Hans Ulrich Obrist (b. 1968, Zurich, Switzerland) is co-director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris. Since his first show “World Soup” (The Kitchen Show) in 1991 he has curated more than 250 shows.
Obrist’s recent publications include A Brief History of Curating, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks with Rem Koolhaas, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating But Were Afraid to Ask,Do It: The Compendium, Think Like Clouds, Ai Weiwei Speaks, Sharp Tongues - Loose Lips - Open Eyes - Ears to the Ground, along with new volumes of his Conversation Series.
do it: the compendium, at the Park Avenue Armory, New York. The soiree was highlighted by the enactment of do it instructions by Uri Aran and Yoko Ono, a live performance by Burberry Acoustic musician Roo Panes, and DJ set by artist Eddie Peake. Photographer: Joe Schildhorn /Billy Farrell Agency
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In 1996, three years after the inception of do it, curator Robert Fleck interviewed Hans Ulrich Obrist on the impetus for organizing the generative exhibition. Obrist shares his thoughts on the first iterations of the exhibition and the unending potential for future versions.
Join Hans Ulrich Obrist and Massimiliano Gioni for a talk on the exhibition do it and the seminal year of 1993. This event is sold out!
From November 4-5, 2011, curators from around the world discussed critical issues in their practice today, examining the possible impact of exhibitions and related curatorial activities on cultural and social change.
Project 35 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting compendium is released in four installments and is presented simultaneously in an ever-expanding number of venues.