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  • Published: 4 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9783943365955
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 172
  • RRP: $27.99

Sharp Tongues, Loose Lips, Open Eyes, Ears to the Ground



With an ode by Olafur EliassonFollowing Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating* *But Were Afraid to Ask, this second volume in the series on international curator Hans Ulrich Obrist presents a selection of his key writings from the past two decades, which elaborate on the manifold thinkers, curators, and events that influence his interdisciplinary practice of exhibition making.
The collected essays form the compartments of Obrist's curatorial toolbox, along with elucidating his views on stewardship, patronage, and art itself. Influences and interlocutors cited and discussed here include, among others, Alexander Dorner, Édouard Glissant, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Jean-François Lyotard, Dominique de Menil, Josef Ortner, Cedric Price, Sir John Soane, and Harald Szeemann.

  • Published: 4 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9783943365955
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 172
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and critic. Since 2006 he has been Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London.

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