Harald Szeemann: Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us

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Harald Szeemann: Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us

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Harald Szeemann: Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us
to Sun 18 Aug 2019
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Swiss Institute presents Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us, a restaging of the 1974 exhibition by acclaimed curator Harald Szeemann (1933-2005), who is known for his innovative and radical approach to working with artists.

This exhibition recreates Szeemann’s apartment in Bern, Switzerland, where he organized the original show, an all-consuming investigation of the life and work of his grandfather Étienne Szeemann, a famed hairstylist and inventor. Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us, includes approximately 1,200 objects from the Getty Research Institute’s Harald Szeemann Archive and Library and private collections.

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