Christian Rattemeyer - Exhibiting the New Art - Afterall Books 2010
Two landmark exhibitions in 1969, 'Op Losse Schroeven' and 'When Attitudes Become Form', publicly introduced the 'new art' of the 1960s.
This book, the first in the Exhibition Histories series, reveals how each brought together Arte Povera, Conceptual and Land art whilst introducing new curatorial approaches.
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.
Numerous installation photographs enable a virtual 'walk through' of each exhibition, while meticulous chronologies detail the negotiations that shaped them. Crucial texts from the time are complemented by new research and fascinating recent interviews with participating artists. Included are interviews with Marinus Boezem, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Piero Gilardi and Richard Serra.
Afterall Books 2010
280P - ENG
Out of print - very rare - good condition