Ways of Curating


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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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5.4 X 0.6 X 8.1 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a Swiss-born curator and writer. He is the co-director of exhibitions and programs and the co-director of international projects at the Serpentine Galleries, London. His previous books include A Brief History of Curating; A Brief History of New Music; Everything You Always Wanted to Ask About Curating but Were Afraid to Ask; Sharp Tongues, Loose Lips, Open Eyes, Ears to the Ground; Ai Weiwei Speaks; and nearly thirty volumes in his Conversation Series of interviews with contemporary artists.


"Ways of Curating is a unique and insightful guide which enables the reader to discover unexplored paths for a new curatorial approach." --Marina Abramovic

"Hans Ulrich Obrist is a passionate communicator. In result, half the world is starting to live in the future now." --Yoko Ono

"Obrist educates and delights, with the simple goal of sharing his life's joy." --Publishers Weekly

"A succinct, personal perspective on the intellectual sources and enthusiams of a distinguished figure in the contemporary art world." --Kirkus

"An engaging and erudite work that argues persuasively for the continued relevance of curating for the arts and wider society. His book is about the curator's role as a maker of exhibitions, a task that involves tracing hidden connections between artworks and forging untrammelled routes across culture in search of new ways of experiencing art; new ways of looking at the world around us. If that sounds like an impossibly romantic definition it's because this is an unapologetically personal account of the profession's development." --Ekow Eshun, The Independent

"This is a highly intelligent, thoughtful and thought-provoking book. Obrist emerges as both scholarly and energetically engaged with the proliferation of ideas in modern culture today." --Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times

"Brisk, eclectic . . . In recent decades, the art world has been somewhat tediously obsessed with this 'curatorial turn' and its apparent undermining of artists and critics alike. But Obrist is a good example of the expanded possibilities of the job, and the sheer energy he has brought to working with artists themselves is the abiding impression of Ways of Curating." --Brian Dillon, Literary Review