Sharp Tongues, Loose Lips, Open Eyes, Ears to the Ground

Sharp Tongues, Loose Lips, Open Eyes, Ears to the Ground

By Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Edited by April Lamm

Foreword by Paul Chan

Afterword by Etel Adnan

Distributed for Sternberg Press




With an ode by Olafur Eliasson

Following Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating* *But Were Afraid to Ask, this second volume in the series on international curator Hans Ulrich Obrist presents a selection of his key writings from the past two decades, which elaborate on the manifold thinkers, curators, and events that influence his interdisciplinary practice of exhibition making.

The collected essays form the compartments of Obrist's curatorial toolbox, along with elucidating his views on stewardship, patronage, and art itself. Influences and interlocutors cited and discussed here include, among others, Alexander Dorner, Édouard Glissant, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Jean-François Lyotard, Dominique de Menil, Josef Ortner, Cedric Price, Sir John Soane, and Harald Szeemann.


$16.00 T ISBN: 9783943365955 172 pp. | 5 in x 8 in

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.


April Lamm

April Lamm is an art critic.


Paul Chan and Etel Adnan.