A brief history of curating

Author: Hans-Ulrich Obrist,Lionel Bovier

Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag

ISBN: 9783905829556

Category: Art

Page: 243

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Part of JRP|Ringer's innovative Documentsseries, published with Les Presses du Reel 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 Cladders, Lucy Lippard, Walter Hopps, Pontus Hulten and Harald Szeemann. Speaking of Szeemann on the occasion of this legendary curator's death in 2005, critic Aaron Schuster summed up, "the image we have of the curator today: the curator-as-artist, a roaming, freelance designer of exhibitions, or in his own witty formulation, a 'spiritual guest worker'... If artists since Marcel Duchamp have affirmed selection and arrangement as legitimate artistic strategies, was it not simply a matter of time before curatorial practice--itself defined by selection and arrangement--would come to be seen as an art that operates on the field of art itself?"
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A Brief History of New Music

Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist,Lionel Bovier

Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag

ISBN: 9783037641903

Category: Music

Page: 299

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Following the success of A Brief History of Curating this publication gathers together interviews with pioneering musicians of the 1950s to the 1980s.The book brings together avant-garde composers such as Elliot Carter, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen; originators of electro-acoustic music such as François Bayle, Pauline Oliveros, Iannis Xenakis, and Peter Zinovieff; Minimalist and Fluxus-inspired artists such as Tony Conrad, Henry Flynt, Phil Niblock, Yoko Ono, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley; as well figures such as Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Arto Lindsay, and Gaetano Veloso.Their contributions map the evolution of the musical field, from early experiments in concrete and abstract music, to the electronic development and the hybridisation between Pop and avant-garde culture.This book is part of the Documents series, co-published with Les presses du réel and dedicated to critical writings.
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Histories of Performance Documentation

Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices

Author: Gabriella Giannachi,Jonah Westerman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317291840

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Histories of Performance Documentation traces the many ways in which museums have approached performance works from the 1960s onwards, considering the unique challenges of documenting live events. From hybrid and interactive arts, to games and virtual and mixed reality performance, this collection investigates the burgeoning role of the performative in museum displays. Gabriella Giannachi and Jonah Westerman bring together interviews and essays by leading curators, conservators, artists and scholars from institutions including MoMA, Tate, SFMOMA and the Whitney, to examine a range of interdisciplinary practices that have influenced the field of performance documentation. Chapters build on recent approaches to performance analysis, which argue that it should not focus purely on the live event, and that documentation should not be read solely as a process of retrospection. These ideas create a radical new framework for thinking about the relationship between performance and its documentation—and how this relationship might shape ideas of what constitutes performance in the first place.
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Modern Art on Display

The Legacies of Six Collectors

Author: K. Porter Aichele

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611496179

Category: Art

Page: 306

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This book explores the theory that collectors of modern art in the first half of the twentieth century had more than financial means, keen instincts, and unflappable gumption: they had the ambition to learn about the art they collected. Drawing on their informed judgments as connoisseurs and independently developing the skills of professional curators, they demonstrated their acquired knowledge in the displays of the work they collected.
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Getty Research Journal, No. 11

Author: Gail Feigenbaum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606066080

Category: Art

Page: 236

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The Getty Research Journal features the work of art historians, museum curators, and conservators from around the world as part of the Getty’s mission to promote the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy. Articles present original scholarship related to the Getty’s collections, initiatives, and research. This issue features essays on the culture of display in eighteenth-century Venetian palaces, the influence of prehistoric cave paintings on American abstract artists, the life and writings of Pauline Gibling Schindler, an unrealized project by Sam Francis and Walter Hopps for a contemporary art venue in 1960s Los Angeles, Harald Szeemann’s early plans for the documenta 5 exhibition, and the notebooks and manuscripts that led to Aldo Rossi’s Scientific Autobiography. Shorter texts include notices on Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala’s illustrations accompanying a tale in Martín de Murúa’s Historia general del Piru, copperplate prints depicting the Qing army’s invasion of Nepal in 1792, the Nazi-era business records of the Gustav Cramer gallery in The Hague, Netherlands, and a proposal for the integration of provenance research into all aspects of museum activities, including a call for cross-institutional databases and international collaborations.
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Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance

Author: Judith Rugg,Michèle Sedgwick

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 184150162X

Category: Art

Page: 183

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To stay relevant, art curators must keep up with the rapid pace of technological innovation as well as the aesthetic tastes of fickle critics and an ever-expanding circle of cultural arbiters. Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance argues that, despite these daily pressures, good curating work also requires more theoretical attention. In four thematic sections, a distinguished group of contributors consider curation in light of interdisciplinary and emerging practices, examine conceptions of curation as intervention and contestation, and explore curation's potential to act as a reconsideration of conventional museum spaces. Against the backdrop of cutting-edge developments in electronic art, art/science collaboration, nongallery spaces, and virtual fields, contributors propose new approaches to curating and new ways of fostering critical inquiry. Now in paperback, this volume is an essential read for scholars, curators, and art enthusiasts alike.
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Do it

The Compendium

Author: Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Publisher: Independent Curators

ISBN: 9781938922015

Category: Art

Page: 448

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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. Constantly evolving and morphing into different versions of itself, "Do It" has grown to encompass "Do It (Museum)," "Do It (Home)," "Do It (TV)," "Do It (Seminar)" as well as some "Anti-Do Its," a "Philosophy Do It" and, most recently, a "UNESCO Children's Do It." Nearly 20 years after the initial conversation took place, "Do It" has been featured in at least 50 different locations worldwide. To mark the twentieth anniversary of this landmark project, this new publication presents the history of this ambitious enterprise and gives new impetus to its future. It includes an archive of artists' instructions, essays contextualizing "Do It," documentation from the history of the exhibition and instructions by 200 artists from all over the world selected by Obrist, among them Carl Andre, Jimmie Durham, Dan Graham, Yoko Ono, Christian Marclay and Rosemarie Trockel, including 60 new instructions from Matias Faldbakken, Theaster Gates, Sarah Lucas, David Lynch, Rivane Neuenschwander and Ai Weiwei, among many others.
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Ways of Curating

Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374712328

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since then he has staged more than 250 shows internationally, many of them among the most influential exhibits of our age. Ways of Curating is a compendium of the insights Obrist has gained from his years of extraordinary work in the art world. It skips between centuries and continents, flitting from meetings with the artists who have inspired him (including Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, and Gilbert and George) to biographies of influential figures such as Diaghilev and Walter Hopps. It describes some of the greatest exhibitions in history, as well as some of the greatest exhibitions never realized. It traces the evolution of the collections from Athanasius Kircher's 17th-century Wunderkammer to modern museums, and points the way for projects yet to come. Hans Ulrich Obrist has rescued the word "curate" from wine stores and playlists to remind us of the power inherent in looking at art—and at the world—in a new way.
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Curating Subjects

Author: Paul O'Neill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780949004161

Category: Art

Page: 229

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Edited by Paul O'Neill. Introduction by Paul O'Neill, Annie Fletcher.
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The Richter Interviews

Author: Gerhard Richter,Hans Ulrich Obrist

Publisher: Heni Publishers

ISBN: 9781912122240

Category: Art

Page: 168

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The Richter Interviews collects together a series of conversations between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gerhard Richter over the course of more than two decades of discussion and collaboration. Subjects range from Richter's place within art history to artists books, architecture, religion, unrealised projects and his advice for young artists. The collection also includes a previously unpublished interview focused on Richter's much-lauded window for Cologne Cathedral, unveiled in 2007. Obrist's vast knowledge and interrogating mind coupled with his longstanding friendship with Richter make him a unique interlocutor for an artist whose work spans more than 60 years and ranges from painting to photography, glass to printmaking, watercolours to books. Obrist deftly guides the reader through a dazzling array of topics and offers an invaluable historical perspective on Richter s place within the art world of the 20th and 21st centuries. Illustrations of discussed artworks by Richter feature thro
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