Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) / 3750 Norriswood Ave., 142 Communications and Fine Arts Bldg. April 9, 2016 - May 7, 2016
In the early nineties, the international curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and the artists Bertrand Lavier and Christian Boltanski wanted more flexible and open-ended art exhibitions. Could "scores" or written instructions by artists, as a point of departure, be interpreted anew every time they were enacted? Twenty years later the exhibition they came to call do it grew to include instructions by nearly three-hundred artists, choreographers, writers, and poets and has been featured in more than fifty exhibitions worldwide. This spring the Art Museum of the University of Memphis in collaboration with the Lambuth campus and Crosstown Arts will present more than 2 dozen interpretations of the do it instructions.
This project administered through AMUM is made possible by the Student Activity Fee Fund.
"do it" is an exhibition conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. "do it" and the accompanying publication, do it: the compendium, 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.