Curatorial practice #2: Hans Ulrich Obrist

In the video presented here, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist talks about his work with architecture as it intersects with artistic practice. An interview by Angelique Campens

Hans Ulrich Obrist (b.1968) works as the Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects for the Serpentine Gallery, where he has curated many important solo and group exhibitions. His further contributions as a writer, mediator and interviewer have made him one of the most influential figures in the contemporary art world.
His archive of conversations (now about 2000 hours) recorded with artists, architects, writers, film-makers, philosophers, musicians, etc. has become a rich source that will give future historians insight into contemporary art, architecture and culture.

In this short video for Domus Obrist discusses his work with architecture as it intersects with artistic practice. He explains how he got involved in architecture and the people who were important for him. He also explains the importance of exhibition design, and his involvement in the Pavilion projects at the Serpentine. Finally he gives his vision of an unrealized project.

He further explains his forthcoming participation in the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice directed by Kazuyo Sejima. His contribution will consist of the NOW INTERVIEWS (six days in a row of live public interviews), as well as the exhibition VENIC VENIC about the visionary architect Cedric Price (1934-2003). This will also coincide with the launch of an online interactive website.

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