Exhibiting the New Art
'Op Losse Schroeven’ and ‘When Attitudes Become Form 1969'
Edited by Christian Rattemeyer. Texts by Wim Beeren, Charles Harrison, Harald Szeemann, Tommaso Trini, Claudia Di Lecce, Steven ten Thije. Introduction by Teresa Gleadowe.
Afterall Books' new Exhibition Histories series responds to an increased interest in exhibition history with its inaugural volume on two of the most famous exhibitions of the 1960s: Wim Beeren's Op Losse Schroeven (Stedelijk Museum, 1969) and Harald Szeemann's When Attitudes Become Form (Kunsthalle Berne, also 1969). Installation photographs allow the reader to envision the exhibitions, and chronologies detail the negotiations that steered them. Also provided are reprinted reviews, bibliographies and texts from the exhibitions, newly commissioned essays and interviews with artists Marinus Boezem, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Piero Gilardi and Richard Serra, and curators Wim Bereen, Charles Harrison, Harald Szeemann and Tommaso Trini. This volume is produced by Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London in association with the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.