1 February–10 March 2017
11 September – 23 September 2017
Markus Hofmann (*1982, lives in Berlin) studied both the natural sciences and art. This transdisciplinary background forms the basis for his current work, in which he consistently and in diverse ways endeavours to unite the two or to take one or the other in a new direction. The content of his work addresses the transformation of the planet in the Anthropocene epoch and global shifts such as climate change. In doing so he is fascinated by the material-inherent approach and by the perception and exploration of reality. As he says: “One might say that I am a coproducer of reality, with the speculative attitude of an archaeologist.”
From an interview with Markus Hofmann:
Which aspects of your work are important to you?
Emotion is important to me, a non-verbal thing that’s impossible to pin down. Then an idea takes shape followed by an in-depth investigation of the subject matter on many levels. What’s important to me is that the work develops a proactive character, that it has the potential to refresh itself again and again. Another thing is the collaboration with others, the social aspect as it were. When all’s said and done, I think it’s important that my work in different formats becomes part of an open discourse with others.
A film talk with the artist Markus Hoffmann (Germany).