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Obrist, Hans Ulrich

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Destruction of the father reconstruction of the father : writings and interviews, 1923-1997 by Louise Bourgeois( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the age of twelve, the internationally renowned sculptor Louise Bourgeois has been writing - writing and drawing. First a diary precisely recounting the everyday events of her family life, then notes and reflections. Destruction of the Father - the title comes from the name of a sculpture she made following the death of her husband in 1973 - contains both formal texts and what the artist calls "pen-thoughts": drawing-texts often connected to her drawings and sculptures, with stories or poems inscribed alongside the images. This book collects both her writings and her spoken remarks on art, confirming the deep links between her work and her biography and offering new insights into her creative thinking and process
The oldest living things in the world by Rachel Sussman( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way ... Alongside the photographs, Sussman relays fascinating -- and sometimes harrowing -- tales of her global adventures tracking down her subjects and shares insights from the scientists who research them. The oldest living things in the world are a record and celebration of the past, a call to action in the present, and a barometer of our future."--Publisher's description
The daily practice of painting : writings and interviews, 1962-1993 by Gerhard Richter( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over seven years in preparation, this book makes available a selection of Richter's texts, many translated for the first time. These texts come from all periods of his career, beginning with a letter he wrote to a film company promoting the first group show of German Pop Art in 1963, in which he was a participant. There are public statements about specific exhibitions, private reflections drawn from personal correspondence, answers to questions posed by critics, and excerpts from journals discussing the intentions, subjects, methods, and sources of his works from various periods. The writings are accompanied by 87 biographical illustrations from the artist's personal collection
Defining contemporary art : 25 years in 200 pivotal artworks by Daniel Birnbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a period when artistic developments no longer proceed via tidy movements, when narratives of progress no longer hold sway, when the art world has not one centre but many, this title provides the reader with all the materials to compose a picture of the most vital period in art: our own
Point of view an anthology of the moving image by N.Y.) New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series presenting a point of entry for contemporary artists working in video, film and digital imagery who represent different generations and cultural perspectives. In Time after time, created by the Albanian artist Anri Sala, oblique and barely moving frames stimulate the viewers' visual and auditory capacity by forcing them to concentrate on a single puzzling image until its essence is revealed in an unexpected flash of light. Film is followed by an in-depth interview with the video artist
Ai Weiwei by Weiwei Ai( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ai Weiwei's work is an audacious blend of old and new, Western and Eastern, serious and irreverent. He has translated the readymade into a new artistic language, fusing neolithic pottery, fourteenth-century doors and seventeenth-century temple beams into surprising, at times shocking sculptures. He has documented his disdain for authority by giving the finger to the Tiananmen in Beijing, the Reichstag in Berlin and the White House in Washington (Study of Perspective, 1993-2005). And he has captured the mundane urban sprawl of his home city in a 150-hour video (Beijing 2003, 2003) that even dwarfs Andy Warhol's notorious eight-hour Empire. Ai Weiwei grew up on the edge of the Gobi desert in China's Western provinces. In the late 1970s he moved to Beijing, banding together with other pro-democracy artists in a loose collective know as the Stars group. In 1981, following government retaliation against their exhibitions, he moved to New York, where he attended art school and lived for twelve years, eventually returning to China when his father fell ill in 1993. Settling in Beijing, Ai became a rallying figure in a burgeoning new art scene. Taking up his art in earnest, he also emerged as a surprising and celebrated architect. (In addition to his numerous commissions for buildings in Beijing and beyond, he provided Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron with the inspiration for their celebrated Beijing National Stadium, home to the 2008 Olympics.) What marks Ai as a truly twenty-first-century artist is precisely this multiplicity of roles: not just artist, designer and architect, but also curator, publisher, Web blogger and compass for an entire generation of Beijing artists. His outsize public persona is an integral part of his art. Although his outspoken views have brought him unwanted attention from the State, they have also generated excitement far beyond China's borders. His work has been increasingly featured in the world's most significant exhibitions, including Ducumenta 12 (2007), the 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial (2007) and the 15 Biennale of Sydney (2006), in the process providing the world with a inside view into one of the most exciting new art scenes. Karen Smith's Survey traces the artist's remarkable career from his early days in Beijing to his discovery of the Western avant-garde in New York and his recent emergence as a celebrated sculptor and architect. In the Interview Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses with the artist his father's artistic training and subsequent exile and the effects they had on his own views on art and authority. Bernard Fibicher's Focus looks at the monumental light sculpture Descending Light (2007). Artist's Choice features a poem by Ai Qing, one of China's most important twentieth-century writers. Artist's Writings include entries from Ai's blog, seen by millions of visitors each year and celebrated for its thoughtful and candid remarks on the subjects of art, politics and culture
Ways of curating by Hans Ulrich Obrist( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world's most influential contemporary-art curator explores the history and practice of his craft"
A brief history of curating by Hans Ulrich Obrist( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Hans Ulrich Obrist presents a collection of interviews which gives an overview of the development of the curatorial field, from early independent curators in the 1960s and 1970s to the institutional programs developed in Europe and the United States
Mutations : Rem Koolhaas, Harvard Project on the City, Stefano Boeri, Multiplicity, Sanford Kwinter, Nadia Tazi, Hans Ulrich Obrist by Arc en rêve centre d'architecture( Recording )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of the city worldwide
Gerhard Richter : 100 pictures by Gerhard Richter( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nach einer kurzen Einführung in das frühe Werk Gerhard Richters gibt die Publikation einen nahezu vollständigen Überblick über sein Schaffen von 1993 bis 1996. Neben überwiegend abstrakten Arbeiten ist ein Zyklus von acht Bildern kleineren Formats von intimem, privatem Charakter entstanden. Autobiografische Elemente hat Gerhard Richter schon in früheren Jahren verwendet, doch treten sie verstärkt in dieser Folge von Motiven auf, die, verschleiert oder durch Spachtelhiebe "gefährdet", in madonnenhafter Attitüde seine junge Frau Sabine mit Kind zeigen. Der vom Künstler selbst gestaltete Band wird mit ganzseitigen farbigen Abbildungen zu einem außergewöhnlichen Zeugnis zeitgenössischer Kunst. 0
Mapping it out : an alternative atlas of contemporary cartographies by Hans Ulrich Obrist( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cartography and infographics meet contemporary art, science and ideas"--Back cover
Gerhard Richter : a life in painting by Dietmar Elger( Book )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerhard Richter, born in Dresden in 1932, is one of the foremost painters of his generation. A great deal has been written about the remarkable heterogeneity of his work, his seemingly willful and defiant movement between abstract and figurative modes of representation, and his use of a variety of methods of applying paint to canvas. Central to his work is a strong set of values which throughout his career he has expressed in extensive notes and writings, and in provocative and memorable public declarations in which he shows himself to be the master of the paradoxical statement." "This volume makes available a comprehensive selection of Richter texts, several published for the first time. These texts come from all periods of his career: letters and interviews; public statements about specific exhibitions; private reflections drawn from personal correspondence; answers to questions posed by critics; and excerpts from journals discussing the intentions, subjects, methods and sources of his work from various periods. Complete with a comprehensive appendix, and accompanied by over a hundred photographs of artworks, works in progress, exhibition installations, and colleagues and family, this book forms a brilliantly illuminating commentary on Richter's art, as well as providing a thought-provoking discussion on the status of art and the artist in society today."--Jacket
Project Japan : metabolism talks-- by Rem Koolhaas( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once there was a nation that went to war, but after they conquered a continent their own country was destroyed by atom bombs ... then the victors imposed democracy on the vanquished. For a group of apprentice architects, artists, and designers, led by a visionary, the dire situation of their country was not an obstacle but an inspiration to plan and think ... although they were very different characters, the architects worked closely together to realize their dreams, staunchly supported by a super-creative bureaucracy and an activist state ... after 15 years of incubation, they surprised the world with a new architecture--Metabolism--that proposed a radical makeover of the entire land ... Then newspapers, magazines, and TV turned the architects into heroes: thinkers and doers, thoroughly modern men ..."--Publisher's description
Anri Sala by Anri Sala( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anri Sala's work is often about obscurity - obscurity of images but also of language and experience - which can render it both vexingly subtle and uncomfortably immediate. Working in a range of media - including video, photography and installation - and having been raised in Tirana, educated in Paris and now settled in Berlin, Anri Sala represents a truly contemporary international vision. They impact of his work - featured at the world's top venues and exhibitions - endorses Sala's conviction that art can transcend cultural references without losing any of its specificity nor, indeed, its power."--Jacket
The age of earthquakes : a guide to the extreme present by Shumon Basar( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly provocative, mindbending, beautifully designed, and visionary look at the landscape of our rapidly evolving digital era. 50 years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking book on the influence of technology on culture in The Medium is the Massage, Basar, Coupland and Obrist extend the analysis to today, touring the world that's redefined by the Internet, decoding and explaining what they call the 'extreme present'
Jeff Koons by Jeff Koons( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un hommage au travail de Jeff Koons à travers la présentation de ses oeuvres, de l'évolution chronologique de son travail de 1979 à nos jours et d'un essai biographique
Formulas for now by Hans Ulrich Obrist( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries the formula has been one of the building blocks of human knowledge. In mathematics and science, formulas express information symbolically to solve a problem, to describe an observable phenomenon, or to postulate a theory. More generally, a formula can be a plan of action, a statement or declaration, a definition or rule, or a list of ingredients or recipe to achieve a desired outcome. For all the contributors to this unique volume including eminent minds from the fields of art, science, mathematics, performance, architecture, design, literature, and sociology the formula is a fruitful way of investigating the nature of human existence. Selected especially for the book, more than one hundred invited participants have produced or chosen their own personal formulas to express the realities of contemporary life and to offer a means of negotiating a path through it. Contributors include Marina Abramovic, David Adjaye, John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Thomas Demand, Elizabeth Diller, Olafur Eliasson, Brian Eno, Damien Hirst, Rem Koolhaas, Jeff Koons, Harry Mathews, Yoko Ono, Gerhard Richter, Nancy Spero, Rosemarie Trockel, Wang Jian Wei, James Watson
Leon Golub : do paintings bite? : selected texts 1948-1996 by Leon Golub( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do it : the compendium by Bruce Altshuler( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Gerhard Richter painting by Belz Corinna( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1932 in Dresden, Gerhard Richter is considered one of the world's greatest living painters and now nearly 80 years old, agreed to talk about his work, as a small film crew documents his creative process. Blunt, provocative, unashamedly curmudgeonly, and iconoclastic (but never cynical), the artist says he's 'interested in things he doesn't understand,' that 'painting is a secretive business,' and that 'each painting is an assertion that tolerates no company
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Destruction of the father reconstruction of the father : writings and interviews, 1923-1997
Alternative Names
Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Hans-Ulrich Obrist Art curator, critic and historian (b.1968)

Hans-Ulrich Obrist commissaire d'exposition, critique et historien d’art

Hans-Ulrich Obrist Schweizer Kurator für zeitgenössische Kunst

Hans-Ulrich Obrist Swiss art curator, critic and historian (b.1968)

Hans-Ulrich Obrist Zwitsers auteur

Hansi Youlisi@Aobulisite 1968-

Obrist, H. U.

Obrist, H.U. 1968-

Obrist, H. U. (Hans-Ulrich)

Obrist, Hans-U. 1968-

Obrist, Hans-Ulrich

Obrist, Hans-Ulrich 1968-

Obrist, Ulrich

Obrist Ulrich 1968-....

Obrist, Ulrich-Hans

Obrist, Ulrich-Hans 1968-

Obrist, Ulrich (Hans-Ulrich)

Ulrich Obrist, Hans 1968-

Обрист, Ханс-Ульрих

Обрист, Ханс Ульрих, 1968-

اولريخ-اوبرست، هانس

오브리스트, 한스 울리히 1968-

オブリスト, ハンス・ウルリッヒ

ハンス=ウルリッヒ オブリスト

漢斯.尤利斯.奧布里斯特 1968-

The daily practice of painting : writings and interviews, 1962-1993Defining contemporary art : 25 years in 200 pivotal artworksAi WeiweiA brief history of curatingMutations : Rem Koolhaas, Harvard Project on the City, Stefano Boeri, Multiplicity, Sanford Kwinter, Nadia Tazi, Hans Ulrich ObristGerhard Richter : 100 picturesGerhard Richter : a life in paintingAnri Sala