Hans Ulrich Obrist


15.11.2013 - 14.12.2013
Opening: 15.11.2013 at 20:00

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina will present DO IT curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist from November 15 through December 14, 2013 marking the first time that do it has been realized in Kosovo.

Drawing from a specific reading of the project and instructions from the 2013 publication, DO IT: the compendium, Stacion will produce an interpretation of do it that is both site-specific and global in scope.

DO IT at Stacion is about utilizing means for mass transport of information and disseminating content that was not supposed to reach you today. Stacion aims to create new uncalculated spaces for thinking and initiate an action that opens the possibility to additionally alter the position of the end receiver of the information or art.

Since its beginning in 1993, DO IT has grown from twelve artist instructions that were the result of a conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier to an ongoing project including over 400 international artists, making it the longest running and most far-reaching exhibition to ever occur. DO IT has been realized throughout the world in countries including China, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, the United States, Estonia, Costa Rica, Slovenia, Uruguay and now Kosovo.

Artists at Stacion include: Marina Abramović, Etel Adnan, Ai Weiwei, Sophia Al Maria, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilal, Pawel Althamer, Kathryn Andrews, Uri Aran, Cory Arcangel, John Armleder, Robert Ashley, David Arcangel, John Armleder, Robert Ashley, David Askevold, Ed Atkins, Tarek Atoui, Lutz Bacher, Darren Bader, Nairy Baghramian, John Baldessari, Mathew Nareny, Yto Barrada, Robert Barry, Gianfranco Baruchello, Jérôme Bel, Bernadette Corporation, Gerry Bibby, Dara Birnbaum, Mel Bochner, John Bock, Christian Boltanski, Iñaki Bonillas, Geta Bratescu, Joan Brossa, Waltercio Caldas, Mircea Cantor, Cao Fei, Antonio Caro, Maurizio Cattelan, John Chamberlain, Paul Chan, Boris Charmatz, Chu Yun, Jay Chung, Hélène Cixous, Claire Fontaine, Amy E. Cohen and Francisco J.Varela, Douglas Coupland, Meg Cranston, Critical Art Ensemble, Minerva Cuevas, Tacita Dean, Wilson Díaz, Diller + Scofidio, Trisha Donnelly, Jimmie Durham, Maria Eichhorn, Olafur Eliasson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Ayşe Erkmen, Cerith Wyn Evans, Matias Faldbakken and Anders Nordby, Hans- Peter Feldmann, Fend Mengbo, William Forsythe, Simone Forti, Yona Friedman, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Simon Fujiwara, Theaster Gates, Paul-Armand Gette, Jef Geys, Gilbert & George, Simryn Gill, Liam Gillick, Édouard Glissant, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Konstantin Grcic, Joseph Grigely, Ulrike Grossarth, Gu Dexin, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Shilpa Gupta, Anna Halprin, Richard Hamilton, NS Harsha, Mona Hatoum, Federico Herrero, Anthony Hill, María Teresa Hincapié, Roger Hiorns, Damien Hirst, Shere Hite, Nicholas Hlobo, Carsten Höller, Jonathan Horowitz, Hu Fang, Huang Yong Ping, Pierre Huyghe, Fabrice Hybert, Cristina Iglesias, Joan Jonas, Ilya Kabakov, Stephen J. Kaltenbach, Mike Kelley, Hassan Khan, Kim Beon, Ben Kinmont, Ragnar Kjartansson, Alison Knowles, Aaron Koblin, Terence Koh, Jiří Kolář, Július Koller, Koo Jeong-A, Surasi Kusolwong, Suzanne Lacy, David Lamelas, Adriana Lara, Bertrand Lavier, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Xavier Le Roy, Sol LeWitt, Klara Liden, Erikvan Lieshout, Lucy R. Lippard, Liu Ding, Liu Wei, Thomas Lommée, Aníbal López, Lee Lozano, Lu Chunsheng, Sarah Lucas, David Lynch, Jorge Macchi, Tobias Madison, Mark Manders, Christian Marclay, Enzo Mari, Eva Marisaldi, Chris Marker, Helen Marten, Paul McCarthy, Cildo Meireless, Jonas Mekas, Annette Messager, Olaf Metzel, John Miller, Andrei Monastyrski, Valérie Mréjen, Otto Mühl, Eileen Myles, Jean-Luc Nancy, Deimantas Narkevičius, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Max Neuhaus, Albert Oehlen, Román Ondák, Yoko Ono, Füsun Onur, Damián Ortega, Fernando Ortega, Clifford Owens, Nam June Paik, Pak Sheung-Chuen, Charlemagne Palestine, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Lygia Pape, Nicolás Paris, Philippe Parreno, Marko Peljhan, Amalia Pica, Cesare Pietroiusti, Adrian Piper, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Marjetica Potrč, Cedric Price, Raqs Media Collective, Case E. B. Reas, David Reed, Tobias Rehberger, Pedro Reyes, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, David Robbins, Adrián Villar Rojas, Ugo Rondinone, Martha Rosler, Ed Ruscha, Claude Rutaut, Anri Sala, Eszter Salamon, Tomás Saraceno, Julião Sarmento, Dimitar Sasselov, Peter Saville, Tomas Schmit, Thomas Schütte, Tino Sehgal, Kazuyo Sejima, Hassan Sharif, Jim Shaw, Rupert Sheldrake, Shimabuku, Gabriel Sierra, Alexandre Singh, Andreas Slominski, Micheal Smith, Micheal E. Smith, Nancy Spero, Bruce Sterling, Mladen Stilinović, Sturtevant, Hugo Suter, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Yasunao Tone, Mario Garcίa Torres, Ryan Trecartin, Rosemarie Trockel, Agnes Varda, Anton Vidokle, Tris Vonna-Michell, Franz Erhard Walther, Wang Jianwei, Wang Wei, Hannah Weinberger, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Wentworth, Franz West, Emmett Williams, gil wolman, Erwin Wurm, Xu Tan, Xu Zhen, Yang Fudong, Zheng Guogu.

The invitation for thinking new instructions for DO IT is open to all Kosovar citizens. Deadline for submitting new instructions is 29.11.2013.


About Hans Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist (b. 1968, Zurich, Switzerland) lives and works in London, where he is co-director of exhibitions and programs and director of international projects at the Serpentine Gallery. Before that, he was curator of Museum in Progress, Vienna, from 1993 to 2000 and has been a curator at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris since 2000. Obrist has curated and co-curated more than 200 solo and group exhibitions and biennials internationally since 1991, including World Soup (1991), Hotel Carlton Palace (1993), do it (1994), Take Me, I'm Yours (1995), Manifesta 1 (1996), Live/Life (1996), Cities on the Move (1997), Nuit Blanche (1998), 1st Berlin Biennial (1998), Laboratorium (1999), Utopia Station (2003), Dakar Biennale (2004), 2nd Guangzhou Triennial (2005), 1st & 2nd Moscow Biennale (2005 and 2007), Lyon Biennale (2007), and Yokohama Triennial (2008). In 2007, Hans Ulrich co-curated Il Tempo del Postinowith Philippe Parreno for the Manchester International Festival, also presented in Basel (2009), organized by Fondation Beyeler Art Basel and Theater Basel. In the same year, the Van Alen Institute awarded him the New York Prize Senior Fellowship for 2007-08. In 2008 he curated Everstill at the Lorca House in Granada. Obrist is contributing editor of Abitare Magazine, Artforum, and Paradis Magazine.

About Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina
Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is the only independent project institution for contemporary art and architecture in Kosovo, established in 2006 by artist Albert Heta and architect Vala Osmani. Stacion is conceived as a space for artists, architects, thinkers, critics and other sociopolitical workers committed to reflecting on and responding to relevant challenges of the contemporary society with an active, critical and emancipatory approach. Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina functions as an open platform that employs strategies to create a dialogue with a differentiated public; works with clear social and political intents; encourages artistic practice and advanced architectural research, stands for intellectual independence and works to create conditions where contemporary thought and practice can happen. Stacion is committed to the re-creation of the necessary momentum for the advancement and emancipation of the contemporary art scene and cultural environment of Kosovo. Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina focuses on locally-rooted practice as well as regional, European and international processes.

About DO IT
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 ICI's International Forum and Board of Trustees.


DO IT at Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is part of 'Rethinking (Social) Space Program' supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Kosovo, Ministry for Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Kosovo, KOHA Group , Independent Curators International, New York and DZG.