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'''Harald Szeemann''' (11 June 1933 – 18 February 2005) was a Swiss museum director, curator and organizer of exhibitions.
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'''Harald Szeemann''' (11 June 1933 – 18 February 2005) was a Swiss museum director, curator and organiser of exhibitions.
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==Exhibition catalogues==
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* ''Art suisse au XXe siècle / Schweizer Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert / Arte svizzera nel XXo secolo'', Lausanne: Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, 1964, 132 pp. {{fr}}//{{de}}/{{it}}
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* ''Weiss auf Weiss'', 1966. {{de}}
  
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* ''[[Media:Szeemann_Harald_ed_Formen_der_Farbe_Kunsthalle_Bern_1967.pdf|Formen der Farbe]]'', Bern: Kunsthalle Bern, 1967. [http://ubu.com/historical/szeemann] {{de}}
 
* ''[[Media:Szeemann_Harald_ed_Formen_der_Farbe_Kunsthalle_Bern_1967.pdf|Formen der Farbe]]'', Bern: Kunsthalle Bern, 1967. [http://ubu.com/historical/szeemann] {{de}}
* ''[http://ubu.com/historical/szeemann Live In Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form: Works-Concepts-Processes-Situations-Information]'', Bern: Kunsthalle Bern, 1969.
 
* ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=14502 documenta 5. Befragung der Realität – Bildwelten heute]'', Kassel, 1972.
 
* ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=5896 Le Macchine Celibi / The Bachelor Machines]'', 1975. {{it}}/{{en}}
 
  
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* ''Science Fiction'', Bern: Kunsthalle Bern, 1967.
* ''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: [http://sci-hub.tw/10.1080/00043249.2019.1598154 grupa o.k.] (Art Journal). {{en}}
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* ''Freunde + Freunde. Friends + Fruend. Karl Gerstner, Diter Rot, Daniel Spoerri, André Thomkins und Freunde'', Stuttgart: Hansjörg Mayer, 1969, 200 pp. [https://www.specificobject.com/objects/info.cfm?object_id=3929] {{de}}
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* ''[[Media:Live In Your Head When Attitudes Become Form Works Concepts Processes Situations Information 1969.pdf|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. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-P6yxZPDBQ Video documentation]. [http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/digital_collections/notable/burkhard_szeemann.html Exh. photographs]. [https://kunsthalle-bern.ch/en/exhibitions/1969/when-attitudes-become-form/] [http://ubu.com/historical/szeemann] {{en}}/{{de}}/{{fr}}
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* ''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. [http://post.at.moma.org/sources/5/publications/100] {{de}}
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* ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=14502 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. {{de}}
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* ''Großvater: Eine Ausstellung und eine Einladung zur Subskription'', Bern: Galerie Toni Gerber, 1974. Exh. brochure. {{de}}
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* ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=5896 Junggesellenmaschine / Les machines célibataires]'', eds. Jean Clair and Harald Szeemann, Venice: Alfieri, 1975, 236 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann and Jean Clair. {{de}}/{{fr}}
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** ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=5896 Le Macchine Celibi / The Bachelor Machines]'', New York: Rizzoli, 1975; repr., Vienna: Springer, 1999. {{it}}/{{en}}
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** ''De jonggezellenmachines'', Brussels: Vereniging voor tentoonstellingen van het Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, 1975, [28] pp. {{nl}}
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* ''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. [http://www.impossibleobjectsmarfa.com/fragments-2/monte-verit] {{it}}
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** ''Monte verità. Berg der Wahrheit: lokale Anthropologie als Beitrag zur Wiederentdeckung einer neuzeitlichen sakralen Topographie'', Milan: Electa, 1978, 191 pp. {{de}}
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* ''Der Hang zum Gesamtkunstwerk. Europäische Utopien seit 1800'', Aarau: Sauerländer, 1983, 511 pp. Review: [https://www.artforum.com/print/198307/der-hang-zum-gesamtkunstwerk-35472 Artforum], [https://www.kunstforum.de/artikel/der-hang-zum-gesamtkunstwerk/ Rein] (Kunstforum). {{de}}
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* ''Zeitlos. Kunst von heute im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin'', ed. Harald Szeemann, Munich: Prestel, 1988, 232 pp. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFZvGGTFGxI Video documentation].
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* ''Einleuchten Will, Vorstel Simul in HH'', eds. Harald Szeemann and Carsten Best, Hamburg: Christians, 1989, 289 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. {{de}}
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* ''LightSeed: Cy Twombly, Wolfgang Laib, Michel Verjux: An Exhibition'', Tokyo: Waturi-Um, 1990, 115 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. {{en}}/{{jp}}
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* ''Visionäre Schweiz'', ed. Harald Szeemann, Aarau: Sauerländer, 1991, 304 pp. {{de}}
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** ''Suiza visionaria'', Madrid: Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, 1992, 314 pp. {{es}}
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* ''Joseph Beuys: Ausstellung'', Zürich: Kunsthaus, 1993, 316 pp. {{de}}
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** ''Joseph Beuys: exposición'', Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1994, 320 pp. {{es}}
  
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* ''Austria im Rosennetz / Wunderkammer Österreich'', 2 vols., eds. Jessica Beer (v.1) and Peter Noever (v.2), Vienna: Springer, Vienna: MAK-Oesterreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, and Zürich: Kunsthaus, 1996, 336 & 336 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. [https://www.mip.at/projects/austria-im-rosennetz] {{de}}
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** ''Austria im Rosennetz: visionair Oostenrijk'', Brussels: Vereniging voor Tentoonstellingen in het Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, 1998, 336 pp. [https://worldcat.org/oclc/945640497 TOC]. {{nl}}
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** ''Austria im Rosennetz: l'Autriche visionnaire'', Brussels: Palais des Beaux-Arts, 1998, 336 pp. {{fr}}
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* ''Epicenter Ljubljana'', ed. Mika Briski, Ljubljana: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1997, 112 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. {{sl}}/{{en}}
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* ''L'Autre. 4e Biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon'', Lyon: Réunion des Musées nationaux, 1997, 221 pp. [https://worldcat.org/oclc/37948463 TOC]. {{fr}}
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* ''D'apertutto / Aperto over all / Aperto par tout / Aperto über all. La Biennale di Venezia, 48a esposizione internazionale d'arte'', 2 vols., eds. Harald Szeemann and Cecilia Liveriero Lavelli, Venice: Marsilio, 1999, 407 & 287 pp.
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* ''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. [https://www.tol.org/client/article/9549-an-avant-gardist-in-search-of-roots.html Interview with curator]. [http://scca.ba/exhibitions/blood-honey-future-is-at-balkan/] [http://sammlung-essl.at/jart/prj3/essl/main.jart?content-id=1366790541558&rel=en&article_id=1367496238933&event_id=1367496241149&reserve-mode=active] {{de}}/{{en}}
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* ''[[Media:The_Real_Royal_Trip_2003.pdf|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. {{en}}/{{es}}
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* ''La bellesa del fracàs, el fracàs de la bellesa / La belleza del fracaso, el fracaso de la belleza / The Beauty of Failure, the Failure of Beauty'', Barcelona: Fundació Joan Miró, 2004, 260 pp. {{ca}}/{{es}}/{{en}}
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* ''La alegría de mis sueños / The Joy of My Dreams: I. Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla'', Sevilla: Funcación BIACS, 2004, 281 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. {{es}}/{{en}}
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* ''La Belgique visionnaire: c'est arrivé près de chez nous / Visionair België '', eds. Barbara Costermans and Claude Fagne, Brussels: Palais des beaux-arts: Fonds Mercator, 2005, 92 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. {{fr}}/{{nl}}
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==Publications==
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* ''Anfänge der modernen Buchillustration: die Buchillustrationen der Nabis'' [1960], Bern: self-published, 1973, 396 pp. Dissertation. {{de}}
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* with Jean-Christophe Ammann, ''Von Hodler zur Antiform: Geschichte der Kunsthalle Bern'', Bern: Benteli, 1970, 191 pp. {{de}}
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* ''Museum der Obsessionen: von, über, zu, mit Harald Szeemann'', Berlin: Merve, 1981, 239 pp. {{de}}
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* ''Individuelle Mythologien'', Berlin: Merve, 1985, 255 pp. {{de}}
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* ''Zeitlos auf Zeit: das Museum der Obsessionen'', Regensburg: Lindinger & Schmid, 1994, 413 pp. {{de}}
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* ''Écrire les expositions'', pref. Michel Baudson, trans. Mariette Althaus, Brussels: La lettre volée, 1996, 158 pp. Selected texts from 1969-1996. {{fr}}
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* editor, ''Beuysnobiscum: eine kleine Enzyklopädie'', Dresden: Verlag der Kunst, 1997, 392 pp; repr., Hamburg: Philo Fine Arts, 2008, 392 pp. {{de}}
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* ''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: [http://sci-hub.se/10.1080/00043249.2019.1598154 grupa o.k.] (Art Journal). {{en}}
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==Interviews==
 
* [https://www.moma.org/docs/learn/intnlprograms/5.%20CCA_Web_Harald%20Szeemann.pdf "Harald Szeemann Talks to Chinese Artists about Venice, CCAA, and Curatorial Strategies"], trans. Karen Smith, in ''Chinese Art at the Crossroads: Between Past and Future, Between East and West'', ed. Wu Hung, Hong Kong: New Art Media, and London: Institute of International Visual Arts, 2001, pp 148-161.  
 
* [https://www.moma.org/docs/learn/intnlprograms/5.%20CCA_Web_Harald%20Szeemann.pdf "Harald Szeemann Talks to Chinese Artists about Venice, CCAA, and Curatorial Strategies"], trans. Karen Smith, in ''Chinese Art at the Crossroads: Between Past and Future, Between East and West'', ed. Wu Hung, Hong Kong: New Art Media, and London: Institute of International Visual Arts, 2001, pp 148-161.  
  
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==Literature==
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* Søren Grammel, ''Ausstellungsautorschaft: Die Konstruktion der auktorialen Position des Kurators bei Harald Szeemann. Eine Mikroanalyse'', Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2005, 64 pp. Review: [https://journals.openedition.org/perspective/1992 Bismarck] (Perspective). {{de}}
 
* Søren Grammel, ''Ausstellungsautorschaft: Die Konstruktion der auktorialen Position des Kurators bei Harald Szeemann. Eine Mikroanalyse'', Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2005, 64 pp. Review: [https://journals.openedition.org/perspective/1992 Bismarck] (Perspective). {{de}}
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* Hans-Joachim Müller, ''Harald Szeemann: Ausstellungsmacher'', Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2006, 168 pp. Review: [https://journals.openedition.org/perspective/1992 Bismarck] (Perspective). {{de}}
 
* Hans-Joachim Müller, ''Harald Szeemann: Ausstellungsmacher'', Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2006, 168 pp. Review: [https://journals.openedition.org/perspective/1992 Bismarck] (Perspective). {{de}}
* Tobia Bezzola, Roman Kurzmeyer (eds.), ''Harald Szeemann with by Through Because Towards Despite: Catalogue of All Exhibitions 1957-2005'', Zurich: Voldemeer, and New York: Springer, 2007, 759 pp. Review: [https://journals.openedition.org/perspective/1992 Bismarck] (Perspective).
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* Tobia Bezzola, Roman Kurzmeyer (eds.), ''[http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=D6FDBBE41A7D153FF0847A29EA039B2D Harald Szeemann with by through because towards despite: Catalogue of All Exhibitions 1957-2005]'', Zurich: Voldemeer, and Vienna: Springer, 2007, 759 pp. Review: [https://journals.openedition.org/perspective/1992 Bismarck] (Perspective).
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* Florence Derieux (ed.), ''Harald Szeemann: Individual Methodology'', Zurich: JRP/Ringier, 2008, 248 pp. Review: [https://journals.openedition.org/perspective/1992 Bismarck] (Perspective).
 
* Florence Derieux (ed.), ''Harald Szeemann: Individual Methodology'', Zurich: JRP/Ringier, 2008, 248 pp. Review: [https://journals.openedition.org/perspective/1992 Bismarck] (Perspective).
* Doris Chon, [https://sci-hub.tw/10.1086/685928 "Harald Szeemann’s Museum of Obsessions: The Legacy of a Mythological Institution"], ''Getty Research Journal'' 8, 2016, pp 247-256.
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* ''Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions'', eds. Glenn Phillips and Philipp Kaiser, with Doris Chon and Pietro Rigolo, Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2018, viii+406 pp. Catalogue. Review: [http://sci-hub.tw/10.1080/00043249.2019.1598154 grupa o.k.] (Art Journal).
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* Simone Soldini, Gianna Ruepp (eds.), ''Harald Szeemann: il viaggio meraviglioso / Harald Szeemann: The Wondrous Journey. La fabbrica'', Mendrisio: Museo d'arte Mendrisio, 2009, [19]+53+[18]+27 pp. {{it}}/{{en}}
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* Stefania Zuliani (ed.), ''La mostra è aperta: artisti in dialogo con Harald Szeemann'', Salerno: Fondazione Filiberto Menna, 2012, 84 pp. {{it}}
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* Doris Chon, [https://sci-hub.se/10.1086/685928 "Harald Szeemann’s Museum of Obsessions: The Legacy of a Mythological Institution"], ''Getty Research Journal'' 8, 2016, pp 247-256.
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* ''Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions'', eds. Glenn Phillips and Philipp Kaiser, with Doris Chon and Pietro Rigolo, Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2018, viii+406 pp. Catalogue. Review: [http://sci-hub.se/10.1080/00043249.2019.1598154 grupa o.k.] (Art Journal).
 
** ''Harald Szeemann: Museum der Obsessionen'', Zürich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2018, 406 pp. {{de}}
 
** ''Harald Szeemann: Museum der Obsessionen'', Zürich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2018, 406 pp. {{de}}
* Max Rosenberg, [https://sci-hub.tw/10.1086/702750 "Harald Szeemann and the Road Back to the Museum"], ''Getty Research Journal'' 11, 2019, pp 107-132.
 
  
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* Max Rosenberg, [https://sci-hub.se/10.1086/702750 "Harald Szeemann and the Road Back to the Museum"], ''Getty Research Journal'' 11, 2019, pp 107-132.
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==Documentary films==
 
* ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k7CGQ4ioi0 Harald Szeemann - Ein Portrait]'', dir. Gaudenz Meili and Hans-Joachim Müller, 1992, 45 min. TV documentary. {{de}}
 
* ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k7CGQ4ioi0 Harald Szeemann - Ein Portrait]'', dir. Gaudenz Meili and Hans-Joachim Müller, 1992, 45 min. TV documentary. {{de}}
 
* ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu6zn-V11vI A Closer Look: Being Harald Szeemann]'', 2013, 10 min. The Getty Research Institute acquires the Harald Szeemann archive.
 
* ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu6zn-V11vI A Closer Look: Being Harald Szeemann]'', 2013, 10 min. The Getty Research Institute acquires the Harald Szeemann archive.
  
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==Retrospectives, recreated exhibitions==
* [https://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/exhibitions/szeemann/index.html Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions], Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, February-May 2018; [https://kunsthalle-bern.ch/en/exhibitions/2018/harald-szeemann-museum-der-obsessionen/ Kunsthalle Bern], June-September 2018; [https://www.kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de/index.php?id=428 Kunsthalle Düsseldorf] October 2018-January 2019; Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, February-May 2019; and Swiss Institute, New York, June-August 2019. Review: [http://sci-hub.tw/10.1080/00043249.2019.1598154 grupa o.k.] (Art Journal).
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* [https://www.theicala.org/en/exhibitions/9-harald-szeemann-br-grandfather-a-pioneer-like-us Harald Szeemann: Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us (1974)], Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, February-April 2018; [https://kunsthalle-bern.ch/en/exhibitions/2018/grossvater-ein-pionier-wie-wir/ Kunsthalle Bern], June-September 2018; [https://www.kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de/index.php?id=428 Kunsthalle Düsseldorf], October 2018-January 2019; Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, February-May 2019; and [https://www.swissinstitute.net/exhibition/harald-szeemann-grandfather-a-pioneer-like-us/ Swiss Institute, New York], June-August 2019. A recreation of Szeemann’s exhibition. Review: [http://sci-hub.tw/10.1080/00043249.2019.1598154 grupa o.k.] (Art Journal).
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* [https://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/exhibitions/szeemann/index.html Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions], Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, February-May 2018; [https://kunsthalle-bern.ch/en/exhibitions/2018/harald-szeemann-museum-der-obsessionen/ Kunsthalle Bern], June-September 2018; [https://www.kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de/index.php?id=428 Kunsthalle Düsseldorf] October 2018-January 2019; Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, February-May 2019; and Swiss Institute, New York, June-August 2019. Review: [http://sci-hub.se/10.1080/00043249.2019.1598154 grupa o.k.] (Art Journal).
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* [https://www.theicala.org/en/exhibitions/9-harald-szeemann-br-grandfather-a-pioneer-like-us Harald Szeemann: Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us (1974)], Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, February-April 2018; [https://kunsthalle-bern.ch/en/exhibitions/2018/grossvater-ein-pionier-wie-wir/ Kunsthalle Bern], June-September 2018; [https://www.kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de/index.php?id=428 Kunsthalle Düsseldorf], October 2018-January 2019; Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, February-May 2019; and [https://www.swissinstitute.net/exhibition/harald-szeemann-grandfather-a-pioneer-like-us/ Swiss Institute, New York], June-August 2019. A recreation of Szeemann’s exhibition. Review: [http://sci-hub.se/10.1080/00043249.2019.1598154 grupa o.k.] (Art Journal).
  
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==Links==
 
* [http://www.getty.edu/research/special_collections/notable/szeemann.html Harald Szeemann papers, 1836-2010, bulk 1957-2005], Getty. [http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2011m30 Digitised images]. [http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2011m30 Finding aid].
 
* [http://www.getty.edu/research/special_collections/notable/szeemann.html Harald Szeemann papers, 1836-2010, bulk 1957-2005], Getty. [http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2011m30 Digitised images]. [http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2011m30 Finding aid].
 
* [http://www.adk.de/de/akademie/mitglieder/index.htm?we_objectID=28782&show=druckansicht Profile on ADK] {{de}}
 
* [http://www.adk.de/de/akademie/mitglieder/index.htm?we_objectID=28782&show=druckansicht Profile on ADK] {{de}}

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

Exhibition catalogues[edit]

  • Art suisse au XXe siècle / Schweizer Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert / Arte svizzera nel XXo secolo, Lausanne: Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, 1964, 132 pp. (French)//(German)/(Italian)
  • Weiss auf Weiss, 1966. (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)
  • 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)
  • Großvater: Eine Ausstellung und eine Einladung zur Subskription, Bern: Galerie Toni Gerber, 1974. Exh. brochure. (German)
  • 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)
  • Der Hang zum Gesamtkunstwerk. Europäische Utopien seit 1800, Aarau: Sauerländer, 1983, 511 pp. Review: Artforum, Rein (Kunstforum). (German)
  • Zeitlos. Kunst von heute im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, ed. Harald Szeemann, Munich: Prestel, 1988, 232 pp. Video documentation.
  • Einleuchten Will, Vorstel Simul in HH, eds. Harald Szeemann and Carsten Best, Hamburg: Christians, 1989, 289 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. (German)
  • LightSeed: Cy Twombly, Wolfgang Laib, Michel Verjux: An Exhibition, Tokyo: Waturi-Um, 1990, 115 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. (English)/(Japanese)
  • Visionäre Schweiz, ed. Harald Szeemann, Aarau: Sauerländer, 1991, 304 pp. (German)
    • Suiza visionaria, Madrid: Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, 1992, 314 pp. (Spanish)
  • Joseph Beuys: Ausstellung, Zürich: Kunsthaus, 1993, 316 pp. (German)
    • Joseph Beuys: exposición, Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1994, 320 pp. (Spanish)
  • Austria im Rosennetz / Wunderkammer Österreich, 2 vols., eds. Jessica Beer (v.1) and Peter Noever (v.2), Vienna: Springer, Vienna: MAK-Oesterreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, and Zürich: Kunsthaus, 1996, 336 & 336 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. [7] (German)
    • Austria im Rosennetz: visionair Oostenrijk, Brussels: Vereniging voor Tentoonstellingen in het Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, 1998, 336 pp. TOC. (Dutch)
    • Austria im Rosennetz: l'Autriche visionnaire, Brussels: Palais des Beaux-Arts, 1998, 336 pp. (French)
  • Epicenter Ljubljana, ed. Mika Briski, Ljubljana: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1997, 112 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. (Slovenian)/(English)
  • L'Autre. 4e Biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon: Réunion des Musées nationaux, 1997, 221 pp. TOC. (French)
  • D'apertutto / Aperto over all / Aperto par tout / Aperto über all. La Biennale di Venezia, 48a esposizione internazionale d'arte, 2 vols., eds. Harald Szeemann and Cecilia Liveriero Lavelli, Venice: Marsilio, 1999, 407 & 287 pp.
  • 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. [8] [9] (German)/(English)
  • La bellesa del fracàs, el fracàs de la bellesa / La belleza del fracaso, el fracaso de la belleza / The Beauty of Failure, the Failure of Beauty, Barcelona: Fundació Joan Miró, 2004, 260 pp. (Catalan)/(Spanish)/(English)
  • La alegría de mis sueños / The Joy of My Dreams: I. Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla, Sevilla: Funcación BIACS, 2004, 281 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. (Spanish)/(English)
  • La Belgique visionnaire: c'est arrivé près de chez nous / Visionair België , eds. Barbara Costermans and Claude Fagne, Brussels: Palais des beaux-arts: Fonds Mercator, 2005, 92 pp. Curated by Harald Szeemann. (French)/(Dutch)

Publications[edit]

  • Anfänge der modernen Buchillustration: die Buchillustrationen der Nabis [1960], Bern: self-published, 1973, 396 pp. Dissertation. (German)
  • with Jean-Christophe Ammann, Von Hodler zur Antiform: Geschichte der Kunsthalle Bern, Bern: Benteli, 1970, 191 pp. (German)
  • Museum der Obsessionen: von, über, zu, mit Harald Szeemann, Berlin: Merve, 1981, 239 pp. (German)
  • Individuelle Mythologien, Berlin: Merve, 1985, 255 pp. (German)
  • Zeitlos auf Zeit: das Museum der Obsessionen, Regensburg: Lindinger & Schmid, 1994, 413 pp. (German)
  • Écrire les expositions, pref. Michel Baudson, trans. Mariette Althaus, Brussels: La lettre volée, 1996, 158 pp. Selected texts from 1969-1996. (French)
  • editor, Beuysnobiscum: eine kleine Enzyklopädie, Dresden: Verlag der Kunst, 1997, 392 pp; repr., Hamburg: Philo Fine Arts, 2008, 392 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]

  • Søren Grammel, Ausstellungsautorschaft: Die Konstruktion der auktorialen Position des Kurators bei Harald Szeemann. Eine Mikroanalyse, Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2005, 64 pp. Review: Bismarck (Perspective). (German)
  • Hans-Joachim Müller, Harald Szeemann: Ausstellungsmacher, Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2006, 168 pp. Review: Bismarck (Perspective). (German)
  • Florence Derieux (ed.), Harald Szeemann: Individual Methodology, Zurich: JRP/Ringier, 2008, 248 pp. Review: Bismarck (Perspective).
  • Simone Soldini, Gianna Ruepp (eds.), Harald Szeemann: il viaggio meraviglioso / Harald Szeemann: The Wondrous Journey. La fabbrica, Mendrisio: Museo d'arte Mendrisio, 2009, [19]+53+[18]+27 pp. (Italian)/(English)
  • Stefania Zuliani (ed.), La mostra è aperta: artisti in dialogo con Harald Szeemann, Salerno: Fondazione Filiberto Menna, 2012, 84 pp. (Italian)
  • Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions, eds. Glenn Phillips and Philipp Kaiser, with Doris Chon and Pietro Rigolo, Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2018, viii+406 pp. Catalogue. Review: grupa o.k. (Art Journal).
    • Harald Szeemann: Museum der Obsessionen, Zürich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2018, 406 pp. (German)

Documentary films[edit]

Retrospectives, recreated exhibitions[edit]

Links[edit]