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About the Author

Felix Hoffmann (1911-1975) was born in Aarau, Switzerland. He was an illustrator and also painted on glass. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, Germany, and the School of Fine and Applied Arts in Berlin. He illustrated eighty-six books. In 1957 Hoffmann was awarded the Swiss Children's Book Prize for his life's work. He also appeared on the Honors list for the Hans Christian Andersen Award several times, and in 1972 he was short-listed for the same award for his life's work. He is recognized as one of the most important twentieth-century Swiss illustrators of children's books.
Hans Ulrich Obrist (b. 1968 in Zurich, CH) is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Muse´e d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show, World Soup (The Kitchen Show) in 1991, he has curated more than three hundred exhibitions. Obrist has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions, and is a contributing editor to Artforum, AnOther Magazine, Cahiers d'Art, and 032c; he also writes columns for Das Magazin and Weltkunst. In 2011 he received the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence, and in 2015 he was awarded the International Folkwang Prize for his commitment to the arts. His recent publications include Ways of Curating (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), The Age of Earthquakes (with Shumon Basar and Douglas Coupland, Blue Rider Press, 2015), Lives of the Artists, Lives of Architects (Penguin, 2016), Mondialite´, or the Archipelagos of E´douard Glissant (edited with Asad Raza, Skira, 2017), Somewhere Totally Else (JRPEditions, 2018), and The Athens Dialogues (DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art/Koenig Books, London, 2018).
Born in Lithuania in 1922, Jonas Mekas has lived a uniquely influential life as a filmmaker, writer, critic and poet. He survived a World War II labor camp and postwar displacement before immigrating to New York in 1949 to embark upon an extraordinary career in the arts, playing an instrumental role in the careers of Jack Smith, Andy Warhol and numerous other iconic artists and hanging out with everyone from Maya Deren to John and Yoko, from Tiny Tim to Salvador Dalí, from the Kennedys to--yes--Fred Astaire.