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IDEA 015: Mara Hoberman on Michel Majerus

IDEA 015: Mara Hoberman on Michel Majerus

ICA Miami welcomes Mara Hoberman, an independent curator, art writer, and editor based in Paris, for a presentation on the exhibition “Michel Majerus: Progressive Aesthetics.” This first US museum survey explores the late artist’s prescient work by taking up his rich and varied interpretations of capitalism and cultural imperialism as they relate to art in American culture. Hoberman will discuss Majerus’s work in regards to consumer culture, art history, and branding strategies. Hoberman is also a contributor to the forthcoming monograph “Michel Majerus: Progressive Aesthetics,” to be published on the occasion of the exhibition.

About Mara Hoberman

Mara Hoberman is a Paris-based curator, art writer, and editor. From 2007 to 2011 she was a curator at the Hunter College Art Galleries in New York and until 2012 she was the project manager for the Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings of Jasper Johns. She is currently conducting research in Paris for the Joan Mitchell Catalogue Raisonné.

A regular contributor to Artforum, Hoberman has also written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, e-flux’s Art AgendaArt SlantCanvasWhitewall, and Quotidien de l’Art. Hoberman’s essays and artist interviews have been published in catalogues produced by galleries and museums including White Cube, Deitch Projects, the Swiss Institute, L&M Gallery, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Essl Museum, the Middelheim Museum, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, the Palais de Tokyo and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Hoberman is the author of 461. Dix ans d’art contemporain, which discusses trends and themes in contemporary art in France since 2011 via the work of artists whose projects have been supported by the Fondation des Artistes (Dilecta Editions: France, 2022).