Harald Szeemann : selected writings / Harald Szeemann ; edited by Doris Chon, Glenn Phillips, and Pietro Rigolo ; translated by Jonathan Blower and Elizabeth Tucker.

Szeemann, Harald, author.
Standardized Title:
Works. Selections. English. 2018
Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, [2018]
x, 406 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Art criticism.
Szeemann, Harald -- Translations into English.
Szeemann, Harald.
Translations into English.
"Harald Szeemann: Selected Writings is an anthology of over seventy texts by Harald Szeemann (1933-2005) that brings the ideas of this important curator of twentieth-century art to an English-speaking readership for the first time."--ECIP Data View.
Introduction: My ray is my castle / Doris Chon, Glenn Phillip, and Pietro Rigolo
Part 1: Museum of Obsessions.
Identity kit
O joyful, O holy thematic exhibition
Culture cake Frau as folio
The First International Perfume Exhibition
Pullups from Luepolis
Dossier G. P.
When attitudes become form
How does an exhibition come into being?
Foreword to the documenta 1972 catalog
Look back almost without anger: interview by Pietra Kipphof
Individual mythologies
Grandfather: a pioneer like us
A rewarding retreat into the private realm
The Museum of Obsessions: proposal for an exhibition at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin
The Agentur für geistige Gastarbeit in the service of the vision for a Museum of Obsessions
Museum of Obsessions
Bachelor machines
A bachelor's obsession
and what it has cost him
The Museum of Obsessions: suggestions for a future documenta
A correspondence
Monte Verità
Mountain of Truth
Truth has many breasts: a conversation with Theo Kneubühler
Tendency toward the Gesamtkunstwerk
Part 2: Individual mythologies.
Collision + Harmony (Prayer): the honors pertaining to the profession of curating for the 1980s looking toward the year 2000
In the Jardin d'amour: letter to James Ensor
Anselm Kiefer, Parsifal, 1973
Halos in the firmament of pictures: on Sigmar Polke
East/West: where do you stand?: on Jörg Immendorff
Immendorff at the crossroads
Étienne-Martin: "That remains quite mysterious to me"
Colossus in motion: Guy Harloff
"Pathological processes often, and often only, show us enlarged images of normal conditions": (Otto Gross, 1907)
No catastrophe without an idyll; No idyll without a catastrophe
Adolf Wölfli
(Dis)Ordered world picture: can the mentally ill be artists?
Untitled: text for the one-man performance The new city, 1956
Emma Kunz: Swiss primal mud, Swiss mysticism of light
A new museum in Lausanne: the Collection de l'Art Brut
A mystic always goes against the grain
Not once in his evil was he original: the destruction of art in the Third Reich
Thanks owed to Paul Thek
Conversation with Paul Thek: Duisburg, 12 December 1973
Ex voto
On the exhibition Ex voto
The discrete charm of the bourgeoisie: the Necropolis of Staglieno
Bruno Müller
Piotr Kowalski
technician or artist?
George Sugarman
Exploring myths by video
Outline: length x width x height x depth + 150 arches. Bern's Münstergasse, the most autonomous street in Bern
Mentality space = Climate
Dieter Roth, Gobelin (Bertorelli B) 1974-76
Exhibition making
Poem for Johannes Cladders
Conversation with Cathérine Millet
Energy amalgam litany
Part 3: From vision to nail: writings 1986-2003.
Giant sketch for a future hope
Freedom in patience: mystical traces in the work of Wolfgang Laib
Mario Merz
Timeless [Zeitlos]
A visit to Weinrebenpark is like a breath of fresh air
Piet Mondrian on Monte Verità
To stage is to love
The outside sets the scale, the inside determines the form
Conversation: for Franz West (Indirectly)
Joseph Beuys: the Heat time machine
Museum of Obsessions: interview with Gerhard Theewen
Tatlin's tower for Marx-Engels-Platz
The other [L'autre]
Beware of exiting your dreams: you may find yourself in somebody else's
The gallantry of extremism
Preface to Chen Zen: invocation of washing fire
Making things possible: a conversation with Harald Szeemann (interview by Beti Žerovc).
"This volume translates Harald Szeemann, Museum der Obsessionen (Berlin: Merve Verlag, 1981), and Harald Szeemann, Individuelle Mythologien (Berlin: Merve Verlag, 1985)."
"This volume accompanies the exhibition Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions, held at the Getty Research Institute from 6 February 2018 to 6 May 2018."
"Harald Szeemann: Selected Writings is an anthology of over seventy texts by Harald Szeemann (1933-2005) that brings the ideas of this important curator of twentieth-century art to an English-speaking readership for the first time."--ECIP Data View.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Getty Research Institute, issuing body.
Chon, Doris, editor.
Phillips, Glenn, 1974- editor.
Rigolo, Pietro, editor.
Blower, Jonathan, translator.
Tucker, Elizabeth, 1977- translator.
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