Hans Ulrich Obrist

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After 25 years in the art world, the Serpentine Galleries’ maverick director is more prolific than ever.

The mind of Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist twists and turns as he teases out and threads together observations, theories and opinions into an infinite web. “I believe in embracing chance in the process—serendipitous moments happen every day,” he says. Obrist, 48, is the director of London’s Serpentine Galleries, and true to his word, he always leaves time in his packed schedule for drop-in meetings.