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Description - Harald Szeemann - Museum of Obsessions by Glenn Phillips

Harald Szeemann is associated with some of the most important artistic developments of the postwar era. A passionate
advocate of avant-garde movements like conceptualism and post minimalism, he collaborated with artists such as Joseph
Beuys, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, and Cy Twombly, developing new ways of presenting art that reflected his
sweeping vision of contemporary culture.

Szeemann once stated that his goal as an exhibition maker was to create a "Museum of Obsessions." This richly
illustrated volume is a virtual collection catalogue for that imaginary institution, tracing the evolution of his curatorial
method through the materials he collected and produced while researching and organising his exhibitions, including
letters, drawings, personal datebooks, installation plans, artists' books, posters, photographs, and handwritten notes.
This book documents all phases of Szeemann's career, from his early stint as director of the Kunsthalle Bern, where he
organized the seminal Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form (1969); to documenta 5 (1972) and the intensely
personal exhibition he staged in his own apartment using the belongings of his hairdresser grandfather (1974); to his
reinvention as a freelance curator who realised projects on wide-ranging themes until his death in 2005.

The book contains essays exploring Szeemann's curatorial approach as well as interviews with collaborators. Its more
than 350 illustrations include previously unpublished installation photographs and exhibition documents as well as many
other materials from the curator's archive.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781606065594
ISBN-10: 1606065599
Format: Hardback
(309mm x 247mm x 40mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Getty Publications
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Glenn Phillips

Glenn Phillips is curator and head of modern and contemporary collections at the Getty Research Institute. Philipp Kaiser is an independent curator based in Los Angeles. Doris Chon is a research specialist at the Getty Research Institute. Pietro Rigolo is a special collections archivist at the Getty Research Institute.

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