with artist Camille Henrot), Better Homes (2013), and A Disagreeable Object (2012). Recent solo shows include exhibitions with Sam Anderson, Teresa Burga, Charlotte Prodger (all 2017), Cosima von Bonin, Aki Sasamoto, Rochelle Goldberg (all 2016), Anthea Hamilton, Gabriel Sierra, Magali Reus, Michael E. Smith, Erika Verzutti, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (all 2015), Jumana Manna, and David Douard (both 2014). Katrib has contributed texts for a number of publications and periodicals including Art in America, Parkett, and cura. magazine.
Mia Locks is an independent curator based in New York. She organized the 2017 Whitney Biennial, with Christopher Y. Lew, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Previously, at MoMA PS1, she organized exhibitions including Greater New York (2015), with Douglas Crimp, Peter Eleey, and Thomas Lax; Math Bass: Off the Clock (2015); IM Heung-soon: Reincarnation (2015); The Little Things Could Be Dearer (2014); and Samara Golden: The Flat Side of the Knife (2014). Prior to MoMA PS1, she organized Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945–1980 (2012), with David Frantz, at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives as part of the Getty’s inaugural Pacific Standard Time initiative. Her writing has appeared in several books and publications including Mousse, Afterall, and Art Journal, among others.
Piper Marshall is an independent curator and writer. Her research-intensive practice is conducted at the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, where she is a PhD Candidate. Marshall serves as editor-at-large for the journal The Exhibitionist. She is the curator of the 12th annual A.I.R. Biennial (2017). She curates a seasonal program for Mary Boone Gallery, New York. Prior to continuing her studies, Marshall was a curator at the Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art in New York (2008–14). Marshall has curated monographic exhibitions devoted to the artists Judith Bernstein, Ericka Beckman, Sadie Benning, John Miller, Silke Otto Knapp, Allan McCollum, and many others. She has contributed essays to monographs devoted to Rochelle Goldberg and Josephine Meckseper, and edited the exhibition reader for Descartes’ Daughter, published by Sternberg Press. Marshall is a contributor to Parkett, Texte Zur Kunst, Kaleidoscope, Art in America, and Artforum.com.