Paris, 22 August – 25 September 1993

In 1993 Hans Ulrich Obrist organised an unnanounced exhibition with works by 70 artists in the 11 square meters of a hotel room in Paris, in which he also lived for the duration of the exhibition. Among the participating artists were Alighiero Boetti, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Fischli / Weiss, Isa Genzken, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Raymond Hains, Annette Messager, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gerhard Richter, Allen Ruppersberg, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Andreas Slominski and Erwin Wurm.

With this publication Hans Ulrich Obrist takes the reader on an imaginary tour through his legendary exhibition, illustrated with numerous photogaphs by Pierre Leguillon and others. Original written communication between Obrist and the artists as well as a site map, indicating where the works were installed, enhance the documentation. The book is published on the occasion of a re-interpretation of this extraordinary show, within the framework of the exhibition “ROOM SERVICE – On The Hotel in the Arts and Artists in the Hotel” at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.