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Josef Hofer


Preface : Elisabeth Telsnig & Philippe Dagen
Foreword : Christian Berst
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Josef Hofer : transmutations, from December 5th, 2015 to January 16th, 2016.
Revised and expanded version published in 2022.

Bilingual French and English
Pages 192 color printed
cm 21 x 21 cm
ISBN 979-10-90463-34-9
Price 20 €


Elisabeth Telsnig - © christian berst — art brut

Elisabeth Telsnig

Art historian and curator Elisabeth Telsnig was for 20 years head of the drawing and painting workshop of the Lebenshilfe Ried im Innkreis institution for the disabled in Austria. Since 1998, thanks to her intervention, Josef Hofer’s production has been systematically preserved and enhanced.
Elisabeth Telsnig has also published a monograph of the artist in 2013 (Josef Hofer. Monograph, Linz, Bibliothek der Provinz), signed an article in the magazine Raw Vision in 2006 “Unlocking the human form” and wrote several texts for exhibition catalogues.

Philippe Dagen - © christian berst — art brut

Philippe Dagen

Philippe Dagen, normalien and agrégé d’histoire defended a thesis in 1993 on “The myth of the return to painting and aesthetics in France, from symbolism to abstraction”. He is currently professor of contemporary art history at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

An art historian, Philippe Dagen is also a researcher and art critic. He has published numerous articles and books on the pictorial movements and painters of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His apparent preference for modern art can be seen in the chronicle he has been writing regularly for the newspaper Le Monde since 1985.

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