The Easel

Think of Harald’s Position: Weighing Szeemann’s Obsessions in L.A.

An early Szeemann exhibition variously involved molten lead, damage to permanent walls and smashing up the outside plaza. Over many important shows he redefined what curators do – show the “unpredictable path of art”. Much better than the above review, though, is an earlier piece. “Curating a show in which nothing could fail was, to Szeemann, a waste of time.”