Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Serpentine Galleries

Hans Ulrich Obrist is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since 1991 he has curated more than 250 shows. Obrist’s publications include A Brief History of Curating, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks with Rem Koolhaas, Do It: The Compendium, Think Like Clouds and Ai Weiwei Speaks.

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Artist Jota Mombaça and Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation at DLD Munich 2022

In the Tired Watering

Interdisciplinary artist Jota Mombaça and Serpentine Galleries Art Director Hans Ulrich Obrist discuss Mombaça’s latest work, a performance at the Art Biennale 2022 in Venice called “In the Tired Watering”. The performance was built on a series of rhythmic chants and unraveling of fabric that left many visitors mystified. “I wanted to express what water…
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Refik Anadol, Emily Segal, Rafaël Rozendaal and Hans Ulrich Obrist discuss NFTs in art at DLD Munich

Art, Markets and Disruption: A Seismographic Journey to NFTs

Cryptographic ownership certificates are becoming an integral part of the art world. In a session moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, artists Emily Segal, Refik Anadol and Rafaël Rozendaal discuss the value that NFTs can bring to creatives. Segal confesses that she was skeptical when she first heard of cryptocurrencies and NFTs. “A lot of my…
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Douglas Coupland, Shumon Basar, Hans Ulrich Obrist, The Extreme Self, Age of Earthquakes, DLD, talk, video

The Extreme Self

This remarkable DLD Circular session brings together three of the most astute observers of cultural and societal change in the digital age: author Douglas Coupland, writer and curator Shumon Basar and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of London’s Serpentine Galleries. Together, they discuss insights from their first book, The Age of Earthquakes, speak about their…
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Es Devlin, Hans Zimmer, circularity, circular economy, sustainability, art, artists, creativity, DLD Circular, Obrist, video, talk

An Artistic View of Circularity

World-famous artists Es Devlin and Hans Zimmer come together in this DLD session to share their perspectives on sustainability and a circular economy with moderator Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries). Devlin has been called “the world’s most influential set designer” by The Observer and is known for “performative sculptures”, as she calls them, that fuse…
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Gabriela Hearst, sustainability, fashion, circular economy, DLD Circular, Hans Ulrich Obrist, video

Making Fashion Sustainable And Circular

Growing up on a farm in Uruguay, fashion designer Gabriela Hearst learned to value nature’s resources and make the most of them. “A farm, overall, is the highest example of circularity”, she observes in this DLD Circular conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist. “You can have as much as the Earth lets you have there.” Hearst…
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Mariya Gabriel, Hans Ulrich Obrist, DLD All Stars

The New Deal for Innovation

With its New European Bauhaus initiative the EU Commission aims to bring together innovators from different backgrounds to develop creative solutions for a better tomorrow. “In one sentence, it’s a cultural, environmental and economic project, because it has the ambition to make our Green Deal a cultural, human centered, positive and tangible experience”, EU Commissioner…
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Olafur Eliasson, Pireeni Sundaralingam, Hans Ulrich Obrist, DLD All Stars

Free Yourself from Tech

Are we closer to our smartphones than to the people we share our lives with? How can we break our tech addiction without giving up the aspects of digital change that truly empower us? In this DLD All Stars session, Oxford neuroscientist and poet Pireeni Sundaralingam and star designer Olafur Eliasson explore many possibilities to…
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Elif Shafak, Hans Ulrich Obrist, DLD All Stars

How to Stay Sane in Times of Division

From Covid-19 to climate change: It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by a sense of perennial crisis – in politics, society and nature. Award-winning author Elif Shafak and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries) explore what we can do to overcome the sense of doom, where to find hope in dark times, and how art can help…
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Manthia Diawara, Alexander Kluge, Hans Ulrich Obrist, DLD All Stars

Framing the World: Storytelling Through Music and Film

In times of change, humans need narratives, storytelling and artistic visions for inspiration, and to make sense of life’s ever-present disruptions. This DLD All Stars session brought together Manthia Diawara, Alexander Kluge and Hans Ulrich Obrist in a wide-ranging conversation about the interconnectivity between culture, business and society.
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Kate Raworth, economist, Hans Ulrich Obrist, DLD Sync

Doughnut Economics: Turning a Radical Idea Into Action

What does it take to create economies in service of making both people and our planet thrive? That’s the starting point of Doughnut Economics, a concept that began on the back of an envelope and is fast becoming a global community of changemakers who are putting regenerative and distributive design into practice…
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Mariana Mazzucato, Hans Ulrich Obrist

Back To Zero: Rebooting Capitalism

The corona crisis has shown the importance of government as a guardian, protecting and supporting their citizens. What will happen when the pandemic is under control? Will Western capitalism return to its previous state? Will governments take the back seat again and let global giants lead the way? Or is this a turning point?
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Brian Eno, musician, philosopher, Hans Ulrich Obrist, webinar, video

Reflections on Art, Earth and Humanity

Brian Eno is a pioneer of electronic music and an advocate of humanitarian causes. Born in Britain, he co-founded the band Roxy Music before embarking on a solo career of more than four decades that has included art installations, videos and collaborations with many other artists. Eno is a co-creator of the Long Now Foundation…
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trends in digital arts and culture discusses at DLD Munich 2022

Vibes of Tomorrow: Art & Culture at DLD22

What’s the sound of climate change, the shape of data and the real value of NFTs? Discover highlights of the culture and art sessions at DLD Munich.
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DLD All Stars, arts, culture, talks

The Art of Planetary Storytelling

Discover highlights from our arts and culture talks at DLD All Stars, with international top speakers from culture, science, politics and business…
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DLD All Stars highlights

Key Insights: What We Learned at DLD All Stars

A world in crisis is also a world  of opportunities. This was on full display at DLD All Stars, our three-day online conference that featured top speakers from politics, business, science and culture. The event illustrated the wealth of opportunities that arise when different disciplines inspire each other – with art meeting technology, AI speeding…
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DLD Europe 2020

Europe: Powerhouse of Innovation

Top research, growing investments and a lively startup culture give Europe a good chance to become an innovation leader. DLD Europe 2020 showed how.
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Brian Eno, portrait, Shamil Tanna

Listen To the Nuzik: Brian Eno on Art, Earth And Humanity

Musician Brian Eno is an eager explorer of connections between art, science and society. His DLD Sync session was full of wondrous insights and enlightening moments.
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Coronavirus: Managing A Crisis That Changes Everything

Drowning in news about the Covid-19 pandemic? We’ve created an overview of reliable sources, expert voices, studies and interactive tools. Take a look!
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Quick Take: Highlights of DLD20

An astronaut, a Nobel Prize winner, a chess champion, many champions of a sustainable future: Take a look at select videos of DLD20.
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Frank Appel (Deutsche Post DHL), Carsten Knop (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) DLD Munich Conference 2019, innovation conference

#DLD19 Recap: Everything Must Change

“Adapt or die” has been nature’s governing principle since the beginning of time. Humans are experts at adjusting to change – and entrepreneurs cherish the opportunities that technological progress brings. But rarely has the pace of change felt as relentless as in the digital age. Companies need to reinvent themselves constantly to survive and their…
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Evgeny Morozov, DLD 2018

“A credible source is not defined by its popularity”

Art, culture and design are always important topics at DLD. This year co-founder Steffi Czerny was very happy to welcome Hito Steyerl. The German filmmaker, visual artist, writer and innovator of the essay documentary is known for taking a strong political stand and has just been named the most influential person in contemporary art. Steyerl is the first…
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