Somewhere Totally Else by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Published by RP|Ringier (2018)
200 Pages, 10.5 x 16.5 cm, Paperback
ISBN: 978-3-03764-510-9

Since 2012, Hans Ulrich Obrist has made a weekly contribution to Das Magazin, the weekend supplement of the Swiss Tages-Anzeiger newspaper, offering, in the style of a diary, a survey of contemporary art and cultural affairs. Week after week he reports on the main events and relevant issues of our times through the lens of his extensive curiosity.

Proposing a very open, cross-disciplinary, and globalized mapping of the 2010s, this anthology also reveals the “cosmology” of this global citizen par excellence: from Etel Adnan and Lina Bo Bardi to Fischli/Weiss, from the importance of sharing and interdisciplinary thinking to the legacy of Édouard Glissant and the need to take into account climate change.

Introduced by Finn Canonica, this publication offers 80 entries written between 2012 and 2017 (organised into three themes: Rituals & Rules; Luminaries; Today, Tomorrow, Time) a series of drawings by British artist David Shrigley, and an index listing the names and places mentioned in the columns.