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Do it : the compendium / edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist ; in collaboration with Independent Curators International
New York : Independent Curators International ; Distributed Art Publishers, ©2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  N6494.C63 D653 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Conceptual art -- Exhibitions
Interactive art -- Exhibitions
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Exhibitions
Physical Description 448 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note Sheet of colored stickers loosely inserted
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Art by instruction and the pre-history of do it / Bruce Altshuler -- Progress report / Kate Fowle and Hans Ulrich Obrist -- Artist instructions / Artists A-Z -- Do it at TEOR/éTica / Virginia Pérez-Ratton -- Why do it Chinese version? / Hu Fang and Hans Ulrich Obrist -- The evolution of do it / Elizabeth Presa and Hans Ulrich Obrist
Note Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, 'Do It' began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between the artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier and Obrist himself, who was experimenting with how exhibition formats could be rendered more flexible and open-ended. The discussion led to the question of whether a show could take "scores" or written instructions by artists as a point of departure, which could be interpreted anew each time they were enacted. To test the idea, Obrist invited 13 artists to send instructions, which were then translated into nine different languages and circulated internationally as a book. Within two years, 'Do It' exhibitions were being created all over the world by realizing the artists' instructions. With every version of the exhibition new instructions were added, so that today more than 300 artists have contributed to the project
Alternate Author Obrist, Hans-Ulrich
Independent Curators International

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