Hans Ulrich Obrist on Glissant
12 February 2022
This language that is every stone co-curator Hans Ulrich Obrist presents a special online keynote reflecting on conversations with Édouard Glissant on his theories of Opacity, Archipelago, and Mondialité. Obrist will also discuss Glissant’s unrealised plans for a museum in Martinique and Glissant’s relationship with fellow cultural theorist, writer, and filmmaker Manthia Diawara.
Watch the recorded lecture online here.
About the exhibition:
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, and Kamilaroi artist Warraba Weatherall, This language that is every stone is the fourth iteration in a series of exhibitions conceived by Obrist and Raza that survey Glissant’s life and work. Developed specifically within an Australian context, This language that is every stone explores cultural synthesis and permeability through the works of Australian First Nations and diasporic artists, with contributions from international counterparts.
Hans Ulrich Obrist (born 1968) is a Swiss art curator, critic and historian of art. He is currently Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show “World Soup” (The Kitchen Show) in 1991 he has curated more than 300 shows worldwide.