Ways of Curating

Ways of Curating

Hardback

By (author) Hans-Ulrich Obrist

$20.54
List price $26.54
You save $6.00 22% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Additional formats available

Format
Paperback $13.97
  • Publisher: ALLEN LANE
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 225mm x 24mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 27 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846144019
  • ISBN 13: 9781846144011
  • Sales rank: 75,612

Product description

Drawing on his own experiences and inspirations - from staging his first exhibition in his tiny Zurich kitchen in 1986 to encounters and conversations with artists, exhibition makers and thinkers alive and dead - Hans Ulrich Obrist's Ways of Curating looks to inspire all those engaged in the creation of culture. Moving from meetings with the artists who have inspired him (including Gerhard Richter and Gilbert and George) to the creation of the first public museums in the 18th century, recounting the practice of inspirational figures such as Diaghilev and Walter Hopps, skipping between exhibitions (his own and others), continents and centuries, Ways of Curating argues that curation is far from a static practice. Driven by curiosity, at its best it allows us to create the future.

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Author information

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and writer. Since 2006 he has been co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London. His previous books include Ai Weiwei Speaks.

Review quote

One of the most colourful figures in the artworld today ... Hans Ulrich Obrist [is] not so much a curator as a human whirlwind Guardian An engaging and erudite work that argues persuasively for the continued relevance of curating for the arts and wider society. His book is about the curator's role as a maker of exhibitions, a task that involves tracing hidden connections between artworks and forging untrammelled routes across culture in search of new ways of experiencing art; new ways of looking at the world around us. If that sounds like an impossibly romantic definition it's because this is an unapologetically personal account of the profession's development -- Ekow Eshun Independent The sheer energy [Obrist] has brought to working with artists themselves is the abiding impression of Ways of Curating -- Brian Dillon Literary Review People care about Mr. Obrist. His reputation is that of a fast-talking, tireless obsessive, and his various activities-which include mounting shows around the world, moderating panels, writing catalog essays, hosting early-morning salons and conducting scores of in-depth interviews with artists and other cultural figures-have made him an improbably influential, globally ubiquitous presence in the art world New York Observer Obrist [is] a guru for young curators interested in how the form of the art show might change Independent This is a highly intelligent, thoughtful and thought-provoking book. Obrist emerges as both scholarly and energetically engaged with the proliferation of ideas in modern culture today Financial Times