“Looking Back: 1993” with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Massimiliano Gioni

“Looking Back: 1993” with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Massimiliano Gioni
Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Museum
235 Bowery

In 1993 Hans Ulrich Obrist started do it, an exhibition in progress that is now 20 years old. This conversation will explore the project’s beginnings, its iterations and its repercussions in the context of the cultural and political developments of the early ’90s. Massimiliano Gioni is Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions at the New Museum. The conversation will be moderated by Kate Fowle, Director of ICI.

Organized in collaboration with the New Museum as part of a series of conversations on landmark exhibitions in 1993. Click here for more information about the talk. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

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February 23, 2013

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10003


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.

Massimiliano Gioni

Massimiliano Gioni is the Artistic Director of both the New Museum in New York and the Nicola Trussardi Foundation in Milan. He recently curated “10.000 Lives,” the 8th Gwangju Biennial. At the New Museum, Gioni has curated the solo exhibitions of Paul Chan, Urs Fischer, and Lynda Benglis. He was also one of the curators of “The Generational: Younger Than Jesus,” the first New Museum Triennial. And in 2008 he curated the group show “After Nature.” In 2006 Gioni curated the 4th Berlin Biennale with Maurizio Cattelan and Ali Subotnick, and co-curated Manifesta 5 in 2004 in San Sebastian (Spain). At the Trussardi Foundation he has organized various solo shows and public art projects with, among others, Paweł Althamer, Tacita Dean, Fischli and Weiss, Paul McCarthy, Paola Pivi, Anri Sala, and Tino Sehgal.

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