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CROSSTOWN ARTS: DO IT - STUDIO VISITS

From Crosstown Art's and the Art Museum of the University of Memphis

As part of the Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM)’s iteration of do it, the Museum collaborated with the Lambuth Campus and Crosstown Arts to present more than two dozen interpretations of the do it instructions.

Curator Hamlett Dobbins worked with six Memphis based artists on interpretations of instructions from do it. In this video, Dobbins discusses do it, his process and takes the viewer along to studio visits with some of the participating artists. Dobbins curated the portion of do it at AMUM at Crosstown Arts.

CROSSTOWN ARTS: DO IT - STUDIO VISITS

From Crosstown Art's and the Art Museum of the University of Memphis

As part of the Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM)’s iteration of do it, the Museum collaborated with the Lambuth Campus and Crosstown Arts to present more than two dozen interpretations of the do it instructions.

Curator Hamlett Dobbins worked with six Memphis based artists on interpretations of instructions from do it. In this video, Dobbins discusses do it, his process and takes the viewer along to studio visits with some of the participating artists. Dobbins curated the portion of do it at AMUM at Crosstown Arts.

Kultuurimeeter - Kunst ja/või instruktsioon

From Tallinna Kunstihoone

DOings and kNOTs at Tallinn Art Hall with its curator Margit Säde, artists Esther Mathis and Nicole Bachmann, coordinators of the art space Konstanet and the director of Tallinn Complaint´s Choir Anneliis Kits.

Guest Curator Margit Säde asked 20 artists and groups from around Europe and two artist-run spaces from Estonia to investigate what lies between refusal and doing. Read more about DOings and kNOTs on Tallinna Kunstihoone venue page here.

Kultuurimeeter - Kunst ja/või instruktsioon

From Tallinna Kunstihoone

DOings and kNOTs at Tallinn Art Hall with its curator Margit Säde, artists Esther Mathis and Nicole Bachmann, coordinators of the art space Konstanet and the director of Tallinn Complaint´s Choir Anneliis Kits.

Guest Curator Margit Säde asked 20 artists and groups from around Europe and two artist-run spaces from Estonia to investigate what lies between refusal and doing. Read more about DOings and kNOTs on Tallinna Kunstihoone venue page here.

do it Workshops with KKW

From KKW

Kunstkraftwerk's interpretation of do it brought this creative challenge to local youth in Leipzig, Germany. KKW facilitated do it workshops with primary schools and the JSA (Juvenile Detention Center), resulting in a lasting partnership with 46. Grundschule grammar school, and a three-year commitment to art education in the JSA Regis-Breitingen in collaboration with the KKW. Image courtesy of the KKW Leipzig.

For more information visit the KKW venue page, here

do it Workshops with KKW

From KKW

Kunstkraftwerk's interpretation of do it brought this creative challenge to local youth in Leipzig, Germany. KKW facilitated do it workshops with primary schools and the JSA (Juvenile Detention Center), resulting in a lasting partnership with 46. Grundschule grammar school, and a three-year commitment to art education in the JSA Regis-Breitingen in collaboration with the KKW. Image courtesy of the KKW Leipzig.

For more information visit the KKW venue page, here

DO IT at the Napa Valley Museum

From the Napa Valley Museum

Napa Valley Museum presents do it and the do it (Archive), representing the exhibition's 20-year, worldwide history. This footage is from the opening of the exhibition on June 19, 2015. Video by MjSchaer Photography. Courtesy of the Napa Valley Museum. 

DO IT at the Napa Valley Museum

From the Napa Valley Museum

Napa Valley Museum presents do it and the do it (Archive), representing the exhibition's 20-year, worldwide history. This footage is from the opening of the exhibition on June 19, 2015. Video by MjSchaer Photography. Courtesy of the Napa Valley Museum. 

Cao Fei (do it instruction) by George Hawke at the Episcopal Academy

From the Episcopal Academy

Episcopal Academy student George Hawke, class of 2018, enacted Cao Fei's do it instruction Shoot It, 2004. The video is included in do it EA, organized by Susan Coote and presented in the Crawford Campus Center Gallery at the Episcopal Academy. Video scripted and produced by George Hawke.

Cao Fei (do it instruction) by George Hawke at the Episcopal Academy

From the Episcopal Academy

Episcopal Academy student George Hawke, class of 2018, enacted Cao Fei's do it instruction Shoot It, 2004. The video is included in do it EA, organized by Susan Coote and presented in the Crawford Campus Center Gallery at the Episcopal Academy. Video scripted and produced by George Hawke.

do it (short)

An animated short about Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing exhibition do it, narrated by Reggie Watts.

Conceived by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, do it is an exhibition of artists’ instructions, that began in Paris in 1993 with a discussion between Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, who were curious to see how an exhibition may never stop. Now, do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition ever, giving new meaning to the concept of the “exhibition in progress.” The do it (short) was produced by ICI trustee Laure Lim, and Sarah Ko.

do it (short)

An animated short about Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing exhibition do it, narrated by Reggie Watts.

Conceived by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, do it is an exhibition of artists’ instructions, that began in Paris in 1993 with a discussion between Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, who were curious to see how an exhibition may never stop. Now, do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition ever, giving new meaning to the concept of the “exhibition in progress.” The do it (short) was produced by ICI trustee Laure Lim, and Sarah Ko.

Robert Ashley (do it instruction) by students at the Episcopal Academy

From the Episcopal Academy

Students from Newtown Square's Episcopal Academy created a short video documenting their enactment of a do it instruction by Robert Ashley (2012), in preparation of the exhibition's opening at the academy this coming spring. Organized by Susan Coote, curator of the Crawford Campus Center Gallery at the Episcopal Academy, do it EA puts this groundbreaking exhibition in the hands of pre-k through 12th grade students, their teachers, parents and the school community. Video produce by Matt Lake.

Robert Ashley (do it instruction) by students at the Episcopal Academy

From the Episcopal Academy

Students from Newtown Square's Episcopal Academy created a short video documenting their enactment of a do it instruction by Robert Ashley (2012), in preparation of the exhibition's opening at the academy this coming spring. Organized by Susan Coote, curator of the Crawford Campus Center Gallery at the Episcopal Academy, do it EA puts this groundbreaking exhibition in the hands of pre-k through 12th grade students, their teachers, parents and the school community. Video produce by Matt Lake.

Sculpture for Strolling at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design


From The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design

Local students from the Youth Programs at Moore College of Art & Design joined friends, family, and community members to enact Sculpture for Strolling, a do it instruction created in 1995 by artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. Together the students rolled or “strolled” a three-foot, 100 pound sphere they created entirely from pressed newspaper around the perimeter of Aviator Park, across from the College in Philadelphia, PA. 

Sculpture for Strolling at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design


From The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design

Local students from the Youth Programs at Moore College of Art & Design joined friends, family, and community members to enact Sculpture for Strolling, a do it instruction created in 1995 by artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. Together the students rolled or “strolled” a three-foot, 100 pound sphere they created entirely from pressed newspaper around the perimeter of Aviator Park, across from the College in Philadelphia, PA. 

DO IT at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow


From Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

The opening events, performances, and a night at the museum are highlighted in this short video documenting the highly generative and participatory iteration of do it at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. Produced by the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and FILMWORKS.

For a complete list of artists in do it Moscow, visit the Garage website, here.

DO IT at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow


From Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

The opening events, performances, and a night at the museum are highlighted in this short video documenting the highly generative and participatory iteration of do it at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. Produced by the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and FILMWORKS.

For a complete list of artists in do it Moscow, visit the Garage website, here.

Yoko Ono: Wish Tree (do it instruction) Ithaca College

From Handwerker Gallery

This installment of Wish Tree (do it instruction) by Yoko Ono made its way to Ithaca College for the Handwerker Gallery do it exhibition. The tree holds the wishes of students, faculty, and staff of Ithaca College. Fall 2013; Video and Sound on a Canon T3i; Edited on FCP7. Shot and Edited by Leah Galant, Ithaca College Documentary Studies and Production 2015

Yoko Ono: Wish Tree (do it instruction) Ithaca College

From Handwerker Gallery

This installment of Wish Tree (do it instruction) by Yoko Ono made its way to Ithaca College for the Handwerker Gallery do it exhibition. The tree holds the wishes of students, faculty, and staff of Ithaca College. Fall 2013; Video and Sound on a Canon T3i; Edited on FCP7. Shot and Edited by Leah Galant, Ithaca College Documentary Studies and Production 2015

Joseph Grigely - KLAN KOSOVA

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina hosted the first realization of do it in Kosovo. Completely objectless, this iteration of the project instead focused on the mass dissemination of information and infiltrated the media with artists' instructions, drawn from do it: the compendium. This is an example of Joseph Grigely's instruction as presented on the evening news.

Joseph Grigely - KLAN KOSOVA

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina hosted the first realization of do it in Kosovo. Completely objectless, this iteration of the project instead focused on the mass dissemination of information and infiltrated the media with artists' instructions, drawn from do it: the compendium. This is an example of Joseph Grigely's instruction as presented on the evening news.

do it (outside) at Socrates Sculpture Park

From Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park partnered with a local public high school, NYC's Academy for Careers in Television & Film (ACTvF), to document the park's 2013 Exhibition Program through a student-created film series. An ACTvF class began filming in the park in spring 2013, including this footage from the opening day of do it (outside).

do it (outside) at Socrates Sculpture Park

From Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park partnered with a local public high school, NYC's Academy for Careers in Television & Film (ACTvF), to document the park's 2013 Exhibition Program through a student-created film series. An ACTvF class began filming in the park in spring 2013, including this footage from the opening day of do it (outside).

Jérôme Bel: Shirtology (do it instruction) by Tamara Zsófia Vadas

From tranzit.hu

A trailer to Jérôme Bel: Shirtology (do it instruction) by Tamara Zsófia Vadas performed at do it (party), June 11 2013 at tranzit.hu open office, Budapest. A project by ICI, New York and tranzit.hu Photo: Eszter Kálmán Video: Máté Fillér

Jérôme Bel: Shirtology (do it instruction) by Tamara Zsófia Vadas

From tranzit.hu

A trailer to Jérôme Bel: Shirtology (do it instruction) by Tamara Zsófia Vadas performed at do it (party), June 11 2013 at tranzit.hu open office, Budapest. A project by ICI, New York and tranzit.hu Photo: Eszter Kálmán Video: Máté Fillér

DO IT, May 17- July 28, 2013

From MU artspace

do it at MU is the first appearance of this longest running curatorial project in the Netherlands. An OddOne Production, Music by Orkunonurr.

DO IT, May 17- July 28, 2013

From MU artspace

do it at MU is the first appearance of this longest running curatorial project in the Netherlands. An OddOne Production, Music by Orkunonurr.

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