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Harald Szeemann Chronology of Projects

Harald Szeemann papers, 1892-2010, bulk 1957-2005


Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2011.M.30
The following chronology is based on the "catalogue of all exhibitions" in Harald Szeemann: with by
through because towards despite.1 The projects are mostly exhibitions, but also include events and a
film in which Szeemann participated. The Harald Szeemann papers at the Getty Research Institute
include documents related to many, but not all of these projects. For more information about the
contents of the Szeemann archive, consult the finding aid for the collection.
Dates
August 3 October
20, 1957

Title
Painter-PoetsPoet-Painters: 800 works of visual
art, manuscripts, prints and other documents by
150 painter-poets and poet-painters

Venue
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen

(Malende Dichterdichtende Maler: 800 Werke


der bildenden Kunst, Manuskripte, Drucke und
weitere Dokumente von 150 Maler-Dichtern und
Dichter-Malern)
September 24
September 27, 1957

Hugo Ball 1886-1927: Manuscripts, Photographs,


Books

Kleintheater Kramgasse
6, Bern

(Hugo Ball 1886-1927: Manuskripte,


Photographien, Bcher)
July 8 September
3, 1961

Otto Tschumi

Kunsthalle Bern

September 2
September 24, 1961

Buri, Grtler, Iseli, Luginbhl, Meister, Spescha,


Schaffner

Sttische Galerie Biel /


Galerie des Beaux-Arts de
la Ville de Bienne

September 9
October 15, 1961

Hans Aeschbacher: Sculptures and Drawings

Kunsthalle Bern

(Hans Aeschbacher: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen)


October 21
November 26, 1961

Prehistoric Rock Paintings from the Sahara: Henri


Lhotes expedition in the Tassili-n-Aijer region

Kunsthalle Bern

(Prhistorische Felsbilder der Sahara: Expedition


Henri Lhote im Gebiet Tassili-n-Aijer)
February 17 March
11, 1962

PuppetsMarionettesShadow Play: Asiatica


and Experiments

Kunsthalle Bern

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(PuppenMarionettenSchattenspiel: Asiatica
und Experimente)
March 17 April 23,
1962

Charles Lapicque

Kunsthalle Bern

April 28 May 27,


1962

Lenz Klotz, Friedrich Kuhn, Bruno Mller, Matias


Spescha

Kunsthalle Bern

June 2 July 1, 1962

Walter Kurt Wiemken

Kunsthalle Bern

July 7 September
2, 1962

Francis Picabia: Works from 1909-1924

Kunsthalle Bern

(Francis Picabia: Werke 1909-1924)


July 7 September
2, 1962

4 Americans: Jasper JohnsAlfred LeslieRobert


RauschenbergRichard Stankiewicz

Kunsthalle Bern

(4 Amerikaner: Jasper JohnsAlfred Leslie


Robert RauschenbergRichard Stankiewicz)
October 13
November 25, 1962

Harry Kramer: Self-Propelled Sculptures,


Marionettes, Films

Stdtische Galerie Biel /


Galerie des Beaux-Arts de
la Ville Bienne

(Harry Kramer: Automobile Skulpturen


MarionettenFilme)
October 20
November, 25 1962

Art from Tibet

Kunsthalle Bern

(Kunst aus Tibet)


February 16 March
24, 1963

Auguste Herbin

Kunsthalle Bern

April 20 May 19,


1963

Englebert van Anderlecht / Bram Bogart

Stdtische Galerie Biel /


Galerie des Beaux-Arts de
la Ville Bienne

May 4 June 9,
1963

Piotr Kowalski

Kunsthalle Bern

May 4 June 9,
1963

Alan Davie

Kunsthalle Bern

July 12 August 18,


1963

Victor Pasmore, William Scott

Kunsthalle Bern
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August 18
September 15, 1963

Heinz-Peter Kohler, Gregory Masurovsky

Stdtische Galerie Biel /


Galerie des Beaux-Arts de
la Ville Bienne

August 24
September 15, 1963

Art of the Mentally Ill

Kunsthalle Bern

(Bilderei der Geisteskranken Art Brut Insania


pingens)
September 21
October 27, 1963

Louis Moilliet

Kunsthalle Bern

November 2
December 1, 1963

Etienne-Martin

Kunsthalle Bern

February 15 March
22, 1964

Varlin

Stdtische Galerie Biel /


Galerie des Beaux-Arts de
la Ville Bienne

February 22 March
30, 1964

Serge Brignoni: Paintings and Sculptures, 19241963

Kunsthalle Bern

(Serge Brignoni: Gemlde und Skulpturen, 19241963)


April 4 May 10,
1964

Victor Vasarely: Works from 1935 to 1963

Kunsthalle Bern

(Victor Vasarely: Werke von 1935 bis 1963)


April 17 May 24,
1964

Ferdinand Hodler: Landscapes from his mature


and late periods

Stdtische Galerie Biel /


Galerie des Beaux-Arts de
la Ville Bienne

(Ferdinand Hodler: Paysages de 1904


1918/Landschaften der Reife und Sptzeit)
April 30 October
25, 1964

Swiss Art of the 20th Century


(Art suisse au XXe sicle Schweizer Kunst im 20.
Jahrhundert Arte svizzera nel XX0 secolo)

Muse cantonal des


Beaux-Arts, Palais de
Rumine, Lausanne

May 20 June 21,


1964

Louise Nevelson

Kunsthalle Bern

May 20 June 21,


1964

Anselmo Boix-Vives

Kunsthalle Bern

Harald Szeemann Chronology of Projects


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May 20 June 21,


1964

Hundertwasser

Kunsthalle Bern

July 3 September
6, 1964

Ex Voto

Kunsthalle Bern

September 11
October 11, 1964

Jean Prouv: Industrial Buildings

Kunsthalle Bern

(Jean Prouv: Industrielles Bauen)


October 17
November 22, 1964

25 Artists from Bern and Biel


(25 Berner und Bieler Knstler / 25 artistes
bernois et biennois)

October 23
November 29, 1964

Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir


Malewitsch

Stdtische Galerie Biel /


Galerie des Beaux-Arts de
la Ville Bienne

Kunsthalle Bern

Josef Albers
Tom Doyle
February 20 March
28, 1965

Robert Mller: Sculptures and Drawings

Kunsthalle Bern

(Robert Mller: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen)


February 27 April
4, 1965

Oscar Wiggli: Sculptures and Drawings

Stdtische Galerie Biel /


Galerie des Beaux-Arts de
la Ville Bienne

February 27 April
4, 1965

Charles Jrg

Stdtische Galerie Biel /


Galerie des Beaux-Arts de
la Ville Bienne

April 3 May 9,
1965

The Human Image: World Exhibition of


Photography

Kunsthalle Bern

(Der Mensch: Weltausstellung der Photographie)


May 21 June 22,
1965

Otto Meyer-Amden

Kunsthalle Bern

May 21 June 22,


1965

Lyonel Feininger: Watercolors, Drawings, Prints

Kunsthalle Bern

(Lyonel Feininger: Aquarelle, Zeichnungen,


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Graphik)
July 3 September
5, 1965

Light and Movement: Kinetic Art

Kunsthalle Bern

(Licht und Bewegung / lumire et mouvement /


luce e movimento: Kinetische Kunst)
July 3 September
5, 1965

New Tendencies in Architecture

Garden of the Kunsthalle


Bern

(Neue Tendenzen der Architektur)


September 11
October 17, 1965

Walter Linck: Sculptures, Mobiles, Drawings

Garden of the Kunsthalle


Bern

(Walter Linck: Skulpturen, Mobiles, Zeichnungen)


September 11
October 17, 1965

Rolf Iseli: Recent Works, 1964-1965

Kunsthalle Bern

(Rolf Iseli: Neuere Werke, 1964-1965)


October 23
December 5, 1965

Giorgio Morandi

Kunsthalle Bern

April 2 May 8,
1966

Jean Gorin, Jean Dewasne, Constant: Three


exhibitions

Kunsthalle Bern

(Jean Gorin, Jean Dewasne, Constant: Drei


Ausstellungen)
May 14-15, 1966

Knstlerfest

Kunsthalle Bern

May 25 July 3,
1966

White on White (Weiss auf Weiss)

Kunsthalle Bern

F-III by James Rosenquist


II Pop-Artists: The New Image, Phillip Morris
Edition
July 9 September
4, 1966

Mark Tobey: Works 1933-1966

Kunsthalle Bern

(Mark Tobey: Werke 1933-1966)


October 1966

Lueg-Festival

Lueg, Emmenthal

October 21
December 4, 1966

Fantastic ArtSurrealism

Kunsthalle Bern

(Phantastische Kunst Surrealismus)


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November 4
December 4, 1966

Bern 66

Halfmannshof,
Gelsenkirchen

January 23, 1967

The Living Theatre

Hotel National

February 4
February 22, 1967

5 Young British Artists: Venice Biennial 1966

Kunsthalle Bern

(5 junge englische Knstler: Biennale Venedig


1966)
February 25 April
2, 1967

Young British Sculptors

Kunsthalle Bern

(Junge englische Bildhauer)


March 1, 1967

Flower show without flowers but with coloured


cloths

Kunsthalle Bern

April 14 May 21,


1967

Shapes of Color

Kunsthalle Bern

(Formen der Farbe)


July 8 September
17, 1967

Science Fiction

Kunsthalle Bern

July 1967

Cuba: Saln de Mayo

Cuba

October 28
November 26, 1967

Otto Nebel: Works, 1918-1967

Kunsthalle Bern

(Otto Nebel: Werke 1918-1967)


February 23
March 31, 1968

Roy Lichtenstein

Kunsthalle Bern

April 6 May 12,


1968

Max Bill: Malerei und Plastik, 1926-1968

Kunstalle Bern

May 21 June 30,


1968

Jess Rafael Soto: Kinetische Werke 1950-1968

Kunsthalle Bern

July 20 September
29, 1968

12 Environments: 50 Jahre Kunsthalle Bern

Kunsthalle Bern

September 27, 1968

Artists Party: 50 Jahre Kunsthalle Bern

Kornhauskeller restaurant,
Bern
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October 5 October
27, 1968

20 Jahre Kunstpflege der Stadt Bern (1947-1968)

Kunsthalle Bern

November 2
December 1, 1968

Junge Kunst aus Holland

Kunsthalle Bern

January 25 March
9, 1969

Die Frau: 2. Weltausstellung der Photographie

Kunsthalle Bern

March 22 April 27,


1969

When Attitudes Become Form: Works


ConceptsProcessesSituationsInformation

Kunsthalle Bern

March 23, 1969

Burning military uniforms

Helvetiaplatz, Kunsthalle
Bern

April 1969

Bekannte Bern Knstler haben unsere


Schaufenster gestaltet

Gebrder Loeb AG
Department Store, Bern

May 3 June 1,
1969

FreundeFriendsdFrnde

Kunsthalle Bern

June 7 July 6, 1969

22 junge Schweizer

Kunsthalle Bern

Part I: July 12
August 17, 1969
Part II: August 23
September 28, 1969

Sammlung Karl Strger

Kunsthalle Bern

November 8
December7, 1969

Plne und Projekte als Kunst

Kunsthalle Bern

February 5 March
7, 1970

8 : Documentation 1961-1969

ditions Claude Givaudan,


Paris

July 10 August 30,


1970

Das Ding als Objekt: Europische Objecktkunst des


20. Jahrhunderts

Kunsthalle Nrnberg

November 6, 1970
January 6, 1971

Happening & Fluxus

Klnischer Kunstverein

April 29 May 13,


1971

I want to leave a nice well-done child here

Bonython Gallery, Sydney

May 1971

Die Strasse: Schaufensterausstellung

Warenhaus Gebrder Loeb


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AG, Bern
June 30 October 8,
1972

Documenta 5: Befragung der RealittBildwelten


heute

Kassel

July 21 July 22,


1972

James Lee Byars in Bern: The First International


Pefume Exhibition, Zeitglockenturm, and
Hommage an Einstein

Bern

1973

Museum der Obsessionen

February 16 April
20, 1974

GrossvaterEin Pionier wie wir

Galerie Toni Gerber, Bern

April 1974

Guy Harloff

Palazzo della Permanente,


Milan

December 12, 1975


January 11, 1976

Emma Kunz

Centrum fr Kunst

July 5 August 17,


1975

Junggesellenmaschinen/Les machines clibataires

Kunsthalle Bern

July 7 August 30,


1978

Monte Verit/Berg der Wahrheit: Le mammelle


della verit/Die Brste der Wahrheit

Ascona

June 1 September
28, 1980

Larte degli anni settanta; Apeto 80 [La biennale di


Venenzia]

Venice

April 18, 1981

Museo Casa Anatta opening

Monte Verit, Ascona

September 12, 1982

Museo Madonna del Sasso opening

Santuario-Convento
Madonna del Sasso,
Orselina

February 11 April
30, 1983

Der Hang zum Gesamtkunstwerk: Europische


Utopien seit 1800

Kunsthaus Zrich

April 9, 1983

Museo Casa Selma opening

Monte Verit, Ascona

May 20 July 31,


1983

James Ensor

Kunsthaus Zrich

November 19, 1983


January 22, 1984

Immendorff

Kunsthaus Zrich

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April 5 May 13,


1984

Sigmar Polke

Kunsthaus Zrich

December 14, 1984


March 10, 1985

Alfred Jarry

Kunsthaus Zrich

April 3 May 27,


1985

Mario Merz

Kunsthaus Zrich

November 29, 1985


February 16, 1986

Spuren, Skulpturen und Monumente ihrer


przisen Reise

Kunsthaus Zrich

March 15 May 4,
1986

Jean Fautrier

Kunsthaus Zrich

May 16 July 20,


1986

De Sculptura

Wiener Festwochen at the


Messepalast

June 7 August 17,


1986

Da Mares a Picasso: Caplavori del Museo von der


Heydt di Wuppertal

Albergo Monte
Verit/Museo comunale
dArte Moderna/Centro
Culturale Beato Pietro
Berno, Ascona

August 12, 1986

Museo Elisarion

Monte Verit, Ascona

December 13, 1986


February 1, 1987

SkulpturSein

Stdtische Kunsthalle,
Dsseldorf

1987

Back to Fucking Cambridge [Film by Otto Muehl]

Produced by Friedrichshof
Genossenschaft

February 18 March
29, 1987

Cy Twombly: Bilder, Arbeiten auf Papier,


Skulpturen

Kunsthaus Zrich

June 5 August 23,


1987

Eugne Delacroix

Kunsthaus Zrich

June 5 August 23,


1987

Charles Baudelaire

Kunsthaus Zrich

June 5 August 23,


1987

Victor Hugo: Phantasien in Tusche

Kunsthaus Zrich

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November 17, 1987


January 3, 1988

Mario Merz

Chapelle Saint-Louis de la
Salptrire, Paris

June 22
September 25, 1988

Zeitlos

Hamburger Bahnhof,
Berlin

August 6 October
23, 1988

Marianne Werefkin

Albergo Monte
Verit/Museo comunale
dArte Moderna/Centro
Culturale Beato Pietro
Berno, Ascona

August 28 October
2, 1988

a-Historische klanken/a-Historical soundings

Mueseum Boymans Van


Beuningen, Rotterdam

October 7
November 15, 1988

Etienne-Martin

Chapelle Saint-Louis de la
Salptrire, Paris

November 25, 1988


February 19, 1989

Egon Schiele und seine Zeit: sterreichische


Malerie und Zeichnung 1900 bis 1930 aus der
Sammlung Leopold

Kunsthaus Zrich

April 5 May 28,


1989

Piet Mondrian

Centro Culturale Monte


Verit/ Museo comunale
dArte Moderna, Ascona

November 11, 1989


February 18, 1990

Einleuchten: Will, Vorstel & Simul in HH

Deichtorhallen Hamburg

December 1, 1989
February 11, 1990

Zum freien Tanz, zu reiner Kunst: Suzanne


Perrottet (1889-1983) und Mary Wigman (18861973)

Kunsthaus Zrich

March 9 April 29,


1990

Richard Serra: The Hours of the Day

Kunsthaus Zrich

May 23 July 8,
1990

Georg Baselitz

Kunsthaus Zrich

August 18
September 29, 1990

Niele Toroni

Kunsthalle Luzern

1990

La Gomera

Unrealized

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September 30
December 16, 1990

Mario Merz

Museo comunale dArte


Moderna, Ascona

December 1, 1990
February 24, 1991

LightSeed: Cy Twombly, Wolfgang Laib, Michel


Verjux

The Watari Museum of


Contemporary Art, Tokyo

May 8 July 20,


1991

Georg Baselitz: Werke aus der Sammlung


Ackermeier Berlin

Galleria del Credito


Valtellinese Refettorio
delle Stelline, Milan

March 2 May 20,


1991

Ettore Jelmorini

Museo comunale dArte


Moderna, Ascona

September 6
October 27, 1991

Niele Toroni: Impronte di pennello N. 50 ripetute


a intervalli regolari (30 cm)

Museo comunale dArte


Moderna, Ascona

November 1, 1991
January 26, 1992

Visionre Schweiz

Kunsthaus Zrich

February 20 April
20, 1992

Walter De Maria: The 2000 Sculpture

Kunsthaus Zrich

April 11 May 31,


1992

Wolfgang Laib

Museo comunale dArte


Moderna, Ascona

April 20 October
12, 1992

Pabelln de Suiza

EXPO92, Seville

March 19 May 23,


1993

GAS: Grandiose Ambitieux Silencieux

capcMuse dart
contemporain, Bordeaux

November 26, 1993


February 20, 1994

Joseph Beuys

Kunsthaus Zrich

November 1994

Creativity in Switzerland: An exclusive exhibition


by Harald Szeemann

Swissair Gazette

July 14 October 8,
1995

Bruce Nauman

Kunsthaus Zrich

November 9, 1995
February 25, 1996

100 Jahre Kino: Illusion, Emotion, Realitt: Die 7.


Kunst auf der Suche nach den 6 andern

Kunsthaus Zrich

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September 10
November 10, 1996

Austria im Rosennetz

MAK sterreichisches
Museum fr Angewandte
Kunst, Vienna

April 8 May 31,


1997

Epicenter Ljubljana

Museum of Modern Art,


Ljubljana

July 9 September
24, 1997

Biennale dart contemporain de Lyon: LAutre

Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon

September 1
November 27, 1997

Speed & Water

Kwangju

June 24 July 3,
1998

Diversities, Spices & Academies: Ausgewhlte


Studentenarbeiten aus der Akademie der
Bildenden Knste, Wien

Atelierhaus der Akademie


der Bildenden Knste,
Vienna

August 15 October
18, 1998

Wahlverwandtschaften: Jason Rhoades

Appenzell

October 16
November 29, 1998

Thousand islands (reality models): Serge Spitzer

Ferdinand Bobergs Power


Station, Skansen

October 16
November 29, 1998

Close encounters: Torbjrn Rdland

Hallwylska Museet,
Stockholm

June 13 November
7, 1999

La Biennale di Venezia: 48a Esposizione


Internazionale dArte: dAPERTutto/APERTO
overALL/APERTO parTOUT/APERTO berALL

Arsenale/Corderie/Giardini
di Castello, Venice

August 27
November 7, 1999

Weltuntergang & Prinzip Hoffnung

Kunsthaus Zrich

November 26, 1999


January 16, 2000

Walter De Maria: The 2000 Sculpture

Kunsthaus Zrich

December 1, 1999
April 9, 2000

Tinguelys Favorites: Yves Klein

Museum Jean Tinguely,


Basel

April 5 May 14,


2000

ForwArt: Georges Adagbo

Espace BBL (Banque


Bruxelles Lambert),
Brussels

July 15 August 27,


2000

Nauman, sein eigener Nachbar: Carte-de-Visite 5

Kunsthaus Zrich

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August 5, 2000

Museo Comico nel Teatro Dimitri opening

Verscio, Ticino

December 15, 2000


January 28, 2001

Beware of Exiting Your Dreams: You May Find


Yourself in Somebody Elses

Zachta Narodowa Geleria


Sztuki, Warsaw

June 10 November
4, 2001

La Biennale di Venezia: 49a Esposizione


Internazionale dArte: PLATEA
DELLUMANITA/PLATEAU OF
HUMANKIND/PLATEAU DER MENSCHHEIT/
PLATEAU DE LHUMANITE

Arsenale/Corderie/Giardini
di Castello, Venice

March 20 June 30,


2002

Tinguelys Favourites: Marcel Duchamp

Museum Jean Tinguely,


Basel

May 15 October
20, 2002

Expo 02: Geld und Wert/Das letzte Tabu

Arteplage Biel/Bienne,
Pavilion of the Swiss
National Bank

August 1 August
11, 2002

In Progress: Video exhibition during the 55


Festival internazionale del film Locarno

Locarno

October 11, 2002


January 19, 2003

Aubes: Rveries au bord de Victor Hugo

Maison de Victor Hugo,


Paris

May 16 September
28, 2003

Blut & Honig: Zukunft ist am Balkan

Sammlung Essl.
Klosterneuburg, Vienna

July 20 December
31, 2003

G2003: Mostra internazionale dArte


allaperto/Un villagio e un borgo accolgono larte

Vira Gambarogno and


Ascona

October 12, 2003


January 5, 2004

El Real Viaje Real/ The Real Royal Trip

P.S.1 Contemporary Art


Center, New York

Verzauberugn auf Zeit


May 28 October
24, 2004

La bellesa del fracs, El fracs de la bellesa/La


belleza del fracaso, El fracaso de belleza/The
beauty of failure, The failure of beauty

Fundaci Joan Mir,


Barcelona

October 3
December 5, 2004

La alegra de mis sueos/The Joy of My Dreams:


1st Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporneo
de Sevilla

Monasterio de la Cartuja
de Santa Mara de las
Cuevas, Seville

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March 4 May 15,


2005

La Belgique Visionnaire Belgi: Cest arriv prs de


chez nous

Palais des Beaux-Arts de


Bruxelles

Bezzola, Tobia and Roman Kurzmeyer, eds. Harald Szeemann: with by through because towards despite. Zrich:
Edition Voldemeer, 2007.

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