'The "new art" of the late 1960s was shown in two landmark exhibitions in 1969: "Op Losse Schroeven" and "When Attitudes Become Form". This book reveals how each brought together Arte Povera, Anti-Form, Conceptual and Land art, whilst challenging such categories and introducing innovative curatorial strategies. Christian Rattemeyer offers a rich comparative analysis of the two exhibitions, exploring the related but differing approaches of the two curators - Wim Beeren and Harald Szeemann - in two distinct institutional settings - the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Kunsthalle Bern. Texts by Beeren and Szeemann, Charles Harrison and Tommaso Trini are complemented by new research and recent interviews with the artists Marinus Boezem, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Piero Gilardi and Richard Serra.' (Back Cover)

Includes bibliography and index. With author biographies.
Alternative title

Exhibition Histories

Access level

Onsite

editor

Lucy STEEDS

Location code REF.RAC2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2010

No of pages

280

ISBN / ISSN

9781846380747

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction: Exhibiting the New Art

- Teresa GLEADOWE

'Op Losse Schroeven' and 'When Attitudes Become Form' 1969

- Christian RATTEMEYER

'Op Losse Schroeven (Situations and Cryptostructures)', Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Chronology: Tracing 'Op Losse Schroeven (Situations and Cryptostructures)'

- Steven ten THIJE

Catalogue Essay: The Exhibition

- Wim BEEREN

When Attitudes Become Form (Works - Concepts - Processes - Situations - Information)', Kunsthalle Bern
Chronology: How Does an Exhibition Come into Being?

- Harald SZEEMANN

Catalogue Essay: About the Exhibition

- Harald SZEEMANN

Catalogue Essay: Against Precedents

- Charles HARRISON

The Prodigal Maker's Trilogy. Three Exhibitions: Bern, Amsterdam, Rotterdam

- Tommaso TRINI

'Op Losse Schroeven' and 'When Attitudes Become Form': Public Reception in the Netherlands and Switzerland

- Steven ten THIJE

Avant-garde Marketing: 'When Attitudes Become Form' and Philip Morris's Sponsorship

- Claudia DI LECCE

Temporary Artistic Communities - Piero Gilardi in Conversation with Francesco Manacorda
Interviews with Exhibiting Artists:
Marinus Boezem in Conversation with Steven ten Thije
Jan Dibbets in Conversation with Lucy Steeds
Ger van Elk in Conversation with Charles Esche and Steven ten Thije
Richard Serra in Conversation with Lucy Steeds
Exhibiting the New Art: 'Op Losse Schroeven' and 'When Attitudes Become Form' 1969
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Exhibiting the New Art: 'Op Losse Schroeven' and 'When Attitudes Become Form' 1969