do it (home)

YoungArts, in collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI), presents a virtual exhibition of do it (home) curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. 

A version of do it envisioned by Obrist in 1995 and produced by ICI, do it (home) assembled a set of artists’ instructions that could easily be realized in one’s own home. YoungArts asked past award winners, comprising of artists from a range of artistic disciplines, generations, geographic locations and approaches to artmaking, to participate. 

The resulting artworks were created by 28 artists across nine disciplines in the literary, performing and visual arts.
 
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Selected do it (home) Instructions interpreted by YoungArts Artists:

  • Lucy Lippard interpreted by Priscilla Aleman (2009 Winner in Visual Arts)

  • David Lamelas interpreted by Adam Amram (2012 Winner in Visual Arts)

  • Nairy Baghramian interpreted by Hanna Andrews (2018 Winner in Writing)

  • Carrie Mae Weems interpreted by Tiara Bell (2016 Winner in Design Arts)

  • Christian Boltanski interpreted by Amanda Blanca (2019 Winner in Visual Arts)

  • Carrie Mae Weems interpreted by Demetri Burke (2017 Winner in Visual Arts)

  • Jonas Mekas interpreted by Victoria Escobar (2017 Winner in Design Arts)

  • Pascale Marthine Tayou interpreted by Glenn Espinosa (2016 Winner in Visual Arts)

  • Etel Adnan interpreted by Dara Girel-Mats (2019 Winner in Visual Arts)

  • Shilpa Gupta interpreted by Kierra Gray (2018 Winner in Voice)

  • Shilpa Gupta interpreted by Aaron Greenberg (2017 Winner in Theater & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)

  • Torkwase Dyson interpreted by Lori Hepner (1998 Winner in Photography)

  • Precious Okoyomon interpreted by Molly Horan (2008 Winner in Writing)

  • Geta Bratescu interpreted by Hsing-ay Hsu (1999 Winner in Classical Music)

  • Christodoulos Panayiotou interpreted by Rodney Jones (2009 Winner in Photography)

  • Meriem Bennani interpreted by Aaron Klein (2019 Winner in Theater)

  • Christodoulos Panayiotou interpreted by Lauren Lam (2018 Winner in Design Arts and Visual Arts)

  • Marjetica Potrc interpreted by Adam Larson (2009 Winner in Jazz) 

  • Meriem Bennani interpreted by Sasha Lazarus (2016 Winner in Dancer) in collaboration with Darius Hickman (2017 Winner in Dance)

  • Carrie Mae Weems interpreted by Alex Mediate (2016 Winner in Photography)

  • Shilpa Gupta interpreted by Lumia Nocito (2016 Winner in Photography) 

  • Uri Aran / Lynn Hershman Leeson interpreted by Ameya Okamoto (2018 Winner in Visual Arts & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) in collaboration with Jayce Weyant (2018 Winner in Visual Arts & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)

  • Thao Nguyen Phan interpreted by Bhargavi Sarangapani (2019 Winner in Dance)

  • Tracey Emin interpreted by Kevin Sherwin (2012 Winner in Classical Music)

  • Christodoulos Panayiotou interpreted by Adriane Tharp (2015 Winner in Writing & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)

  • Carrie Mae Weems interpreted by Cornelius Tulloch (2016 Winner in Design Arts and Visual Arts & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)

  • Uri Aran interpreted by Maria Useche (2016 Winner in Design Arts)

  • Torkwase Dyson interpreted by Taylor Yingshi (2020 Winner in Visual Arts) 

 
do it (home) is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. do it (home) is made available to art spaces internationally free of charge, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, with the support of ICI’s Board of Trustees, contributors to ICI’s Access Fund, and the Jeanne and Dennis Masel Foundation.