May 2, 2002 - e-flux - Do It (home version) May 2, 2002
May 2, 2002

Do It (home version) May 2, 2002

Do It (home version)
May 2, 2002

May 2, 2002

Dear Friends,

We are very pleased to present the first installment of Do It (home version), an online project curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at our site >>> Do It is the third participatory online project presented by e-flux. We hope you enjoy it.

Do It is an exhibition of artist’s instructions to be executed by you. Should you decide to take part in it, segments of the show can materialize in your home, office or any other place you may find appropriate. Once you have realized an instruction by an artist of your choice, please send us a picture and your name, we will include it on the site. This practical utopian exhibition, then, becomes a collaboration between the artists and you. Do It at e-flux is also an online compendium of artists writings; a ‘webzine’ containing fascinating essays on the peculiar subject of artworks in the form of instructions and experimental exhibitions, as well as an informal community for people interested in such subjects. Starting with this first installment of works by over 50 artists, many new instructions, essays and interviews, as well as your participation and feedback will be added to the site, so please visit us often!

Throughout its duration at e-flux, the contents of do it will grow exponentially. The initial list of participants includes:
Marina Abramovic, John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Dara Birnbaum, John Bock, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Joan Brossa, Lygia Clark, Amy A. Cohen & Francisco J. Varela, Jimmie Durham, Diller + Scofidio, Maria Eichhorn, Cerith Wyn Evans, Ayse Erkmen, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Yona Friedman, Liam Gillick, Dan Graham, Gilbert & George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Joseph Grigely, Tomislav Gotovac, Ulrike Grossarth, Mona Hatoum, Fabrice Hybert, Carsten Holler, Shere Hite, Ronald Hoffmann, Joan Jonas, Gulsun Karamustafa, Mike Kelley, Ben Kinmont, Alison Knowles, Jeong-A Koo, Surasi Kusolwong, Bertrand Lavier, Lee Lozano, Paul McCarthy, Christian Marclay, Annette Messager, Jonas Mekas, Eileen Myles, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Pepón Osorio, Damian Ortega, Nam June Paik, Steven Pippin, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cesare Pietrousti, Marjetica Potrc, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Martha Rosler, Andreas Slominski, Michael Smith, Nancy Spero, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rosemarie Trockel

Site architecture and design by FDTdesign, New York.

To enter do it please click here:

do it began in 1993, with a discussion amongst Christian Boltanski, Bertrand Lavier and Hans Ulrich Obrist, concerning works of art that contain written instructions. The first do it took place in 1994, at the Ritter Kunsthalle in Klagenfurt, Austria. The exhibition has since been realized in more than 40 venues worldwide, including 25 institutions in the United States and Canada from 1997 through 2002 in a tour organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The initial do it project was financed by AFAA, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris, France.

contact: doit [​at​]

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