On May 9, 2013, ICI, W Magazine, and Burberry hosted a dinner in celebration of 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

In May, Hans Ulrich Obrist, ICI and D.A.P. celebrated the launch of do it: the compendium, in partnership with Burberry, and together with W Magazine and our colleagues at MoMA PS1. From May 9 to 13, a series of events around the latest do it publication gave New York city an orange glow: ICI, W Magazine, and Burberry kicked off the celebrations with a dinner marking the launch of do it: the compendium, at the Park Avenue Armory (May 9); ICI presented two do it limited editions, by Mariana Abramovic and Stephen Kaltenbach at NADA, New York (May 10–12); do it was featured at D.A.P.‘s bookstore at Frieze, New York (May 10–13); Burberry hosted an exclusive conversation with Kate Fowle, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Richard Wentworth, and Uri Aran (May 11); and finally we all celebrated the book with a signing at MoMA PS1 (May 12).

Missed the New York celebrations? Don’t miss out any more: get your copy of do it: the compendium here, and join the do it movement here.

Private dinner in celebration of the launch of do it: the compendium
Hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kate Fowle & Stefano Tonchi
In partnership with Burberry
Thursday, May 9, 7pm
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

ICI at NADA New York
Booth 111
Friday, May 10–Sunday, May 12

Pier 36—Basketball City
299 South Street
New York, NY 10002
(corner of South St. & Montgomery St.)

Frieze Art Fair, New York
DAP Bookstore
Friday, May 10–Monday, May 13

Randall’s Island, New York

A Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Uri Aran, and Richard Wentworth at Burberry, Soho
Saturday, May 11

This informal talk brought insider do it perspectives from the curator and two participating artists.

Book Signing at MoMA PS1
Sunday, May 12, 2–3pm

22-25 Jackson Avenue
Queens, New York, 11101

do it coming to a venue near you!
Beginning in May, do it is taking place all over the world, including Socrates Sculpture Park (New York), with the very first do it (outside); and Manchester Art Gallery, as part of the Manchester International Festival with the most comprehensive do it exhibition to date, presenting rooms dedicated to the 20-year archive, do it (TV), and an homage to do it artists no longer living. Starting this spring, do it exhibitions will also take place at Gund Gallery at Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio), tranzit (Budapest, Hungary), MU artspace (Eindhoven, Netherlands), Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania), and many more to come.

Thank you to Burberry for generously supporting the launch of do it: the compendium by donating 10% of all purchases from their Bleecker Street, 57th Street and Spring Street stores from May 9–12.

May 9, 2013


Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist (b. 1968, Zürich, Switzerland) is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London, and Senior Artistic Advisor of The Shed in New York. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show ‘World Soup (The Kitchen Show)’ in 1991, he has curated more than 300 exhibitions.

Obrist has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions, and is a contributing editor to the magazines Artforum, AnOther Magazine, 032C, a regular contributor to Mousse and Kaleidoscope and he writes columns for Das Magazin and Weltkunst. In 2011 he received the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence, and in 2015 he was awarded the International Folkwang Prize for his commitment to the arts.

His recent publications include Mondialité, Conversations in Mexico,Ways of Curating, The Age of Earthquakes with Douglas Coupland and Shumon Basar, and Lives of The Artists, Lives of The Architects.

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