The Visitor Talks – James Hoff

November 30, 2016 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CCS Bard, Classroom 102

James Hoff (b.1975) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work encompasses painting, sound, performance, and publishing among other media. He has maintained a strong focus on distributed forms and experiments with language, including cross-disciplinary investigations that address orally-transmitted syndromes, computer viruses, and ear worms. He has exhibited his work extensively throughout the United States and Europe over the last ten years as well as released two records with the music label PAN (Berlin). Hoff is also a co-founder of Primary Information, a non-profit arts organization devoted to publishing artists’ books and art historical documents. 

Recent solo exhibitions include Utopia Landfill or Vacation in the Age of Sad Passion at Callicoon Fine Arts, Like Insects Smacking Themselves Senseless Against a Screen at Night to get to the Light Inside at Supportico Lopez, B=R=I=C=K=I=N=G at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, Black Box, BACO Arte Contemporanea, Bergamo Italy. 

Two-person and group exhibitions include From Minimalism into Algorithm, The Kitchen, New York; Eugen Gomringer &, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld; Milan, Italy; Exploring Compositional Epistemologies A Series of Notional Synthesization on Topological Morphologies and Heuristic Gestures in the Realm of Sonic Language, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; Drop Shadow, Kunsthall Oslo; Bachelor Machines, Room East, New York; Parasitic Gaps, Team gallery, New York; Freaks and Geeks, Air de Paris, Paris; and New Humans, at Bureau, New York. Publications by the artist include a contribution to The Social Life of the Book; castillo/corrales; Everybody’s Pixelated, Printed Matter and Inventory Arousal, published by Bedford Press. Readings, talks and performances by Hoff have taken place at Artists Space, New York, MoMA, New York, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Issue Project Room, New York and La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels, Belgium.  

This talk is given as part of the lecture series : The Visitor Talks – We are the Center for Curatorial Studies : The Department of Events (The Discursive Core)


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