PRINT Summer 1971

Hans Haacke’s Cancelled Show at the Guggenheim

Section 1. The purposes of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (referred to in these By-Laws as the “corporation”), are set forth in its charter, and are as follows:

To provide for the promotion of art and for the mental or moral improvements of men and women by furthering their education, enlightenment and aesthetic taste, and by developing the understanding and appreciation of art by the public; to establish, maintain and operate, or contribute to the establishment, maintenance and operation of, a museum or museums, or other proper place or places for the public exhibition of art . . .

— Beginning Of Article I Of The By-laws Of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

UNDERLYING HANS HAACKE'S art is the interconnectedness of all systems regardless of size or complexity. In the early ’60s his systems consisted of various weather boxes: “drippers,” “waves,” gravity tubes, and condensation

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