Ways of Curating

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Allen Lane, 2014 - Art - 180 pages

What can curating help us do?

Drawing on his own experiences and inspirations - from staging his first exhibition in his tiny Zurich kitchen in 1986 to encounters and conversations with artists, exhibition makers and thinkers alive and dead - Hans Ulrich Obrist's Ways of Curatinglooks to inspire all those engaged in the creation of culture.

Flitting from meetings with the artists who have inspired him (including Gerhard Richter and Gilbert and George) to the creation of the first public museums in the 18th century, recounting the practice of inspirational figures such as Diaghilev and Walter Hopps, skipping between centuries, exhibitions (his own and others), continents and centuries, Ways of Curatingargues that curation is far from a static practice. Driven by curiosity, at its best it allows us to create the future.

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About the author (2014)

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and writer. Since 2006 he has been co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London. He is the author of Ways of Curating and, with Ai Weiwei, of Ai Weiwei Speaks.