<< back to the table of contents

 

> KIOSK for useful knowledge

A Life in four hours:
A - K (1st part)
T. T6

Narrative 6
Hans Ulrich Obrist narrates.
Michael Diers listens.

July 1st 2005, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.


Michael Diers and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Photo:Stefani Bürkle

Hans Ulrich Obrist is an internationally renowned, widely travelled, peripatetic curator and contemporary art critic.
Having studied economics and politics he later gathered attention by organising numerous extraordinary exhibitions in unusal venues and through the organisation of numerous interdisciplinary events and conferences, focussing on the relation between ideas rather then their rationales. He has curated exhibitions in venues such as Musèe d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Kunsthalle, Wien, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Serpentine Gallery in London, PS1 New York and the Venice Biennale among many others.

His most recent publications include: Do It! (see special event on June 30) and Hans Ulrich Obrist: Interviews, published by If "peripatetic" is the word most overused to describe Hans-Ulrich Obrist, it is not inappropriate. The Swiss-born curator and head of the Programme Migrateurs at the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris has an unstoppable wanderlust and a related symptom; his penchant for interviewing anyone and everyone who piques his curiosity, be they artist, scientist, writer, curator, composer, architect, thinker.

Michael Diers is an art historian and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg und extraordinary professor at the Humboldt University Berlin.

In the courtyard of KW (KunstWerke -INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART), screening from the KIOSk Archive, all photos by Stefani Bürkle

A Life in four hours: L - Z (Part Two)

Narrative 11
Hans Ulrich Obrist narrates.
Michael Diers listens.

Saturday, December 10th, 2005, 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
KW INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

A Life in Four Hours: A - K took place atin the KW inat the beginning of July 2005. Hans Ulrich Obrist organized his working biography alphabetically rather than chronologically, according to geographical stations and in the first four hours only managed to get to the letter K = Köln. Now comes the second part, L - Z.