artists & participants

Marina AbramovicEtel Adnan Ai WeiweiSophia Al Maria Allora & CalzadillaKathryn AndrewsUri AranCory ArcangelTarek AtouiLutz BacherDarren BaderYto BarradaRobert BarryGianfranco BaruchelloJerome BelKim BeomGerry BibbyChristian BoltanskiLouise BourgeoisWaltercio CaldasAntonio CaroBoris CharmatzHelene Cixous CLAIRE FONTAINE de Rijke / de RooijTacita DeanTrisha DonnellyJimmie DurhamOlafur EliassonTracey EminMatias FaldbakkenHans-Peter Feldmann Fischli / WeissWilliam ForsytheSimone FortiSimon FujiwaraTheaster Gates Gilbert & GeorgeLiam GillickDouglas GordonKonstantin GrcicShilpa GuptaAnna HalprinN.S. HarshaMona HatoumAnthony HillRoger HiornsShere HiteNicholas HloboCarsten HöllerPierre HuygheCristina IglesiasKoo Jeong-AJoan JonasIlya KabakovStephen KaltenbachBen KinmontRagnar KjartanssonAlison KnowlesTerence KohJulius KollerSuzanne LacyDavid LamelasAdriana LaraBertrand LavierXavier Le RoyKemang Wa LehulereKlara LidenLucy Lippard Liu DingThomas LommeeSarah LucasDavid LynchChristian MarclayHelen MartenPaul McCarthyAnnette MessagerAndrei MonastyrskiJean-Luc NancyErnesto NetoRivane NeuenschwanderAlbert OehlenYoko OnoFüsun OnurDamian OrtegaClifford OwensLygia PapeNicolas ParisPhilippe ParrenoAmalia PicaAdrian PiperMichelangelo PistolettoCedric Price Raqs Media CollectiveCasey E. B. ReasPipilotti RistMartha RoslerEszter SalamonDimitar SasselovPeter SavilleHassan SharifGabriel SierraAlexandre SinghAndreas SlominskiMichael SmithMichael E. SmithMladen Stilinovic SturtevantPascale Marthine TayouRirkrit TiravanijaRyan TrecartinAgnes VardaAdrian Villar RojasTris Vonna-MichellFranz Erhard WaltherHannah WeinbergerLawrence WeinerRichard WentworthErwin Wurm 

curators

press release

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Manchester Art Gallery.

To celebrate do it’s 20th anniversary, do it 2013 at Manchester Art Gallery premiered 70 brand new artists’ instructions, and brought together artists from the first do it experiments with a new generation of contemporary artists from July 5 through September 22, 2013. Divided in four rooms, the exhibition turned the notion of viewing into an active and performative encounter between artists and visitors. The Active Room, presented by the artist Richard Wentworth, contained a series of instructions aimed at the public. The Homage Room featured living artists’ reactions to instructions originally created by artists that are no longer with us. The Film Room screened a large number of do it video works. And finally, the Archive Room, curated by ICI and Hans Ulrich Obrist, in collaboration with Joseph Grigely, presented a collection of ephemeral and indexical documentation from do it participants over the past 20 years; this archive project is an historical record of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing project to date. The exhibition was organized along different series of events, screenings, live performances, plays, concerts, and exhibitions that took place all around Manchester for the Manchester International Festival. Manchester Art Gallery hosted an opening reception on July 5, 2013 in addition to the programming that took place throughout the duration of the exhibition.