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

April Lamm (ed.)
Foreword by Tino Sehga; afterword by Yona Friedman
Interviews by Sophia Krzys Acord, Jean-Max Colard, Robert Fleck, Jefferson Hack, Nav Haq, Noah Horowitz, Brendan Mcgetrick, Markus Miessen, Ingo Niermann, Paul O'neill, Philippe Parreno & Alex Poots, Juri Steiner, Gavin Wade, Enrique Walker


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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.

Contemporary Art
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.

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a Swiss art curator, critic and historian of art. He is artistic director at the Serpentine Galleries, London. Obrist is the author of The Interview Project, an extensive ongoing project of interviews. He is also co-editor of the Cahiers d'Art review.

208 pages
Paperback, 12.8x19.8 cm
Sternberg Press, 1st edition 2011
ISBN 9781933128252