Pontus Hulten and Moderna Museet : The Formative Years

Pontus Hulten and Moderna Museet : The Formative Years

Description

The legendary curator Pontus Hultén (1924-2006) worked at Moderna Museet in Stockholm between 1958 and 1973. In 1960 he was appointed director. It was in this role that he built the collection and the museum's international reputation, with exhibitions such as Movement in Art (1961), American Pop Art (1964), Niki de Saint-Phalle's She-A Cathedral (1966) and Warhol's first European solo exhibition (1968). In 2005 Hultén donated his art collection, library and archives to Moderna Museet. Pontus Hultén and Moderna Museet: The Formative Years explores Hultén's practice as a curator and director. In addition to new essays, the book contains archival photographs and documents as well as a previously unpublished 1962 text by Hultén outlining his ideas on how an art museum should run.


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Details

Author(s)
Patrik Andersson, Daniel Birnbaum, Annika Gunnarsson, Pontus Hulten, Anna Tellgren
Format
Paperback | 92 pages
Dimensions
170 x 233 x 15.24mm | 498.95g
Publication date
25 Jul 2017
Publisher
Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Publication City/Country
Cologne, Germany
Language
English
Illustrations note
50 colour
ISBN10
3960980825
ISBN13
9783960980827