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Title Do it : the compendium / edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist in collaboration with Independent Curators International.

Publication Info. New York : Independent Curators International/D.A.P., [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.0407 DOI    Available
Description 448 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note Sheet of colored stickers loosely inserted.
Errata sheet inserted.
Includes indexes.
Contents Foreword and acknowledgments / Kate Fowle, Frances Wu Giarratano -- Introduction / Hans Ulrich Obrist -- Art by instruction and the pre-history of do it / Bruce Altshuler -- Progress report / Kate Fowle, Hans Ulrich Obrist -- Artist instructions / Artists A-Z -- Essay and interviews. Do it at TEOR/éTica / Virginia Pérez-Ratton ; Why do it Chinese version? / Hu Fang and Hans Ulrich Obrist ; The evolution of do it / Elizabeth Presa, Hans Ulrich Obrist -- Appendix: List of venues -- Artist index.
Summary 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.
Subject Conceptual art -- Exhibitions.
Interactive art -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Obrist, Hans Ulrich, editor.
Boltanski, Christian, 1944- artist.
Lavier, Bertrand, 1949- artist.
Independent Curators International, contributor.
ISBN 1938922018 (pbk.)
9781938922015 (pbk.)

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