The Galleries at Moore present
September 13 December 6, 2014
September 13 December 6, 2014
do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself. To test the idea, they invited twelve artists to propose artworks based on written scores or instructions that can be openly interpreted every time they are presented. The instructions were then translated into nine different languages and circulated internationally as a The Galleries at Moore DO IT.
The Galleries at Moore DO IT
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Since then, hundreds of artists have been invited to submit instructions, and do it has taken place all over the world from Austria to Australia, from Thailand to Uruguay, from Canada to Iceland, giving new meaning to the concept of an exhibition in progress. Each do it exhibition is uniquely site-specific because it engages the local community in a dialogue that responds to a set of instructions. As a result, do it is less concerned with copies, images, or reproductions of artworks, than with human interpretation. No two iterations of the same instructions are ever identical.
Twenty years after its conception, do it has become the longest running exhibition ever.
do it is a traveling exhibition conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and the accompanying publication were made possible, in part by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and with the generous support from Project Perpetual and ICIs International Forum and Board of Trustees.
Instructions by the following artists will be interpreted during The Galleries presentation of do it:
Etel Adnan, Sophia Al Maria, Uri Aran, Cory Arcangel, Nairy Baghramian, Jérôme Bel, Mel Bochner, Christian Boltanski, Mircea Cantor, Jay Chung, Meg Cranston, Critical Art Ensemble, Tacita Dean, Diller + Scofidio, Trisha Donnelly, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Cao Fei, Fischli & Weiss, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Paul-Armand Gette, Gilbert & George, Simryn Gill, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Konstantin Grcic, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Shilpa Gupta,
Richard Hamilton, Fabrice Hybert, Joan Jonas, Ilya Kabakov, Mike Kelley, Ben Kinmont, Alison Knowles, Július Koller, Koo Jeong-A, Suzanne Lacy, Adriana Lara, Sol LeWitt, Erik van Lieshout, Lucy R. Lippard, Aníbal López, David Lynch, Christian Marclay, Jonas Mekas, Bruce Nauman, Rivane Neuenschwander, Albert Oehlen, Yoko Ono, Clifford Owens, Lygia Pape, Cesare Pietroiusti, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Marjetica Potrč, Raqs Media Collective, Tobias Rehberger, Claude Rutault, Peter
Saville, Tino Sehgal, Hassan Sharif, Jim Shaw, Shimabuku, Sturtevant, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Yasunao Tone, Ryan Trecartin, Agnes Varda, Hannah Weinberger and Erwin Wurm.