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1 June – 3 November 2013

Venice: Fondazione Prada Revisits 1969 in “When Attitudes Become Form”

The Venetian Palace of the Ca ’Corner della Regina is playing host this summer to “When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013” (open June 1 – November 3, 2013), presented by Fondazione Prada. Coinciding with the Venice Biennale, the show is turning back time to reflect upon an exhibition that occurred more than 40 years ago: the 1969 “Live in Your Head. When Attitudes Become Form,” curated by Harald Szeeman.

Szeeman’s radical approach, along with his exploration of the period’s flourishing artistic movements – Arte Povera, Land art, and Postminimalism included – and the show’s avant garde works by the likes of Bruce Nauman, Eva Hesse, and Sol LeWitt, was subject to much controversy when it was first presented at The Kunsthalle Bern, in Switzerland. In retrospect, the show made a considerable mark on the art world, and “When Attitudes Become Form” intends to celebrate Szeeman’s ability to see beyond boundaries.

1 June – 3 November 2013

The original works have been brought together loyally, with site-specific interventions either reenacted directly or in association with the artists and/or their estates, such as with the works of Joseph Beuys and Lawrence Weiner. Accompanying the works are videos, books, photographs and various ephemera from the original exhibit, that seek to add further context to the show. Even the layout of the Ca ’Corner della Regina has been transformed into the white cube space of the Kunsthalle, as the show strives to take us back to 1969.




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