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  • do it 20 13, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013. Photo Credit: Alan Seabright
  • Alison Knowles, Homage to Each Red Thing, 1996, do it 20 13, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013. Photo Credit: Joel Fildes
  • do it (homage), do it 20 13, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013. Photo Credit: Alan Seabright
  • do it (archive), do it 20 13, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013. Photo Credit: Alan Seabright
  • The Film Room, do it 20 13, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013. Photo Credit: Renaud Proch
  • Suzanne Lacy's interpretation of Allan Kaprow's Chores, 1995, do it (homage) room, do it 20 13, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013.
  • Ilya Kabakov, The White Cube, 1991, do it 20 13, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013. Photo Credit: Alan Seabright
  • Konstantin Grcic, Paramount: Architecture for Toy Poodle, 2012, do it 20 13, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013. Photo Credit: Renaud Proch
  • Theaster Gates, HOW TO CATCH THE HOLY GHOST or GET ARRESTED IN A SHOPPING MALL, 2012, do it 20 13, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013. Photo Credit: Joel Fildes
  • do it 20 13, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013. Photo Credit: Joel Fildes
  • do it (archive), do it 20 13, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013. Photo Credit: Alan Seabright
  • Bertrand Lavier, do it instruction, 1993, do it 20 13 at Manchester Art Gallery, 2013. Photo Credit: Joel Fildes

do it 2013

Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester, UK
July 5 – September 22, 2013

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Manchester Art Gallery.

To celebrate do it’s 20th anniversary, do it 2013 at Manchester Art Gallery premiered 70 brand new artists’ instructions, and brought together artists from the first do it experiments with a new generation of contemporary artists from July 5 through September 22, 2013. Divided in four rooms, the exhibition turned the notion of viewing into an active and performative encounter between artists and visitors. The Active Room, presented by the artist Richard Wentworth, contained a series of instructions aimed at the public. The Homage Room featured living artists’ reactions to instructions originally created by artists that are no longer with us. The Film Room screened a large number of do it video works. And finally, the Archive Room, curated by ICI and Hans Ulrich Obrist, in collaboration with Joseph Grigely, presented a collection of ephemeral and indexical documentation from do it participants over the past 20 years; this archive project is an historical record of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing project to date. The exhibition was organized along different series of events, screenings, live performances, plays, concerts, and exhibitions that took place all around Manchester for the Manchester International Festival. Manchester Art Gallery hosted an opening reception on July 5, 2013 in addition to the programming that took place throughout the duration of the exhibition.

For more information on do it 2013 at Manchester Art Gallery, please visit the official Art Gallery website here.


Artists

Marina Abramović, Etel Adnan, Sophia Al Maria, Amalia Pica, Kathryn Andrews, Uri Aran, Cory Arcangel, Tarek Atoui, Lutz Bacher, Darren Bader, Yto Barrada, Robert Barry, Gianfranco Baruchello, Jérôme Bel, Kim Beom, Gerry Bibby, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Waltercio Caldas, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Antonio Caro, Boris Charmatz, Hélène Cixous, Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij, Tacita Dean, do it tv, Trisha Donnelly, Jimmie Durham, Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, Mathias Faldbakken, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Fischli & Weiss, Claire Fontaine, William Forsythe, Simone Forti, Simon Fujiwara, Theaster Gates, Gilbert & George, Liam Gillick, Douglas Gordon, Konstantin Grcic, Shilpa Gupta, Anna Halprin, Harsha NS, Mona Hatoum, Anthony Hill, Roger Hiorns, Shere Hite, Nicholas Hlobo, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Cristina Iglesias, Joan Jonas, Ilya Kabakov, Stephen Kaltenbach, Ragnar Kjartansson, Alison Knowles, Terence Koh, Julius Koller, Koo Jeong-A, Suzanne Lacy, David Lamelas, Adriana Lara, Bertrand Lavier, Xavier Le Roy, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Klara Liden, Lucy R. Lippard, Liu Ding, Thomas Lommée, Sarah Lucas, David Lynch, Christian Marclay, Helen Marten, Paul McCarthy, Annette Messager, Andrei Monastyrski, Jean-Luc Nancy, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Albert Oehlen, Yoko Ono, Füsun Onur, Damián Ortega, Clifford Owens, Lygia Pape, Nicolás Paris, Philippe Parreno, Adrian Piper, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cedric Price, Raqs Media Collective, Casey E. B. Reas, Pipilotti Rist, Adrián Villar Rojas, Martha Rosler, Eszter Salamon, Dimitar Sasselov, Peter Saville, Hassan Sharif, Gabriel Sierra, Alexandre Singh, Andreas Slominski, Michael Smith, Michael E. Smith, Mladen Stilinović, Sturtevant, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Ryan Trecartin, Agnes Varda, Tris Vonna-Michell, Franz Erhard Walther, Hannah Weinberger, Lawrence Weiner, Ai Weiwei, Richard Wentworth, Erwin Wurm

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