Jens Hoffmann

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


art in Costa Rica


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]


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 … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

“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… READ ON


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]

Exhibiting the New Art


February 2011

Exhibiting the New Art: “Op Losse Schroeven” and “When Attitudes Become Form” 1969, by Christian Rattemeyer and other authors. London: Afterall Books, in association with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven,… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2011 [TOC]


January 2008

THINK “ART CAR,” and you’ll likely summon images of styled automobiles from BMW’s long-standing series by that name featuring automotive collaborations with artists—beginning with the likes of Alexander Calder and Andy Warhol in the… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2008 [TOC]

Mario Ybarra Jr.

January 2007

OFFERING A FRESH PERSPECTIVE on the fusion of cultures, practices, and aesthetics, Mario Ybarra Jr. has reenergized everything from the commingling of street culture and fine art to the grassroots workshop and the artist-run gallery. He is … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2007 [TOC]