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Do It - The Compendium

Hans Ulrich Obrist
Independent Curators International (ICI)
2013

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Do It began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between the artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier and Obrist himself, who was experimenting with how exhibition formats could be rendered more flexible and open-ended. To test the idea, Obrist invited 13 artists to send instructions, which were then translated into nine different languages and circulated internationally as a book. Within two years, Do It exhibitions were being created all over the world by realizing the artists' instructions. 

Editors: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kate Fowle
Project Editor: Frances Wu Giarratano
Copy Editor and Permissions Specialist: Audrey Walen
Designer: Scott Ponik
Permissions Coordinator: Alaina Claire Feldman
Research Assistants: Alex Kleiman and Jamie Shi
Printer: Finidr, s. r. o., Český Těšín

ISBN: 978-1-938922-01-5
448 pages