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Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a museum director, curator, writer, cultural instigator and professional conversationalist. He is also releasing the must-have new book entitled Interviews Volume 2.

To celebrate the launch, Artbook, MoMA PS1 and the Institute of the 21st Century will be joining  Klaus Biesenbach, Paul Chan, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Dimitar Sasselov in a conversation. Expect a performance by Marina Abramovic and Terence Koh.

The conversations will take place on Saturday, October 23, 4pm at the MoMA PS1, located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, New York. 

For more information, go to the Institute of the 21st Century blog,  Charta, or Artbook. Supported by The Standard Hotel New York.    

Meet Michael

John Michael Stauffer

Bartender, Bingo MC at The Standard, New York


First off, tell us a bit about your background, and what you do at the Standard?

I’m originally from a three-stoplight Civil War Battlefield town otherwise known as New Market, Virginia. After studying English and Sociology at a small liberal arts university in Virginia, I moved to New York City to pursue a career in writing and acting. Hello New York service industry. I’ve been with AB Properties for a couple years now; two summers at Sunset Beach and a little over a year at the The Standard New York. I’ve worked in Room Service, as a server in the Grill and now a bartender in the Grill and Biergarten. As of two weeks ago, I was honored to begin hosting the Sunday Night Not-Your-Standard-Bingo in the Grill. Hosting Bingo has hands down been the most fun I’ve had with any job in a while. Oh yea, I’m wicked good at rock paper scissors.

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