The impossibly influential Hans Ulrich Obrist is known first for his pace, and perhaps secondly for his enthusiasm. Since his 1991 “Kitchen Show,” a group exhibition he put together in his kitchen, Obrist has spent two decades mounting site-sensitive shows the world over and is rightfully credited with turning curatorial practice into an art form in its own right. Here, MOCAtv keeps up with Obrist and ForYourArt’s Bettina Korek on a 24-hour, art-star studded tour of Los Angeles — he visits with Fritz Haeg, Paul McCarthy, Sam Falls, John Baldessari, Frank Gehry, 89 Plus, and more. Hosting salons at daybreak and studio visits until dusk, Obrist is our breakneck interlocutor, our eager sponge, and the keeper of contemporary art history.
Directed by Emma Reeves
Shot by Tom Salvaggio, Elliot Kaufman, and Anai Garcia
Edited by Tom Salvaggio
Animations by Jonny Woods & Kate Parsons
Thanks to ForYourArt, Bettina Korek and Sarah Williams.