Curator Reviews

Hans Ulrich Obrist

I have read every word that Robert Walser has written. After a nervous breakdown in 1929, Walser spent the remaining 27 years of his life in mental asylums, going from outer exile to inner exile. Walking replaced writing for Walser and from 1936 onwards his friend Carl Seelig recorded their conversations while they walked in Switzerland. It’s an extraordinary book that prompted me to found a my first museum in 1992: a migratory Robert Walser museum on the theme of the periphery.

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