The Reconstruction of Kurt Schwitters'

 MERZ Building

 Harald Szeemann, Tegna

b. 1933 in Berne
Lives in Tegna, Switzerland

After completing degrees in art history, archaeology and journalism in Paris, Harald Szeemann was appointed director of the Kunsthalle in Berne, a post he held until 1969. He then ran a freelance exhibition design agency, the "Agency for Intelligent Guest-Work" ("Agentur für geistige Gastarbeit"), and since 1981 has also acted as an independent curator for the Kunsthaus in Zurich.

Harald Szeeman has many internationally acclaimed exhibitions to his name, including:
"Happening und Fluxus" (1970),"The Bachelor Machine",

in the Kunsthaus in Zurich: "Monte Verità" (1978), "De Sculptura" (1986), "Einleuchten" (1989), "The Tendency Toward a Total Work of Art" (1983), "Visionary Switzerland" (1991) et al.

"Austria in the Web of Roses" in the MAK Vienna, also shown in Zürich und Brussels;

in 1972 he designed the legendary "documenta 5",
in 1997 he ran the Biennale in Lyon,
in 1999 und 2001 he ran the Venice Biennale;

"Money and Value: The Last Taboo" (Expo 2002)

And many more. *)

He has published numerous books and essays, including
"Museum der Obsessionen" [Museums of Obsession], "Individuelle Mythologien" [Individual Mythologies], "Zeitlos auf Zeit" [Timeless for a While].