Unorthodox Jens Hoffmann

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
01 Mar 2016
ISBN:
9780300219340
Imprint:
Jewish Museum
Dimensions:
184 pages: 279 x 219mm
Illustrations:
55 color illus.
Sales territories:
World

This wide-ranging and thought-provoking compilation explores the idea of nonconformity in art, religion, and philosophy. The book features 55 contemporary artists who work outside the norms of current practice, alongside both newly commissioned and previously published texts which, taken together, provide an astute sampling of recent perspectives on art and ideas.  Among the artists whose work is featured are Margit Anna, Clayton Bailey, Tony Cox, Abu Bakarr Mansaray, Birgit Megerle, Philip Smith, and Keiichi Tanaami.  The accompanying texts include classic works by Sigmund Freud and Leo Steinberg, reprinted with new commentary by Mark Edmundson and Joshua Decter, respectively; a recent essay on unorthodoxy in Judaism by Alan T. Levenson with a response by Jack Wertheimer; and a previously unpublished meditation on Aby Warburg’s art history by Georges Didi-Huberman. 

Jens Hoffmann is deputy director of exhibitions and public programs at the Jewish Museum.