Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing: Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Superstar curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist features in the second of five films profiling creatives at the top of their fields

Hans-Ulrich Obrist may well be the most famous curator working today. In November 2009, he was listed as number one on ArtReview’s list of the most important people in the art world, and his work as artistic director of London’s Serpentine Gallery has seen him play a vital role in developing and shaping contemporary art today. In 2008 he published A Brief History of Curating, the first comprehensive study of his field, while at the same time he has worked to widen participation in the arts at the Serpentine with the themed Marathon series and the annual architectural commission, the Serpentine Pavilion.

Here, in the second film from ourWays of Seeing series, exploring the unique perspectives of six influential creatives, Obrist, sporting Paul Smith opticals, muses on what being a curator means in the 21st century.

See below for more from the Ways of Seeing series.

Hans-Ulrich wears acetate opticals PAUL SMITH at DAVID CLULOW

Film Credits

Director Dean G Moore
Producer Anthony Le Breton
Director of Photography Chris Ferguson
Editor Tom Sweetland
Creative Direction Black Sheep Studios
Styling Alex Petsetakis
Styling Assistant Amii Mcintosh
Grooming Liz Daxauer at Caren using Tom Ford Grooming
Port Production Director Nick Rainsford