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15 September 2013
When exhibitions become form

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Es quizás una de las propuestas más esperadas, anheladas o sorprendentes en el contexto de la actual Bienal de Venecia: la réplica de la mítica “When Attitudes Become Form”, la exposición que comisarió Harald Szeemann en Berna en 1969. Una exposición referencia que sirve para dos de los temas básicos en arte contemporáneo en las últimas décadas: la referencia al arte conceptual y su momento original, saltando las barreras entre EE.UU. y Europa; y la aparición del comisariado… y del comisario como protagonista.

Ahora la exposición se replica en Venecia, en la Fundazione Prada (se puede visitar hasta principios de noviembre) y en el marco de la bienal, la bienal que ha sido otro de los iconos de Harald Szeemann dejando ideas poderosas como el Aperto.

Una muestra que obliga a reflexionar sobre el proceso de mitificación de esas actitudes que proponía la exposición original. Procesos que la propia réplica no rechaza. Y que también se evidencian en el vídeo de presentación e institucional de la Fundazione Prada sobre la exposición. En él suman entrevistas a otros iconos del arte de finales de siglo XX como Germano Celant, manifestando que quizás esta réplica es el inicio de la museificación del siglo XX.

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When exhibitions become form

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