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ID: 500222036
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500222036

 

Record Type: Person
Ammann, Jean-Christophe (Swiss curator, museum director, and critic, 1939-2015)

Note: Ammann studied art history, Christian archaeology, and German literature at the Universität Fribourg before joining the Kunsthalle Bern, under Harald Szeemann, in 1967. Ammann was the director of the Kunstmuseum Luzern 1968-1977. He curated “Transformer: Aspects of Travesty” in 1974, which dealt with transvestism in contemporary art and performance, which is considered groundbreaking. In Luzern he focused on the generation of artists that included Joseph Beuys and Gerhard Richter. During the 1970s, he was a Swiss representative for the Paris Biennale and also worked on documenta 5.

Names:
Ammann, Jean-Christophe (preferred,V,index)
Jean-Christophe Ammann (V,display)
Ammann, Jean Christophe (V)
Jean Christophe Ammann (V)

Nationalities:
Swiss (preferred)
German

Roles:
curator (preferred)
museum director
art historian
critic
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Berlin (Berlin state, Germany) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Basel (Basel-Stadt, Switzerland) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
worked with ....  Beuys, Joseph  
....................  (German sculptor, performance artist, printmaker, 1921-1986) [500024607]
worked with ....  Richter, Gerhard  
....................  (German painter, born 1932) [500003003]
worked with ....  Szeemann, Harald  
....................  (Swiss curator, 1933-2005) [500196090]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Non-Artists
 ........  Ammann, Jean-Christophe (I,U)

Biographies:
(Swiss curator, museum director, and critic, 1939-2015) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Swiss artist, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Ammann, Jean Christophe ........ [AVERY Preferred, VP]
...............................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Ammann, Jean-Christophe ........ [GRISC Preferred, VP Preferred]
.................................................  Artforum [online] (2004-) obit.
.................................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
.................................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 78082732
Jean Christophe Ammann ........ [AVERY, VP]
.............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Jean-Christophe Ammann ........ [GRISC, VP]
...............................................  Artforum [online] (2004-)
...............................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Gallery Systems, GRISC, VP]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 22 January 2010
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n78082732
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n78082732
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Art Review [online] (2016-)
.......... Artforum [online] (2004-) obit.
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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