Hans Ulrich Obrist: Art for Earth’s Sake
- Sat 14 Aug 19:00 - 20:00
- Baillie Gifford Theatre (in West Court)
Pay what you can to watch online. Available to watch any time.
Attend in person
What is the role of an art exhibition space, if not a forum for ideas and a catalyst for change? That’s the view of Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London and one of the world’s most prominent curators. An inveterate globetrotter, Obrist was known as ‘the curator who never sleeps’ and until recently he probably spent more time on a plane than he did at his desk. But he has had a change of heart, and alongside a radical reduction in his personal carbon footprint Obrist has also created the Back to Earth project at the Serpentine. Out of that comes a new book, 140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth, featuring drawings, recipes, experiments and gardening ideas from practitioners including Marina Abramovic and Olafur Eliasson as well as contributors from other disciplines such as Vivienne Westwood and Brian Eno. Today Obrist is joined by Manthia Diawara, Es Devlin, Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe - all contributors to the book - to discuss the imaginative proposals at the heart of the project.
This is a live event, with an author Q&A. If buying a ticket to watch the event in-person, the authors and participants in this event will take part remotely from wherever they are in the world; you’ll watch them on a large screen in the venue.