Dorothea Hofmann – Drawings

An exhibition of drawings by Dorothea Hofmann (*1929) offers a very different perspective on the achievements of the Hofmann era. From 1950 till 1954, Hofmann attended the Fachklasse für Graphik (graphic design class) at the former Kunstgewerbeschule Basel. In the following decades, she was involved in the development of educational syllabi, publications, and exhibitions in close collaboration with her husband, Armin Hofmann. Dorothea Hofmann has taught at various art and design schools such as Yale University School of Art, the New York Studio School of Art, and the National Institute of Design Ahmedabad and has presented her work at exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad. The exhibition at the Transitlager on the Basel Campus of the Arts presents a selection of large-format charcoal and chalk drawings created from 1988 till 2000.

October 20 – November 27, 2020
Weekdays from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m.

SfG exhibition space
Transitlager (vis-à-vis FHNW Academy of Art and Design)
Campus of the Arts Basel
Freilager-Platz 6
4142 Basel / Münchenstein

The exhibition was realized by Dorothea Hofmann in cooperation with the Institute of Visual Communication / FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Leslie Kennedy and Prof. Michael Renner. All the material shown in this exhibition is thanks to the generous support of Dorothea and Matthias Hofmann.

Text editing: Leslie Kennedy
Translations: Sandra Bischler and Suzanne Leu
Design: Claudia Colombo, Thomas Ferraro, Benedikt Jäggi, Communications, HGK Framing: Ateliers Juranord, Liestal

Our thanks go ot the Schule für Gestaltung Basel for the use of the exhibition space, Christoph Grünig and Hans Krenn.

Video tour through the exhibitions ”Armin Hofmann – The Pedagogical Dimension“ and ”Dorothea Hofmann – Drawings“ at FHNW Academy of Art and Design.