Think Like Clouds: The Exhibition

THINK LIKE CLOUDS: THE BOOK Softcover book, limited edition zine, and enhanced e-book for Apple iBooks & Amazon Kindle, 228 pages. THINK LIKE CLOUDS: THE EXHIBITION NYABF at MoMA PS1, September 20-22, Gallery S, second floorcurated by Badlands Unlimited. 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. At the fair, a limited edition zine made by Chan based on a selection of the works in the book will be available. HUO_portrait Read the press release for Think Like Clouds See an excerpt of Think Like Clouds