Hans Ulrich Obrist: Think Like Clouds Exhibition and Book Preview at NYABF 2013

Sep 18, 2013 3:14PM

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Think Like Clouds: The Exhibition

OPENING: Thursday, Sept. 19, 6pm 

NYABF: Friday, Sept.20 - Sunday Sept. 22


Gallery S, second floor

An exhibition curated by Badlands Unlimited at the 2013 NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 of Hans Ulrich Obrist's diagrams, notes, and drawings from the upcoming Badlands Unlimited book Think Like Clouds.

Stop by the Badlands Unlimited booth at the NYABF to pick up your very own special limited edition zine made by Paul Chan with a selection of Hans Ulrich Obrist's drawings!

Think Like Clouds by Hans Ulrich Obrist 

Softcover book, limited edition zine, and enhanced e-book for Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle, 228 pages.

Think Like Clouds collects for the first time the diagrams, notes, and drawings curator Hans Ulrich Obrist has made for the past twenty-two years. Obrist has curated exhibitions worldwide and has interviewed personalities in nearly every field of endeavor: from architect Rem Koolhaas to painter Gerhard Richter to journalist and activist Studs Terkel. During conversations and curatorial work he draws and takes notes obsessively in order to help him remember and expand the topic at hand. But what ends up being drawn on hotel stationery or printouts of emails are more than mere memory aids. Beautiful and enigmatic, they are visual portraits of conversations or exhibitions made up of names, dates, quotes, and loose bits of information entangled with wavering lines and undulating scribbles. Taken as a whole, Think Like Clouds maps the intellectual and historical terrain of one of the most active and curious minds in contemporary art today. With an introduction by Paul Chan and an essay by Michael Diers.