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do it: the compendium

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On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of do it, Hans Ulrich Obrist has collaborated with Independent Curators International (ICI) on its newest iteration, do it: the compendium (ICI and DAP, May 2013). The new publication will present the history of this landmark project and give new potential to its future.

Adrian Piper orders audiences to hum a tune before entering a guarded room. Ben Kinmont wants us to “invite a stranger into [our] home for breakfast.” Alexandre Singh teaches us how to turn wine into soda. Yoko Ono encourages us to keep wishing. And Mircea Cantor demands we “burn this book. ASAP,” but John Armleder says to do “None of the above.”

Along with a selection of instructions by 250 artists, 84 of which are newly published for the 20th anniversary, do it: the compendium will also include essays contextualizing do it; a new interview with Obrist; and documentation from past iterations, including exhibition images, texts, and interviews.

Read the article from The Economist here.
Read the article from ARTNews here.
Read the article from Dwell Magazine here.
Read the article from Das Magazin here.
Read the Article from the Art Newspaper here.
Read the article from Eyes In here.
Read the articles from Brainpickings here and here.

Obrist, Hans Ulrich, do it: the compendium, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York and Distributed Art Publishers, May 2013, 448 pages. ISBN: 978-1-938922-01-5. $35.00.

Foreword and acknowledgements by Kate Fowle and Frances Wu Giarratano; introduction by Hans Ulrich Obrist; essays by Bruce Altshuler, Hu Fang, Virginia Perez-Ratton, and Elizabeth Presa.