• No products in the cart.
cart chevron-down close-disc

Kinfolk’s contributing editor Hans Ulrich Obrist has turned curatorial work into a work of art in itself. Beyond his role as artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries, Obrist is a powerful figure on the exhibition circuit and has racked up thousands of hours’ worth of interviews with artists along the way.

An admirable quality in others: Generosity
A good book: Journey to Mount Tamalpais by Etel Adnan Your usual breakfast: Porridge
An underrated thinker: Édouard Glissant
A good habit of yours: Exercise
A bad habit: Coffee
A minor regret: Death is a dull fact, as Leon Golub once said Your private refuge: Sils Maria, Switzerland
A necessary fiction: Robert Walser’s Gazette Parisienne
Your hidden talent: Doodling
An outmoded fashion you appreciate: Handwriting

  • Illustration:
    Chidy Wayne
Related Stories

Artist Olafur Eliasson knows a thing or two about light: He shined a giant sun in London, made a moon with Ai Weiwei and designs portable solar lamps.


Whatever way you laugh, it’s one of the simplest joys. This photo essay explores laughter in its many forms and explains the science of a smile.