Harold Szeemann, Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us

Exhibition Overview


Installation view of Grossvater—ein Pionier wie wir (Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us), Galerie Toni Gerber, Bern, February 16-April 20

After organizing the landmark exhibitions Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form(1969) and documenta 5 (1972), renowned curator Harald Szeemann staged Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us in his apartment, a collection of various objects and inventions made or owned by his grandfather, Etienne Szeemann, a noted hairdresser. This exhibition will feature a detailed recreation of Szeemann's exhibition with materials from the Getty Research Institute's recently acquired Szeemann archive.

Exhibition Highlights


Installation view of Grossvater—ein Pionier wie wir (Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us), Galerie Toni Gerber, Bern, February 16-April 20
Installation view of Grossvater—ein Pionier wie wir (Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us), Galerie Toni Gerber, Bern, February 16-April 20
Exhibition Highlights
Installation view of Grossvater—ein Pionier wie wir (Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us), Galerie Toni Gerber, Bern, February 16-April 20
Courtesy of the Getty Research Archive, Los Angeles
Installation view of Grossvater—ein Pionier wie wir (Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us), Galerie Toni Gerber, Bern, February 16-April 20, 1974.0
Courtesy of the Getty Research Archive, Los Angeles
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