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Title: Harald Szeemann papers
Dates: 1800-2011, bulk 1949-2005
Number: 2011.M.30
Creator/Collector: Szeemann, Harald
Extent: 1959.35 Linear Feet (3814 boxes, 449 flatfiles, 6 crates, 3 bins, 24 reels)
Abstract: Swiss art curator Harald Szeemann (1933-2005) organized more than 150 exhibitions during a career that spanned almost five decades. An advocate of contemporary movements such as conceptualism, land art, happenings, Fluxus and performance, and of artists such as Joseph Beuys, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly and Mario Merz, Szeemann developed a new form of exhibition-making that centered on close collaborative relationships with artists and a sweeping global vision of contemporary visual culture. He organized vast international surveys such as documenta 5; retrospectives of individual artists including Sigmar Polke, Bruce Nauman, Wolfgang Laib, James Ensor, and Eugène Delacroix; and thematic exhibitions on such provocative topics as utopia, disaster, and the "Plateau of Humankind." Szeemann's papers thoroughly document his curatorial practice, including preliminary notes for many projects, written descriptions and proposals for exhibitions, installation sketches, photographic documentation, research files, and extensive correspondence with colleagues, artists and collaborators.
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Language: Collection material is primarily in German with some material in Italian, French, English and other languages.
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
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Author: Alexis Adkins, Heather Courtney, Judy Chou, Holly Deakyne, Maggie Hughes, B. Karenina Karyadi, Medria Martin, Emmabeth Nanol, Alice Poulalion, Pietro Rigolo, Elena Salza, Laura Schroffel, Lindsey Sommer, Melanie Tran, Sue Tyson, Xiaoda Wang, and Isabella Zuralski.

Biographical / Historical Note

Among the most influential art curators of his generation, Harald Szeemann (Swiss, 1933-2005) organized more than 150 exhibitions during a career that spanned almost five decades. Szeemann studied art history, archaeology and journalism in Bern and Paris and had a brief, but successful, theatrical career before he organized his first exhibition in 1957. In 1961 he became one of the youngest museum directors in the world when he was appointed to head the Kunsthalle Bern. From 1961 to 1966, Szeemann was also in charge of the exhibition program at the Städtische Galerie Biel. Szeemann gained prominence through a lively and experimental series of exhibitions that included early projects with Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Christo. In addition to showcasing current developments in contemporary art such as kinetic art, op art, and happenings, Szeemann also examined areas of early twentieth-century modernism such as Dada and surrealism, including artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Kazimir Malevich, and Vassily Kandinsky, as well as various fields of visual culture such as Art Brut, science fiction and religious iconography.

Following his 1969 exhibition Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form, a sprawling and controversial international survey of postminimalism, conceptual art, and Arte Povera, Szeemann left the Kunsthalle Bern to become an independent curator. Calling his business the Agentur für geistige Gastarbeit, or Agency for Spiritual Guest-Labor, a one-man enterprise relying on a group of independent partners, Szeemann developed a new form of exhibition-making that centered on close collaborative relationships with artists and a sweeping global vision of contemporary visual culture, aided by a pioneering vision of fundraising. Because he traveled extensively and frequently, he was able to integrate emerging developments from disparate parts of the world into exhibitions that became touchstones of their time.

Taking on the organization of documenta 5 in 1972, Szeemann transformed the exhibition into a vast and dynamic survey of young artists from across the world. Likewise, when asked to co-direct the Venice Biennale in 1980, the curator introduced a new concept that became a mainstay of the Biennale: the "Aperto," an international and multigenerational group exhibition that contrasted with the Biennale's traditional focus on national representations. He continued to survey art-making from all parts of the world in the biennials he later organized in Lyon, Seville, and Gwangju, as well as when he returned to the Venice Biennale in both 1999 and 2001. Szeemann often tackled enormous themes that cut across regions and spanned the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a stunningly original approach, as in his trilogy of exhibitions The Bachelor Machines (1975), Monte Verità: The breasts of truth (1978), and Tendency towards the Gesamtkunstwerk (1983). Exhibitions focused on topics such as utopia, disaster, and the "Plateau of Humankind" offered sweeping and provocative surveys, while exhibitions such as Visionary Switzerland (1991), Austria in a Net of Roses (1996), Blood and Honey: the Future Lies in the Balkans (2003) and La Belgique Visionnaire België: C'est arrivé près de chez nous (2005) aimed at examining narrower topics and regions in interdisciplinary depth. Szeemann was also active on a local level in Ticino, Switzerland, where he organized several exhibitions and worked on various museum projects, among which Casa Anatta on Monte Verità, devoted to the history of the early 20th-century colony of anarchists, artists and life reformers, is to be counted among his greatest achievements.

During his collaboration with Kunsthaus Zürich (1981-2000), Szeemann became known for producing definitive solo exhibitions, not only on contemporary artists such as Joseph Beuys, Georg Baselitz, and Bruce Nauman, but on such cultural icons as Charles Baudelaire, Alfred Jarry and Egon Schiele. Szeemann's mid-1980s contemporary sculpture group exhibitions included Traces, Sculptures and Monuments of Their Precise Journey (1985) and De Sculptura (1986). He referred to them as "poems in space," and investigated the "breathing space" between artworks and within the exhibition venue. From the late 1980s onward, he often embarked on large-scale projects set in historical buildings including Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon, and the Arsenale in Venice. It was the first time these locations hosted contemporary art exhibitions.

Even when collaborating with large institutions, Szeemann relied on the same team of independent partners for the technical aspects, believing that "only tribes survive." Long-term friends and coworkers included his wife Ingeborg Lüscher, an artist; daughter Una Szeemann, also an artist; son Jérôme Szeemann, who was in charge of installation; architect Christoph Zürcher; model designer Peter Bissegger; and Josy Kraft, who was in charge of transportation and storage.

Szeemann's parents were Julie Szeemann-Kambly (1907-2005) and Étienne Ernst Szeemann (1904-1958), and his younger brother was Rolf Szeemann (1935-1994). His father worked in a salon owned by Szeemann's grandfather, Étienne Szeemann (1873-1971), a successful hair stylist during the early 20th century, who was the subject of Szeemann's exhibition Grandfather - a pioneer like us. Szeemann married twice, the first time to Françoise Bonnefoy (1934-) in 1959. He has three children: Jérôme (1959-) and Valérie (1964-) from his first marriage, and Una (1975-) with Lüscher.

Szeemann began his personal archive in the late 1960s when, leaving the Kunsthalle Bern, he decided to take a substantial part of the documentation for his exhibitions with him. The archive grew significantly over the decades. Szeemann kept all documents and research material related to his projects, including all correspondence sent or received. The archive is not only a resource for the study of Szeemann's exhibitions, activities and interests, but is also an invaluable trove of rare gallery and museum ephemera such as invitation cards, press releases and posters from the 1960s to the 2000s. In the mid-1980s Szeemann permanently housed the entire archive in a former watch factory in the village of Maggia, in Ticino, which Szeemann called the "Fabbrica Rosa" or "Pink Factory." Previously it had been scattered between his homes in Ticino, Bern, and Civitanova Marche.

The result of almost 50 years of professional activity, the archive can be considered one of Szeemann's main achievements. Both a physical office and a tool for retrieving information, it functioned also as an instrument of self-representation, ranging from his high school years and theatrical experiments to his "Museum of Obsessions." The archive also afforded Szeemann the opportunity to personally write and partially rectify the history of his own professional life, and it is possible to trace examples of concealment through intentional "misfiling" of exhibitions he felt were unsatisfactory. The importance the Fabbrica Rosa played in the Szeemann's understanding of his own career is demonstrated by the fact that Szeemann had planned to retire from exhibition-making in 2006 and focus all of his energies on reordering this archive. Unfortunately he died unexpectedly in 2005 at the age of 71 before realizing his plan.


Scope and Content of Collection

Harald Szeemann's vast archive documents his career as a visionary art curator for almost five decades, from 1957 to 2005. Included are project files tracing the development of numerous exhibitions and other projects, extensive correspondence with noted artists and cultural figures throughout the world, photographic documentation of exhibitions and artworks, video art and recorded interviews, exhibition announcements and other ephemera from hundreds of museums and galleries, research files on a broad range of topics, a small group of personal papers, and business records.

Series I documents Szeemann's curatorial process from conception to installation ("from vision to nail"), including his detailed notes, installation sketches, correspondence, building plans, exhibition announcements and checklists, wall texts, research material, and documents related to the production of didactic material, framing, and shipping. Some projects have files on the individual artists in the exhibition, and there is crossover with Series II. The project files also include material related to other projects such as films, books, texts, seminars, lectures and awards ceremonies. Also documented are exhibitions Szeemann co-curated, for which he was a consultant, or to which he contributed writings. The files were organized by Szeemann in chronological order. Unrealized projects have been integrated into the series by the archivist using the earliest date mentioned in the records.

Series II contains artist files on more than 20,000 artists. While many files contain only one or two items, other files include artist correspondence, unique works of art, rare posters, and limited-edition items along with exhibition announcements and press clippings. Some exhibition records were relocated to the artist files by Szeemann, so there is crossover with Series I. Artist files are not limited to fine artists, but also include authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators. Szeemann accrued particularly extensive files on Joseph Beuys, James Lee Byars, Gilbert Clavel, Marcel Duchamp, Mario Merz, Antonin Artaud, and Hugo Ball. Click here for the finding aid for Series II.

Series III contains Szeemann's files on and correspondence with other curators and art world figures, including architects, gallerists, art critics, art historians, choreographers, collectors, and photographers. Correspondence with catalog contributors and other collaborators to his exhibitions can be found here, as well as materials on art associations, magazines, companies, awards, publishing houses, and fairs.

Series IV contains more than 40,500 photographic prints, negatives, slides, and transparencies. Included is extensive documentation of many of Szeemann's exhibitions and other projects; photographs of artists with whom he worked and their individual artworks and performances; a collection of portraits of the Monte Verità intellectual circle by photographer Margarethe Fellerer; Szeemann's slide library, including slideshows compiled for lectures; collections of photographs reflecting Szeemann's interdisciplinary subject interests with a focus on cultural sites and geographic locations; and portraits and snapshots of Szeemann and his family.

Series V comprises Szeemann's audiovisual collection of approximately 2240 items including films and videos submitted by artists, radio and television interviews, music, photographic and textual files regarding exhibitions or artists, and materials received from museums and galleries. Some of the material has been separated from other series. Formats include VHS, compact discs, vinyl records, DVDs, audiocassettes, CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, floppy disks, and film and audiotape reels.

Series VI documents Szeemann's research interests in wide range subject areas including fine and graphic arts; art collectors and publishing houses; dance and choreography; film, video, and broadcast media; literature and philosophy; music; theater; countries, regions, and cities in Europe and around the globe; people; politics, environment and society; and assorted topics he collected under the rubric Temi (themes). Materials include clippings from newspapers, magazines, and press bureaus; brochures and pamphlets; publications including books, journals, and newsletters; photographic materials; postcards; drawings; posters; theater and film programs; calendars; city guidebooks; and maps.

Series VII contains the ephemera Szeemann collected from hundreds of museums and galleries throughout the world. He also collected ephemera from international exhibitions, festivals, symposiums and workshops, and other events. Materials include brochures, booklets; exhibition and institution guides; catalogs; correspondence in the form of faxes, emails, postcards and letters; posters; price lists; ticket stubs; and city guidebooks; and, less frequently, items such as matches; pins; shopping bags; and coasters.

Series VIII includes family correspondence; materials collected by Szeemann about individuals in his family; materials collected by his family about his death including obituaries and condolence letters; and objects.

Series IX reflects Szeemann's business activities and contains many years' worth of bank statements, receipts, and other financial records created or used by Szeemann during the course of travel or work, with a small portion covering personal family expenses, such as tuition and house repairs.

Series X contains Szeemann's hard drive which includes his emails from Microsoft Outlook; and other files, mostly JPG, BMP, PDF, TIF, HTM, and Microsoft Word, primarily relating to artists and exhibitions.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in ten series:
Series I. Project files;
Series II. Artist files;
Series III. Curator and museum professional files;
Series IV. Photographs;
Series V. Audiovisual;
Series VI. Topical;
Series VII. Gallery and museum ephemera;
Series VIII. Personal files;
Series IX. Business files;
Series X. Digital files.


Restrictions

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers with the following exceptions.

Unreformatted audiovisual materials, nitrate negatives and computer files are unavailable. Contact repository to request reformatting.

Boxes 81, 214, 224, 2409, 2418, RX and RX2 are sealed pending further review. Boxes 230-267 contain nitrate negatives and are restricted.

Boxes 82, 215, and 1074B require special handling; contact the repository regarding access. Box 2885A is restricted due to fragility; contact the repository regarding access. Boxes 1074C and 1074D are restricted due to fragility; contact repository to request digital imaging. Boxes B-13**, B-16**, B-43**, B-48**, B-79**, B-81**, B-83**, B-84**, B-86**, 3741**-3743**, 3765*-3767* and TP-drawers are housed off-site and only open for use with the curator's permission. Contact repository regarding access. Boxes 320-321, 924, 2955-3028*, 2966**, 3716-3730, 3727*, 3748-3754, 3755*-3757*, TP59A-TP59B, TP77-TP78, and 3109* are currently only open for use with the curator's permission. Contact the repository regarding access. Boxes 2214-2312, 2315-2346, 2353-2360 and 3513-3531 contain unreformatted audiovisual materials and are restricted; all reels are also restricted; contact the repository for reformatting of items in these boxes on reels.

The digital files are accessible on a laptop in the Special Collections Reading Room. All files except emails are available as a mounted disk image in a Windows environment. The emails are on the laptop as imported PST files accessible through a Microsoft Outlook client. Digital files containing restricted personal information such as third-party bank account numbers or student records are restricted until 2081.

Publication Rights

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Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Andre, Carl
Andre, Carl, 1935-
Bode, Arnold
Bode, Arnold, 1900-1977
Boltanski, Christian
Boltanski, Christian, 1944-
Brus, Günter
Brus, Günter
Buren, Daniel
Buren, Daniel
Christo
Christo, 1935-
Cragg, Tony
Cragg, Tony, 1949-
Darboven, Hanne
Darboven, Hanne
De Domizio Durini, Lucrezia
De Domizio Durini, Lucrezia
De Maria, Walter
De Maria, Walter, 1935-
Distel, Herbert
Distel, Herbert
Duchamp, Marcel
Duchamp, Marcel
Ensor, James
Ensor, James, 1860-1949
Flavin, Dan
Flavin, Dan, 1933-1996
Heizer, Michael
Heizer, Michael, 1944-
Jarry, Alfred
Jarry, Alfred, 1873-1907
Jeanne-Claude
Jeanne-Claude, 1935-2009
Johns, Jasper
Johns, Jasper, 1930-
Judd, Donald
Judd, Donald, 1928-1994
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-1994
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-1994
Klein, Yves
Klein, Yves, 1928-1962
Kowalski, Piotr
Kowalski, Piotr, 1927-2004
Kunz, Emma
Kunz, Emma, 1892-1963
Laib, Wolfgang
Laib, Wolfgang, 1950-
LeWitt, Sol
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007
Lijn, Liliane
Lijn, Liliane, 1939-
Lischetti, Carlo E.
Lischetti, Carlo E., 1946-
Long, Richard
Long, Richard, 1945-
Martin, Étienne
Martin, Étienne, 1913-1995
Medalla, David
Medalla, David, 1942-
Merz, Marisa
Merz, Marisa
Nauman, Bruce
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-
Nitsch, Hermann
Nitsch, Hermann, 1938-
Oldenburg, Claes
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-
Oppenheim, Meret
Oppenheim, Meret, 1913-1985
Picabia, Francis
Picabia, Francis, 1879-1953
Polke, Sigmar
Polke, Sigmar
Rhoades, Jason
Rhoades, Jason, 1965-2006
Roth, Dieter
Roth, Dieter, 1930-1998
Ryman, Robert
Ryman, Robert, 1930-
Rätz, Markus
Rätz, Markus
Rückriem, Ulrich
Rückriem, Ulrich
Schulthess, Armand
Schulthess, Armand, 1900-1972
Schwitters, Kurt
Schwitters, Kurt, 1887-1948
Serra, Richard
Serra, Richard, 1939-
Sonnier, Keith
Sonnier, Keith, 1941-
Soto, Jesús Rafael
Soto, Jesús Rafael, 1923-2005
Spitzer, Serge
Spitzer, Serge, 1951-2012
Spoerri, Daniel
Spoerri, Daniel, 1930-
Szeemann, Harald
Szeemann, Harald
Tinguely, Jean
Tinguely, Jean, 1925-1991
Toroni, Niele
Toroni, Niele, 1937-
Tuttle, Richard
Tuttle, Richard, 1941-
Twombly, Cy
Twombly, Cy, 1928-2011
Vautier, Ben
Vautier, Ben, 1935-
Warhol, Andy
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987
West, Franz
West, Franz, 1947-2012
Wölfli, Adolf
Wölfli, Adolf, 1864-1930

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

Biennale di Venezia
Biennale di Venezia (Venice, Italy)
Documenta
Documenta
Festival internazionale del film di Locarno
Festival internazionale del film di Locarno

Subjects - Topics

Art museum curators
Art museum curators
Art, Modern -- 20th century
Art, Modern -- 20th century
Arte povera
Arte povera
Artists -- Correspondence
Artists -- Correspondence
Conceptual Art
Conceptual Art
Earthworks (Art)
Earthworks (Art)
Fluxus (Group of artists)
Fluxus (Group of artists)
Happening (Art)
Happening (Art)
Installations (Art)
Installations (Art)
Mail art
Mail art
Monte Verità (Artists' colony)
Monte Verità (Artists' colony)
Museum curators -- Correspondence
Museum curators -- Correspondence
Performance art
Performance art

Genres and Forms of Material

Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white negatives
CD-Rs
CD-Rs
Cellulose nitrate film
Cellulose nitrate film
Color negatives
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color photographs
Color slides -- 20th century
Color slides -- 20th century
Color transparencies
Color transparencies
Ephemera -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 20th century
Gelatin silver prints -- 20th century
Gelatin silver prints -- 20th century
Postcards
Postcards

Contributors

Beeren, Wim
Beeren, Wim
Beuys, Joseph
Beuys, Joseph
Bezzola, Leonardo
Bezzola, Leonardo
Boersma, Pieter
Boersma, Pieter
Burkhard, Balthasar
Burkhard, Balthasar
Byars, James Lee
Byars, James Lee
Cotton, Paul
Cotton, Paul, 1939-
Drayer, Walter
Drayer, Walter
Eggmann, Verena
Eggmann, Verena
Fellerer, Margarethe
Fellerer, Margarethe, 1886-1961
Gaechter & Clausen
Gaechter & Clausen
Geluwe, Johan van
Geluwe, Johan van, 1929-
Hellgroth, Brigitte
Hellgroth, Brigitte
Lüscher, Ingeborg
Lüscher, Ingeborg, 1936-
Merola, Andrea
Merola, Andrea
Merz, Mario
Merz, Mario
Mühl, Otto
Mühl, Otto
Rabinowitch, Royden
Rabinowitch, Royden, 1943-
Rätz, Markus
Sattmann, Didi
Sattmann, Didi, 1951-
Shunk, Harry
Shunk, Harry
Szeemann, Harald
Szeemann, Harald
Wehrmann, Erhard
Wehrmann, Erhard, 1930-2004

Related Material

Due to its size, the Artist files in Series II. are described in a separate finding aid. Click here to view the finding aid for Series II.

Prior to the acquisition of the collection by the Getty Research Institute, some of the materials related to Monte Verità were separated by Harald Szeemann and given to the Fondazione Monte Verità in Ascona, Switzerland. The link to information about these materials is at http://www.monteverita.org/en/92/fondo-harald-szeemann.aspx.

Digital Collection

Selected photographs are being digitized and made available online. Connect to selected digitized images from Series IV. Photographs, 1892-2007.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harald Szeemann papers, 1800-2011, bulk 1949-2005, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2011.M.30.

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2011m30

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2011.

Processing History

From January to June 2012, Alexis Adkins, Laura Schroffel, Medria Martin, and Emmabeth Nanol processed and cataloged Series IV under the supervision of Andra Darlington. Szeemann's original organization of the material was retained, and previously unfiled items were integrated into the orginal order whenever possible. Conservation treatment for some of the photographs was done by Mark Benson and Teresa Mesquit. Nitrate negatives were rehoused by Adkins in consultation with Mesquit and are permanently restricted.

In 2012 and 2013, with grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Holly Deakyne, Pietro Rigolo, Alexis Adkins, Alice Poulalion, and Melanie Tran processed and cataloged Series I. The records were rehoused into archival containers from the boxes, plastic cartons and ringed binders in which they were found, and the original organization of the materials within these containers was retained. When possible, records from boxes of unsorted or unlabeled materials were identified and added to the end of the appropriate project files.

In 2013 and 2014, with grant funding from the NEH, Deakyne, Rigolo, Adkins, Heather Courtney, B. Karenina Karyadi, Emmabeth Nanol, Elena Salza, Laura Schroffel, Sue Tyson, Xiaoda Wang, and Isabella Zuralski processed and cataloged Series II. The records were rehoused into archival containers from the wine boxes and manila folders in which they were found, and the original organization of the materials within these containers was retained. When possible, records from boxes of unsorted or unlabeled materials were identified and added to the appropriate artist files.

In 2014 to 2015, Rigolo processed and cataloged Series III.

In 2014 to 2015, Lindsey Sommer processed and cataloged Series IX under the supervision of Rigolo.

In 2015, Sommer processed and cataloged Series VIII under the supervision of Rigolo.

In 2015, Wang and Sommer processed the posters and works of art that were housed separately in tubes and flatfiles at the Fabbrica, and incorporated them in to Series I and Series II.

In 2015, Deakyne, Rigolo, Wang, and Judy Chou processed and cataloged Series VII. The materials were rehoused into archival containers from the wine boxes and manila folders in which they were found, and the original organization of the materials within these containers was retained. When possible, materials from boxes of unsorted or unlabeled materials were identified and added to the appropriate city.

In 2015, Sue Tyson processed and cataloged Series VI. The materials were rehoused into archival containers from the wine boxes and manila folders in which they were found. When possible, unsorted or unlabeled materials were identified and added to the appropriate category.

In 2013 Shay Cornelius began processing Series V. She assessed the condition of the audiovisual material and began an inventory. Tyson finished processing and cataloging the bulk of the series in 2015. The audiovisual materials were rehoused into archival containers or left in the original containers when appropriate. Wang processed and cataloged additional materials in 2016, and the cataloging was completed by Deakyne in 2016.

The series are being processed out of order, with Series IV having been processed first, followed by Series I, II, III, IX, VIII, VII, VI, and V. As a result, the box numbers are non-sequential.

In 2015 and 2016 Deakyne and Wang processed Series X. Deakyne accessioned the digital files in 2015 by forensically imaging the disk drive for preservation. She and Wang reviewed and processed the disk image using Forensic Toolkit (FTK) in 2015 and 2016. Processing included flagging files to be ignored, such as .tmp, thumb.db, shortcuts, zero byte files and files with the file name [deleted]. Also flagged were email trash and spam folders. The files were searched for personally identified information (PII) such as ID numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, and student records. Any PII from third-parties was flagged as restricted. A new disk image containing only documents and emails and excludng all flagged items was created for access. Email PST files were exported from this disk image for access. Deakyne mounted the subsidiary disk image and loaded email onto a non-networked laptop that is available for research.

Deakyne, Maggie Hughes, and Wang interfiled additional materials to all series and enhanced description from 2015 to 2016.

Laura Schroffel deposited the disk image of Szeemann's hard drive into the digital preservation system, Rosetta, May 2017.


Container List

Series I. Project files, 1836-2007, bulk 1949-2005 555.54 Linear Feet (1012 boxes, 149 flatfiles, 6 crates)
This series documents Harald Szeemann's curatorial process from conception to installation. In addition to his own known exhibitions, there are also records from unrealized exhibitions, exhibitions Szeemann co-curated, was consulted on, or to which he contributed writings for the catalog. Projects or exhibitions from which he resigned are also included, such as documenta 7 and documenta 8. There are materials related to other projects such as films, books and other publications, interviews given, seminars, lectures, surveys taken, and awards for which he was a jurist. Near the beginning of the series are Szeemann's illustrated notebooks from high school, papers from college, his dissertation, and documents of his early theatrical career, which Szeemann designates as projects by filing here. Materials in the series include detailed notes, installation sketches, correspondence, building plans, exhibition announcements and checklists, loan agreements, brochures, catalogs, wall texts, research material, and documents related to the production of didactic material, framing, and shipping. Any photographic material housed with the papers of this series have been retained in this series although the majority of photographic materials from the collection were separated out by Szeemann and are located in Series IV. Photographs. Folders, envelopes or other containers found with only photographic material have been transferred to Series IV. Photographs. Groups of records regarding Szeemann's long-term participation on committees or boards have been moved to Series V. Professional activities. Szeemann also kept complete copies of books and periodicals with his project files. These have been moved to the General Collections and can be found by searching the Library Catalog for the "Harald Szeemann Collection." Additional copies of catalogs for his exhibitions have been retained with the archival papers. Szeemann corresponded over a long period of time via exchange of mail art with Johan van Geluwe, director of the (fictional) Museum of Museums. Folders that include mail art are noted when it is not apparent in the title. The majority of exhibition titles are listed by the English translation found in Tobia Bezzola and Roman Kurzmeyer (ed.), Harald Szeemann with by through towards despite, Catalogue of all Exhibitions 1957-2005 (Zürich: Edition Voldemeer; Wien; New York: Springer, 2007), followed by the original title in parentheses and the date of exhibition. This book was written in collaboration with Szeemann, and it is assumed he had input into the correct way to express the titles in English. Projects and exhibition titles not listed in the book were not translated into English. See also this chronology of Szeemann's projects.
Titles for folder contents are direct translations when the folder had a title given by Szeemann. When a label could not be read or translated, it was retained in the archive with the records. If a folder was not titled by Szeemann, the archivist has provided a title that is descriptive of the contents. Records found loose, not in a folder or envelope, between folders or at the front or back of a carton of folders are designated as "loose" in brackets. Szeemann frequently titled folders "Diverse" and "Reliquien." These titles have been translated as "Assorted" and "Souvenirs" respectively. The difference between them is slight, as both contain an assortment of items. "Assorted" files primarily include press clippings or correspondence. It was difficult to interpret what Szeemann meant by reliquien. The contents could be mementos, souvenirs or other ephemera from exhibitions, projects, or entire years. "Souvenirs" can include event tickets, passes and brochures, notes, doodles and sketches and some appointment books. Szeemann also housed some of his appointment books on his bookshelves and these are integrated into the series.
Arrangement
The arrangement reflects Szeemann's original organization of his project files. The series is arranged chronologically by the opening date of an exhibition. The dates of the material may not be the same as the date of a project, and Szeemann frequently worked on projects for years in advance of their opening. This is especially important to note for all of his documenta and Venice Biennale records. Exhibitions that toured are arranged according to the opening date of the first installation. Unrealized exhibitions are placed in the year most prevalent in the records.
Szeemann kept his files in plastic cartons and three-ring binders. The groupings of folders from the cartons have been arranged as closely to chronological as possible. The sections of "Assorted" files have been arranged at the end of each year. "Unfiled" refers to papers not originally grouped with the Project files, but identified as pertaining to exhibitions and other projects by specialists and the archivist. These are at the very end of each project or "Assorted" section.
When Szeemann worked on more than one project simultaneously, the resulting files are interspersed. As a result, files pertaining to the same project may be separated by files on a different project. For example, a group of folders from documenta 8 are housed with a group of folders from Tendency towards the Gesamtkunstwerk. The earlier exhibition files are frequently interspersed with other assorted project files. As the exhibitions began generating more extensive records, sections of "Assorted" become more distinct, and Szeemann grouped them together by year.
General correspondence 1960-1979
These materials, rehoused into folders from the original binders, includes correspondence from alphabetically arranged binders spanning from around the early 1960s to the late 1970s. The topics in these binders encompass many exhibitions during this time span including When Attitudes Become Form, documenta 5, and Happening & Fluxus. The binder containing "A" was not present. It is possible the materials from that binder were refiled by Szeemann during his reorganization of the archive.
box folder
3809 1 A
General correspondence: A (digital version available on-site only)

Contains one color photograph.
box
268, 829 B
General correspondence: B (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Brigitte Bardot, Felix Baumann, Wim Beeren, Mel Bochner, Arnold Bode, Alighiero Boetti, Marinus Boezem, Willi Bongard, Bazon Brock, Stanley Brown, Lucius Burckhardt, François and Linde Burkhardt.
C
General correspondence: C (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Pier Paolo Calzolari, Germano Celant, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Johannes Cladders, Jean Clair, and Paul Cotton.
box folder
269 1-2 Papers
box folder
3809 2 Color photograph
box folder
269 3-4 D
General correspondence: D (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Jan Dibbets, and Jean Dubuffet.
269 5 E
General correspondence: E (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Ger van Elk, Erro, and Etienne Martin.
box
269-270 F
General correspondence: F (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Zdenek Feliz, Robert Filliou, and Barry Flanagan.
box folder
270 2-3 G
General correspondence: G (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Pierre Gaudibert, Toni Gerber, Piero Gilardi, Claude Givaudan, Philip Glass, Jorge Glusberg, and Nancy Graves.
H
General correspondence: H (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Hans Haacke, Michael Heizer, Dick Higgins, and Carlo Huber.
box
270-271, 826 Papers
box folder
3809 4 Color photographs
box folder
271 2 I-J
General correspondence: I-J (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Dorothy Iannone, Paolo Icaro, Peter Iden, Rolf Iseli, Neil Jenney, and Donald Judd.
box folder
271, 829 3-5 K
General correspondence: K (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Stephen Kaltenbach, Tadeusz Kantor, Edward and Lyn Kienholz, Kasper König, Jospeh Kosuth, and Piotr Kowalski.
box
271-272 L
General correspondence: L (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Jan Leering, Barry Le Va, Lucy R. Lippard, Victor Loeb, and Ingeborg Lüscher.
box
272-273 M
General correspondence: M (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include George Maciunas, Jan Van der Marck, David Medalla, Mario Merz, Gustav Metzger, and Robert Morris.
box folder
273 2 N
General correspondence: N (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Bruce Nauman.
273 3 O
General correspondence: O (digital version available on-site only)

273 4 P
General correspondence: P (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Giuseppe Panza, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Kenneth Price.
273 5 R
General correspondence: R (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Denise René, Klaus Rinke, and Dieter Roth.
box
273-274 S
General correspondence: S (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Fabio Sargentini, Sarkis, Arturo Schwarz, Katharina Sieverding, Holly Solomon, Alan Sonfist, Ileana Sonnabend, Gian Enzo Sperone, Daniel Spoerri, Pablo Stähli, and Rolf Szeemann.
box folder
274 3 T
General correspondence: T (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Tommaso Trini.
274 4 U
General correspondence: U (digital version available on-site only)

274 5 V
General correspondence: V (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Valie Export, Ben Vautier, and Volf Vostell.
box
274-275 W
General correspondence: W (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include Franz Erhard Walther, Lawrence Weiner, and Edy de Wilde.
box folder
275 2 Y-Z
General correspondence: Y-Z (digital version available on-site only)

Prominent correspondents represented include La Monte Young.
Original documents 1960-1979
Materials rehoused from a binder include correspondence, artwork, and other records related to exhibitions from the 1960s to the early 1970s. It is organized alphabetically. Only "K" through "Z" are represented. If an accompanying binder existed at one point, it is possible the materials were refiled by Szeemann during his reorganization of the archive.
box folder
275 3-17 Papers
flatfile
5**, 6** Oversize
Early work (1949-1956) 1949-1956
This group of records is from Szeemann's student days and was found filed at the front of his project files.
box folder
276 1-2 Geography notebooks
Along with the Mexico folder, these consist of school notebooks highly illustrated by Szeemann.
276 3 Mexico
276 4 Students' stage: Was Ihr Wollt
276 5 Caberet Lebewohl
276 6 Urfaust
276 7 "Caberet und Kabarett"
box
276, 3713, 3730* Set design
Includes three small paintings.
Term paper
box folder
276 9 Paul Klee
276 10a-10b Hugo Ball and the free newspaper
box
277, 3728* One-man theatre
Includes posters in box 3728*.
box folder
277 5 "Die Raumscheisse"
277 6 Manuel, Niklaus: Johannesaltar
277 7-8 Project for second one-man theatre
277 9 Paris souvenirs
277 10 Color theory
flatfile
276** Drawings
Includes works of art.
box
3725, 3730* Works of art
box
3535, 3713 Sketches, notes, and writings (1954-1959) 1954-1959
Material found unfiled, therefore not included in "Early work."
box
277, 826, 839* Painter-Poets--Poet-Painters: 800 works of visual art, manuscripts, prints, and other documents by 150 painter-poets and poet-painters (Malende Dichter-dichtende Maler: 800 Werke der bildenden Kunst, Manuskripte, Drucke und weitere Dokumente von 150 Maler-Dichtern und Dichter-Malern) (1957 August 3 to October 20) 1952-1957
box
277, 3535, 3725, 3728* Hugo Ball 1886-1927: Manuscripts, Photographs, Books (Hugo Ball 1886-1927: Manuskripte, Photographien, Bücher) (1957 September 24 to 27)
box folder
277 20 Jérôme Szeemann's birth announcement (1959 September)
Includes an artwork design for the announcements.
277 21 Iconography (1959)
box
278-280, 3535-3536 Dissertation (1960)
box folder
3536 3 Class notes (1961)
box
278, 3731* University graduation (1961 March)
Contains press clippings of doctorate announcements.
box folder
278 3 Pierre Bonnard: Jeune femme à la lampe (1961 February)
Kunsthalle Bern: 1961
box folder
278 4-6 Appointment (1961 April)
box folder
3532 1-2 Annual reports
Otto Tschumi (1961 July 8 to September 3)
box folder
278 7-9 Papers
flatfile
277** Posters
Hans Aeschbacher: Sculptures and Drawings (Hans Aeschbacher: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen) (1961 September 9 to October 15)
box folder
278 10-12 Papers
flatfile
277** Posters
flatfile
278** Prehistoric Rock Paintings from the Sahara: Henri Lhote's expedition in the Tassili-n-Ajjer region (Prähistorische Felsbilder der Sahara: Expedition Henri Lhote im Gebiet Tassili-n-Ajjer) (1961 October 21 to November 26)
Includes posters.
Puppets - Marionettes - Shadow Play: Asiatica and Experiments (Puppen - Marionetten - Schattenspiel: Asiatica und Experimente) (1962 February 17 to March 11)
box folder
278 13 Papers
flatfile
280** Posters
Charles Lapicque (1962 March 17 to April 23)
box folder
278 14-15 Papers
flatfile
279** Posters
Lenz Klotz, Friedrich Kuhn, Bruno Müller, Matias Spescha (1962 April 28 to May 27)
box folder
278 16 Papers
flatfile
280** Posters
Walter Kurt Wiemken (1962 June 2 to July 1)
box folder
281 1 Papers
flatfile
281** Posters
box folder
281 2 Press clipping (1962)
281 3 Francis Picabia 1879-1953: Works from 1909-1924 (Francis Picabia 1879-1953: Werke 1909-1924) (1962 July 7 to September 2)
Francis Picabia and 4 Americans
Contains press clippings that mention both exhibitions.
box folder
281 4 Papers
flatfile
279** Posters
box folder
281 5 4 Americans: Jasper Johns, Alfred Leslie, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Stankiewicz (4 Amerikaner: Jasper Johns - Alfred Leslie - Robert Rauschenberg - Richard Stankiewicz) (1962 July 7 to September 2)
Harry Kramer: Self-propelled Sculptures, Marionettes, Films (Harry Kramer: Automobile Skulpturen - Marionetten - Filme) (1962 October 13 to November 25)
box
281, 839* Papers
box
2425** Posters
Art from Tibet (Kunst aus Tibet) (1962 October 20 to November 25)
box folder
281 7-8 Papers
flatfile
278** Posters
box folder
281 9 Biel Christmas exhibition (1962 December)
281 10 Kassel: Artist Necropolis
Auguste Herbin 1882-1960 (1963 February 16 to March 24)
box folder
281 11 Papers
flatfile
282** Posters
box folder
281 12 Englebert van Anderlecht / Bram Bogart (1963 April 20 to May 19)
Piotr Kowalski (1963 May 4 to June 9) and Alan Davie (1963 May 4 to June 9)
Contains press clippings that mention both exhibitions.
box folder
281 13 Papers
flatfile
281** Posters
Alan Davie (1963 May 4 to June 9)
box folder
281 14 Papers
flatfile
281** Posters
Victor Pasmore, William Scott (1963 July 12 to August 18)
box folder
281 15-16 Papers
flatfile
284** Posters
box folder
281 17 Heinz-Peter Kohler, Gregory Masurovsky (1963 August 18 to September 15)
Art of the Mentally Ill (Bildnerei der Geisteskranken - Art Brut - Insania pingens) (1963 August 24 to September 15)
box folder
281 18-20 Papers
flatfile
283** Posters
box folder
3532 3 Sixtieth birthday of Professor Huggler
Étienne-Martin (1963 November 2 to December 1)
box
281, 830 Papers
flatfile
281** Posters
box folder
3532 4 Biel: Art owned by the city, 18th/19th century
Kunsthalle Bern (1963)
box folder
829 3 Exhibition commission meeting (June 13)
829 4 Floor plans
Victor Vasarely: Works from 1935 to 1963 (Victor Vasarely: Werke von 1935 bis 1963) (1964 April 4 to May 10)
box folder
281 23-24 Papers
flatfile
286** Posters
box folder
281 25-26 Swiss Art of the 20th Century (Art suisse au XXe siècle - Schweizer Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert - Arte svizzera nel XX secolo) (1964 April 30 to October 25)
box folder
282 1 Louise Nevelson (1964 May 20 to June 21)
282 2 Anselmo Boix-Vives (1964 May 20 to June 21)
Hundertwasser (1964 May 20 to June 21)
Includes posters.
Posters
box
3731* Oversize box
flatfile
285 Flatfile
Ex Voto (1964 July 3 to September 6)
box folder
282 3 Papers
flatfile
284** Posters
box
3738-3739 Works of art
flatfile
285** Jean Prouvé: Industrielles Bauen (1964 September 11 to October 11)
Includes posters.
box folder
282 4 25 Artists from Bern and Biel (25 Berner und Bieler Künstler, 25 artistes bernois et beinnois) (1964 October 17 to November 25)
Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malewitsch/Josef Albers/Tom Doyle (1964 October 23 to November 29)
box folder
282 5 Papers
flatfile
285** Posters
box folder
282 6 Proposals for the promotion of Bernese artists: Exposé (1964)
box folder
3532 5 Kunsthalle Bern: Annual report (1964)
box folder
3536 4 Appointment book, partial (1964)
Robert Müller: Sculptures and Drawings (Robert Müller: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen) (1965 February 20 to March 28)
box folder
282 7 Papers
flatfile
286** Posters
box folder
282 8 Oscar Wiggli: Sculptures and Drawings (Oscar Wiggli: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen) (1965 February 27 to April 4)
282 9 Charles Jörg (1965 February 27 to April 4)
box
2425** The Human Image: World Exhibition of Photography (Der Mensch: Weltausstellung der Photographie) (1965 April 3 to May 9)
Includes posters in roll boxes 2425**-2426**.
box folder
282 10-11 Otto Meyer-Amden (1965 May 21 to June 22)
282 12 Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956): Watercolors, Drawings, Prints (Lyonel Feininger 1871-1956: Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik) (1965 May 21 to June 22)
Light and Movement/Kinetic Art (Licht und Bewegung, lumière et mouvement, luce e movimento: Kinetische Kunst) (1965 July 3 to September 5)
box
282 Papers
box
2425** Posters
box folder
282 17 New Tendencies in Architecture (Neue Tendenzen der Architektur) (1965 July 3 to September 5)
Walter Linck: Sculptures, Mobiles, Drawings (Walter Linck: Skulpturen, Mobiles, Zeichnungen) (1965 September 11 to October 17)
box folder
282 18-19 Papers
flatfile
287** Posters
Rolf Iseli: Recent Works, 1964-65 (Rolf Iseli: Neuere Werke, 1964-65) (1965 September 11 to October 17)
box folder
282 20 Papers
flatfile
287** Flatfile
box folder
283 1-3 Giorgio Morandi (1965 October 23 to December 5)
283 4 Fourth Biennale de Paris (1965)
Contains the list of scholarships and prizes.
box folder
3532 6 Kunsthalle Bern: Annual report (1965)
3532 7 Bern purchasing policy (1965)
box folder
3536 5 Appointment book, partial (1965)
Jean Gorin, Jean Dewasne, Constant: Three Exhibitions (Jean Gorin, Jean Dewasne, Constant: Drei Austellungen) (1966 April 2 to May 8)
box
283 Papers
box
2428** Posters
box
283, 842* Künstlerfest (1966 May 14-15)
White on White (Weiss auf Weiss) (1966 May 25 to July 3)
box
283 Papers
box
2426** Posters
box folder
283 11 F-111 by James Rosenquist (1966 May 25 to 3 July): Brochures: Other museums
box folder
3536 6 11 Pop-Artists: The New Image (1966 May 25 to 3 July): Press kit
Mark Tobey: Works 1933-1966 (Mark Tobey: Werke 1933-1966) (1966 July 9 to September 4)
box folder
283 12-13 Papers
flatfile
287** Posters
Fantastic Art - Surrealism (Phantastische Kunst - Surrealismus) (1966 October 21 to December 4)
box folder
283 14-15 Papers
flatfile
287** Posters
box
903** Bern 66 (1966 November 4 to December 4)
box folder
283 16 Paul Lehmann
Kunsthalle Bern (1966)
box folder
3532 8 Membership request
3532 9 New Years card
3532 12 Annual report
3532 14 About the Kunsthalle Bern newspaper
3532 15 General decisions [empty]
3532 10 Lueg? [empty]
3532 13 Interviews about Bern [empty]
3532 11 Opening of the Bern gallery
box folder
3536 7 Appointment book, partial (1966)
box
283, 829 The Living Theatre (1967 January 23)
Includes one black-and-white photograph by Balthasar Burkhard.
box folder
283 18 5 Young British Artists: Venice Biennial 1966 (5 junge englische Künstler: Biennale Venedig 1966) (1967 February 4 to February 22)
box
3536, 3728* The Living Theatre (1967 January 23)
box folder
283 19-22 Young British Sculptors (Junge englische Bildhauer) (1967 February 25 to April 2)
Shapes of Colour (Formen der Farbe) (1967 April 14 to May 21)
box
284 Papers
box
2428** Posters
Science Fiction (1967 July 8 to September 17)
box
284, 829 Papers
Includes correspondence with Joseph Beuys.
box
889** Paris: Floor plan
Posters
flatfile
289**-290** Flatfile
box
2426**,2427**, 2427A**, 2457B** Oversize roll
Includes exhibited materials. Roll box 2457B** contains one torn poster.
box folder
3721 1-4 Panoramas
3721 5 Perry Rhodan's terranische raumschiffe
box folder
284 11 Richard Paul Lohse (1967 September 23 to November 4)
284 12 TV broadcast: Kunst und Kitsch
Cuba: Salón de Mayo (1967 July)
box
284, 3532, 3536, 3537A-3537B, 3728 Papers
box
3538 Matchbooks
box
3539 Painted flag
Unavailable until conservation treatment is complete.
flatfile
288** Posters
flatfile
289** Otto Nebel: Works 1918-1967 (1967 October 28 to November 26)
Includes posters.
flatfile
7** Markus Rätz: Brochure
Assorted: 1967
box folder
826 3 Fourth International Experimental film competition: Brussels
box folder
3532 17 Monika fashion show [empty]
Kunsthalle Bern
box folder
3532 18 Agencies [empty]
3532 19 Assorted press clippings
3532 36 Annual report
3532 20 "Visite à un homme heureux"
3532 21 "Avantgarde in Bern"
3532 22 "Junge Schweizer Künstler"
3532 23 Meeting comic
A comic strip doodle by Szeemann.
3532 24 Purchaser for Bern city school
3532 25 First project La Machine
3532 26 "Piotr Kowalski..."
3532 27 Knokke
3532 28 Souvenir
Contains a poem? and sketch of Szeemann from Rudolf Moser.
3532 29 Iron wedding Szeemann-Drtilek
Newspaper clipping about Szeemann's grandparents wedding anniversary.
box folder
3537A 4 Appointment book, partial
Roy Lichtenstein (1968 February 23 to March 31)
box
284 Papers
box
2430**-2431**, 3731* Posters
Max Bill: Paintings and Sculptures, 1928-1968 (Max Bill: Malerei und Plastik, 1928-1968) (1968 April 6 to May 12)
box
284 Papers
box
2430** Posters
Jesús Rafael Soto: Kinetic Works 1950-1968 (Jesús Rafael Soto: Kinetische Werke 1950-1968) (1968 May 21 to June 30)
box
284 Papers
box
2429** Posters
12 Environments/50 years Kunsthalle Bern (12 Environments/50 Jahre Kunsthalle Bern)(1968 July 20 to September 29)
box
285, 3537A Papers
Includes correspondence and installation drawings from Christo.
Posters
flatfile
290** Flatfile
box
2428**-2429**, 3728* Oversize boxes
box
285, 829 Forum Bethlehem: Discussion/Tscharnergut (1968 September 10)
box folder
285 7-8 Artists' Party: 50 Years Kunsthalle Bern (Artists' Party: 50 Jahre Kunsthalle Bern ) (1968 September 27)
20 Years of Service to Art by the City of Bern (1947-1968) (20 Jahre Kunstpflege der Stadt Bern (1947-1968)) (1968 October 5 to October 27)
box folder
285 9 Papers
flatfile
290** Posters
Recent Art from Holland (Junge Kunst aus Holland) (1968 November 2 to December 1)
box folder
285 10 Papers
flatfile
290** Posters
box folder
285 11 To the Movies-13 Bernese Museums (undated)
285 12 Bernese Artists in Zürick (1968)
285 13 Documenta IV (1968)
285 14 La Biennale di Venezia (1968)
285 15 In Visu Werritas (Roland Werro) (1968)
285 16 Westdeutcher Rundfunk: "Ausstellbarkeit Kunst" (1968)
box
286 Binder: 1956-1968
Includes correspondence, press clippings, brochures and invitations divided by year. 1958, 1964 are empty. 1960 includes a partial draft of Szeemann PhD thesis. 1961 includes correspondence and press clippings regarding Hans Aeschbacher: Sculptures and drawings.
Kunsthalle Bern: 1968
box folder
3532 30 Leaflet campaign: Distel, Raetz, Schnyder
3532 31 Annual report
3532 32, 35 Assorted
3532 33 "Kunstgigant oder Scharlatan?"
3532 34 "Worte der Woche"
3532 37 In memorium Arnold Rudlinger
3532 38 Arnold Rudlinger
3532 39 Interview: Gazette litteraire
3532 40 Celebration by Luginbühl
3532 41 Lagenthal artness
3532 42 Galerie Loeb
3532 43 Hippies in Bern: Hans Stamm
Kusthaus Zürich: 1968
box disc
3533 1 Nizon by Fischli
3533 2 Young Swiss
box folder
287 1 Women: 2nd World Photography Exhibition (Die Frau: 2. Weltausstellung der Photographie) (1969 January 25 to March 9)
Karl Gerstner, Diter Rot, Daniel Spoerri, Andre Thomkins, and Friends and Friends of Friends (Freunde, Friends, d'Fründe: Karl Gerstner, Diter Rot, Daniel Spoerri, Andre Thomkins und ihre Freunde und Freundesfreunde) (1969 May 31 to June 1)
box folder
287 2 Papers
flatfile
290** Posters
22 Young Swiss Artists (22 junge Schweizer) (1969 June 7 to July 6)
box
287, 827 Papers
box
2431** Posters
The Karl Ströher Collection (Sammlung Karl Ströher) (1969 Part 1: July 12 to August 17, Part 2: August 23 to September 28)
box
287, 3761 Papers
flatfile
297** Posters
box folder
287 5 Plans and Projects as Art (Pläne und Projekte als Kunst) (1969 November 8 to December 7)
287 6 Discussion on Christmas Exhibition (1969)
Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form (1969 March 22 to April 27)
box
288-291, 839*, 866, 3537A Planning and installation
Includes address lists, catalog and drafts, interviews, invitation, poster designs, press clippings, reaction letters, Szeemann's travelogue, and a multiple by Michael Kirby. There is also correspondence with Dan Flavin, Richard Long and Gilberto Zorio. Invitation transparencies are in Box 866.
box folder
290 1-10 After effects
Described as "Folgen" by Szeemann and includes records of his forced resignation from the Kunsthalle Bern.
Posters
flatfile
290** Flatfile
box
2431** Oversize roll
flatfile
291**-296** Catalog transparencies
box
2954 Printing plates for catalog cover
box folder
290 16 Well-Known Bern Artists Designed our Showcase Windows (Bekannte Berner Künstler haben unsere Schaufenster gestaltet) (1969 April)
Interviews
box folder
293 1 Chroniques de l'art vivant (1970 April)
box folder
290 17 Femina (1969 June)
290 19 Gazette de Lausanne (1969 July)
290 15 Mosaik (1969 November 21)
box folder
299 4 "10 Questions on Concept Art" from Klaus Honnef (1970 March)
box folder
290 22 Radio-télévision suisse romande: Carré bleu (1969 September)
290 18 Survey questions (1969)
290 20-21 Prospect 69 (1969 September-October)
290 23 Max Bill: Work 1928-1969 (1969 October to December)
290 24 "A Kunsthalle is a Kunsthalle is a Kunsthalle" in Sonntags Journal (1969 November)
290 25 "Das Suchen in der Gegenwart. Das Suchen in der Kunst"
290 26 "Rolf Iseli: oder die Farbe als Raum und Körper"
290 27 "Kunst als Aktion und Ereignis" (1969)
290 28 Telefonzeichange (1969)
290 29 Appointment book (1969)
Kunsthalle Bern (1969)
box folder
3533 3 Profits
3533 4 Dismissal memo
3533 5 Leave of absence [Urlaub]
3533 6 Robert Burri
3533 7 Letter for Robert Burri
3533 8-9 Resignation
3533 10 Resignation reaction
Includes correspondence from Herbert Distel, Toni Gerber, Martin Ziegelmüller, Richard Lohse, and Walter De Maria.
box folder
3534 2 Jörg Steiner speech
3534 4 Assorted
3534 6 Carlo Huber
3534 7 Souvenirs 1961-1969
3534 14 Beuys affair
3534 Bienne/Biel Künstlerfest (1969)
3534 3 Fine art in Bern (1969)
3534 5 "Die Berner Avantgarde" (1969)
TV broadcast En Marge wtih Marlène Belilos (1969)
box folder
3534 9 Kunstmarkt 69 in Cologne (1969)
3534 10 Kunstmuseum Luzern: Düsseldorfer Szene (1969)
3534 11 Amman to Luzern (1969)
3534 12 Art loan Basel (1969)
3534 13 Beuys in Basel (1969)
box folder
3537A 7 Letter to Karl-Heinz and letter fragment (1969)
box folder
844* 25 Lecture: Zofingia
box folder
292 1 "Kunst: Wo bleibt die Kontestation?" in Erneuern und beharren = Renouveler et maintenir = Innovare e salvaguardare (1970)
292 2 "George Sugarman" in Art International (1970 February)
292 3 Kunsthaus Hamburg: Discussion: "Künstler machen Pläne, andere auch!" (1970 February)
292 4-6 Nürnberg Biennale binder (1969-1971)
292 7 Wuppertal hearings (1970 January)
box
292, 844*, 889**, 3731* 8½ Documentation 1961-1969 (1970 February 5 to March 7)
Includes posters in box 844* and 3731*. Box 889** contains floor plans.
box
293, 3537A Von Hodler zur Antiform (1970)
box folder
293 5 "Bern in Skulptur" (1970 May)
293 6 "Berner situation" (1970)
293 7 "Kollektiv-Manifestation 1967 in Havana, Kuba" and "Objekt 'When attitudes become form'" in Werk (1970)
293 8 Film: Länge x Breite x Höhe x Teife + 150 Bogen (1970)
Piotr Kowalski (1970 April to May)
box folder
293 9-10 Papers
Includes correspondence with the artist.
flatfile
17b** Folded out book
box
293-295, 846* The thing as object: European [sic] object art of the 20th century (Das Ding als Objekt: Europäische Objektkunst des 20. Jahrhunderts) (1970 July 10 to August 30)
Box 846* includes mail art from Johan van Geluwe of the Museum of Museums.
box folder
293 12 "Dynamismus , Behaviourismus, Staffeleiersatz: Das Auto und die bildende Kunst" in Du (1970 August)
293 13 "Leonardo Bezzola" (undated)
293 14-15 Atelier 5: Herr Mens (1970 May)
box
296-298, 829, 842*, 866 Happening & Fluxus (1970 November 6 to 1971 January 6)
Includes two binders organized alphabetically by name, an address list, booklets, brochures, check list, correspondence, chronology, floor plans, invitations, interviews, press clippings, request for catalog materials, research materials and souvenirs. The research materials include printed writings similar to zines. Oversized materials are in boxes 829 and 842*. Transparencies are in box 866.
box folder
299 1 Buri, Gürtler, Iseli, Luginbühl, Meister, Spescha, Schaffner (1961 September 2 to September 24): Catalog
299 2 Das Haus der Lernprozesse
299 3 Vlaaderen survey (1970 May)
299 5 Westdeutscher Rundfunk: "Kunst ohne Austellung" (1970 October)
299 6, 9 Assorted (1970)
299 7 Literature rates in the canton of Bern (1970)
299 8 Object attitudes: Galerie Loeb (1970 July)
flatfile
7** Experiment F+F: Brochure
box folder
3537A 9 Appointment book, partial (1970)
Agentur für geistige Gastarbeit
box folder
299 10 Notes
299 11 Interview in Werk (1971)
299 12 "Kleiner Rückblick auf die siebziger Jahre" in Tages Anzieger Magazin (1971 January)
299 13 Radio-télévision suisse romande: Correspondances: with Marti, Kurt (1971 February)
299 14 Bregenzerwälder Kulturtage (1971 August)
299 15-16 International Council of Museums
box folder
300 1 Kaprow, Allan, Galerie Baecker, Bochum (1971)
300 2 "Ausstellungmacher" in Kunst-Praxis Heute (1971)
300 3-6 I want to leave a nice well-done child here (1971 April 29 to May 13)
The Street: a shop-window exhibition (Die Strasse: Schaufensterausstellung) (1971 May)
box
300, 3534, 3537A Papers
flatfile
297** Posters
Surveys
box folder
300 16 Die Weltwoche
300 19 Chroniques de l'art vivant (1971)
box folder
314 9 Du (1973 January)
314 25 Kunsthalle Bern (1973)
box folder
300 17 Articles in Swissair Gazette (1971)
300 18 Les Inconnus de la Suisse (festival), Berne (1971)
box
3759 Appointment book (1971)
box folder
300 20 Text for the exhibition of Franz Eggenschwiler Frau, Von-der-Heydt-Museum (1972)
300 21 "Sport und/oder Kunst" in Hallwag Magazin (1972)
300 22 Assorted and press clippings (1971)
documenta 5: Questioning reality-Image worlds today (documenta 5: Befragung der Realität-Bildwelten heute) (1972 June 30 to 8 October)
box
301 Planning notes
Correspondence
box
301 Hoffman, Werner
301 Iden, Peter
box
304 Managing director
box
306, 3761 Just, Gerald
box
306 Management board
306 Staatsbauamt Kassel
box
306, 308 Gerald Just to Walter Olbrich
box
306 Walter Olbrich to Kassel mayor
306 Marlis Grüterich to managing board
306 Klages, Gottfried
box
306-308 Olbrich, Walter
box
306 Kassel mayor
box
307 Kassel mayor and Karl Heise
307 Supervisory board
307 Hans-Joachim Weber regarding Paul Thek room
307 Joseph Beuys with Walter Olbrich
307 Buch and Kunst Lometsch to Walter Olbrich
box
308 Internationale Kunstausstellungsleitertagung to Kassel mayor
box
312 Beuys, Joseph
312 General
box
301, 911 Consultation
Box 911 includes a silkscreen? image of Szeemann?
Concept
box
301-302, 304-305 Papers
Includes material samples, notes, and Ingolf Bauer's and François Burkhardt's concepts.
flatfile
2** Planning chart?
Meetings
box
301-302 Organizers': 1970-1971
box
302 Employees'
302 Ulrich Rückriem/Arnold Bode
box
303 Evangelischen Akademie Hofgeismar
box
304, 306-308 Supervisory board: 1970-1973
box
304 Shareholders': 1970-1971
box
306 Finance committee: 1972
box
307 Dismantling: 1972 September 18
box
302 Status: 1971 April
box
3761 Memo: 1971 June
box
302 Film project: Brock, Bazon
302 List of artists
302 Travel schedule: Ammann/Szeemann
Press
box
302 Information
box
303 Conference and preview
box
302, 309-312 Clippings
Soviet Union
box
302 Letter to
box
306 Participation refusal/cancellation
box
302 Guidelines and reports drafts
302 Interim report [empty]
302 Foreword
302 Structure of the exhibition
302 Klaus Reinke journal
box
302-305, 312, 839 Interviews
box
302-303, 846* Lectures, discussions, and art talks
box
302 Kunst heute text
302 Kunstmarkt Göttingen
box
303 Letter to United Nations, copy for James Lee Byars
303 Edition Olympia 1972
303 "Individuelle Mythologien"
303 Letter to the editor of Der Spiegel
303 Aachen: Verein der Freunde der Neuen Galerie
box
304, 846* Reaction letters
Souvenirs
box
304 Papers
flatfile
4** Poster and tablecloth with sketches
box
313 T-shirt
box
304 Contract
304 Management plan contract with Hesse
304 Nomination
304 Documenta Archiv
304 Managing director: Olbrich, Walter
box
304, 307-308 Audits
box
829 Film schedule
box
305 Downsizing of the projects
305 Releases before the opening
305 Text for artist concepts
box
305-306, 827, 829 Catalog
box
305 Example loan request form
box
305-306 Security
box
305 Scheduling plan
305 Insurance
box
306, 842* Advertising
box
306 Stock list
Floor plans
box
306 Papers
box
3**, 6** Flatfile oversized
Flatfile 6** contains floor plans from prior documentas.
box
306 Restorer
306 Construction supervision
306 Threat of cancellation
306 Organization chart
306 Rules of Procedure
306 Draft letter to supervisory board
306 Exhibition work
306 "Les organisateurs d'exposition se solidarisent"
306 Management board memorandum: 1972 July 3
box
307-308 Staff and labor issues
Regarding Dombois and Allwardt.
box
307 Edward Kienholz artwork damage
307 After Olbrich [Olbrichiaden nach]
307 Litigation of Restle/Schwarz
box
308 Final reports
308 Internationale Kunstausstellungsleitertagung
308 Draft agreement for documenta 6
308 "Halbe Wahrheit der halben Wahrheit"
308 "Regress gegen Ausstellungsorganisatoren?"
box
312 Assorted: 1973
box
826 Brochure
box
905** Map of Kassel
Posters
flatfile
298** Flatfile oversized
box
2432** Roll box
box
312, 3537A General
Includes unfiled correspondence, press clippings, an address list, notes, a supplementary catalog, and image research.
box
314, 3540 Berliner Künstlerprogramm: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (1972)
box folder
3540 2 Museum International offprints (1972 January)
box folder
314 2-4 The First International Perfume Exhibition (1972 July)
314 5 "Bruno Müller" (1972 November)
314 6 "Die heutige Kunstsituation" in 50 Jahre Kunstgesellschaft Thun: KGT (1972 November)
box folder
3534 16 Galerie Loeb (1972)
3534 17 [Franz] Gertsch (1972)
3534 18 Scholarship competition (1972)
3534 19 Assorted (1972)
box
314, 3540 Berliner Künstlerprogramm: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (1973)
box
314, 844*, 3729* Jeunesse et Arts plastiques: "documenta 5, six mois après" (1973 January)
Includes posters in box 3729*.
box folder
314 10-11, 13-15 Lectures on documenta 5 (1973)
box
314, 829 "Berner Szene" (1973 April)
box folder
314 16 "L'exposition est un moyen d'expression" (1973)
314 17 Statement: Domus (1973 May)
314 18 "11 Pop Artists: The New Image-7 Jahre später" (1973)
314 19 Musée d'art contemporain: Opus International survey
314 20 Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (1973 December)
314 21-22 International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art [IKT] (1973)
314 23 TELL 73
314 24 "La nécropole de Staglieno", Chroniques de l'art vivant (1973 March)
box folder
829 13 Internationales Kunstgespräch (1973 November)
box folder
839* 5 Press clippings (1973)
box folder
3534 20 Letter to Pluchart (1973)
box folder
3540 4 Emma Kunz: Press clippings (1973)
box
3759 Appointment book (1973)
box folder
314 26 "Paul Thek", Chroniques de l'art vivant (1974 April)
314 27-28 Byars, James Lee: Notes (1972-1985)
Grandfather - a pioneer like us (Grossvater - Ein Pionier wie wir) (1974 February 16 to 1974 April 20)
box
315-319, 830, 846*, 847, 3540 Papers
Includes death announcement for Leontine Szeemann-Drtilek; hairdressing magazines, catalogs, and other ephemera used in the exhibition; Leontine Szeemann-Drtilek's workbook; exhibition leaflet; press clippings; invitation; and Étienne Szeemann's will. Transparencies are in box 847.
flatfile
10** Bern city map: 1836
Exhibition objects
The exhibition objects are tentatively attributed and currently are only open for use with the curator's permission. Contact repository regarding access. Boxes B-13**, B-16**, B-43**, B-48**, B-79**, B-81**, B-83**, B-84**, and B-86** are housed off-site.
box
2955 Accessories
box
2956 Blocks of hair wax
box
321 Box of feathers
box
2969 Bronze crest
box
3011 Velvet-covered cabinet with perfume bottle
box
2966** Cane
box
3097A Chest
box
2957B Cloth pouch
box
2958-2960, 2999 Clothing, hair nets, fabric pieces, trims
Knickknacks found mixed in with the clothing and other fabric items are in box 2999.
box
3000A-3000B Cosmetics
box
2957A, 2961-2964, 3007 Culinary containers, cheese graters, and silverware
box
2965 Curtains
box
2970 Daguerreotype, framed
box
3025* Doll
Couture dress with porcelain arms and head.
box
923, 2968 Frames
box
TP59A-TP59B, TP77-TP78, 2407, 2971-2988, 3109* Framed works
Temporarily housed and many require conservation work for broken frames and glass.
Furniture
box
B-79** Adjustable hairdressing chairs, two
box
B-81** Armoire
box
B-81**, TP-drawers Dressing table (vanity)
Drawers are currently separate from vanity.
box
B-84** Chest of drawers
box
B-83** Display case
box
B-82** Rolltop desk
box
B-83** Round top table
B-83** Sewing machine table and Kayser decorative ironwork piece
box
B-86** Swivel chair
box
B-84** Wheeled table with glass case top etched with "Montblanc"
box
B-79** Wooden cafe chair, ottoman with orange upholstery, rectangular table
box
2989*, B-16**, B-43** Glass bottles, jugs, and funnels
box
3716-3720, 3727*, 3755*-3756* Hair accessories
Includes combs, clips, and hairpins made from a variety of materials.
box
2990 Hair dryer with case and curlers
box
2991-2996* Hair product labels and packaging
box
3719A, 3720A, 3727A*-3727B*, 3748-3754, 3757* Hair tools
Includes components of the electric perm-machine along with curling irons, scissors, hairbrushes and other items.
box
2997 Hats
box
2998 Iron (tool) with stand
box
B-43** Lamp
B-43** Mannequins
box
320, 2967 Medallion, door handles
box
3001 Metal box with sailboat images
The box contains papers including letters from Julie Szeemann-Kambly; letters and postcard to Leontine Szeemann-Drtilek; letters from Étienne Szeemann to clients? and others; receipts?; a ration card?; and assorted clippings about food.
box
3002 Porcelain bust
box
3003 Pot holder
box folder
3540 7 Stahlstich-Sammlung nach den berühmtesten Meistern aller Schulen : erste Abdrücke der Platten
box
2978 Schweizerische Coiffeurmeister-Verband membership plaque
box
3004-3005, 3024* Signs, valences and banners
box
3006 Silver boat headdress
box
3008 Steel weight?
box
3131-3132* Textiles
Includes two comforters, one pillow, one tablecloth.
box
3009, 3012, 3022 Tools and wall hangers
box
3010, 3028* Typewriters and cases
box
B-83** Violin with case
box
B-43** Washboard
box
3013 Weight scales
box
3014-3017*, 3026*-3027* Wig stands
Styrofoam and wooden. Some include bases. Box 3015 also includes a straw-filled bonnet.
box
3018-3021 Wigs and hair pieces
box
3023 Writing implements
box
316-317, 322-323, 3722* Étienne Szeemann's autobiography and biography
Portfolios
box
3726, 3728*, 3731* Prints
box
3713, 3732* Prints and diplomas
box
3713, 3729* Prints of ancient Rome scenes
box folder
3713 10 Steel-print portraits
3713 11-12 Woodblock and lithograph portraits
box
3713-3714 Prints of old masters
box
3714, 3726 Photographs
box
3714, 3731* Switzerland prints
box folder
3722 1b Theater prints
box folder
3732* 1 God and goddesses prints
box folder
3722 2-4 French hairstyle illustrations
box
3728*, 3731* Stock shares
3728*, 3731* Designs and drawings
box folder
3725 13-14 Eulogies for Étienne Szeemann
box folder
316 8 Correspondence: Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien (1974)
316 9 Kunst bleibt Kunst: Aspekte internationaler Kunst am Anfang der 70er Jahre: Projekt 74 (1974 July 6 to 1974 September 8)
316 10 Interview with Jean Le Gac (1974)
Assorted: 1974
box folder
324 1 Interview: Boltanski, Christian
324 2 Gertsch, Franz
324 3 Letter to Bruno Müller
324 4 Itten, Johannes
324 5 Coleman, Ornette: Bern
Römerberggespräche, Frankfurt
box folder
324 6 Papers
flatfile
11** Poster
box folder
324 7 "banal" survey from Peter Trachsel
324 8-9 Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Zürich: "Neue Tendenzen": Künstler-Drucksachen der Pop Art, Minimal Art und der Concept Art (1974 July to August)
324 10 "De Duchamp au Musée des obsessions" in L'Arc (1974)
324 11 Galerie Loeb expansion
324 12 Guy Harloff (1974 April)
324 13 Text: "Entarte Kunst"
324 14 International Art Office
box
3759 Appointment book
box
324-326 Kunz, Emma (1974-1976)
Includes materials from the exhibitions Emma Kunz: Pendelzeichnungen (1976 February to March) at the Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and Emma Kunz (1975 December to 1976 January) at the Centrum für Kunst, Vaduz; articles and texts; press clippings; and interview transcripts.
Assorted: 1975
Texts
box folder
326 3 "Paul Thek oder die Aspiration des Einheitsbegriffes"
326 4 "Die Fusionen des Paul Thek"
326 5 "Grâce à Paul Thek"
326 6 On Felix Valloton for Galerie Loeb
326 7 Rolf Iseli Arbeiten 1975, St. Romain, Bern
326 8 Dada article for Art Press
326 9 Freie Universität Berlin lecture
326 10 Agentur für geistige Gastarbeit: Kellerkino, Bern
326 11 Anastasia 30 years
326 12-13 Victor Loeb commemoration
326 14 Kasseler Kunstverein: Arnold Bode zum 75. Geburtstag: eine Ausstellung des Kasseler Kunstvereins
326 15 Ephemera
Consists of press clippings and notes on napkins. Includes a note on The Bachelor Machines.
326 16 Je/Nous/Ik/Wir (unrealized)
box
3030 Saltoarte: Box of works of art
Museum of Obsessions (Museum der Obsessionen)
box
327, 3540 General
This section includes an outline, notes and articles on the initial concept of the Museum of Obsessions, an example of one of the stamp marks, and a copy of the Merve Verlag Verlin book. Folder 6 includes mail art from Johan van Geluwe of the Museum of Museums.
box
328, 847 Museum of Obsessions (unrealized)
Contains preliminary exhibition planning material and research rehoused from two alphabetically organized binders.
box folder
328 40 Notebook with sketches [unfiled]
flatfile
298** Posters
box folder
329 1 Experimental International Film Competition, Knokke (1974)
329 2 Lecture tour: USA/D/Mexico: Canceled (1974)
329 3 Notes on Museum der Obsessionen and Emma Kunz
329 4 "Mentalitätsraum-Klima" in Kunst-Bulletin des Schweizerischen Kunstvereins (1974 June)
The Bachelor Machines (Junggesellenmaschinen / Les machines célibataires) (1975 July 5 to August 17)
box
328-329, 340-344, 826, 3029, 3540, 3726 General
Includes the initial planning documents, materials for Kunsthalle Bern exhibition, and records relating to the overall exhibition such as reaction letters; loans; souvenirs; lecture materials; final report; wall text; and visitor's guide. Boxes 341 to 344 includes additional floor plans from Malmö; later correspondence from 1984 to 2003; and materials rehoused from an untitled binder with correspondence discussing an Emma Kunz retrospective and linking it to The Bachelor Machines. Box 826 includes designs of the of the exhibition title by Markus Rätz [Markus Raetz] which were originally in the frame in box 3029. The frame has been retained because it may have been part of the Bern exhibition.
flatfile
8** Floor plans
Includes Paris, Amsterdam and Vienna.
Posters
flatfile
299**-300**, 384** Flatfile
Flatfile 384** includes poster of the psychic Eusapia Palladino, a person related to the exhibit, although this particular image might not have appeared.
box
2433**, 3732* Oversize boxes
box
329-333, 3540 Catalog
Loans
box
334-335 Papers
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Includes declined requests.
flatfile
12** Oversize
box folder
336 1-10 Kunsthalle Bern loan agreements and transportation insurance binder
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
box
336-337 Contracts binder
Materials rehoused from binder. Includes related correspondence. Arranged alphabetically by primary correspondent.
box
337, 826, 905A**, 3732* Wall text
box
338, 846* Brussels
Includes floor plans.
box
338, 866 Düsseldorf
Includes floor plans.
box
338, 846* Paris
Includes floor plans.
box
339, 846**, 897** Malmö
Includes floor plans.
box
339, 906** Amsterdam
Includes floor plans.
Venice
box
339, 839* General and floor plans
flatfile
9** Manifesto poster
box folder
340 1-2 Vienna
box folder
341 10-11 Biennale di Venezia: Un laboratorio internazionale
341 12 La Mamma: Floor plans
There are later files in Ongoing Projects: 2002-2005.
341 13 1975-1977
Materials rehoused from binder.
box
339, 345 H.S. Fan-Club (1975)
Box 345 contains a wood sculpture.
Assorted: 1976
Assorted: 1976 through Assorted: 1978 are grouped in a three-year increment because that is how they were originally arranged.
box folder
346 1 Letter to FF at AA-Verlag, Vienna
346 2 Interview: with Ingrid Rein for Du
346 3-4 Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf: Prospectretrospect: Europa 1946-1976 (1976 October)
346 5-6 Press clippings
Regarding Christo's Running Fence and Kunsthalle Bern.
346 7 Saltoarte, Kassel
346 8 Ben Vautier text in Art Press
346 9 "Wenn Kunstvermittlung (wieder) Abenteuer wird: Das Museum der Obsessionen" in Museum in Motion
346 10 Museum Bochum: Tatort Bern (1976 October to November)
346 11 Text: "Ein neues Museum in Lausanne: Die 'Collection de l'Art Brut'"
346 12 "Zur Ausstellung Wenn Attituden Form werden, Bern 1969" in Amerikanische Kunst von 1945 bis heute: Kunst der USA in europäischen Sammlungen
346 13 Lecture: "L'Art conceptuel"
346 14 Correspondence (1976-1977)
box folder
3541 1 Notebook
The cover includes the notes "Ind. Myth." and "Mamma." Entries span from 1976 to 1977 including undated. Besides individual mythologies and La Mamma, topics include Monte Verità.
box
3759 Appointment book
Assorted: 1977
box folder
346 15 FP Fantasiepartei
Includes materials for an unrealized project.
Texts
box folder
346 16 "Das Untergang in Ausstellungslande"
346 18 "Kimmzüge aus Lüpolis"
346 20 "Otto Morach"
346 23 "Paul Thek oder die Aspiration des Einheitsbegriffes"
Correspondence
box folder
346 17 Du magazine
346 21 Graubner, Gotthard
346 19 Letter concerning Joseph Beuys, Basel
346 22 10 Jahre Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
346 24 "Oh Du fröhliches, oh Du seliges thematische Ausstellung", in 10 Jahre steirischer Herbst
box
3759 Appointment book
Assorted: 1978
box folder
346 25-27 Kunsthalle Bern: Stiftung Anne-Marie und Victor Loeb (1978 March to April)
346 28 Galerie Loeb 10th anniversary
Texts
box folder
346 29 "Die Affäre Jeanmarie ist ein Theater"
346 32 "70. Rundbrief der FP"
346 30-31 Helmhaus Zürich: Schweizer Kunst der Gegenwart (1978 August to September)
346 33 Numeroff Gallery, New York: Ex Voto: Italian Votive Tablets (1979 April to May): Catalog text
346 34 Mazzotta edition
box
3759 Appointment book
documenta 6 (1977 June 26 to October 2)
box
346-347, 1979, 3541 Papers
Includes project ideas, basic concept, press clippings, correspondence, an information packet, hanging boards, and a folder titled "Dispute."
flatfile
18** Information packet
box
768, 829 "Running Fence" Documentation (unrealized)
Szeemann was asked to create a touring exhibition of the design, planning and execution documents created for Christo's art project Running Fence. The exhibition planning happened concurrently with the installation of the art project. The records consist of two binders of correspondence between Szeemann, Christo, Jeanne-Claude and possible museum venues; and copies of the art project documentation.
box folder
340 7 Interview: Domus (1979 December)
340 8 Ironie, Pathos, Poesie und tiefere Bedeutung in der europäischen Kunst seit 1969 (1979)
340 9 Die Welt ist aus den Fugen geraten (1979)
340 10 Pattern painting (1979)
340 11 Architektur & Wohnen magazine round table (1979)
340 12 Poem for Carlo von Castelberg's wedding (1979)
340 13 Project: Bianco e nero (1979)
340 14 Visual Resources Inc. book project (1979)
340 15 Lecture: On James Lee Byars for the Foundation for Art Resources (1979)
340 16 "Was ist modern" in Vogue (1979)
340 17 Article: "Neue Kunst oder die Würde des Dekorativen" (1979)
340 18-19 Österreichgespräch, Vienna (1979)
340 20 Vienna trip (1979 November)
340 21 "Die Agentur für geistige Gastarbeit im Dienste der Vision eines Museums der Obsessionen" in Notizbuch (1979)
340 22-23 Eine Ausstellung mit Werken von zwölf Künstlern, Völkerkundemuseum, Munich (1979 April to May)
340 24-25 Discussion: "Ruhig und gelassen in die 80er Jahre" Kunsthalle Bern (1979)
340 26 Text: "Ausstellungen" (1979)
Monte Verità: The breasts of truth (Monte Verità/Berg der Wahrheit ) (1978 July 7 to August 30)
box
348-352, 357, 825, 830, 839*, 3541-3546, 3592, 3722 Papers
Includes address lists; correspondence about Monte Verità spanning from 1985 to 2003; image lists; a T-shirt from Hermann Müller; press clippings; numerous texts by Otto Gross; correspondence from Hans Gross; a diary transcription, house sketch and floor plan from Karl Vester [Carl Vester]; postcards to Karl and Hedwig Vester; research; hand-lettered exhibition open sign; wall text; and maps of Ascona. Box 3545 only contains some of the annotated envelopes that held research materials. Due to privacy issues, a document has been removed from box 3546, folder 5 and is SEALED until 2026 in box RX.
box
3032-3033 Exhibited publications
box
353-356, 825, 3546 Fondazione Monte Verità (1984-2006)
Includes announcements for Centro Stefano Franscini, Eranos, and Balint events taking place at Monte Verità; extensive conference materials; the Ascona Tourist office press book; files on Gabriele Gendotti; and Inno al Sole ephemera.
box
358-360 Index cards
box folder
842* 4 Plans for a monument to Mikhail Bakunin by Enrico Baj: Poster
Posters
flatfile
301**-302** Flatfile
box
2432**, 2434**, 2457B** Oversize roll
Roll box 2457B** contains one fragile print.
box
3031 Souvenir porcelain urn
box
357,361-364, 839*, 846*, 847 Wall text
Transparencies are in box 847.
box folder
3729* 3 Works of art
Includes works of art by Ernst Frick.
Assorted: 1979
box folder
365 1-2 Gachnang, Johannes
365 3 "Gefragte Leute" television show clippings
365 4 "Die Agentur für geistige Gastarbeit" by G. J. Lischka
365 5 Keifer-Hablitzel Foundation stipends
365 6 Press clippings
flatfile
14** Robert Cyprich poster
box
3759 Appointment book
La Biennale di Venezia (1980 June 1 to September 28)
box
365-366, 828 General
Includes the contract, initial proposals, travel report, invitation and brochure, written articles and souvenirs. Souvenirs includes correspondence to James Lee Byars.
Aperto 80
box
365, 866 General
Includes notes, correspondence, check lists, floor plans, press clippings and slides. Correspondents include James Lee Byars, Jonathan Borofsky, Leonard McComb, Ulrike Ottinger, and Jérôme Szeemann. Slides are in box 866.
Floor plans
box folder
830 5 Oversize
flatfile
15**,16** Flatfile oversize
box
365-366, 828, 3546 L'arte degli anni settanta
Includes notes, correspondence and floor plans. Correspondants include Anna Oppermann and James Lee Byars. Floor plans are in box 828.
Assorted: 1980
box folder
366 7 Eva Wipf-Die neue Sprache
366 8 Zeichen des Glaubens-Geist der Avantgarde (1980 May 31 to July 13)
366 9 Interview: Basler Magazin (1980 June 7)
366 10 "Zwillings Betrachtungen zum Phänomen Kunstmesse" in Art 11'80: Die Internationale Kunstmesse (1980 June)
366 11 Austrian exhibition in the United States (1980 March)
366 12 "L'Instance du désordre dans l'art"
366 13 "Italie special" survey in Art Press
366 14 Mail art: "La Critique"
Includes mail art from Johan van Geluwe of the Museum of Museums.
366 15 Pattern: Kushner, Macconnel, Ripps, Zakanitch (1980 July 5 to September 28)
366 16 Kiefer-Hablitzel-Stiftung scholarship
366 18 "L'Art sans propriété" in Artistes (1980 January/February)
box folder
830 6 Critica 1: L'arte da chi a chi
box folder
366 17, 19-20 Press clippings
Includes Arnold Bode-Preis.
box
3759 Appointment book
Museo Casa Anatta (1981 April 18)
box
368-370, 839*, 3546, 3761 Papers
flatfile
17** Floor plans
Monte Verità (1987-1989)
box folder
368 3 Barenco (1989) [Empty]
368 6 Casa Giovanna apartment rental (1987)
Assorted: 1981
box folder
366 22 "Plötzlich stand er vor der Tür..." in Der Alltag (1981 April)
box
366, 844* Gegeneinander-Miteinander (1981 February)
box folder
367 1 Opening of Kunstmuseum Solothurn: Keynote speech (1981 May)
367 2 Männer von Künstlerinnen: Sworn declaration (1981 May)
367 3 "Die krankhaften Prozesse zeigen uns oft und oft die vergrösserten Bilder nomaler Verhältnisse" in The Pathology of Non-verbal Communications
box
367, 844* "Ignaz Epper: Künstler des Nordwinds" in Eco di Locarno (1981 October)
Kunsthaus Zürich
box folder
367 5-7, 11, 14 Papers
Includes records on Szeemann's appointment.
flatfile
303** Floor plans
box folder
367 8-9 Kunsthalle Bern
Includes records on the departure of Erika Billeter and the Loeb collection.
367 10 Kunstmuseum Luzern: Schweizer Kunst '70-'80
box
367, 829 Interviews
box folder
367 12 Press clippings
367 15 Correspondence: Krüll, Karl
box
3759 Appointment book
box folder
371 1-18 documenta 7 (1982 June 19 to September 28)
Includes Szeemann's resignation.
box
371, 842* Museo Madonna del Sasso (1982 September 12)
Includes alphabetically organized correspondence and floor plans.
Assorted: 1982
box folder
367 16 Speech for Leo Castelli
367 17 Sandoz, Claude
367 18-19, 23 Interviews
367 20 Christo: Projekte in der Stadt 1961-1981 (1982 February 4 to April 12)
367 21 Ernesto Tatafiore: Aetatis suae (1982 June 6 to July 18)
367 22 Arnold-Bode-Preis 1982: Merz, Mario
367 24 "Dieter Roth, Gobelin (Bertorelli "B"), 1974-1976" in Kunsthaus Zürich annual report
Includes correspondence from Dieter Roth.
367 25 Press clippings
367 26 Binder: Correspondence
Tendency towards the Gesamtkunstwerk: European utopias since 1800 (Der Hang zum Gesamtkunstwerk: Europäische Utopien seit 1800) (1983 February 11 to April 30)
box
372-381, 394, 830, 842*, 846*-847*, 3547A, 3592 General
The papers in boxes 372 to 381 are arranged roughly chronologically. Artist files are in box 373. Box 378, folder 1 includes mail art from Johan van Geluwe of the Museum of Museums. A scrapbook from Vienna is in box 379. Zürich floor plans are in box 375, folder 2. Press clippings are in boxes 375-377 and 380. Previously unfiled materials are in box 394, 3547 and 3592.
Binder
box
384-385, 830, 847 Papers and color photographs
Predominantly correspondence. Includes mention of The Bachelor Machines and Monte Verità: The breasts of truth. Color photographs are in box 847.
flatfile
23** Floor plans and oversize correspondence
Posters
flatfile
303**-305** Flatfile
box
2436**, 3732* Oversize box
Floor plans
General
flatfile
19** Flatfile oversize
box
879** Rolled oversize
box
894** Berlin
box folder
378 10 Paris: Chapelle Saint-Louis-de-la-Salpêtrière (Paris, France)
flatfile
22** Zürich, Düsseldorf, and Vienna
box
382-383, 826, 830, 847, 3592 Catalog
Materials rehoused from binder. Color photographs are in box 847.
box
385, 826 Transport and enrichment/pictures and text
Materials rehoused from binder.
box
386-388 Zürich
Materials rehoused from binder.
box
388-390, 847 Düsseldorf
Materials rehoused from binder. Includes color photographs.
box
391, 842*, 896** Berlin
Materials rehoused from binder. The floor plans from the Berlin and Paris binders in box 896** look the same. The plans with the notation "48/2" are from Berlin.
Vienna
Materials rehoused from binder.
box folder
391 1-2 Papers
flatfile
22** Floor plans
Includes floor plans and Monte Verità floor plans.
Paris
Materials rehoused from binder.
box
391, 896** Papers
The floor plans from the Berlin and Paris binders in box 896** look the same. The plans with the notation "48/3" are from Paris.
flatfile
21** Floor plans
box
392, 846* Museum foundations
Materials rehoused from binder. Includes Zürich visitors, budget and accounting.
Models
Materials rehoused from binder.
box
393, 830, 847, 3547A Papers and color photographs
flatfile
21** Floor plans: Merz, Mario
box
392, 845*, 3592 Wall text and labels
box
908 Notes on toilet paper
Photocopies made by Szeemann or his staff are in box 372, folder 12.
D'Annunzio, Gabriele: Model construction: Plan
box
827, 840*, 879** Flat and roll oversize
flatfile
20** Flatfile oversize
flatfile
19** Ephemera (labels?)
box
3034 Ludwig II souvenir lighters
box
900** Poster-sized notes
box folder
840* 2-3 Wall image: Gaudí, Antoni
James Ensor (1983 May 20 to July 31)
box
395-396, 3546 Papers
Box 3546 is a heavily bookmarked copy of the catalog.
box
2435** Posters
Immendorff (1983 November 19 to 1984 January 22)
box
397-398, 826, 831, 846*, 913 Papers
box
2434**-2435** Posters
flatfile
24** Floor plans
Assorted: 1983
box
398, 844* "Vorbereitungen oder das Wesen der Initiation" in Dry: ein Magazin
Merve Verlag
box folder
847 15 Correspondence: Color photographs
box folder
398 12 Dry
Kunsthaus Zürich
box folder
397 12 Picabia, Francis
397 18 Annual Report: 1982: Kiefer, Anselm
box
397-398 Interviews
box folder
397 14 "Grusswort eines Optimisten für Karel den Herausgeber in Schwierigkeiten"
397 16 "Die Agentur für geistige Gastarbeit im Dienste der Vision eines Museums der Obsessionen" in Spazio Umano
397 19 Holly Solomon telegram
397 20 Correspondence: Museums by Artists
box folder
398 2 Körber Foundation Initiative: "Neues Bauhaus" proposal
398 3 Wolken
398 4 Class reunion
398 5 50th birthday
398 6 Düsseldorf: Die neue deutsche Kunst
398 7 Word of the week
box folder
826 12 Belgian art greeting
box folder
398 8 Press clippings
box
399 Kunsthaus Zürich: Reports: 1983-1990
box folder
398 14 Press clippings: 1983-1999
Sigmar Polke (1984 April 5 to May 13)
box
400, 831, 3037-3038, 3547B, 3761 Papers
box
2436**-2437** Posters
flatfile
18** Floor plans
Alfred Jarry (1984 December 14 to 1985 March 10)
box
401, 831, 3547A, 3548, 3550 Papers
Catalog
box
3548 Papers
box folder
3547A 6 Printing plates
flatfile
32** Flatfile oversize
box
3549-3550 Correspondence
Includes materials from three binders.
box
3035-3036, 3715, 3722 Exhibited materials
Includes publications.
box
3548, 3551 Labels
Posters
flatfile
2** Flatfile
box
2436** Oversize roll
box
3552 Europarat [Council of Europe] (1984-1985)
Includes materials for work on an unrealized exhibition for this organization.
Assorted: 1984
box folder
402 1 "L'art pour l'Aare : bernische Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert" (1984)
box
402, 830 International Contemporary Art Fair (1984 February)
Includes mail art from Johan van Geluwe of the Museum of Museums.
box folder
402 3 Banque hypothécaire du canton de Genève prize jury
402 4 Mario Merz article for Domus
402 5 Der Traum des Orpheus: Paolini, Giulio
402 6 Étienne-Martin, Les Demeures
402 7-10 Council of Europe
box folder
403 1 Telephone doodles
403 2 Travel documents
403 3 "Museum der Obsessionen" in Lo Spazio Umano (1984 Jan-Mar)
403 4 "Jardin d'amour" in Lo Spazio Umano (1984 Oct-Dec)
403 5 Article in Domus (1984 June)
403 6, 8, 12, 16, 18 Interviews
von hier aus
box folder
403 7 Immendorf, Jörg
403 19 Press clipping
403 9 Premier colloque international de recherche artistique
403 10 Rosenthal Aktiengesellschaft "Anfang oder Ende der Kunstvermittlung" (1984 October)
403 11 Bonn: Lecture: "Die grosse Ausstellung-Problematik der Projekte" (1984 November)
403 13 Survey from Mary Jean Kenton (1984)
403 14 Mimmo Germanà: neue Malerei aus Italien (1984 February to April)
403 15 Thèse-Metaphore-Chimère
403 17 Text for Hommage à Cladders
403 20 Assorted press clippings
403 21 Expenses list
403 22 Parshal (unrealized): Rejected proposal
403 23 Press clippings
box folder
3726 8 Collège de 'Pataphysique diploma
box
3759 Appointment book
Mario Merz (1985 April 3 to May 27)
box
404-406, 827, 830, 3547A, 3553-3556, 3592 Papers
Box 3553 contains correspondence from binders regarding loans and transportation. Boxes 3554 to 3556 contains writings from Voglio fare subito un libro.
box
2437** Posters
flatfile
23** Floor plans
Traces, Sculptures, and monuments of their precise journey (Spuren, Skulpturen und Monumente ihrer präzisen Reise) (1985 November 29 to 1986 February 16)
box
407-409, 840*, 847, 3547A Papers
The materials rehoused from the correspondence binder include letters from Louise Bourgeois, James Lee Byars, Joel Fisher, Wolfgang Laib, Royden Rabinowitch, Michael Rutkowsky, Thomas Virnich, and Franz West. Also includes color photographs.
box
2437**-2438** Posters
flatfile
31** Floor plans
Assorted: 1985
box folder
410 1 "La veritá di Szeemann" in Creativa, 1985 January/February
Lectures
box folder
410 2 Schweizer Monatshefte, 1985 June
410 17 W.A.L. Beeren departure from Boymans-van Beuningen Museum
Texts
box folder
410 3 Weber, Bruno
410 6 Willi Bongard death
410 16 Paik, Nam June
700th anniversary of Switzerland (1991)
box folder
410 4 Work and exchange
box folder
411 5 Der Weg der Schweiz
411 6 Bundesfeier im Raum Schwyz
box folder
410 5 "Ulrich Rückriem erhielt Kasseler Bode-Preis"
410 7 Fragen an Lohse
box
410, 840* Festival internazionale del film di Locarno
box folder
410 11 Colloquium: Französich-Schweizerisches Kolloquium über die Kunst der 80er-Jahre
flatfile
306** Monte Verità conference posters
box folder
410 12 Call for Longo Mai
410 13 Kunsthalle Bern director
Luzern
box
410, 842* "Literatur nonstop" at Kleintheater
box folder
410 20 Lüscher, Ingeborg
410 15 Balzan Prize
410 18 Alles und noch viel mehr
410 19 Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana: "Controcorrente", 1985 December
box folder
411 1 Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen: "Vis-à-vis", 1985 April
411 2 Radio and television: Press clippings
411 3 Telephone doodles
411 4 Occasional poems
411 7 L'art pour l'Aare : bernische Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert
411 8 Assorted
411 9-10 Individuelle Mythologien
411 11a "Abriss und vorläufige Übersicht für eine Ausstellung"
411 11b Correspondence: Christian-Ernst-Gymnasium to Mr. Greissinger
box folder
831 7 Kunsthaus Zürich: Annual reports (1985-1989)
box folder
411 12-13 Press clippings
box folder
3532 44 Christo: Paris Pont-Neuf
box
3759 Appointment book
box folder
3768 2 Research?: Flämische Kunst
box
412-413 Jean Fautrier (1925-1935) (1986 March 15 to May 4)
box
412-413, 826, 840*, 3732* Papers
Includes posters in box 3732*.
flatfile
28** Catalog
De Sculptura (1986 May 16 to June 20)
box folder
414-416, 826, 831 1-3 Papers
Includes Szeemann's "Best and Worst" list for 1986 in "Notes" folder and floor plans and installation sketches in "Souvenirs" folder.
flatfile
30** Flatfile
Includes posters.
flatfile
306** Posters
Da Marées a Picasso: Capolavori del Museo Von der Heydt di Wuppertal (1986 June 7 to August 17)
box
368, 417, 826, 3547A Papers
box
2438**-2439**, 3729* Posters
Museo Elisarion: Pavilion for the panoramic painting Klarwelt der Seligen by Elisàr von Kupffer (Opening: 1986 August 12)
box
368, 417, 832, 840*, 847 Papers
box
885** Floor plans
Monte Verità (1987)
box folder
417 10 Russenhaus
417 16 Board of directors
417 17 Hotel
box
418, 831 SkulpturSein (1986 December 13 to 1987 February 1)
Assorted: 1986
Presentations
box folder
418 1 Bossard, Johann Michael
File contains text, "Die Riesenskizze zu einer Zukunftshoffnung," for Johann Michael Bossard at Kunsthaus Zug.
418 2 Centre Georges Pompidou: Colloquium
418 3 Gent: Initiatief 86
418 4 Bode, Arnold
File contains text, "Über das Affirmative," commemorating Arnold Bode.
418 5 Paris: Animation-recherche-confrontation (Bremer Kunstpreis 1987: Laib, Wolfgang)
418 6 CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux: Lecture
418 7 Kunsthalle Bern: Vercruysse, Jan
418 15 Arnold Bode Prize 1987: Laib, Wolfgang
418 16 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: Rabinowitch, Royden and Joel A. Fisher
418 14,18 Beuys, Joseph
Includes a letter regarding Beuys' death.
418 18, 22 Press clippings
418 19 Banque cantonale de Genève Prize: Armleder, John
418 20-21 Schweizerischer Blinden-und Sehbehindertenverband graphic arts portfolio
418 23 Souvenirs
box folder
419 1 Alfred Kren Gallery
419 2 Biennale di Venezia
419 3 Correspondence: 1986-1988
419 4 Interview: Flash art international
419 5-6 Kunsthaus Zürich
419 7 Text: Laib, Wolfgang
box folder
3547A 12 Editoriale Domus
box folder
3729 3 Art actuel en Belgique, Ghent
Back to Fucking Cambridge (1987)
box folder
466 4 Papers
flatfile
307** Posters
Cy Twombly: Paintings, works on paper, sculptures (Cy Twombly: Bilder, Arbeiten auf Papier, Skulpturen) (1987 February 18 to March 29)
box
420-424, 831, 840*, 846* General
Includes brochures, invitations, price lists, reaction letters, catalog texts and drafts, posters, and press clippings. Also includes materials rehoused from three binders of correspondence, tour information, and loan agreements.
box
2439** Posters
flatfile
26** Kunsthaus Zürich: Floor plans
flatfile
33** Individual invitations
Madrid
box folder
422 4-6 Papers
Floor plans
box
896** Rolled oversize
flatfile
33** Flatfile oversize
box
422, 846* London
box
422, 842* Düsseldorf
Includes floor plans.
box folder
422 11-14 Paris
Includes floor plans.
Eugène Delacroix (1987 June 5 to August 23)
box
360, 425-427, 436a-436b, 832, 847, 866, 3557 General
Includes color photographs from the catalog draft and Musée Eugène Delacroix in box 847; slides from Art Gallery of Ontario and Stockholm, Sweden in box 866; and floor plans. Reaction letters includes correspondence from John Baldessari. Boxes 360 and 436 contain unfiled materials. Box 3557 is research material.
box
2440** Posters
flatfile
27** Floor plans
box
428-433, 832, 840* Correspondence and loans
box
433-435 Loans
Materials rehoused from binders. Includes Europe and rejected loans.
box
435-436, 840* Press clippings
box folder
426 1-7 Victor Hugo (1802-1885): Fantasies in ink (Victor Hugo (1802-1885): Phantasien in Tusche) (1987 June 5 to August 23)
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) (1987 June 5 to August 23)
box folder
426 8 Catalog
box folder
843* 22 Brochure
box folder
360 4 Index cards
box
374, 437-438, 3547A documenta 8 (1987 June 12 to September 20)
Organized chronologically. Includes Szeemann's working files from 1983 to 1984, and his appointment and resignation.
box folder
439 11 Julie Szeemann-Kambly's 80th birthday (1987 October): Booklet
box
439, 830, 3732* Mario Merz (1987 November 17 to 1988 January 3)
Includes posters in box 3732*.
box
439, 847 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (1987-1989)
Szeemann was a member of the advisory committee for exhibition programming as well as an exhibition planner for several projects. Includes color photographs in box 847.
Assorted: 1987
box
466, 3547A Oskar Schlemmer (Ascona)
box folder
466 2 Art: Swiss special issue
466 3 Schultze-Rhonhof, Chika: Westdeutscher Rundfunk film
466 5 Museum der Obsessionen: Lotus International text
466 6 Article: Collection Sonnabend
466 7 Flavio Paolucci
466 8 Japan: Giulio Paolini text
Press clippings
box folder
466 9 Bern 66
box folder
419 8 General
box folder
826 18 Literature
box folder
466 10 Sevilla: Simposium Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo lecture
466 11 Questionnaire: Who is Who in Zürich
700th anniversary of Switzerland: Groupe de réflexion
box folder
466 12 Panorama of Switzerland
466 13 Press clippings
box
419, 466 Interviews
box folder
466 16 Essen: Kunsthochschule Symposium
466 18 Text: Thomas Ammann Fine Art ten-year anniversary
box folder
419 9 Telephone doodles
419 10 documenta in Madrid
419 11 "'Der Alltag' im zehnten Jahr"
419 12 Accounts
419 13 Beck, Julian
419 15-16 Invoices
box folder
3547A 14 Die Staatsbauten des Tausendjährigen Reiches als vorprogrammierte Ruinen?
box folder
419 17 Tod des Helden
419 18 Treviso, Italy: Villa Domenica
box
3760 Appointment book
Zeitlos (1988 June 22 to September 25)
box
440-445, 826, 847, 915A, 918, 3547A General
Includes files on Ingeborg Lüscher, Inge Mahn, Marisa Merz, Reinhard Mucha, David Rabinowitch, Ulrich Rückreim, Robert Ryman, Niele Toroni, Cy Twombly, Jan Vercrysse, Didier Vermeiren, and Thomas Virnich.
flatfile
36** Rückreim, Ulrich
36** Toroni, Niele
flatfile
35** Prior advertising
Hamburger Bahnhof
Includes floor plans and building measurements.
box
892** Building measurements
Floor plans
box
899** General
flatfile
34** Upper floor
flatfile
34**, 309** Posters
flatfile
34** Accounting
Materials rehoused from binder.
box
445, 3547A Marianne Werefkin (1988 August 6 to October 23)
Consists of a press clipping.
a-Historical soundings: Harald Szeemann's choice from the collections of the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum (a-Historische klanken: De keuze van Harald Szeemann uit de collecties van Museum Boymans-van Beuningen) (1988 August 28 to October 2)
box folder
446 1-9 General
flatfile
308** Posters
box
446, 840* Étienne-Martin (1988 October 7 to November 15)
Includes floor plans.
Egon Schiele and his time: Austrian paintings and drawings 1900 to 1930 from the collection Leopold (Egon Schiele und seine Zeit: Österreichische Malerei und Zeichnung 1900 bis 1930 aus der Sammlung Leopold) (1988 November 25 to 1989 February 19)
box
447-448 General
Includes correspondence, loan information, reaction letters, interviews, and catalog drafts.
flatfile
18** Floor plans, poster and invitation
box
449-450, 832 Richard Serra: Maillart Extended (1988 September)
Szeemann filed Maillart Extended and Piet Mondrian together in box 449.
Assorted: 1988
box folder
450 2 Klaus Staeck - Sand fürs Getriebe
450 3 "Freiheit in der Geduld: Mystische Spuren bei Woflgang Laib" in Kunst und Kirch (1988 February)
450 4 "Bonjour Monsieur Lapicque" in Les Années 50
450 5 Seminar: "L'art contemporain et le musée" at Centre Georges Pompidou (1988 March)
box
450, 829 Lecture: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (1988 March)
box folder
450 7 Berliner Kunstprogramm (1988 April)
450 8 "Sant'Adolf II" in KOS (1988 April)
450 9 Beuys in Berlin/Noema article (1988 April)
450 10 Aargauer Kunsthaus: Ricco 1915-1972 (1988 May to June)
450 11-12 Bruno Weber's Weinrebenpark (1988 July 6)
450 13 "No Catastrophe Without Idyl, No Idyl Without Catastrophe" in The World of Adolf Wölfli (1988 September to October)
450 14 "Gespickter Braten für Jean-Christophe" in Berliner Kunstblatt (1988 October-December)
450 15 Symposium: "Anstösse der 80er Jahre Kunst im öffentlichen Raum": Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (1988 October)
450 16 "Ready-Made de l'histoire" in Lettre International
box
450-451 Interviews
box folder
450 18 Laboratorio Incontro: collezione 1978-1988 (1988 November 11 to 26)
450 19 Franz West text for Art Press (1988 December)
Includes letter from Franz West.
450 20 Survey: Flash Art
450 21 "La création peut et doit avoir lieu partout" in Création et innovation en Suisse; La Suisse est-elle trop petite pour créer? (1989)
450 22 Opinion: Kontrollstelle der Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft (1988 March)
700th anniversary of Switzerland (1991)
box folder
450 23 Brainstorming Utopie
box folder
451 8 Unity of Switzerland article
451 9 Press clippings
451 1 Isler, Vera: Spitzen-Plätze: Arbeitsplätze von Spitzenkräften
451 4 "L'Ultimo Viaggio del Quadro Les Demoiselles d'Avignon di Picasso" on Televisione della Svizzera italiana (1988 February)
451 10 Banque hypothécaire du canton de Genève prize: Press clippings
451 11 Press clippings: Assorted
451 13 "Europe's Hottest Curators" in ARTnews (1988 March)
451 14 Panorama der Schweiz: Press clipping
451 15-16 General and telephone lists
Includes appointment book.
451 17 Kölnischer Kunstverein: Happening and Fluxus
451 18 Jeunesse et Arts plastiques
451 19 "Sex und Carriere" in Tempo (1988)
451 20 Rodin Prize
Szeemann was invited by L'Association des amis du Musée Rodin to be part of the jury for the Rodin Prize
box
452 Collezione Incontro 78-88: Multiples
box folder
451 21 Parkett (1988-1991)
Includes correspondence and texts.
451 22 Playboy exhibition (unrealized)
451 23 Refusal
451 24 Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation: Project evaluation
box folder
3558 1-2 Berliner Künstlerprogramm: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
3558 3 Centre Européen de la Culture
3558 4 Einfach gigantisch - gigantisch einfach
box folder
3809 5 Einleuchten: documentation, 1988
Contains a color photograph.
box
449, 453, 846*, 3558 Piet Mondrian (1989 April 5 to May 28)
Szeemann filed Maillart Extended and Piet Mondrian together in box 449.
Einleuchten: Will, Vorstel & Simul in HH (1989 November 11 to 1990 February 18)
box
456-461, 832, 3558 General
Includes floor plans, correspondence, contract, text and sign information, invitations, brochures, interviews, and reaction letters. A T-shirt is in box 458. Press clippings are in box 460.
Loan agreements
box
454-456, 826, 832, 846*, 847, 903* General
Alphabetically arranged by last name. Names after "M" are grouped "N-Q" and "R-Z." Includes color photographs for Hanne Darboven in box 847.
flatfile
37** R-Z
Floor plans
Includes floor plans for the North and South Halls.
box
892**, 904** Rolled oversize
flatfile
38**-40** Flatfile oversize
box folder
3558 10 Sketches
Towards free dance, towards pure art: Suzanne Perrottet (1889-1983) and Mary Wigman (1886-1973) (Zum freien Tanz, Zu reiner Kunst) (1989 December 1 to 1990 February 11)
box
453, 462, 836, 840*, 842*, 866, 3558-3559 Papers
Includes posters in box 842*. Negatives are in box 866.
box
2440** Oversize posters
Assorted: 1989
box
463 Art Cologne Prize Diploma
box
464-465 Interviews
box folder
464 2 L'Expo imaginaire
box
464, 847 Goslar Art Prize
Includes color photographs.
box folder
464 5 Hultén, Pontus
box
464-465 Lecture: Fundació Acta
box folder
464 8 Richter, Hans: Palazzo Morettini, Locarno
Texts
box folder
464 9 Luginbühl, Bernhard
464 16 Ricke, Rolf
box folder
465 8 Festival di Chieri catalog
box folder
464 11 Laib, Wolfgang: Stuttgart
Articles
box
646, 832 "Die Zukunft der gegenwärtigen Avantgarde" in El País
box folder
465 2 "Prost, Harald Szeemann" in Neue Zürcher Zeitung
465 9 "Szeemanntik" in WoZ
box folder
464 17 Festival d'automne à Paris
464 19 Thyssen Collection, Monte Verità
box
465, 826 General
box folder
465 3 Kunsthaus Zürich in Tegna and Maggia
465 4 Survey: Kunst and Antiquitäten
465 5 Statement: Buchreport
465 6-7 Oskar Schlemmer-Preis
box
465, 832 Art Cologne Preis
box folder
465 14b International Contemporary Art Fair
box
464, 465 Press clippings
box folder
465 17-18 Monte Verità
Richard Serra: The Hours of the Day (1990 March 9 to April 29)
box
467, 833 Papers
box
2441** Posters
flatfile
47** Installation
Georg Baselitz (1990 May 23 to July 8)
box
468-470 Papers
box
2440** Posters
flatfile
45** Floor plans
box
471, 828, 847 Niele Toroni (1990 August 18 to September 29)
Includes color photographs from Catalog in box 847.
Mario Merz (1990 September 30 to December 16)
box
471, 840* Papers
box
2441** Posters
box
472 La Gomera (1990)
Includes architectural plans; and planning and proposals for artist workshops and the exhibition El Viaje Alto Real.
LightSeed (1990 December 1 to 1991 February 24)
Includes floor plans.
box
473, 827, 846* Papers
flatfile
310** Posters
box
474-477, 3804-3805 Artis: Zeitschrift für neue Kunst
Assorted: 1990
box folder
478 1 Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG: Twombly, Cy
Sponsoring Symposium
box folder
478 2 Helmhaus
478 3 Press clippings
478 4, 9, 17, 24, 26 Interviews
478 5 Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation: Donation policy
478 6 ARTnews: Censorship survey
478 7-8 Forest, Fred
box
478, 833 Osnabrück: Dominican church concept design
box folder
478 11 When Attitudes Become Form: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
478 12-13 DuMont Buchverlag: Art Brut
478 14 Cologne: Speech: Schmidt, Katharina
478 15 Wyzwoll, Regina
478 16 Texts
478 16 Crouwel, Wim
478 21 Leisbrock, Heinz
478 18 Record card
Art
box folder
478 19 "Schau-Geschäft: Braucht die Kunst Regisseure?" (1991 February)
478 22 "Art-Umfrage: Was die neunziger Jahre bringen sollen"
478 20 Dissertation: Stazzone, Ambra
478 23 Brochure: Flash Art
Vienna: Museums symposium "The Museum as a Cultural Time-Machine"
box folder
478 25 Papers
flatfile
49** Flatfile oversize
box folder
478 27 Poem: Hoet, Jan
478 28 Souvenirs
478 29 Kunsthaus Zürich: Program
478 30 Centre Georges Pompidou
478 31 Press clippings
box folder
479 24 Festival internazionale del film di Locarno (1990 August 31 to September 2)
In 1982, Szeemann was part of the Executive Committee as an independent consultant. He was also involved because of the Monte Verità project. These records span from 1982-1990.
box
479, 847 Galerie Isy Brachot: Broodthaers, Marcel
Szeemann was asked to write a text for a publication regarding Marcel Broodthaers' La Valise belge. Includes color photographs.
box folder
479 26 Éditions Claude Givaudan S.A.
One letter from lawyers on behalf of Mme Beatrice Givaudan requesting Szeemann to sign and return documents.
479 27 General (1990-1996)
Includes press clippings and correspondence.
479 28 Bellelay
box
832, 866, 2442** Competition: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe: Slide
Roll box 2442** contains architectural plans and maps.
box folder
479 29 Die Sonne (unrealized)
box
3760 Appointment book
box folder
3761 6 Windrösli membership
box
471, 847 Zürich: Bahnhofshalle competition (1991 February and March)
Includes color photographs.
box
479, 847 Ettore Jelmorini (1991 March 2 to May 20)
Includes color photographs from Reaction letters in box 847.
Georg Baselitz: Works from the Ackermeier Berlin Collection (Georg Baselitz: Werke aus der Sammlung Ackermeier Berlin) (1991 May 8 to July 20)
box folder
479 1-7 Papers
flatfile
46** Floor plans
Niele Toroni: Imprints of Brush No 50, Repeated in Regular Intervals (30 cm) (Niele Toroni: Impronte di pennello N. 50 ripetute a intervalli regolari (30 cm)) (1991 September 6 to October 27)
box
479, 826 Papers
box
2443** Posters
700th anniversary of Switzerland (1991)
Include materials for the events, exhibitions, and celebrations for this anniversary. The files are organized chronologically from 1981 to 1991. Prominently represented are organization and meeting materials for the organizations CH91, CH91 Foundation and Groupe de réflexion; and the creation of the hiking trail Weg der Schweiz. Although most of the records were grouped together by Szeemann, some folders still appear in assorted records in the years leading up to 1991.
box
480, 826, 833 1981-1982
flatfile
58** Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schweizer Grafiker
box
481-482 1982-1983
Maps
flatfile
58** Flatfile oversize
box
905** Rolled oversize
box
483 1985
box
484 1986
box
485, 925A 1987-1991
Visionary Switzerland (Visionäre Schweiz) (1991 November 1 to 1992 January 26)
box
486-494, 833, 845*, 847, 3559 General
Includes additional papers on floor plans; and artist correspondence in the "Reaction letters" folder. Also includes color photographs from the folders "Inquiries," "Reaction letters" and "Research materials" in box 848; installation negatives in box 866; and wall text transparencies in boxes 870 to 871.
flatfile
44** Kunsthaus Zürich: Floor plans
Posters and wallpapers
flatfile
307** Flatfile
box
2443** Oversize roll
Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia: Floor plans
flatfile
43** Flatfile oversize
box
885**, 903** Rolled oversize
Assorted: 1991
box
495, 833, 3761 International Foundation for Creativity and Leadership
Includes papers on the Zermatt Symposium.
Ludwig Forum: Kunstpreis Aachen
box folder
495 4 Papers
flatfile
307** Posters
box folder
495 5 Venice: World Arts Summit
495 6 Circular: Agentur für geistige Gastarbeit
495 7 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich: Jenny, Peter
495 8 Film: Streiff, David
board folder
495 9-10 Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
box
495-496 Interviews
box folder
495 12 Lugnotizen
Texts
box folder
495 13 Buxbaum (Analysa)
495 22 Kopf, Willi
box folder
497 11 Martin, Étienne
box folder
495 15 Festschrift: Sohm, Hanns
495 16 Advertisements: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
495 17 Letter of reference: Abbt, Theres
box
495, 3560 Emma Kunz Museum
box folder
495 20 Souvenirs
495 21 Press clippings
495 23 Rennes: Une scène parisienne
495 24-25 Signale: Klüser, Bernd
495 26 Bellinzona: 700th year celebration
495 27 Issue Switzerland Merian
495 28 Cologne: Gmurzynska, Krystyna
box folder
496 1 Hannover: DZ Bank
496 2 Art schools survey: Bianchi, Paolo
496 4 Otto Mühl [Muehl] trial
496 5 "Post1991Skriptum" in Kunst in der Schweiz (1991 March)
496 6 700th anniversary of Switzerland: Press clippings: 1993-1994
496 7 Article in Kunst und die unsichtbare Wirklichkeit
496 9 Parkett: Gober/Bourgeois
496 10 Staatsgalerie Stuttgart: Jury
496 11 "Umokuku-umoboba: altezeiten-neuezeiten" in Swissair Gazaette (1991 April)
box
496, 846* der Consultant Club
box folder
496 14 Association Musée d'art moderne (Geneva, Switzerland)
496 15-16 Kunsthaus Zürich Forum
496 17 RPM promoedi S.r.l.
Kunsthaus Zürich
box folder
496 18 Program
box folder
497 12 Crisis meeting
box folder
496 19 Instituto de Estética y Teoría de las Artes (Madrid, Spain)
Lectures
box folder
496 20 Erdöl Vereinigung
box folder
497 1 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
497 8 "Dalla visione al chiodo"
flatfile
307** Liceo Artistico Boccioni conference posters
box folder
497 2-3 La tenda-La tente-Das Zelt
497 4 "Art Cake"
Includes correspondence from Beat Curti.
box
497, 3560 documenta IX
box folder
497 7 "Il fenomeno culturale del mercato dell'arte..." in Schweizer Kunst (1991 February)
497 9 Text: Schoenberg, Arnold
box
497, 836 Art Against AIDS
box folder
497 13 Assorted
box folder
846* 17 Zeitlos over time: Schmid, Karlheinz
box folder
497 14 CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux: Lecture transcription
Includes book photocopies.
497 15 Schad, Christian: Book photocopies
box folder
3559 8-10 Bureau für Bauöeconomie
flatfile
307** Calendar
box
3760 Appointment book
Walter De Maria: The 2000 Sculpture (1992 February 20 to April 20)
box
498-499, 841* General
Includes floor plans.
flatfile
67** The Long Run
Wolfgang Laib (1992 April 11 to May 31)
box
500, 833 Papers
box
2445** Posters
Pabellón de Suiza (1992 April 20 to October 12)
box
501-502, 509, 3560, 3726 General
box
501, 834, 897** Installation
box
3723-3724 Installation design
Floor plans
box
501, 834, 895** General
flatfile
41** Flatfile oversized
box
502-504, 3560 Press clippings
box
504-505, 834, 3560 Correspondence
box
506, 834, 866 Loans: Agreements and correspondence
Includes color photographs in box 866.
box
506-508, 3560-3561, 3729* Swiss cultural figures
Contains research materials and short biographies with German and French translations. Boxes 3560 to 3561 include unfiled research material.
box
3039 Portraits of intellectuals printed on cardboard and hanging from strings
box
508-509, 840* Catalog
Wall text
Includes transparencies in box 848.
box
501, 508-509, 834, 848 Papers
box
2444**-2445** Oversize roll
box folder
508 8 Map of Switzerland
flatfile
42** Model plans: "Newspaper machine"
Posters
flatfile
311** Flatfile
box
880** Oversize roll
box folder
3723 1 Research materials
box
510 documenta IX (1992 June 13 to September 20)
box folder
3561 5 Marcel Duchamp (unrealized)
Assorted: 1992
box
511-512 Interviews
box folder
511 3 La Lettre volée: Harald Szeemann texts: Baudson, Michel
511 4 Text: Ljubljana: Vercruysse, Jan
box
511, 513 Olivestone
Regarding the donation of this Joseph Beuys piece to Kunsthaus Zürich.
box folder
511 10 Biography/Bibliography of Harald Szeemann: Lavaur, Krystel
box
511, 833 Rijksuniversiteit te Gent
Includes mail art from Johan van Geluwe of the Museum of Museums.
box folder
511 12 Symposium: Conversaciones de Madrid
Includes Szeemann's thoughts on the future of art.
511 13 Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
511 14 Die Wochenzeitung
511 15 Luxembourg: Galerie Beaumont
Articles
box folder
511 16a-16b La Regione
box folder
512 14 Kalías: Revista d'Arte IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez
box folder
511 17 Nice: Verjux, Michel
511 18 Centro de Arte y Comunicación (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
511 19 Darmstadt
box
511-512 Hauptbahnhof Zürich: Merz, Mario
box folder
512 2 Stiftung für schweizerische naive Kunst und art brut (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
512 3 Wolfgang Laib text for Kunsthaus Zürich annual report
512 4 Boltanski, Christian: Ascona, Switzerland
512 5 Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF): Porträts, Dr. Wolfgang Herles
512 7 "Avantgarden im Tessin" in Ticino Immagine
512 8 Barcelona lecture: "Des ATTITUDES (Œuvres-Concepts-Processus-Situations-Informations) à la POÉSIE DANS L'ESPACE"
512 9 Visionary Switzerland: Reports
512 11 "Entkreuzigung" for Siegfried Brzoska
box
512, 848 Kunsthaus Luzern: Der Anbau des Museums
Includes color photographs.
box folder
512 16-22 Press clippings
512 24 Hiroshima Art Prize
box folder
513 1 Ensor, James
513 2 Kommunales Kino der Stadt Hannover
513 3 Sanart: International Symposium and Art Events, Ankara, Turkey
513 4 Collection de l'art brut (Lausanne, Switzerland): Peiry, Lucienne
513 5 Nairne, Sandy
513 6 Pfeminger, Silvie
513 7 Souvenirs
513 8 Address list
513 9 Città di Locarno (Switzerland). Musei e Cultura
Correspondence regarding a biannual brochure on cultural activities in Locarno, Switzerland.
513 11 International Fair for Contemporary Original Prints
513 12 Manganiello, Mario: Correspondence
513 13 Tokyo Art Institute
box folder
3561 6 Universiteit Gent: "Le Musée des Obsessions"
box
3760 Appointment book
GAS: Grandiose Ambitieux Silencieux (1993 March 19 to May 23)
box
514-515, 885**, 3561 Papers
Includes floor plans; and files on Chohreh Feyzdjou, Wolfgang Laib, Max Neuhaus, Royden Rabinowitch, Christoph Rutimann, Michel Verjux, and Didier Vermeiren.
flatfile
60** Floor plans
box
905** Poster
Joseph Beuys (1993 November 26 to 1994 February 20)
box
516-517 Periodical
Consists of press clippings and other research on Beuys presumably compiled by Szeemann from the Joseph Beuys section of the archive. The materials date from circa 1967-1993.
box
517-521, 531, 848, 3561 General
Includes floor plans, an annotated list of works, brochures, catalog drafts, correspondence, interviews, lectures, leporellos, guided tour information, press kits and wall text. Color photographs from "Installation shots" folder are in box 848.
box
3592 Film program
Floor plans
box folder
531 16 Papers
flatfile
51** General
box
907** 1994 and Madrid
flatfile
48** Kunsthaus Zürich
box folder
835 4 Zürich
Zürich, Paris, Madrid
flatfile
52** Flatfile oversize
box
876** Rolled oversize
box
521-522, 848, 912 Reaction letters
Includes mail art from Johan van Geluwe of the Museum of Museums and exhibition financial information. Includes color photographs in box 848. Box 912 has a mixed media item of photographs inside of a felt figure.
box folder
522 3 Souvenirs
522 4-12a Madrid
Paris
box
522-523, 835 General
Floor plans
box
898** Rolled oversize
flatfile
48** Flatfile oversized
box
523-525, 3592 Press clippings
Includes press clippings on the Vienna-Story in the Milan folders. "Vienna" folder includes correspondence from Heiner Bastian.
Binders
box
525-529, 848 General
Includes materials rehoused from binders labeled "Assorted," "Authors," "Crédit suisse and advertising," "Loans," "Obtaining image rights," "Museums," "Photographs and catalog," and "Transport and shipping costs." Color photographs from "Assorted" are in box 848.
flatfile
48** Loans: Name lists
box
530-531 Vienna-Story
Regarding a Milanese exhibition containing a fake Beuys which Szeemann wrote about and the ensuing scandal. More press articles about this are found in the "Press clippings" folders.
Posters
box folder
835 5 Legal size
flatfile
312** Flatfile
box
2445**-2446** Oversize roll
Assorted: 1993
box
532, 842* Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg
Lectures
box folder
532 3 Künstlerhaus Stuttgart: When Attitudes Become Form
532 4 Kulturgemeinschaft Stuttgart
532 8 Kunsthalle Basel
Madrid: "Los que no necesitan simbolos"
box folder
534 8 Papers
flatfile
57** Flatfile oversized
box folder
534 5 Arbeitsgruppe Kunstgeschichte: Universität Basel series
box folder
532 5 Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen
532 6 Rotary Club Zürich
Texts
box folder
532 9 Mythologie der Aufklärung, Geheimlehren der Moderne
532 12 Nitsch, Hermann
box folder
534 1 Fondazione MonteCinemaVerità
534 3 Nam June Paik: eine DATA base: La Biennale di Venezia XLV
534 16 Munich: Michel Verjux catalog: Westfälischer Kunstverein
534 20 "40 Jahre Matura"
box folder
532 10 Parkett: West, Franz
532 11 Invitation: Schweizer Lexicon
532 13 50 Jahre Klubschulen Migros
532 14 Triennale di Milano
532 15 documenta X: Correspondence and press clippings
532 16 Irritation und Kreativität
box
532, 840* Emma Kunz: Leben, Werk
box
532-533, 834, 1813* 75 Jahre Kunsthalle Bern
Includes mail art from Johan van Geluwe of the Museum of Museums, and a mixed media reaction letter from Ursula Werder.
box folder
533 3 Statement: Internationales Zentrum der Künste, ex-Impulsorium
box
533, 842* Verzauberung auf Zeit: Harald Szeemann
box
533-534 Interviews
box folder
533 8 Gesellschaft Schweizerischer Maler, Bildhauer und Architekten. Sektion Bern: Studio procurement
533 9 Symposium: Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundsrepublik Deutschland
533 10 Refusals
533 11-12 Souvenirs
Includes appointment book.
533 14 documenta 5 and et sequens
Articles
box folder
533 15-16 "Sog und Stille, zum Werk von Cy Twombly" in ART
box folder
534 13 "Rhythmischer Raum" in Visions Entwürfe Prospettive Ideas
534 4 AIDS-Hilfe Schweiz
Pabellón de Suiza: Kaegi, Anita
box folder
534 7 Papers
Contains correspondence about a proposed installation of Pabellón de Suiza materials as part of an exhibition to be titled Art Zürich - Focus Schweiz.
box folder
3809 6 Black-and-white negatives, transparencies, and color photographs
box folder
534 9 Translations for video Mario Merz: Dokumentation der Ausstellung im Kunsthaus Zürich 1985
Surveys
box folder
532 7 Documents
box folder
534 11 MM Editions
534 12 Röller, Nils
534 14-15 Schweiz. Ständerat. Kommission für Wissenschaft, Bildung und Kultur
534 17 Act!--Against intolerance and indifference
Contains correspondence with Jaroslav Andel.
534 19 Appeal from the Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany)
534 21 Banque hypothécaire du canton de Genève: Prize jury
box folder
533 13 Press clippings
box folder
534 22-27 Correspondence
DRAC Pays de la Loire: Fontevraud [Centre National des Arts Plastiques] [research study]
box folder
3562 1-3 Papers
flatfile
312** Floorplans
Creativity in Switzerland: An exclusive exhibition by Harald Szeemann (1994 November)
Includes copies of the November 1994 issue of Swissair Gazette, which is the exhibition.
box
535, 835 Papers
flatfile
58** Flatfile
Assorted: 1994
box folder
536 1 "Begegung mit Richard Serra"
536 2 Kunstforum International: Contributions
536 3 De Maria, Walter: Book
Surveys
box folder
536 4 Künstler-Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst
536 8 Mairesse, Francois
box
536-537 Interviews
box folder
536 6 Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (Geneva, Switzerland): Opening
536 7 Österreichischer Rundfunk: Adel, Martin
536 9 "Le top 50 européen de l'art" in Beaux Arts
536 10 Television portrait: Gebrüder König
536 11 Thonet text in Ideales Heim
536 12 Montblanc de la Culture Awards
536 13 Art Cologne Prize: Corral, María de
536 14 Marta González visit
Kunsthaus Zürich
box folder
536 15-17 Sponsors packet
box folder
537 18 Cy Twombly gift
Texts
box folder
537 1 Hors limites: l'art et la vie 1952-1994
537 13 Centre Georges Pompidou: "Zum von Kurt Schwitters"
537 15 Rütimann, Christoph: Installation in Migros
box folder
3562 6 Vagues : une anthologie de la nouvelle muséologie
box folder
537 2 IVAM Centre Julio González
Lectures
box folder
537 3 Southern California Institute of Architecture
537 11 Musée de Grenoble
537 4-5 Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea
537 6 German communication conference
537 7 Homage to Karl Ruhrberg
537 8 Kunz, Emma
box
537, 840* Saarland Museum Saarbrücken
box
537, 3562 Conference: "Résille I: colloque-façons d'arts"
box folder
537 16 Dinner: Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
537 17 Refusals
box
537, 844* Souvenirs
box
537-538 Press clippings
box folder
537 21-22 documenta X
box
538-539 Zeitlos auf Zeit: das Museum der Obsessionen
box folder
538 6 Correspondence: 1994-1995 [unfiled]
538 7-8 Deutscher Kommunikationstag (1994 May) [unfiled]
box
538, 842* Europe looking for a new destiny (unrealized) [unfiled]
box folder
832 4 Lucifers Rising: eine Ausstellung und Veranstaltungsreihe über Tod, Teufel und Untote: Poster
box folder
3562 4 Prix Eliette von Karajan
Bruce Nauman (1995 July 14 to October 8)
box
540-543, 828, 832, 848, 3562 General
Includes color photographs from "Sponsorship" folder in box 848.
Posters
flatfile
313** Flatfile
box
2446**-2447** Oversize roll
Floor plans
flatfile
59**, 315** General
box folder
540 1-2 General and Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
box folder
844* 3 Hirschorn Museum, Washington
100 Years of Cinema: Illusion - Emotion - Reality / The 7th art in search of the 6 others (100 Jahre Kino: Illusion - Emotion - Realität / Die 7. Kunst auf der Suche nach den 6 andern) (1995 November 9 to 1996 February 25)
Floor plans
box
544 Papers
General and Kunsthalle Wien
box
842*, 878A**-878B**, 898**, 3564 Document and oversize boxes
flatfile
313** Flatfile
flatfile
25a**-25b**, 56** Barcelona, Vienna, Zürich
box
878B** La Biennale di Venezia
box
544-548, 561-562, 848, 866, 874-875, 878A**, 916-917, 3563-3564, 3722, 3761-3762 General
Includes concepts, correspondence, invitations, posters, film lists, film program, interviews, reaction letters, research, planning and timing documents, and press clippings. Transparencies from "Magnum Photos" folder and "Wall text" folder are in box 848. Color slides including portraits and magazine covers from Mon Film, Pour Vous, Stern and Cinémonde are in boxes 866 and 874 to 875. Box 878** is a roll box with material about the tour venue. Photographic reproductions from Lui magazine are in box 916. A souvenir mutoscope from the Brussels Musée du Cinéma is in box 917.
flatfile
53**, 55** Exhibition programs: Vienna and Zürich
flatfile
53**-54** Leporellos: General, Kunsthaus Zürich and Vienna
box
549-553, 562, 842*, 844*, 848, 3563, 3565 Loan requests
Includes color photographs in box 848.
box
555-557, 3564-3565 Film exhibition rights
La Biennale di Venezia
box
893**, 3563 Floor plans
box folder
561 3 Press clippings
box
561-562 Granai and Padiglione centrale
Posters
flatfile
313** Flatfile
box
2446** Oversize roll
box
563, 2470A-2470B, 3562, 3537B Francisco de Goya (unrealized)
Assorted: 1995
Kunsthaus Zürich
box folder
566 6 Exhibition schedule
box folder
565 12 Annual report: De Maria, Walter
box folder
564 1 Press clippings
564 2 Norddeutscher Rundfunk: Lohr, Stephan
Lectures
box folder
564 3 Schule für Gestaltung Bern (Switzerland)
564 9 Frontpage (1995 January 11)
Texts
box folder
564 4 Merz, Mario: Trento
564 5 Stöckerselig
564 19 Hassemer, Volker
564 26 Weber, Bruno: Passagen
564 6 Historical Dictionary of Switzerland
564 7, 11, 21, 23-25, 28 Interviews
564 8 Weckerle, Christoph: "Der Austellungsmacher des 21. Jahrhunderts"
564 10 Wölfli, Adolf
box
564, 840* Musée d'art contemporain (Pully, Switzerland): Benetton
564, 840* Telecom
box folder
564 15 Lenin Mausoleum
Art
box folder
564 16 Twombly, Cy
box folder
565 2 Christo
box
564, 848 The Street: A shop-window exhibition: Knuchel, Peter and Loeb Knuchel
Includes color photographs.
box folder
564 18 Passagenwerk
box
564, 848 Witte de With Center of Contemporary Art: Thek, Paul
Includes color photographs.
box folder
564 22 Tema Celeste
564 27 Vienna: Römerquelle art competition
564 29 Tele
box folder
565 1,3 Coray Collection
565 4 Kunsthalle Wien: Glaube Hoffnung Liebe Tod
565 5 Associazione culturale italo francese (Bologna, Italy)
Symposiums
box folder
565 6 Migros (1995 September 28-29)
565 10 Bienal Cascais: Moura, Leonel
box
566 Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut
box
565, 3562 Gottlieb Duttweiler-Institut
box folder
565 8 Aperto
565 9 Frontpage: Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Sophimus
565 11 Switzerland. Eidgenössisches Departement für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten: Diplomat search
box
565, 848 France: Müller, Bruno
Includes color photographs.
box folder
565 14-15 Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes und Sozialwissenschaften
565 16 Herbert von Karajan award
565 17 Facts: Zeender, Christian
565 18 Agenda & souvenirs
565 19 Declined invitations
565 20-21 La Biennale di Venezia: Press clippings
box folder
566 1-2 Santiago de Compostela
Correspondence with the Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo and Pilar Corredoira and text regarding exhibition of commissioned original artworks. Szeemann served as an advisor to select participating artists.
566 3 Comité Picabia
Project to gather materials for a Francis Picabia catalog raisonné.
box
566, 848, 3565 Swiss Foundation for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Includes color photographs.
box
566, 3562 Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe/Holocaust memorial
box folder
566 13 Press clippings
box folder
3562 11 Arts Council of Switzerland
3562 12 Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo
3562 13 Fundació "La Caixa" Beuys talk
3562 14 Klocker report
3562 17 Israel documenta
box folder
3565 7 Kulturgemeinschaft Stuttgart
3565 8 Merzbau reconstruction
box folder
3732* 10 Project Uni Dufour
Austria in a net of roses (Austria im Rosennetz) (1996 September 10 to November 10)
box
475, 567, 580-586, 840*, 843*, 848, 865-866, 3565-3566A, 3537B, 3762 General
Includes the contract; budget; invitations; press release; exhibits list; and ephemera from Austrian institutions. Boxes 580 to 586 contain previously unfiled items which include additional correspondence; exhibition program; reaction letters; loan agreements; press clippings; research material; and wall text. Color photographs are in boxes 848 and 865. Slides are in box 866.
Floor plans
box
567, 3566A Papers
flatfile
62**, 64** General and Architecture Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst
box
568-571 Correspondence
Includes individuals, venues, and catalog publishers. Also includes the majority of correspondence with Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst rehoused from a binder.
box
571-574 Loans
Includes materials rehoused from binders titled "Museums," "Museums and venues," "Private lenders" and "Refusals."
box folder
574 5-6 Organization and transport
Materials rehoused from binder.
box folder
575 2-11 Catalog and brochure
575 12-21 Interviews and publicity
box
575-576, 848 Reaction letters
Includes color photographs in box 848.
box
576, 3593 Press clippings and correspondence
box
576, 586, 848 Research
Files with collected ephemera on individuals. Includes color photographs.
Posters and wallpapers
box
575, 577, 586, 865 Papers
Includes color photographs in Box 865.
flatfile
314** Flatfile
Includes prints.
box
2447**-2448** Oversize roll
Zürich, Switzerland: Wunderkammer Österreich (1996 December 6 to 1997 February 23)
box
577-578, 586, 3566A General
box
2448** Posters
Floor plans
box
577, 840* Papers
flatfile
61** Flatfile
box
578-580, 3566B Brussels, Belgium: Visionair oostenrijk / L'Autriche visionnaire (1998 February 27 to July 12)
box folder
3809 7 Color photograph
Assorted: 1996
box
587, 843* Università della Svizzera italiana. Accademia di architettura
When Attitudes Become Form
box folder
587 5 Text: Meyer, Franz
box folder
588 14 Reprint
box
587-590 Interviews
box folder
587 8-9 Beuys, Joseph
Kunsthaus Zürich
box folder
588 1 Leporello
588 5 Annual report: 1995
588 2-3 International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art: Lyon
588 4 Risk (1996 July/September)
588 6 Sotheby's Geneva
588 7 Questionnaire: Der Schweizer Buchhandel
588 8 Young Art
588 9 Bellvard Bollwerk International: "How far is Switzerland?"
588 10 For Otto Mühl
588 11 Symposium: Monte Verità: European Diploma in Cultural Project Management
588 12 Survey: New fine arts
588 13 Archithese
box
588, 843* Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg
box folder
588 16 Film: Marianne von Werefkin
588 17 Statement: Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany)
588 18 Dercon, Chris: Still/A Novel
box
588, 3566A-3566B Jury: 249 Projets pour Uni Dufour
box folder
588 22 Gürtler, Carole: Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (Geneva, Switzerland)
588 24 Caumont, Jacques: Text on Eva Muller-Arnaud de Génestoux
box
588, 3566A Institut für Kulturwissenschaft (Vienna, Austria)
box
589, 849 Mahnmal und Gedenkstätte für die jüdischen Opfer des Naziregimes in Österreich 1938-1945 (1996 March 19 to April 28)
Includes color photographs.
box folder
589 3 Kunsthaus Aarau: Robert Müller text
589 5 Text: Hultén, Pontus
589 6 Guasch, Anna Maria: Zeitlos text
589 7 Jappe, Georg: Joseph Beuys interview
589 8 Éditions Amez: Merz, Mario
589 9 Zimmerman, Olaf: Open letter
589 13 Assorted
589 12 Souvenirs
box folder
590 1 Radiotelevisione Svizzera: Film: Monte Verità
590 4 Karajan Award 1995-1996
590 6 Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences: Publication
590 7 Swiss Institute for Art Research: Dictionary of Swiss Art
590 8 International center for Culture and Managment, Salzburg
590 9 Écrire les expositions: Baudson, Michel
590 10 Boeckl Award (Salzburg, Austria)
590 11 Goerg Jappe 60th birthday
box
589-590 Refusals
box
894** Monte Verità
box folder
590 13 Budapest
590 14-16 Kunsthalle Zürich: Text sponsorship
Memorial for the murdered jews of Europe
box folder
590 17 Papers
flatfile
63** Flatfile oversized
box folder
590 18-21 Press clippings
box folder
3566A 8 Liceo Artistico Boccioni
box folder
590 22 Requests
box folder
3566A 9 Pierre Klossowski loan
3566A 10 Palais idéal du Facteur Cheval
box folder
590 23 Adolf Wölfli monograph
Possibly related to the unrealized book?
box
3760 Appointment book (1996-1997)
box folder
3762 3 Research?: Collection de la Province de Hainaut
box
591, 3566A Epicenter Ljubljana (1997 April 8 to May 31)
Includes floor plans and files for Zdenka Badovinac, Louise Bourgeois, Wolfgang Laib, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Serge Spitzer and Otto Zitko. Rhoades' files includes instructions on how to build a modernist mini bike.
Biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon "L'Autre" (1997 July 9 to September 24)
box
592-598, 835, 843*, 849, 3566A, 3762 General
Includes address lists, artist lists, correspondence, press clippings, interviews, reaction letters and partial wall text. Transparencies and color photographs from the folders "Reaction letters," "Rejected applications" and "Hong An" are in box 849.
Posters
box
3732* Oversize box
flatfile
315** Flatfile
Floor plans
Photocopies and removed Post-it notes are in box 598.
box
886**, 891** Rolled oversize
flatfile
96** Flatfile oversize
Speed & Water (1997 September 1 to November 27)
box
599-600, 849, 866 General
Includes files on Gary Hill, Richard Jackson, Yves Klein, Gabriele Kostas, Wolfgang Laib, Shoong-Sup Lim, Pidu Russek, Bill Viola and Esther Yu. The loan request to Ingeborg Shauberger was originally found with the Gilbert Clavel (unrealized) files. Color photographs regarding Rainer Ganahl, Choong-Sup Lim and souvenirs are in box 849. Slides are in box 866.
flatfile
65** Floor plans and 1000 Clocks by Richard Jackson
box
601 Souvenirs: Banner and cigarette boxes
Hierhin (unrealized)
box folder
602 1-11 General
Includes an exhibition proposal to Deutsche Bank and floor plans.
flatfile
73** Messe Düsseldorf: NOWEA: Floor plan
box
897** Zapp, Herbert
Assorted: 1997
box folder
602 12 Bildhauersymposion Heidenheim e.V.: Werk 97
Texts
box folder
602 13 Muze'on Hertseliyah le-omanut 'akhshavit: Rist, Pipilotti
De Domizio Durini, Lucrezia: Durini, Buby
box folder
603 17-18 Papers
box folder
840 22* Oversize
box folder
604 5 Burkhard, Balthasar: Geneva
documenta X
box folder
602 14 Interview: Art
602 20 Correspondence: Stengal, Karin [CD-ROM]
box folder
604 11-12 General
box folder
602 15 Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen: Nachtstudio
602 16 Frontpage AG: Impuls
Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany)
box folder
602 17 Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis
602 22 Holocaust memorial
602 18 Lecture: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Statements
box folder
602 19 Schule für Gestaltung Zürich
602 14, 21 Kunstzeitung: Schmid, Karlheinz
602 23 Museo Guggenheim Bilbao: Zulaika, Joseba
602 24 Nackt im Paradies: Graffenried, Michael von
box folder
603 1 Légion d'honneur
Contains papers related to the Ordre des arts et des lettres (France)
603 2-3 Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge Prize
Barcelona
box folder
603 4 Fundació "La Caixa". Centre Cultural
box folder
604 8 International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art
box folder
603 5 Prix Eliette von Karajan
603 6 Galerie Hauser & Wirth: Picabia, Francis
603 7 Noëma: Thek, Paul
603 8 Foreword: "Beuysnobiscum"
603 9, 11, 13, 19 Interviews
603 10 Berlinische Galerie: Solidarität
603 12 International Istanbul biennial: Floor plan
box
603, 849 Declined invitations
Includes color photographs.
box folder
603 20 When Attitudes Become Form: Phaidon Press
Contains correspondence regarding the reprint of Szeemann's introduction in the catalog: When Attitudes Become Form
box folder
604 1 Bordeaux: Project: "1 bar, 1 soir, 1 artiste"
Monte Verità
box folder
604 2 Seminar (1997 April 17)
604 7 Colloquium: Architecture & Behavior (1997 March 24-26)
604 10 La Montagne de la vérité [Film]
604 3 Conversation with David Streiff: Das Magazin: Edited by Schaub, Martin
604 4 Hannover: Kurt Schwitters Prize
604 6 Manchester: Beck's new contemporaries
604 9 Article: Mairesse, François: "La Quadrature de la boîte"
604 13 Kafka (Machine): Loan form
604 14 Souvenirs
Contains appointment book.
604 15 Press clippings
604 16 Correspondence: Rappaport, Alain
604 17 Jacquet, Alain
604 18 Lectures: Image list and notes
604 19 Press clippings: documenta X
604 20 Text about Eberhard Roters in 100 Jahre Kunst im Aufbruch: die Berlinische Galerie zu Gast in Bonn
box
605-606, 842*, 844*, 849, 3566B Self-taught artists of the 20th century: An American anthology (1998 March 10 to May 17)
Includes floor plans and posters in box 844*. Color photographs are in box 849.
box
608, 611, 849, 3566B Diversities, Spices & Academies (Ausgewählte Studentenarbeiten aus der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien) (1998 June 24 to July 3)
Files from this exhibition are interspered within the Assorted: 1998 files. Includes color photographs in box 849.
Elective Affinities: Jason Rhoades (Wahlverwandtschaften: Jason Rhoades) (1998 August 15 to October 18)
Files from this exhibition are interspered within the Assorted: 1998 files.
box
608 Papers
Posters
flatfile
314** Flatfile
box
2449** Oversize roll
box folder
612 15 Thousand islands (reality models): Serge Spitzer (1998 October 16 to November 29): Unfiled: Correspondence
Files from this exhibition are interspered within the Assorted: 1998 files.
box
608, 610 Close encounters: Torbjørn Rødland (1998 October 16 to November 29)
Files from this exhibition are interspered within the Assorted: 1998 files.
Assorted: 1998
box folder
607 1 Radio Rhône
607 2 Universität Bonn. Kunsthistorisches Institut (1998 January 22)
607 3 Kunsthalle Tirol: Salzlager Hall
607 4 Expo 2000 (Hanover, Germany): Seville
box
607-608, 610, 3566B Monte Verità
Saar Ferngas Förderpreis (1998 January 12)
box folder
607 8-9 Papers
flatfile
72** Flatfile oversized
box
607, 849 Innsbruck: Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum: Der Vogel Selbsterkenntnis
Includes color photographs.
box
607, 841*, 849 Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen: Sternstunde
Includes color photographs in box 849.
Texts
box folder
607 12-13 Mayer, Bernhard
box folder
608 5 Cahn, Miriam: Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany)
box folder
609 17 Curiger, Bice symposium
box folder
3566A 17 "Copyright - Auf Leben und Tod"
box folder
3566B 12 "Transmitting visions"
box folder
607 14 Bernhard Mayer Collection: Press clippings
607 15 Kurt Schwitters Prize
607 16 Hatje Cantz Verlag: documenta 5 text
box folder
608 2 Mute: New contemporaries special insert 1997
When Attitudes Become Form
box folder
608 3 Diary: Herbig Collection
box
609, 3566B Millet, Catherine
box folder
610 1 Rattemeyer, Christian
box folder
611 6 25 years: Philip Morris
box folder
608 4 Museum im Kopf
608 6 Kunstzeitung: Schmid, Karlheinz
608 7 Beaux arts magazin (1998 May)
608 8 Kunstgesellschaft Thun
608 10 Jury: Austrian Friedrich Kiesler Prize
608 11 Artforum: Roth, Dieter (1998 October)
Statements
box folder
608 12 Kölnischer Kunstverein
608 13 Copley, William N.
box
609, 849 Weltner, Thea
Includes color photographs.
box folder
610 3 Israel: Studio Art Magazine
box folder
608 15 Munich: Schwabing. Kunst und Leben um 1900 (1998 May 21 to September 27)
box
608, 3566B Toronto: Power Plant (Art Gallery)
box
608-611, 841* Interviews
box folder
608 19 Bregenz: Vorarlberger Landesmuseum
608 20 Referendum: Asylum law
608 22 Festival internazionale del film di Locarno (1998 August 5-15)
608 23 Artificio (Firm : Florence, Italy)
box folder
609 3 Mani-Marta, Rosemarie
box
609, 3566A-3566B Press clippings
box folder
609 6 Budapest: International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art
609 8 Consortium: Happening & Fluxus
box
609, 841* Paris: 2000 Millenium
box folder
609 11 Discussion: ProLitteris
609 12 Villeneuve-d'Ascq (France). Musée d'art moderne: "L'envers du décor, dimensions décoratives dans l'art du XXe siècle"
609 14 Université de Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne: Delcó, Alessandro
609 15 AIDS documentation center
Collegium Helveticum in der Semper-Sternwarte (1998 May 18)
box folder
609 18 Papers
flatfile
72** Flatfile oversized
box folder
609 20 Kunsthalle Bern: Fuchs, Walther
box folder
610 2 Bard College. Center for Curatorial Studies: Award for Curatorial Excellence
610 5 Emma Kunz: Leben, Werk: Monograph reprint
610 7 Lecture: Università della Svizzera italiana : Accademia di architettura (1998 November 18)
610 8 Jackson, Richard
610 9 Kunsthalle Basel: Jour fixe
610 11 Walther König turns sixty
610 12 Locarno: Literaturkreis
box
610, 849, 3566B Rome: Centro per le arti contemporanee: Gregotti, Vittorio
Includes color photographs.
box folder
610 15 Pontresina: First architecture symposium
box folder
611 1 Argentina: Bienale NOCON (nicht konventionelle Kunst)
611 2 Brinkmann, Roland
611 3 Kunstzeitung (1998 September)
611 4 Mack, Gerhard: Museum architecture
611 5 Gerber, Fritz: Publication
Zeitwenden
box
611, 3566B General
611, 3566B Smerling, Walter
box folder
611 12 Lörrach: Steib, Katharina
Et sequens
box folder
611 13 Munich: Messestadt Riem: Meuer, Michael
611 15 Potsdam: Straub, Eleonore
611 16 Arche auf der Rigi
box folder
612 3 Stazzone, Ambra
box folder
611 14 Manifest vom 21. Januar 1997: Geschichtsbilder und Antisemitismus in der Schweiz
611 17 Referendum: Asylum report
box
611, 3566B Souvenirs
Includes appointment book.
box folder
612 1 Ephemera
box
612, 849 65 years
Contains birthday wishes from various personalities. Includes color photographs.
box folder
612 4-5 Declined invitations
612 6-7 Schweizer Zentrum für Toleranz
box folder
844* 8 Beijing (1998 September) [Loose]
box folder
612 8 General
Includes correspondence, invitations, address list, press clippings.
612 13 Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany)
612 10 Daetwyler, Max
612 14 Kunsthaus Zürich: Report and budget
612 12 Niemann, Peter
box folder
611 19 "Of course, intensity and art can change the world," a conversation between Harald Szeemann and Rosa Martínez
box folder
612 11 The "Palais idéal" by Ferdinand Cheval
612 9 Press clippings and Cinémathèque suisse
612 16 Test on Merzbau reconstruction
box folder
3566A 14 Correspondence
Correspondent illegible.
3566A 15 International Contemporary Art Fair
box folder
3566B 5 Discussion: ProLitteris gazzetta
3566B 6 "Farewell to Harald Szeemann"
3566B 9 Photographs
3566B 12 Symposium: architecture symposium Pontresina
La Biennale di Venezia: dAPERTutto / APERTO overALL / APERTO parTOUT / APERTO überALL (1999 June 13 to November 7)
All floor plans related to this are in Biennale di Venezia: PLATEA DELL'UMANITÀ / PLATEAU OF HUMANKIND / PLATEAU DER MENSCHHEIT / PLATEAU DE L'HUMANITÉ as it looks like Szeemann had removed them and refiled for reference.
Correspondence
box
3566A-2566B General
General includes unfiled entry forms and proposed designs.
box
613-615, 849 Individuals
Highlights include Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Daniele Pera, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Christian Rattemeyer, Osvaldo Romberg, Fabio Serati, Seung-Duk Kim, Uli Sigg, and Julián Zugazagoitia (former consultant for the Getty Conservation Institute.) Color photographs are in box 849.
box
616 Institutions and galleries
Souvenirs
box folder
616 53 General
Includes freehand drawing of floor plans.
box folder
624 2 Official T-shirt
box
616-618, 623, 625, 836, 841*, 849, 867, 872-873 General
Includes reaction letters to Szeemann's nomination and the exhibition; artist list; organization chart; final report; and budget. Color photographs are in box 849. Slides and negatives are in boxes 867, 872 and 873.
box
618-620, 841* Interviews
box
619-623, 841*, 3566A Press clippings
box folder
622 9 Visitor statistics
flatfile
316** Posters
box folder
3566A 22 Slide lists for press conferences
box folder
3566B 20 The snowball project
box folder
3809 8 Slides
box
626, 844*, 850, 867, 3566A Art Open (1999 July 10 to July 15)
Includes floor plans in box 844*. Includes color photograhs and slides from Dieter Walter Liedtke and Thorston Hebes of Ferenczy Media in boxes 850 and 867.
The End of the World & The Principle of Hope (Weltuntergang & Prinzip Hoffnung) (1999 August 27 to November 7)
box
627-628, 836, 850, 3566A, 3762 Research
Research on topics such as species invasion, assassins (Ismailites), Adolf Hitler, Hurricane Mitch and Chernobyl. Includes color photographs for Saint Beatus of Liébana in box 850.
box
629-631, 850, 867, 3762 Loan correspondence
Loan correspondence with institutions and individuals. Includes color photographs or negatives from Gitty Darugar and Magnus Wallin in boxes 850 and 867.
box
631-633, 850, 3566C, 3762 General
Include color photographs for the folders "End of the world scenarios," "Invitations," "Website," Reaction letters" and "Installation shots" in box 850.
Floor plans
box folder
632 16 Papers
flatfile
71** Oversize
box folder
3566C 6 Grants
Walter De Maria: The 2000 Sculpture (1999 November 26 to 2000 January 16)
box
634A-635 General
box
2449** Posters
Floor plans
box folder
634B 4 Papers
flatfile
69** Flatfile
Tinguely's Favourites: Yves Klein (1999 December 1 to 2000 April 9)
box
635-636, 850, 3566C Papers
Includes color photographs from "Loan agreements" folder.
box
2450**, 3732* Posters
Assorted: 1999
box folder
636 4 Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit: Germany's 50th anniversary
636 5 Schule für Gestaltung Zürich
Lectures
box folder
636 6 Licht: Saarbrücken
636 17 Berlin: Das ausgestellte Jahrhundert
636 22 Efficiency Club Zürich (1999 November 23)
box folder
3566D 4 Monte Verità
box
636-637, 3566C, 3567 Interviews
box folder
636 8 Kassel: Museum Fridericianum
636 9 Frauchiger, Urs
Juries
box folder
636 11 Stuttgart: International Prize of Baden-Württemberg for Fine Arts
box
636, 850, 867 L'Automobile più Bella del Mondo: Alfieri, Bruno
Includes color photographs and slides.
box folder
636 12 Statement: Profil: Viennese actionism
636 13 Marseilles: Schlemmer, Oskar
636 14 International SITE Santa Fe Biennial
Siemens culture program: Site design
box
636, 850, 3566D General
Includes color photographs.
flatfile
70** Flatfile oversized
box folder
636 18 Bellamy, Dick
636 19-20 Kassel: Biennale documenta (1999 November 11-13)
box folder
637 1 Jerusalem: Art Focus
637 2 Genoa 2004
box
637, 3566D Kunz, Emma
box folder
637 4 Südwestrundfunk
637 5 Casa di Lucrezia
Art Basel
box folder
3566C 10 General
box folder
637 9 Text
The Bachelor Machines: new edition of exhibition catalog
box folder
3566C 11 General
box
637-638 Reck, Hans Ulrich
box folder
638 2 Art & Culture: Ensor, James
638 3 Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland: "James Lee Byars: Briefe an Beuys"
638 4 International Istanbul biennial
box
638, 3566D Souvenirs
box
638, 850 Etaneno project: Hüppi, Alfonso
Includes color photographs.
Project invitations
box folder
3566D 11 General
box folder
638 7-8 Declined invitations
Università della Svizzera italiana. Accademia di architettura (1997-1999): History of Modern and Contemporary Art
box
638-639 Papers
flatfile
70** Flatfile oversize
box
639-640, 832*, 850, 3762 HypoVereinsbank: Art consultant
Includes color photographs in box 850.
board folder
640 5 Gualco, Caterina: Kaprow, Allen retrospective
box folder
640 6 Sarajevo: Ars Aevi
box folder
836 3 Berlin: 50 years Bundesrepublic Deutschland
box
640, 3566A Allianz Art Consultancy
Bolognano: Piazza Joseph Beuys
box
636, 640 Papers
box
2449** Posters
box
3040 Souvenir wine bottle
box folder
640 8 Ephemera
640 10 Interview: Moderna museet
640 9 Kunsthaus Zürich: Budget
640 12 Susumu, Nakanishi
box folder
3566A 26 Botho-Graef Art Prize
3566A 27 ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair
box folder
3566C 8 100 Years of Cinema: material request
3566C 9 "Alles und Nichts"
3566C 12 Berlin Biennale
3566C 13 Biennale of Sydney, 2000
3566C 14 Correspondence
Includes mail art.
3566C 15 Das XX. Jahrhundert
3566C 16 Echo - das virtuelle museum Schweiz
3566C 17 Frontpage AG
3566C 18 "Harald Szeemann e il museo delle ossessioni"
3566C 19 International architectural competition for Kunsthaus Graz
3566C 21 IVAM Centre Julio González
3566C 22 Job specification: the Menil collection
Kunsthaus Zürich
box folder
3566D 1 Budget
3566D 2 Account sheet
3566D 5 Berlin: Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe
3566D Press clippings
Text
box folder
3566E 1 Kim, Soo-Ja
3566E 2 Kunstklasse Studiengang Zürich
box folder
3809 9 Rivista di Locarno profile,
Contains color photographs
Expo 2000 (Hanover, Germany) (2000 June 1 to October 31)
Expo 2000 was a world's fair.
box
641-644, 836, 843*, 3593 General
Proposals
box folder
641 3 Hoffman, Hilmar, Kaspar König, Vittorio Magnano Lampugnani, and Solveig Weber
641 4 Düwel, Peter
641 5 Horster, Detlef
641 6 Eggebrecht, Arne and Rolf Schulte
641 7 Romain, Lothar
641 8 Klaffke, Kaspar
641 9 Wilhelm-Busch-Museum
641 10 Fagone, Vittorio and Dieter Ronte
641 11 Prigann, Herman, José Mulder van de Graaf and Alf Ammon
641 12 Nolte, Josef
641 13 Assorted
641 14 Andritzky, Michael
641 15 Pircher, Wolfgang
641 16 Erlhoff, Michael and Thomas Bley
641 17 Hofman, Werner
641 18 Shaw, Jeffery and Hans-Erhard Lessing
641 19 Heubach, Friedrich Wolfram
641 20 Heller, Martin and Michael Scholl
641 21 ISP Eduard Pestel Institut für Systemforschung
box
642, 894** Floor plans
box
643 Master plans
box folder
3809 10 100 Years of Cinema (Cinémathèque Française): Painic, Dominic 2000
Contains a slide.
box
646-648, 836, 844*, 850, 867 Beware of exiting your dreams: You may find yourself in somebody else's (Uważaj wychodząc z własnych snów: Możesz znaleźc się w cudzych) (2000 December 15 to 2001 January 28)
Includes color photographs and negatives from "Correspondence" folder in boxes 850 and 867. Includes floor plans in boxes 836 and 844*.
box folder
651 10-11 ForwArt: Georges Adéagbo (2000 April 5 to May 14)
box
651, 3566E Nauman, his own neighbour (Nauman, sein eigener Nachbar) (2000 July 15 to August 27)
box
650-651, 836, 850, 3566E Museo Comico nel Teatro Dimitri: The Collection of Dimitri Clown (2000 August 5)
Includes color photographs from the folders "Facilities" and "Teatro Dimitri" in box 850. Includes floor plans in box 836.
Assorted: 2000
box folder
648 2 Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul: Porto Alegre (2000 January 4-8)
box
648, 3567 Doron Prize (November 27)
box folder
648 4 Mexico (January 11-20)
648 5 Ribettes, Jean-Michel (February 7-8)
648 6 Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (February 15)
Juries
box folder
648 7 Mannheim (February 16 and June 8-9)
box folder
650 14 Sony prize (June 14-15)
650 19 Salzburg
box folder
648 8 AIDS Foundation: Art Frankfurt: Siebenhaar-Zeller, Renate (March 22-25)
648 9 Munich: Offene Akademie (March 5)
648 10 Jerusalem Foundation (March 7-10)
Venice: Fondazione Scientifica Querini Stampalia
box folder
648 11 March 17-18
box folder
649 1 April 19
box folder
648 12 China (March-April)
Kunsthaus Graz jury (April 4-6)
box
648, 850 Papers and color photographs
flatfile
68** Flatfile oversized
box folder
649 2 Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England) (May 9)
649 3 Juliet: Bortolotti, Maurizio
649 4 Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen: Prominent Microphone
Texts
box folder
649 5 HypoVereinsbank
649 19 Chinese art at the end of the millennium: Chinese-art.com 1998-1999
649 21 Fundació la Caixa: Beuys, Joseph
box folder
650 1 Sperone, Enzo
box folder
3567 15 Franz West
box folder
3566F 7 "The revolution of the individual"
3566F 8 "Wege zum heute in der sammlung der Hypovereinsbank"
3566F 9 Text by others
box folder
649 7 Sofia (September 21-22)
Kunsthaus Zürich
box folder
649 10 General
box folder
3566E 16 Exhibition committee
box folder
650 9 September 18
box folder
649 24 Ernst Klett Schulbuchverlag: Grundsteine Kunst. 4. Mensch, Kunst!
649 25 Wolfsburg: Autostadt (Firm)
649 27 Festschrift: Ammann, Jean-Christophe
box
649, 3566E einfach gigantisch - gigantisch einfach: 150 Jahre Faszination Weltaustellung
box folder
649 32 Larousse (Firm): Artist list
649 33 Brock, Bazon
box folder
650 2 Kunsthaus Bregenz: Bianchi, Paolo: Gesamtkunstwerk meets Lebenkunstwerk
Monte Verità
box
650, 3566E General
box folder
650 12 Symposium
Relates to centennial anniversary of Monte Verità.
650 7 Bortolotti, Maurizio
650 11 Schweizerische Depeschenagentur
Relates to centennial anniversary of Monte Veritá.
box
649-652, 3567 Interviews
Statements
box folder
649 30 Museum in Head
649 34 Rogge, Claudia
box folder
650 3 Butler, Eugenia
650 4 Omnibus and Beaux arts magazin
650 5 P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
650 10 Alfred Barr Award: Badovinac, Zdenka
650 13 Valladolid, Spain
650 15 Pontevedra, Spain
650 16 Muzej suvremene umjetnosti (Zagreb, Croatia): Beros, Nada
650 17 Media City Seoul (October 21-22)
650 18 a.titolo (September 20)
650 20 Kunsthalle Basel: Film night
650 21 Università della Svizzera italiana: Dabbeni, Tiziano (October 23)
650 22 Washington (November 5)
Yesul ui Chondang (Korea): 100 Years of Cinema
box folder
651 12 Papers
flatfile
66** Floor plans
box
651, 850 Mural Cuba Colectiva 1967 and 2000
Includes color photographs in box 850.
box
651-652 Städtische Galerie Nordhorn (Germany)
box folder
652 3 Musée du Louvre (June 7)
box
652, 850, 3566E, 3567 Max Beckmann Prize (February 12)
Includes color photographs in box 850.
box folder
652 6 1997: 40 years of exhibitions
652 8 Wiemar: Preiss, Achim
652 9 Brussels European Museum of Contemporary Arts: Via Arte
652 10 Alfred Jarry y la Pintura: Canova, Pierre
652 11 Palace Lugano
652 12a Bara: Schütze, Karl-Robert
Conferences
box folder
3567 3 100 Jahre Monte Verità
3567 4 Nouveaux espaces
Correspondence
box folder
3566E 10 General
box folder
652 13a Yu, Esther
box
652, 3566E Interviews
Lectures
box folder
3567 8 Eight Mordes Lecture of Contemporary Art - Harald Szeemann
box folder
652 14a Image lists and notes
box folder
3567 9 Luncheon with Ambassador of Switzerland and Mrs. Defago
box folder
652 15a The Mayor Gallery
box
3566F, 3567 Press clippings
box folder
3567 11 Project 2/200
3567 12 Questionnaires
box
3567, 3593 Souvenirs
box folder
652 16 Steele in Stein and Skulptur im 20. Jahrhundert
652 17 Turin: Conference: Transcription
box folder
3567 14 When Attitudes Become Form: Later materials
box folder
3566E 6 2000+ Arteast Collection
3566E 7 Arnold Bode Prize
3566E 9 Committee: Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto
3566E 12 International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art
3566E 17 List of artists from Japan
3566E 19 Berlin: Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe
box folder
3566F 5 Project requests
3566F 6 Racconti d'identità
3566F 10 Thank you card
box
3566F-3566G Thesis: "Harald Szeemann: un curatore a-tipico" by Amyel Garnaoui
box folder
3566G 2 TransAct
3566G 3 Turin: LabOratorio I, proposte XV
Assorted: 2000-2001
These assorted files are organized into a two-year increment because that is how they originally were grouped.
box folder
653 1 Benesse Koporeshon [Benesse Foundation]
box
653, 3566E Kanazawa 21-seiki Bijutsukan [Museum Kanazawa]
box
653, 3537B Ljubljana: Manifesta
box folder
653 4 Friedrichshof museum
653 5 Tuscany tour
653 6 Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München
Biennale of Sydney: 2000
box
653, 3567 Waterlow, Nick
box folder
655 10 Text
box
653-654 Festspielhaus (Hellerau, Germany): Competition
Kunsthaus Zürich
box folder
654 2 Annual report
654 3 Felix Baumann commemorative publication
box folder
656 8 Annual report: Text: Nauman, Bruce
box folder
654 5 Munzinger-Archiv
Beuys, Joseph: Texts
box folder
654 4 Démosthènes Davvetas
654 6 Huber, Gauthier
box folder
656 6 Festschrift Erich Marx
656 7 Sarenco/Prearo/Bussatto
box folder
659 12 Rovereto: Symposium: Joseph Beuys: L'immagine dell'umanità (2001 October)
Texts
box folder
654 7 Oreste alla Biennale
654 14 Grand Hyatt Berlin
654 16 Leopold, Rudolf
box folder
655 8 Franz West
box folder
658 2 La Biennale di Venezia (2001)
box folder
661 13 Franz West In and Out
box folder
654 10 Szeemann, Una: Interview for Wams
654 11 Grafikpreis der f6 Cigarettenfabrik Dresden
654 12 Du campaign
box
654, 3566E Bandi, Kaspar: Pabellón de Suiza
box folder
654 17 The Art Newspaper
654 18 Arnold-Bode-Preis history
654 19 Centre Georges Pompidou: When Attitudes Become Form daybook
box folder
655 1 Trudl Bruckner
655 2 Symposium: "Weltsichten" (2000 September)
box
654-655, 659, 661 Interviews
box folder
655 4 The Large Glass magazine. (Macedonia)
655 6 Film: Dona
655 11 Press clippings: Twombly, Cy
Souvenirs
box folder
655 13 2000
box folder
657 4 2001
Refusals
box
655-656 2000
box
657-658 2001
box folder
656 4 Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972
656 5 Siena: Il dono: Offerta, ospitalità, insidia
box folder
657 1-3 Max Beckmann-Preis (2001)
Monte Verità
box folder
657 5 Assorted
box folder
658 14 Ringier: Monte Verità tour
658 17 International IMS Project Forum 2001
box folder
659 1 Forum UNESCO 2001
box
655, 657 Assorted
box folder
658 3 FRAME: Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (2000)
658 4 Fundació "la Caixa": "Schmerzraum" text
Research question [Int.]
box folder
655 5 Mikiszko, Natalia
box folder
656 3 Mailler, Charlotte: When Attitudes Become Form
box folder
658 5 Kistler, Duscha: 100 Years of Cinema
658 6 Wetzel, Antonie: documenta 5 concept
658 7 Ausstellungshallen Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt: Die Lebesreform (2001-2002)
658 8 Die Welt: Feuilleton
658 9 Film: Kläy, Greti
658 10 International Contemporary Art Fair (2001: Madrid, Spain)
658 11-12 Berlin: Tatlin-Turm
658 13 Lecture: Royal College of Art (Great Britain) (2001)
658 15 Instituto Goethe--Instituto Chileno-Alemán de Cultura
658 16 Theaterlexikon der Schweiz
box folder
659 2 Poem from Iris Häussler
659 3 DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Sculpture 2002
659 4-5 Reference question: Franke, Melanie: When Attitudes Become Form
Statements
box folder
654 9 To Austria
box folder
659 8 Federle, Helmut M.
659 16 Die Weltwoche
659 7 Klapheck, Konrad
659 9 Universität Lüneburg. Kunstraum: Interarchiv
box
659-660 Capital Europeia da Cultura: Porto 2001
box folder
659 13 Seminar: ARS AEVI (Sarajevo): "Art-Artist-Museum"
659 14 New Creative Association (Kiev) (2001 September)
659 15 Ammann, Jean-Christophe: Commemorative publication [FRM.]
box folder
661 1 Expo.02 (Switzerland) article in Sonntags Zeitung (2001 October)
661 2 Chinese Art at the Crossroads: Between Past and Future, Between East and West
661 3 Opinion on Didier Vermeiren
661 4 Huber, Stephan: Der Berg
661 5 ArtBunker
661 6 On "Towers"/Bin Laden, Osama
661 7 Lindinger and Schmid: China
661 8 Belgrade: Real Presence: Generation 2001
661 9-10 Welt am Sonntag
661 11 Independent Curators International: Words of Wisdom
661 14 Correspondence and Central : artLab: neue Kunst aus Mitteleuropa
Assorted: 2000-2002
These assorted files are organized into a three-year increment because that is how they originally were grouped.
box folder
662A 1 Award: "Vallemaggia: la pietra"
662A 2-4 European Academy of Sciences and Arts
662A 5 Cai, G. Q. (Guo-Qiang)
box
662A, 3566G European Council on Refugees and Exiles
box folder
662A 7 Temenos Association
662A 8 Lehmstedt-Dietrich-Filmproduktion
662A 9 Foundation: "2000 Sculptures"
box folder
662B 1 P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
662B 2 "Manifest für den Denkplatz Schweiz"
662B 3 Fondazione Baruchello
662B 4 Broodthaers, Marcel
662B 5 Hayward Gallery: Cotter, Suzanne and Roth, Dieter
662B 6 Symposium: "The Great Wall - China 2000"
box folder
663 1-2 European cultural capital: Kassel
box
663, 3566G International Balzan Foundation
box folder
663 4 Art and genetic engineering
663 5 Foundation Marianne Werefkin at Ascona (Switzerland). Museo comunale d'arte moderna
663 6 ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)
663 7 Hoffmann, Rolf
663 8 Langen Foundation (Neuss, Germany)
663 9 Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden (Hellerau, Germany)
box
663, 851 Schoenberg, Suzanna: "Monte Verità, storia di un monte magnetico"
Includes color photographs in box 851.
box folder
663 11 Akademie für Menschenrechte AMR
663 12 Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
box
663, 851 Foundation Maurice E. Müller
Includes color photographs in box 851.
box folder
663 14 Germination Europe: Rattemeyer, Volker
box
663, 851 ArtBunker
Includes color photographs in box 851.
box folder
663 16 Business card: Heimgartner, Franziska [loose]
box
664, 851 Albert, Michael
Includes color photographs in box 851.
box folder
664 3 Utopiana.am
box
664, 836, 851 HypoVereinsbank
Includes color photographs in box 851.
box folder
664 6 International Association of Art Critics
664 7 Committee for Dada-Haus
664 8 Press clippings: 1978-2002
664 9 Università della Svizzera italiana. Accademia di architettura
La Biennale di Venezia: PLATEA DELL'UMANITÀ / PLATEAU OF HUMANKIND / PLATEAU DER MENSCHHEIT / PLATEAU DE L'HUMANITÉ (2001 June 10 to November 4)
Floor plans
Some floor plans are from the 1999 Biennale di Venezia, presumably pulled by Szeemann for reference. Plans detail the Arsenale, Artiglierie, Capannoni, Corderie, Isola delle Vergini, Italian Pavilion and Giardini, Magazzino Isolotta and Tese in varying scales.
box
665-666, 850 General
Separate files relate to Christoph Zürcher and Studio d'Architettura. Included are materials detailing protocols, artist lists, correspondence, estimates and space analyses. Color photographs are in box 850. Also includes Post-it notes and images of oversized floor plans with Post-it notes in place.
box
686, 836, 841*, 844*, 877**, 881**-884**, 888**, 893** Oversize boxes and rolls
flatfile
74**-79**, 82**, 84**, 88** Oversize flatfile
box
667-668, 850-851, 3567, 3762 Pavilions: Artist representatives
Includes color photographs in boxes 850 and 851.
box
669-674, 683-686, 836, 843*-844*, 851, 867, 3567, 3593, 3566G General
Includes files on Paolo Baratta, Massimo Coda, Cecilia Liveriero Lavelli, Jérôme Szeemann and Dario Ventimiglia; floor plans from Christoph Zücher; guided tours; interviews; press conference and kit; management of displays; invitations; loans; exhibition floor plan; and souvenirs. Reaction letters are in boxes 670 and 671. The official T-shirt is in box 686. Color photographs for the opening and preview, press conference, press clippings, reaction letters and "From art as reality to the reality of the arts" seminar are in box 851. Slides from Jay Jopling and Hao Zeng are in box 867. Previously unfiled materials are in boxes 683 to 685 and include artist correspondence files, entry forms and resumes.
box
675-682 Press clippings and exhibition guide
box
682-683, 836 Artist
Materials rehoused from binder.
box
683, 851 "Julian Laverdiere: Tower of Babel research and development"
Materials rehoused from binder. Includes color photographs in box 851.
Works set up and support for artists
box
685, 865 Papers and color photographs
box
877** Rolled oversized
flatfile
83** Flatfile oversized
Posters
box
3729* Oversize box
flatfile
316* Flatfile
Novartis campus (Basel, Switzerland) (2001-2005)
Artist projects
Files contain correspondence, project designs and proposals.
box folder
687 2 Acconci, Vito
687 3 Ackermann, Franz
box
687, 844*, 868 Blagdon, Emery
Includes a slide in box 868.
box folder
687 9 Burden, Chris
box
687, 862 Chillida, Eduardo
Includes color photographs.
box folder
688 2 Dabernig, Josef
688 3 Gursky, Andreas
box
688, 862 Holzer, Jenny
Includes color photographs.
box folder
688 5 Jelmorini, Ettore
688 6 Judd, Donald
688 7 Lüscher, Ingeborg
box
688, 697 Neuhaus, Max
box folder
688 9 Nicolai, Olaf
box folder
687 1 Penalba, Alicia
Rama, Edi
box
688, 862, 868 General
Includes color photographs in box 862 and slides in box 868.
flatfile
89** Layout
box folder
689 1 Rückriem, Ulrich
box
689, 862 Schlegel, Eva
Includes color photographs.
box
689, 862, 902** Serra, Richard
Includes color photographs in box 862. Box 902** is a roll box that includes later work by Serra for this project.
box
689, 862 Spitzer, Serge
Includes color photographs.
box folder
862 8 Steiner, Gerda and Jörg Lenzlinger: Color photographs
box folder
689 7 Toroni, Niele
box
689, 862 Vautier, Ben
Includes color photographs.
box folder
689 9 Weiner, Lawrence
689 10 Zaugg, Rémy
box
688, 862, 864 Zodeder, Beat
Includes color photographs in boxes 862 and 864.
box
688-690, 693-696, 835, 841*, 843*-844*, 863, 865, 868, 3763 General
Includes correspondence, contract specifications, Novartis Campus Documentation, and workshop minutes. Correspondants include Max Neuhaus and Ulrich Rückreim. Color photographs and negatives from Ettlin, Rodney Fitch International, Alan Fletcher, Daniel Vasella and Peter Walker are in boxes 863 and 865.
Design proposals
Files contain floor plans, elevations, renderings and correspondence regarding building specifications for WSJ 103: Warehouse; WSJ 150: Laboratories and knowledge center; WSJ 151: Laboratories and office; WSJ 156: Library of the future and office building; WSJ 157: Visitory center and offices/Saana building; WSJ 204: Diener and Diener: Federle, Helmut; SWJ 208/212 (includes underground garage); WSJ 386: Entrance hall; and WSJ 501/502: Restaurant/Cafeteria.
box
690-693, 697, 863, 865 Papers and color photographs
Color photographs are in boxes 863 and 865.
box
90**-93** Flatfile oversize
box
693, 697, 863, 887** Floor plans
Includes color photographs in box 863.
box
864 September 2003 Workshop: Design layouts and studies
box
3041 Commemorative ceramic cup wtih container and prototype?
box
698-700, 841*, 3568 Von der Heydts: Bankiers, Christen und Mäzene (2001)
Includes Szeemann's correspondence with Ina Boesch, Regula Bochsler, Ute May, Sabine Fehlemann and Rainer Stamm; press clippings; photocopied correspondence between Eduard von der Heydt and Thomas Mann; a guest book; a scrapbook; and a photocopied text by Thomas Mann. The folder "Monte Verità art collection" includes correspondence to Eduard von der Heydt from an unidentified correspondent and Szeemann's correspondence with Richard Fürlus at the Berlinische Galerie.
Assorted: 2001
Kunsthaus Zürich
box folder
699 6-7 Discussion (February 24)
box folder
701 13 Farewell party
box folder
699 8 Sommer, Silke S.: Artschwager, Richard
699 10 Stazzone, Ambra
699 11 Barenco, Sergio
Lectures
box folder
699 12 Fondo per L'Ambiente Italiano
box folder
3566G 26 Denver Art Museum
box folder
701 1 Musée du Louvre
701 2 Deutschlandfunk: Schossig, Rainer B.
701 3 Barseghian, Anna
701 4 Kunsthalle Krems
701 5 Statement: Schweizerische Flüchtlingshilfe
box
699, 701, 3566G Interviews
box folder
701 8 Kafka, Franz: Junggesellenmaschine
701 10 When Attitudes Become Form: Blocker, Jane
701 11 Bildnerei der Geisteskranken = L'Art Brut = Insania pingens: Tesdorpf, Catharina
Text
box folder
701 12 Leuenberger, Werner Otto
box folder
3566H 7 Afterword to Poster Collection 04, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
3566H 8 "Does art need directors?"
3566H 9 Grundsteine kunst 4. Mensch, Kunst!
box folder
701 14 Kurt Schwitters Prize
701 15 Artist poster: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Includes color photographs.
701 16 Mémoire de DEA: Richard, Sophie
701 18 Aether.2: Wehrli, Penelope
701 19 Botho-Graef Art Prize: Jenoptik GmbH
box folder
843* 7 Shop-Art
box
701, 3566H Press clippings
Includes Monte Verità, Art Brut, Doron Foundation (Rich, Marc).
box
701, 3566G Correspondence
box folder
701 25 Preis des Kunstvereins Hannover and press clippings
box folder
3568 2 Swiss research manifesto signatories
box
3593, 3722 Wiedervorlage d5
box folder
3566G 8 Archivio del Moderno
3566G 9 Art Basel
3566G 11 Cy Twombly catalog essay
3566G 12 DaimlerChrysler award
3566G 13 Denise René retrospective at Centre Georges Pompidou
Dissertations and thesis
box folder
3566G 14 Bertoncello, Alessandro
3566G 15 Delpeux, Sophie
box
3566H-3566I Rekade, Christiane
box folder
3566G 16 Documenta 5
3566G 17 Film festival of Locarno
3566G 18 Germinations 13
3566G 19 Havana biennale
3566G 20 Il Giornale dell' Arte
3566G 21 International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art
3566G 23 Istanbul biennial
3566G 24 Judenplatz holocaust memorial
3566G 25 Kistler, Duscha: 100 Years of Cinema
3566G 27 Loan form: On Kawara postcard
3566G 28 Monte Verità
box folder
3566H 1 Porto 2001
3566H 5 Project invitations
3566H 6 Souvenirs
Tirana Biennale
box folder
3566I 2 Papers
flatfile
316** Posters
box folder
3566I 3 Utopiana exhibition and symposium
3566I 4 Vorarlberger Landesmuseum resumé
3566I 5 With by through because towards despite
3566I 6 Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972
Tinguely's Favourites: Marcel Duchamp (2002 March 20 to June 30)
box
476, 702-708, 843*, 853, 3568, 3593, 3763 General
Includes loan correspondence and agreements, reaction letters, facility and exhibition reports, brochures and press clippings. Includes color photographs in box 853. Szeemann filed Tinguely's Favourites: Marcel Duchamp and Artis: Zeitschrift für neue Kunst together in box 476.
Posters
flatfile
317** Flatfile
box
2450** Oversize roll
Floor plans
box
702, 843*, 853 Papers and color photographs
flatfile
81** Oversize
Money and Value/The Last Taboo (Geld und Wert/Das letzte Tabu) (2002 May 15 to October 20)
Loans
box
709-712, 719, 837, 843*-844*, 852, 867, 3566I General
The majority of loan files are organized by artist name and many have correspondence from the artist such as Kyung ah Ham, Innocente and Barbara Kruger. Other files are titled by the lender or type of object loaned such as "Robot" and "Slot machine." Loans include requests, agreements and correspondence. Color photographs are in boxes 852 and 865. Slides and negatives are in box 867.
flatfile
80** Manzoni, Piero
flatfile
86** Daros Exhibitions
box
713-715, 722-729, 837, 841*, 844*, 3568-3569, 3593, 3763 General
Includes planning and installation documents on showcases, conservation, video supplies, research, catalog preparation, correspondence, contract, organization charts, brochure and façade creation. Also includes materials on Expo 01. Materials rehoused from binders of correspondence, addresses and finance are in boxes 722 to 723. Boxes 724 to 728 contain previously unfiled materials. Sketches of floor plans from the "Souvenirs" folder are in box 837. Oversized items are in boxes 837, 841* and 844*. Due to privacy issues, a folder of assorted correspondence has been removed. Originals are SEALED until 2068 in box RX.
box
889**, 2450**-2454** Posters and wallpapers
Floor plans
box folder
715 5-7 Papers
Includes images Post-it notes in place and notes removed from oversized floor plans.
box
729, 876** Oversized
flatfile
85**, 86**, 87** Flatfile oversized
box
715, 841* Press kit, interviews and press conference
box
716-718, 3763 Research
Research on money, banknote figures and Expo 01. Includes a sampling of banknotes.
box folder
719 14 Collected banknotes
box
720-722 Press clippings
box
722, 910 Reaction letters
box
719, 3568, 3569-3570 Souvenirs
Box 3568 includes branded coins and sugar packets. Box 3569 has Szeemann's Expo.02 badge. Box 3570 contains a "An original piece of the Monolith, Expo.02, Switzerland" by Nüssli Special Events.
box
725 Plastic bags
box
915B Fake coins
box
3042 Framed currency
box
924, 3767* Models
Restricted access. Contact repository regarding access.
box
925B Perfume
box
730, 851 Friedrich Christian Flick Collection (2002 July)
Includes color photographs.
box
735-736, 739 In Progress (2002 August 1 to 11)
The folders for this exhibition are interspered among the Assorted: 2002 folders.
Aubes: Rêveries au bord de Victor Hugo (2002 October 11 to 2003 January 19)
Includes color photographs from Musée Victor Hugo and Annette Messager in box 853. Also includes floor plans, reaction letters, and correspondence.
box
730-732, 837, 853 Papers
flatfile
317** Posters
Akademie der Kunst (Berlin, Germany) (2002)
Contains records on Szeemann's honorary professorship and the Pariser Platz project.
box folder
733 1-5 Papers
Pariser Platz project
box folder
834 1 Oversize
Includes large photocopies of texts and images about the Akademie der Kunst.
flatfile
18** Floor plans
Assorted: 2002
box folder
734 1 Contemporary Chinese Art Award: Jury
734 2 Lucerne: Lions Club
734 3 Conference: École supérieure d'art de l'agglomération d'Annecy
734 4 Universidad de Valladolid
734 5 Universität Bern
Rome
box folder
734 6 Fondo per l'ambiente italiano
box folder
736 13 Denegri, Dobrila
Berlin
box folder
734 7 Freunde der Nationalgalerie: Raue, Peter
box folder
738 3 Brandenburg Gate
box
734, 3566I Kunsthalle Wien: documenta 5
box folder
734 9 Bezzola, Tobia: Sadismus und Masochismus, darin: Leben und Werk des Marquis de Sade
Contains loan agreement for Szeemann's copy of a book for the exhibition Sade/Surreal at Kunsthaus Zürich.
734 10 Les Inrockuptibles: Lindgaard, Jade
734 11 Schweizer Illustrierte: "Die 100 wichtigsten Schweizer" (2002 July)
734 12 Statement: Linz
Texts
box folder
734 13 Beuys, Joseph: De Domizio Durini, Lucrezia
box folder
735 1 Wirkkala, Maaria
735 10 Odermatt, Arnold
box
735, 3566J Twombly, Cy
box folder
3566J 10 Werner Otto Leuenberger ein Lebenswerk
box folder
734 14 Maastricht: The Vincent
734 15 Sarajevo
734 16-17 Biennale of Sydney: Statements
734 18 Zagreb
box
735-738, 3566I Interviews
box folder
735 3 Photo book: Fuchs, Daniel and Geo Fuchs
Statements
box folder
735 4 Feldkirch: Jakob, Eva
735 5 Kinder in Not
box folder
736 2 Kunstzeitung
box folder
737 2 Messe Frankfurt GmbH
737 17 Ostojic, Tanja
box folder
735 6-7 Publications
735 12-13 Auckland Art Gallery
735 14 Foreword: Kunst und Kirche: Rauchenberger, Johannes
735 16 Frame: Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
735 18 Obituary: Spoerri, Elka
735 20 Carrara
box
735, 3566I Expo 2002: Suiza existe
box folder
736 6 Lucerne: Com & Com: Tell-Star (2002 August 16)
Lectures
box folder
736 7 Oldenburgische Landesbank
box folder
737 11 Florida International University
box folder
3566I 18 Monte Verità at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
box folder
736 8 Martigny: Cultural Center
736 9 Barcelona: Caixa Forum
736 10 Bortolotti
Dissertations
box folder
736 12 Bertoncello, Alessandro
736 17 Delpeux, Sophie
box
737, 3566I Thiele, Corinna
box folder
736 14 Bruno Gironcoli Museum
736 15 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy
box
736, 3566I Fondazione Ambrosetti
box folder
737 1 Paris: École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (France)
737 4 Volks Hochschule des Kantons Zürich
When Attitudes Become Form
box folder
737 5 Kroeger, Michael
737 8 Horvath, Barbara
box folder
738 4 Green, Alison
box
737, 3566I CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux
box folder
737 12 TicinoVino
737 15 eva International Biennial of Visual Art
737 16 Wuppertal: Von der Heydt-Museum
737 18 Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
737 19 Komitee pro Dadahaus
737 20 Centre Georges Pompidou
box
738, 3566J Schweizerisches Landesmuseum
box folder
738 2 Cologne: Art Basel
738 6 Springer Publishing Company: Harald Szeemann monograph announcement
738 7 Art 33 Basel
738 8 Documenta 11
738 9 Sanctuarium Artis Elisarion: Ricci, Fabio
738 10 Bard College
738 11 Asphalt: Triennale di Milano
box folder
739 1 Swiss National Sound Archives
box
739, 3566I-3566J Press clippings
box
739, 835, 3566J Correspondence
Includes color photographs.
Project invitations
box folder
3566J 3 General
box folder
739 5-6 Declined invitations
739 7 Seashell
Seashell found in container.
box folder
844* 16 CAI story
box
739, 3569 Press clippings
box folder
739 11 Readings from university classes
box folder
3566I 8 Ars Aevi forum
3566I 9 The Bachelor Machines exhibition catalog, new edition