Beyond Being

Jean-François Boclé, Hayden Dunham, Susanne Hofer

March 2 – April 15, 2018


Thierry Goldberg MIAMI is pleased to present Beyond Being, a group exhibition with works by Jean-François Boclé, Hayden Dunham, and Susanne Hofer. The three artists on view, whether with a sculpture, video or installation, present an object in the process of progressing beyond its corporeal materials into something else.

Jean-François Boclé turns everyday objects into metaphorical installations awash with political and historical associations. By manipulating the quotidian, Boclé highlights societal dialectics like capitalism and consumerism, privilege and injustice, appropriating text to make new forms that question presumptions about our collective political consciousness.

Creating complex visible and invisible systems, as well as discrete objects––often byproducts of her systems––Hayden Dunham investigates the exchange of information between the hard and soft architectures of building and body. Using silicon, rubber, metal, glass, paints, and minerals as augmentation devices, Dunham’s works embody ideas of transformation and a process of facilitation, where objects are conditioned and supported through their individual internal transformations.

Susanne Hofer turns a lens to mundane moments in her multimedia works, forcing the viewer to reexamine these typically ignored or overlooked spaces. Hofer transforms the photographed or filmed scenes that serve as the basis of her work by editing, animating, or combining them with materials to create larger installations, turning something lifeless and otherwise unseen into enticing illusory worlds.

Jean-François Boclé (b. 1971, Martinique) lives and works in Paris. He studied art at the École nationale supérieure d’art de Bourges and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He will have upcoming shows at the Maëlle Galerie, Paris; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the GARAGE Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, among others. His work has been exhibited at CCK Centro Cultural Kirchner, Argentina; Para Site, Hong Kong; Saatchi Gallery, London; and the Queens Museum, New York.

Hayden Dunham (b. 1988, Austin, TX) lives and works in New York. She received a BA from New York University Gallatin School. She has participated in exhibitions and performances at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY; MoMA PS1, New York, NY; SIGNAL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Farewell, Austin, TX; New Museum, New York, NY; Colette, Paris, France. Her work has been written about in Art in America, The New York Times, Wallpaper Magazine, Purple, Interview Magazine, and W Magazine.

Susanne Hofer (b. 1970, Switzerland) lives and works in Zurich. She studied art at the Lucerne School of Art and Design in Switzerland. Her work has been exhibited at Kunstmuseum Langenthal, Switzerland; Helmhaus, Zurich; and the Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, Switzerland; and Café Gallery, London; among many others.

The gallery would like to thank Kathryn and Dan Mikesell and the Fountainhead Residency.