Pontus Hultén

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Born 1924-06-21 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Died 2006-10-26 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Pseudonymous: Karl Gunnar Hultén

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Swedish art collector, museum director and curator. In 1968, he arranged the seminal show The Machine, as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York – an exhibition of great importance at the turn from the industrial (“mechanical”) to the media society. In other words, “The Machine …” may now be seen as an event in the early years of the Algorithmic Revolution.

Member of institution(s): Moderna Museet Stockhom

1959 Curator of the Moderna Museet Stockhom
1962 Director of the Moderna Museet Stockhom [Source: The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechani…]
after 1961 Invited to organize an exhibition on kinetic art at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The outcome of this project is the 1968 exibition The Machine, as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age.
1977 Founding Director of Centre Pompidou in Paris

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