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Obrist, Hans-Ulrich

Works: 897 works in 1,682 publications in 5 languages and 19,861 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs  Art  Cross-cultural studies  Quotations  Mathematical formulae 
Roles: Editor, Interviewer, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Interviewee, Director, Curator, Collaborator, Host, Publishing director, Film editor
Classifications: N6537.K645, 709.2
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Most widely held works by Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Destruction of the father reconstruction of the father : writings and interviews, 1923-1997 by Louise Bourgeois ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 706 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 daily practice of painting : writings and interviews, 1962-1993 by Gerhard Richter ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 616 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
Pipilotti Rist by Pipilotti Rist ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om den schweiziske kunstner Pipilotti Rist (1962- ) og hendes videoinstallationer
Ai Weiwei by Weiwei Ai ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 424 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
Mutations : Rem Koolhaas, Harvard Project on the City, Stefano Boeri, Multiplicity, Sanford Kwinter, Nadia Tazi, Hans Ulrich Obrist by Rem Koolhaas ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The future of the city worldwide
A brief history of curating by Hans-Ulrich Obrist ( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and German and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of JRP|Ringier's innovative Documents series, published with Les Presses du Réel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial field--from early independent curators in the 1960s and 70s and the experimental institutional programs developed in Europe and the U.S. through the inception of Documenta and the various biennales and fairs--with pioneering curators Anne D'Harnoncourt, Werner Hoffman, Jean Leering, Franz Meyer, Seth Siegelaub, Walter Zanini, Johannes Clad
Gerhard Richter : 100 pictures by Gerhard Richter ( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anri Sala by Anri Sala ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and German and held by 313 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."--BOOK JACKET
Project Japan : metabolism talks-- by Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
14 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 275 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..."--P. [4] de la couv
Formulas for now by Hans-Ulrich Obrist ( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 237 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
Gerhard Richter : writings 1961-2007 by Gerhard Richter ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeff Koons by Jeff Koons ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hans Ulrich Obrist and Jeff Koons discuss the artists' most important works of the last 20 years as well as his current projects
Hans Ulrich Obrist : interviews by Hans-Ulrich Obrist ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transcripts of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist with architects, artists, curators, film-makers, musicians, philosophers, social theorists and urbanists
Leon Golub : do paintings bite? : selected texts 1948-1996 by Leon Golub ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laboratorium ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Laboratorium is an interdisciplinary project in which the scientific laboratory and the artist's studio are explored .... Throughout the summer we will establish within the city of Antwerpen netwerks, fluctuating between highly specialized work by scientists, artists, dancers, and writers"--from p. 17
Re CP by Cedric Price ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rem Koolhaas by Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transcribed interviews with Rem Koolhaas by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Sils by Gerhard Richter ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Do it ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Do it" began in 1993 with a discussion among Christian Boltanski, Bertrand Lavier and Hans-Ulrich Obist in the Café Select in Paris. From this encounter arose the idea of an exhibition of do-it-yourself descriptions or procedural instructions for art. In 1993, in cooperation with the AFAA (Association Française d'Action Artistique) twelve original do it texts were translated into eight languages and sent as a diplomatic dispatch to each country with which France maintains diplomatic relations. The first do it took place in September 1994 at the Ritter Kunsthalle In Klagenfurt, Austria
Ellsworth Kelly : thumbing through the folder : a dialogue on art and architecture with Hans Ulrich Obrist by Ellsworth Kelly ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Hans-Ulrich Obrist
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-Ulrich)
Ulrich Obrist, Hans 1968-
オブリスト, ハンス・ウルリッヒ
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