Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curat - But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curat - But Were Afraid to Ask

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Hans Ulrich Obrist but were afraid to ask has been asked by the sixteen practitioners in this book. Spanning the beginning of his "career" as a young curator in his Zurich kitchen to his time most recently as the Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programs, and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the book is a "production of reality conversations." It undertakes the impossible: pinning down this peripatetic curator, attempting to map his psychogeography so that silences may be transcribed. In a sense, it organizes a "protest against forgetting" and affirms the sagacity of an artist who told this dontstop curator "don't go" when he "contemplated leaving the art world" for other fields--"to go beyond the fear of pooling knowledge"--in lieu of bringing other fields into the (then) hermetic art world.

ContributorsJean-Max Colard, Robert Fleck, Jefferson Hack, Nav Haq, Noah Horowitz, Sophia Krzys Acord, Brendan McGetrick, Markus Miessen, Ingo Niermann, Paul O'Neill, Philippe Parreno & Alex Poots, Juri Steiner, Gavin Wade, Enrique Walker
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 15mm | 666g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Colour and b&w illustrations
  • 1933128259
  • 9781933128252
  • 94,682

About Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist ist Kurator und Co-Direktor der Serpentine Gallery in London. Das Fachmagazin Art Review hat ihn 2010 und 2011 auf Platz 2 der 100 einflussreichsten Menschen in der Kunstbranche gewählt, 2009 auf Platz 1. Obrist ist Gründungsmitglied der Akademie der Künste der Welt in Köln.
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