Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating* But Were Afraid to Ask
  • reference book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • black-and-white
  • 19.7 x 12.8 cm.
  • 208 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9781933128252

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating* But Were Afraid to Ask

Hans Ulrich Obrist, April Lamm, Tino Sehgal, Enrique Walker, Markus Miessen, Ingo Niermann, Philippe Parreno, Alex Poots, Brendan McGetrick, Jefferson Hack, Juri Steiner, Nav Haq, Gavin Wade, Noah Horowitz, Sophia Krzys Acord, Paul O'Neill, Jean-Max Colard, Robert Fleck, Yona Friedman

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating* But Were Afraid to Ask

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Publication on the curator and cultural contributor Hans Ulrich Obrist as revealed through interviews by April Lamm, Tino Sehgal, Enrique Walker, Markus Miessen, Ingo Niermann, Philippe Parreno, Alex Poots, Brendan McGetrick, Jefferson Hack, Juri Steiner, Nav Haq, Gavin Wade, Noah Horowitz, Sophia Krzys Acord, Paul O'Neill, Jean-Max Colard, Robert Fleck, and Yona Friedman. "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." -- publisher's statement.

Berlin / New York, Germany / NY : Sternberg Press, 2011
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