As Keith Sonnier says: “Live in your head.”
The organisation of the shipments from New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Torino, Genova, Bologna, Roma, Paris, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, and London as well as the work on the catalogue and poster demand a 24 hour work-day. The interregnum in the secretarial office is bridged with temporary workers. The daily load encompasses 30 letters, two to three artist biographies; in short, the Attitudes fill four ring binders.
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8th February - 15th March 1969.

Harald Szeemann [in: Harald Szeemann – with by through because towards despite. catalogue of all exhibitions 1957–2005]

Harald Szeemann recognized early and long appreciated the utopian aspects of art. “The often-evoked ‘autonomy’ is just as much a fruit of subjective evaluation as the ideal society: it remains a utopia while it informs the desire to experientially visualize the unio mystica of opposites in space. Which is to say that without seeing, there is nothing visionary, but that the visionary should always determine the seeing.” And he recognized that the bureaucrat could overtake the curer of souls at any point. “Otherwise, we might just as well return to ‘hanging and placing,’ and divide the entire process ‘from the vision to the nail’ into detailed little tasks again.”21 He organized exhibitions in which the improbable could occur, and was willing to risk the impossible. In reply to a charge that the social utopianism of Joseph Beuys was never realized, Szeemann said, “The nice thing about utopias is precisely that they fail. For me, failure is a poetic dimension of art.” Curating a show in which nothing could fail was, to Szeemann, a waste of time. -David Levi Strauss

Teutloff meets Ars Sacra Salzburg Museum 25th April 2013 - 26th January 2014

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For those who favour a traditional approach to deal with art.

Teutloff Collection enters into dialogue with the “Ars Sacra” exhibition, which presents a view of the museum’s medieval art treasures.

The result is a thrilling tour in which two narrative strands of the history of art and of contemporary art continually coincide and touch, the whole show spanning an arc across the centuries.

Salzburg Museum | Neue Residenz | Mozartplatz 1 | First floor

http://www.salzburgmuseum.at/979.0.html

When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes | September 13, 2012 - December 01, 2012

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When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute, 2013. Paperback, 287 pages. $40.00/$75.00

Curated by Jens Hoffmann, When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes took as its starting point the 1969 exhibition Live In Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form (Works – Concepts – Processes – Situations – Information) presented at the Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland and curated by Harald Szeemann. When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes included over 80 international contemporary artists across both the exhibition and catalogue that work within the lineage and language of Conceptual art practices, and the contemporary artworks were presented alongside historical documents and representations of Szeemann’s original exhibition.

Artists included Zarouhie Abdalian, Pablo Accinelli, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Jonathas de Andrade, Kathryn Andrews, Nazgol Ansarinia, Nicolás Bacal, Christopher Badger, Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, Yto Barrada, Taysir Batniji, James Beckett, Nina Beier, Erick Beltrán, Walead Beshty, Cezary Bodzianowski, Matthew Buckingham, Johanna Calle, Arabella Campbell, Juan Capistran, Mariana Castillo Deball, Etienne Chambaud, Marcelo Cidade, Claire Fontaine, Nicolás Consuegra, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Alexandre da Cunha, Maria Eichhorn, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, Cevdet Erek, Annika Eriksson, Lara Favaretto, Aurélien Froment, Simon Fujiwara, Meschac Gaba, Dani Gal, Ryan Gander, Mario Garcia Torres, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, Alexander Gutke, Jeppe Hein, Emily Jacir, Maryam Jafri, Alicja Kwade, Luisa Lambri, Adriana Lara, Tim Lee, Mateo López, Renata Lucas, Marie Lund, Kris Martin, Vincent Meessen, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Jonathan Monk, Shahryar Nashat, Roman Ondák, Fernando Ortega, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Nicolás Paris, Pratchaya Phinthong, Amalia Pica, Kirsten Pieroth, Wilfredo Prieto, Pablo Rasgado, Nicolás Robbio, Will Rogan, Pamela Rosenkranz, Fabrice Samyn, Kim Schoenstadt, Tino Sehgal, Sean Snyder, Mark Soo, Mateo Tannatt, Ron Terada, Hank Willis Thomas, Jan Timme, Clarissa Tossin, Guido van der Werve, Natasha Wheat and Akram Zaatari.

Richard Serra making Splash Piece in the atrium of the Kunsthalle Bern, 1969, for the exhibition Live In Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form: Works, Concepts, Processes, Situations, Information.

When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, curated by Jens Hoffmann as a contemporary version of the historical exhibition, opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit on February 1. And we hear that the catalogue, which features an essay by Julian alongside Jens, Christian Rattemeyer and Connie Lewallen, will finally appear in Detroit after some delays in production. We’re so looking forward to seeing it!

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