Hans Ulrich Obrist:
Exhibitions on the Move

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Pioneering curator Hans Ulrich Obrist will speak about the development of his work over the last three decades, with his unique approach to curating. While Obrist’s first exhibition, “The Kitchen Show” (1991)—organized in the kitchen of his student apartment—contemplated the ordinary living space as a place of wonder; his later curatorial works would weave unusual elements of life into art, as in the case of Laboratorium (1999), merging art and science and “Cities on the Move” (1997-1999), a traveling exhibition that took on globalization. Obrist will discuss his current work as artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries, his recent book of conversations with Edouard Glissant called Archipelago published by Isolarii, as well as the way Glissant has inspired his practice over the years.
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Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist (b. 1968, Zurich, Switzerland) is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London, Senior Advisor at LUMA Arles, and Senior Artistic Advisor at The Shed in New York. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show ‘World Soup (The Kitchen Show)’ in 1991, he has curated more than 350 exhibitions, his recent shows include IT'S URGENT at LUMA Arles (2019-2021), and Enzo Mari at Triennale Milano (2020). In 2011 Obrist received the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence, and in 2015 he was awarded the International Folkwang Prize, and most recently he was honoured by the Appraisers Association of America with the 2018 Award for Excellence in the Arts. Obrist’s recent publications include Ways of Curating (2015), The Age of Earthquakes (2015), Lives of the Artists, Lives of Architects (2015), Mondialité (2017), Somewhere Totally Else (2018) The Athens Dialogues (2018), Maria Lassnig: Letters (2020), Entrevistas Brasileiras: Volume 2 (2020), An Exhibition Always Hides Another Exhibition (2019), The Extreme Self: Age of You (2021), and Remember Nature (2021). Photo Credit: Lukas Wassmann
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