Artist Bio

Harald Szeemann proposed the notion of the independent curator, radically altering the future of curatorial practice. Szeemann developed the idea of the ‘great exhibition’ in which works were brought together by a central cross-disciplinary theme. This is perhaps best exemplified by his work as the curator of documenta 5 (1972) where he established the current notion of the international biennale. Szeemann saw his ground-breaking new style of curating as creating ‘poems in space’.