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Book launch and presentation by Eszter Steierhoffer

ZOO-TOPIA book launch and presentation
by Eszter Steierhoffer Iași, 17.05.2013, 7-8 pm

The ZOO-TOPIA publication was conceived as an exhibition in book format, bringing together a wide range of artistic positions and works. The starting point of ZOO-TOPIA was the display histories and architectural setting within zoos, the spatial articulation of a cultural history of Modern times. A selection of essays and artists’ contributions - some of them specifically conceived for ZOO-TOPIA - survey the zoo as showcase of modernist architecture and experimentation, as museum, as site of national representation, as prison, as animal society, as a city and world-image, as a psycho-geographical space, or an escape from the city. Featured artists include: Anca Benera, Yona Friedman, Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, Candida Höfer, Szabolcs KissPál, Wesley Meuris, Ahmet Ögüt and Société Réaliste (Ferenc Gróf & Jean-Baptiste Naudy). Graphic design by STSQ. The ZOO-TOPIA publication was edited and curated by Eszter Steierhoffer.

Writing workshop with Eszter Steierhoffer
18.05.2013, 10 am – 13 pm

Following 0 degree of visualization, a workshop focusing on visualization of exhibition making in relation to Cezar Lăzărescu's practice, Iași invites Eszter Steierhoffer to lead a writing workshop where the student's texts will be subject of analysis and discussions together with the authors.

Eszter Steierhoffer is an art historian and curator based in London. Her research focuses on contemporary practices in between art and architecture and the recent developments and debates around contemporary exhibition making. She has worked as a curator mainly in the non-for-profit and public sectors and organised a number of exhibitions and symposia with architectural foci. She is a regular contributor to a variety of international arts publications, led a number of research seminars and workshops. Currently she teaches Contemporary Art at the Art History and Visual Culture MA of the Richmond University, and undertakes a PhD research at the Royal College of Art in London.