How did the transition to organizing exhibitions take place? WH They both happened at the same time. When I was in high school, I formed a kind of photographic society, and we did projects and exhibits at the high school. It was also at that time that I first met Walter and Louise Arensberg. But some of my closest friends were actually musicians, and the s were a great time of innovation in jazz.
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When he was 23, he organized an exhibition of contemporary art in his kitchen. In , he co-curated Manifesta 1, the first edition of the roving European biennial of contemporary art.
I want to be helpful. He began publishing these interviews in Artforum in and in eleven of these interviews were released as Interviews Volume 1. Volume 2 was published in Summer With the release, a total of 69 artists, architects, writers, film-makers, scientists, philosophers, musicians and performers share their unique experiences and frank insights.
Unless this interview is published elsewhere, it will be lost as of May 9, , as the platform does not store videos for longer than 24 hours. On an irregular schedule, Obrist has subsequently interviewed various other artists in depth on Periscope. Curatorial activities Edit Obrist has an abiding fascination with the history of art institutions and curatorial practice.
In his early 20s he began to research the topic. I realized that there was no book, which was kind of a shock. While the history of exhibitions has started, in this last decade, to be examined more in depth, what remains largely unexplored are the ties that interconnected manifestations have created among curators, institutions, and artists.
In his introduction to the project, Obrist notes that "do it stems from an open exhibition model, and exhibition in progress. Individual instructions can open empty spaces for occupation and invoke possibilities for the interpretations and rephrasing of artworks in a totally free manner.
The diverse cities in which do it takes place actively construct the artwork context and endow it with their individual marks or distinctions. In he curated Everstill at the Lorca House in Granada. More recently, Obrist he has initiated a series of "marathons", a series of public events he conceived in Stuttgart in The first in the Serpentine series, the Interview Marathon in , involved interviews with leading figures in contemporary culture over 24 hours, conducted by Obrist and architect Rem Koolhaas.
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A Brief History of Curating
Nezahn It covers most of the landmark exhibitions from the past 50 years which is impressive. I would recommend this book, because it is the first major look at the history of curating, and Obrist is a seminal character in the development of curating and the Contemporary art world in general. Return to Book Page. It is someone who is totally turned on by an idea or a work and needs to expose it. A brief history of curating — Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Lionel Bovier — Google Books Francisco Vega rated it liked it Apr 06, So with that as the foundation, Hidtory goes on with numerous interesting individuals regarding the art of the exhibition and the politics of museums. If you map it out there is the artist, the curator, and then the audience for that art.
Jan 27, Tosh rated it really liked it One time in my life I thought it was only the artist that matters. But alas, it is very much like the music world. If you map it out there is the artist, the curator, and then the audience for that art. Or perhaps the curator is a translator? It is good he One time in my life I thought it was only the artist that matters. The way he looks at exhibitions is more of an aesthetic thing than a business decision.