Harald Szeemann

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Harald Szeemann (11 June 1933 – 18 February 2005) was a Swiss museum director, curator and organizer of exhibitions.

Exhibition catalogues[edit]

  • Weiss auf Weiss, 1966. (German)
  • Formen der Farbe, Bern: Kunsthalle Bern, 1967. [1] (German)
  • Science Fiction, Bern: Kunsthalle Bern, 1967.
  • Freunde + Freunde. Friends + Fruend. Karl Gerstner, Diter Rot, Daniel Spoerri, André Thomkins und Freunde, Stuttgart: Hansjörg Mayer, 1969, 200 pp. [2] (German)
  • Live In Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form: Works-Concepts-Processes-Situations-Information, ed. Harald Szeemann, Bern: Kunsthalle Bern, 1969, [164] pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. Video documentation. Exh. photographs. [3] [4] (English)/(German)/(French)
  • Happening & Fluxus: Materialien, ed. Hans Sohm, Cologne: Kölnischer Kunstverein, 1970, [340] pp. Exh. curated by Hans Sohm and Harald Szeemann; held at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 6 Nov 1970-6 Jan 1971. [5] (German)
  • documenta 5. Befragung der Realität – Bildwelten heute, 2 vols., eds. Harald Szeemann, Marlis Grüterich, Katia von den Velden, and Jennifer Gough-Cooper, Kassel: documenta and Bertelsmann, 1972, 64+80 & 740+ pp. (German)
  • Großvater: Eine Ausstellung und eine Einladung zur Subskription, Bern: Galerie Toni Gerber, 1974. Exh. brochure. (German)
  • Junggesellenmaschine / Les machines célibataires, eds. Jean Clair and Harald Szeemann, Venice: Alfieri, 1975, 236 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann and Jean Clair. (German)/(French)
  • Monte verità: antropologia locale come contributo alla riscoperta di una topografia sacrale moderna, eds. Gabriella Borsano, Anna Della Valle, Claire Halperin, Ingeborg Lüscher, and Harald Szeemann, Locarno: Dadò, and Milan: Electa, 1978, 183 pp. [6] (Italian)
    • Monte verità. Berg der Wahrheit: lokale Anthropologie als Beitrag zur Wiederentdeckung einer neuzeitlichen sakralen Topographie, Milan: Electa, 1978, 191 pp. (German)
  • Zeitlos. Kunst von heute im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, ed. Harald Szeemann, Munich: Prestel, 1988, 232 pp. Video documentation.
  • LightSeed: Cy Twombly, Wolfgang Laib, Michel Verjux: An Exhibition, Tokyo: Waturi-Um, 1990. Curated by Harald Szeemann.
  • Visionäre Schweiz, ed. Harald Szeemann, Aarau: Sauerländer, 1991. (German)
    • Suiza visionaria, Madrid: Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, 1992. (Spanish)
  • Blut & Honig. Zukunft ist am Balkan / Blood & Honey: Future's in the Balkans, Klosterneuburg: Sammlung Essl, 2003, 287 pp; 2nd ed., 2004. Curated by Harald Szeemann. Interview with curator. [7] [8] (German)/(English)
  • The Real Royal Trip / El real viaje real, ed. Alanna Heiss, New York: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 2003, 325 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. (English)/(Spanish)

Publications[edit]

  • Zeitlos auf Zeit. Das Museum der Obsessionen, Lindinger & Schmid, 1994, 413 pp. (German)
  • Harald Szeemann: Selected Writings, ed. Doris Chon, Glenn Phillips, and Pietro Rigolo, trans. Jonathan Blower and Elizabeth Tucker, Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2018, 424 pp. Review: grupa o.k. (Art Journal). (English)

Interviews[edit]

Literature[edit]

Documentary films[edit]

Retrospectives, recreated exhibitions[edit]

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