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Exhibiting the New Art

Ger van Elk, Hanging Wall, 1968, bricks, metal structure, steel wire. Installation view, Op Losse Schroeven,” Stedelijk Museum cafeteria, Amsterdam, 1969.

Exhibiting the New Art: “Op Losse Schroeven” and “When Attitudes Become Form” 1969, by Christian Rattemeyer and other authors. London: Afterall Books, in association with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 2010. 280 pages. $28.

DANIEL BUREN ONCE REMARKED that an art object only fully becomes an artwork when it is exhibited and can create a relationship with the public. It follows that we should look at art not only by examining individual artworks, artistic careers, and movements but also by exploring the history of exhibitions. The growing interest in this subject on the part of scholars and critics is reflected in “Exhibition Histories”—a new series from Afterall Books that investigates landmark shows of the past fifty years—of which Exhibiting the New Art: “Op Losse Schroeven” and “When Attitudes Become Form” 1969 is

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