Quote: “ I've always believed that the curator is a medium. The curator exists to get the artist's voice out there… I have a very artist-centered view because everything I've ever done comes out of the dialogue with artists.”
Source: Ursprung, Philip, firstname.lastname@example.org. "Curiosity Is the Motor of the Entire Interview Project": Hans Ulrich Obrist in Conversation with Philip Ursprung." Art Bulletin 94, no. 1 (March 2012): 42-49. Art Source, EBSCOhost (accessed April 15, 2015).
Location: Began in Paris, and also showed in Australia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Mexico, Costa Rica, Slovenia and Uruguay… at least 50 locations.
Started by Obrist In 1993, Do it is a book, an exhibition and an ongoing experiment. It is a collection of artist's instructions, or "scores," for artworks to be created, interpreted or realized by other people.
"Orit Gat previews Hans Ulrich Obrist's "Do it" staged at Garage Moscow." Flash Art International 47, no. 296 (May 2014): 58-59. Art Source, EBSCOhost (accessed April 15, 2015).
Obrist, Hans Ulrich, Christian Boltanski, and Bertrand Lavier. 2013. Do it: the compendium.
Cities on the move
Location: Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Cities on the Move focused on the conflicted histories of modernization in the developing economies of Asia, which have led to the development of contemporary hyper-cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Hanru, Hou, and Hans Ulrich Obrist. 1997. Cities on the move. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje.
Fogle, Douglas. "Cities on the Move." Flash Art International 41, (July 2008): 196-197. Art Source, EBSCOhost (accessed April 16, 2015).
Date: from 27 June to 3 October, 1999
Location: Provinciaal Fotografie Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
Laboratorium is an interdisciplinary project in which the scientific laboratory and the artist’s studio are explored. The results of this projects are reflected in the book Laboratiorium.
Obrist, Hans Ulrich, and Barbara Vanderlinden. 2001. Laboratorium. [Antwerp]: Dumont.
Obrist, Hans Ulrich, 1968-. "Installations are the answer, what is the question?." Oxford Art Journal 24, no. 2 (November 2001): 93-101. Art Source, EBSCOhost (accessed April 16, 2015).
Biographical Information :
1980 - Studied at the University of St.Gallen [ St.Gall ] (Economy and social sciences)
1991 - Began his curatorial work in his kitchen
1993- 2000 - Curator of Museums in Progress, Vienna
Since 2000 - Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Since 2006 - Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes in Serpentine Gallery
Thea, Carolee. 2001. Foci: interviews with ten international curators. New York, N.Y.: Apex Art Curatorial Program.
Obrist, Hans Ulrich, Thomas Boutoux, Charles Arsène-Henry, Shumon Basar, and Karen Marta. 2003. Hans Ulrich Obrist: interviews. Florence: Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery.
Obrist, Hans Ulrich. 2014. Ways of curating.
Major Contributions to the field of Curatorial Practice: Since 1993, Hans Ulrich Obrist has conducted more than 300 interviews; each exhibition he creates produces new interviews, and the interviews again lead to new exhibitions. He also believes in long-term relationships with artists and long-term relationships with exhibitions. This is why some exhibitions such as Do it tours and grows.
Tags: #Contemporary Art, #Interview, #Dialogues, #Collaboration, #Progress, #Exhibition, #Museum, #Art historian.
Research completed by: Ran Zheng