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Are you Here? by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Are you Here? by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Are you Here? by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Are you Here? by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Are you Here? by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Are you Here? by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Are you Here? by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Are you Here? by Hans Ulrich Obrist

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Are you Here?
Compositions of Hans Ulrich Obrist
Introduction by Etel Adnan

Collection Uncreative Writings
English and French

153 mm x 229 mm
286 pages
Graphic design by Joanna Starck
ISBN 978-2-36568-014-1
First publication : September 2018

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🇬🇧 [About]
Hans Ulrich Obrist is a marathon runner of daily discussions, conversations and exchanges with artists, architects, scientists, thinkers and writers. The elements of language that he accumulates offers a generic lexicon in which he draws alternately words or expressions that are as many vocal punctuations as exclamations of style.

Are you here? compiles for the first time the stamp drawings that Hans Ulrich Obrist has composed for years, sometimes organized in clusters or lists, to flirt with concrete poetry.

Sometimes rendered illegible, these leitmotivs come to black almost the whole of the page as a result of performances close to trances. This practice, which can be likened to stereotypy, is an outlet for the author, in which he uses, in the manner of a shaman, the elements of language that are his own.

Are you here? is introduced by Etel Adnan, poet and artist, who gives us keys to reading this parallel and yet central practice in the construction of one of the most important curators of our time.

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🇨🇵 [À propos]
Hans Ulrich Obrist est un marathonien des discussions, conversations et échanges qu’il mène tous les jours de manière effrénée avec des artistes, architectes, scientifiques, penseurs, écrivains. Les éléments de langage qu’il accumule offre un lexique générique dans lequel il pioche tour à tour des mots ou des expressions qui sont autant de ponctuations vocales que des exclamations de style.

Are you here? compile pour le première fois les dessins au tampon que HUO compose depuis des années. Ses compositions, parfois organisées en grappes ou en listes, flirtent avec la poésie concrète.

Parfois rendus illisibles, ces leitmotivs viennent noircir presque l’intégralité de la page à la suite de performances proches de la transe. Cette pratique que l’on peut rapprocher de la stéréotypie est un exutoire pour l’auteur, un moment durant lequel il fait appel, à la manière d’un chaman, aux éléments de langage qui sont les siens.

Are you here? est introduit par Etel Adnan, poète et artiste, qui nous donne des clés de lecture de cette pratique parallèle et pourtant centrale dans la construction d’un des commissaire d’exposition les plus important de notre temps.