Hans-Ulrich Obrist

The Society for Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the Collectors Forum at the Museum of Contemporary Art, presents Hans Ulrich Obrist Tuesday, February 24, 2004 After studying economics and politics, Hans-Ulrich Obrist turned to contemporary art and has since gained wide acclaim for his extraordinary exhibitions, which often take place in spaces not previously used as exhibition venues?such as his own house, a monastery library, an airplane and a hotel. Exhibitions of this nature include The Kitchen Show, St. Gallen, 1991, Christian Boltanski in the Monastery Library, St. Gallen, 1991, Gerhard Richter, Nietzsche Haus, Sils Maria, 1992, and Hotel Carlton Palace, Paris, 1993. In 1993 he founded the migratory Museum Robert Walser and began to run the Migrateurs programme at the Mus?e d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris where he now serves as a curator for contemporary art. He is editor in chief of the hybrid artist pages Point d’Ironie and has been a frequent curator for the Museum In Progress, Vienna and a lecturer at Facolta delle Arti, IUAV in Venice. In 2003 he served as co-curator of Utopia Station at the Venice Biennale, and most recently, he co-curated the monographic exhibitions of Olafur Eliasson, Philippe Parreno, Steve McQueen, Jonas Meka. In addition to his curatorial projects, he has edited the writings of Gerhard Richter, Gilbert and George, Leon Golub and Louise Bourgeois. Please join us for what promises to be an extraordinary evening.

Museum of Contemporary Art
Members – $60

05:30PM – 06:15PM – Reception
Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Education Cen

06:15PM – 07:15PM – Lecture
MCA Theater

07:15PM – 08:15PM – Dining
Puck’s at the MCA