11 April 2018

Interim Management of documenta and Museum Fridericianum gGmbH

Since 1 April 2018, the interim management of documenta and Museum Fridericianum gGmbH is under the responsibility of Wolfgang Obermayr. “We are very happy that it was possible for us to attract Wolfgang Orthmayr for this position” says Christian Geselle, chairman of the board of documenta and Museum Fridericianum gGmbH. Orthmayr (58) originally from Hamburg has worked as Commercial Director at Stage Entertainment GmbH until December 2017. Before he worked as managing partner of M.A.D. Kommunikationsgesellschaft mbH and in the music industry, for Sony Music Entertainment and WOM World of Music. Without this interim solution the management position would have been vacant at times. The city of Kassel and the state Hesse are eager to fill the managing position long-term with a person of relevant experience and competence in the cultural management.Περισσότερα

Since 1 April 2018, the interim management of documenta and Museum Fridericianum gGmbH is under the responsibility of Wolfgang Obermayr. “We are very happy that it was possible for us to attract Wolfgang Orthmayr for this position” says Christian Geselle, chairman of the board of documenta and Museum Fridericianum gGmbH. Orthmayr (58) originally from Hamburg has worked as Commercial Director at Stage Entertainment GmbH until December 2017. Before he worked as managing partner of M.A.D. Kommunikationsgesellschaft mbH and in the music industry, for Sony Music Entertainment and WOM World of Music. Without this interim solution the management position would have been vacant at times. The city of Kassel and the state Hesse are eager to fill the managing position long-term with a person of relevant experience and competence in the cultural management.

5 March 2018

17 January 2018

15 December 2017

10 June 2017

26 April 2017

Η Βουλή των Σωμάτων
Κάσελ, 27-29 Απριλίου 2017
Πώς είναι να είσαι πρόβλημα;

iQhiya, The Portrait, 2016, Performance, photo: Stathis Mamalakis

Η Βουλή των Σωμάτων, το Πρόγραμμα Δημόσιων Δράσεων της documenta 14, προέκυψε από την εμπειρία του λεγόμενου μακρού «καλοκαιριού της μετανάστευσης» στην Ευρώπη, που αποκάλυψε την ταυτόχρονη αποτυχία όχι μόνο των θεσμών της σύγχρονης αντιπροσωπευτικής δημοκρατίας αλλά και της ηθικής της φιλοξενίας. Το κοινοβούλιο ήταν ερείπιο. Το πραγματικό κοινοβούλιο ήταν στους δρόμους, αποτελούνταν από μη αντιπροσωπευόμενα και μη καταγεγραμμένα σώματα που αντιστέκονταν στα μέτρα λιτότητας και στις ξενοφοβικές πολιτικές.Περισσότερα

Η Βουλή των Σωμάτων, το Πρόγραμμα Δημόσιων Δράσεων της documenta 14, προέκυψε από την εμπειρία του λεγόμενου μακρού «καλοκαιριού της μετανάστευσης» στην Ευρώπη, που αποκάλυψε την ταυτόχρονη αποτυχία όχι μόνο των θεσμών της σύγχρονης αντιπροσωπευτικής δημοκρατίας αλλά και της ηθικής της φιλοξενίας. Το κοινοβούλιο ήταν ερείπιο. Το πραγματικό κοινοβούλιο ήταν στους δρόμους, αποτελούνταν από μη αντιπροσωπευόμενα και μη καταγεγραμμένα σώματα που αντιστέκονταν στα μέτρα λιτότητας και στις ξενοφοβικές πολιτικές.


Ο πλανήτης βιώνει μια διαδικασία «αντιμεταρρύθμισης» η οποία στοχεύει στην επανεδραίωση της ανωτερότητας του λευκού αρσενικού και στην αναίρεση όλων των δημοκρατικών κατακτήσεων για τις οποίες αγωνίστηκαν κατά τους τελευταίους δύο αιώνες το εργατικό κίνημα, το αντιαποικιοκρατικό κίνημα, τα κινήματα των αυτοχθόνων, των οικολόγων και των φεμινιστριών, καθώς επίσης το κίνημα για τη σεξουαλική χειραφέτηση και εκείνο κατά της ψυχιατρικής. Σε αυτό το πλαίσιο, η Βουλή των Σωμάτων γίνεται ένας τόπος ακτιβισμού, συμμαχιών και συνεργασιών.

Έπειτα από οκτώ μήνες δραστηριοποίησης στην Αθήνα η Βουλή των Σωμάτων συνέρχεται για πρώτη φορά στο Κάσελ, καλώντας σε έναν αντιφασιστικό, διαφεμινιστικό και αντιρατσιστικό συνασπισμό. Η Βουλή των Σωμάτων εκλαμβάνει το ερώτημα «Πώς είναι να είσαι πρόβλημα;» του W. E. B. Du Bois ως πιθανή επερώτηση που απευθύνεται σήμερα στο «99%» του πλανήτη, λαμβάνοντας υπόψη τη διαδικασία που ο Αφρικανός φιλόσοφος Achille Mbembé έχει αποκαλέσει «να γίνεις ο μαύρος του κόσμου». Ενώ το σύγχρονο αποικιοκρατικό και πατριαρχικό καθεστώς επινόησε τον «εργάτη», «τη γυναίκα του σπιτιού», τον «μαύρο», τον «αυτόχθονα» και τον «ομοφυλόφιλο», σήμερα οι νέες κυβερνητικές τεχνολογίες επινοούν καινούριες μορφές καθυπόταξης: από τον ποινικοποιημένο μουσουλμάνο στον μετανάστη χωρίς χαρτιά, από τον εργαζόμενο σε επισφαλείς θέσεις στον άστεγο, από το άτομο με αναπηρία έως τον άρρωστο ως καταναλωτές για τις βιομηχανίες κανονικοποίησης, έως τον εμφυλοποιημένο εργαζόμενο και τον διαφυλικό χωρίς έγγραφα ταυτότητας.

Αυτή η επιτελεστική σύναξη δεν ορίζει ιεραρχίες ανάμεσα σε ριζικά διαφορετικές γνώσεις, γλώσσες και πρακτικές, ανάμεσα στον ακτιβισμό και στην περφόρμανς, ανάμεσα στη θεωρία και στην ποίηση, ανάμεσα στην τέχνη και στην πολιτική: πειραματιζόμαστε συλλογικά με την οικοδόμηση ενός δημόσιου χώρου ορατότητας και έκφρασης. Είναι μια σύναξη για όσους έχουν μετατραπεί σε «πρόβλημα» για τον σύγχρονο ηγεμονικό λόγο: δεν έχουμε κοινές ταυτότητες, μας συνδέουν διαφορετικές μορφές καταπίεσης, εκτοπισμού και αποστέρησης, πολύ περισσότερο απ’ ό,τι το χρώμα του δέρματος, το βιολογικό ή το κοινωνικό φύλο και η σεξουαλικότητά μας. Η Βουλή των Σωμάτων δεν απαρτίζεται από ταυτότητες, αλλά από κρίσιμες διαδικασίες αφαίρεσης στοιχείων ταυτότητας.
(Paul B. Preciado)

ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ

Πέμπτη 27 Απριλίου
FRIDERICIANUM
3 μ.μ. Εισαγωγή από τους Adam Szymczyk και Paul B. Precia
do 3:15 μ.μ. Boris Buden, Fascism: A Crime in Search of Perpetrators
4 μ.μ. iQhiya, Fresh off the boat
4:45 μ.μ. Ulrich Schneider, Facing History and Ourselves: Preserving Memory – Acting Today – Change for the Future
5:30 μ.μ. Chto Delat, Here Me Burning
6 μ.μ. Evelyn Taochen Wang, Idle Chatter 2nd – Holzwege

7 μ.μ. ΔΙΑΛΕΙΜΜΑ

8 μ.μ. Δημήτρης Κουσουρής, Old and New Fascisms and Antifascisms
8:45 μ.μ. Lerato Shadi, Dinonyane tse Pedi
9:15 μ.μ. Η Κοινότητα των Απάτριδων της Πολιτικής Ετερότητας (Max Jorge Hinderer, Νέλλη Καμπούρη, Μαργαρίτα Τσώμου), Integrated World Capitalism and the Ithagenia Condition: On Indigenous Knowledge in the European Crisis, Migration and Borders, the Coloniality of Contemporary Capitalism, and Self-determined Otherness
10 μ.μ. Ζωή Μαυρουδή, The Witch Hunts of Athens: An Experiment for a New Europe
10:45 μ.μ. Raúl de Nieves, La Mosca/The fly

11:15 μ.μ. ΔΙΑΛΕΙΜΜΑ

12:30 π.μ. Αδέσποτες Σκύλες, The waltz of the dirty streets (Το βαλς των βρώμικων δρόμων)
1:30 π.μ. LOTIC

(Mattin, Unscheduled Interventions)

Παρασκευή 28 Απριλίου
FRIDERICIANUM

10 π.μ.-3 μ.μ. Γεωργία Σαγρή, Attempt. Come (Απόπειρα. Έλα)
3 μ.μ. Franco ‟Bifoˮ Berardi, Questions About the Double-headed Monster That Is Destroying Life on the Planet. And How to Deal with It
3:45 μ.μ. Grada Kilomba, Illusions
4:15 μ.μ. Tatiana Roque, Back to the Closet! A Backlash Against Emerging Political Subjectivities
5 μ.μ. Zülfukar Çetin, Bodily Autonomy of Refuged Sex Workers and the Moralization of the Sex of the Other
5:45 μ.μ. María Galindo, Manifesto and How to Deal with the Feminist Insurrection

7 μ.μ. ΔΙΑΛΕΙΜΜΑ

8-10:30 μ.μ. ΣΥΜΜΑΧΙΕΣ ΕΛΑΣΣΟΝΩΝ ΦΟΡΕΩΝ
Σταύρος Σταυρίδης, Emergent Common Spaces: Reinventing the Politics of Sharing
Anna Dević/WHW, From Partisan Exhibitions to Exhibitions of Partisanship
Γκίγκη Αργυροπούλου, (Im)potential Resistances
Emanuele Braga, Beyond Work and Private Property, the Macao Experience as an Institution of the Commons
Μαρία Μητσοπούλου και Μαρίζα Αυγέρη, Clercking
Vasyl Cherepanyn, Thinking Under Attack: Οn the International Principles of Contemporary Antifascism
Όλγα Λαφαζάνη, Subverting the Borders Between Host and Hosted. The Everyday Life in City Plaza Project
Chto Delat (Dmitry Vilensky), To be a dissident: screening and questioning

10:30 μ.μ. ΔΙΑΛΕΙΜΜΑ

11:30 μ.μ. Vaginal Davis, No One Leaves Delilah
12:15 π.μ. Boris Baltschun και Serge Baghdassarians, Backing track
12:45 π.μ. The Boy

(Mattin, Unscheduled Interventions)

Σάββατο 29 Απριλίου

FRIDERICIANUM

12 μ.μ. Προβολή ταινίας: Fascism Inc, 2015, Ελλάδα, 73′
Σκηνοθεσία: Άρης Χατζηστεφάνου. Στα ελληνικά με αγγλικούς και γερμανικούς υπότιτλους

4-6:30 μ.μ. ΣΥΜΜΑΧΙΕΣ ΜΕΤΑΞΥ ΑΝΤΙΦΑΣΙΣΤΙΚΩΝ ΚΙΝΗΜΑΤΩΝ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΑΘΗΝΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΚΑΣΕΛ
Άρης Χατζηστεφάνου
Ayşe Güleç
Δημήτρης Κουσουρής
Θανάσης Καμπαγιάννης
Kassel postcolonial (Joshua Kwesi Aikins και Evelyn Wangui)
Forensic Architecture (Στέφανος Λεβίδης)
Μάγδα Φύσσα
Γιάννης Νηφάκος
Η Κοινότητα Φίλων του Halit και The initiative 6 of April (Lilimor Kuht, Serdar Kazak και Fritz Laszlo Weber)
Ελευθερία Τομπατζόγλου
Natascha Sadr Haghighian
Νιόβη Ζαραμπούκα-Χατζημάνου

7 μ.μ. ΔΙΑΛΕΙΜΜΑ

8 μ.μ. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, An Alignment of Contested Bodies and Spaces: On Alterity, Asynchrony and Heterogeneity
8:45 μ.μ. Alfredo Jaar, It is difficult
9:45 μ.μ. Cecilia Vicuña, Breaking the Heart of Creation
10:30 μ.μ. Schwabinggrad Ballett & Arrivati, Beyond Welcome

(Mattin, Unscheduled Interventions)

26 April 2017

University of Kassel appoints Nora Sternfeld to its documenta
Professorship

Prof. Dr. Nora Sternfeld. Photo: Daniel Shaked.

Prof. Dr. Nora Sternfeld will be the new documenta Professor at the Kassel School of Art and Design, a part of the University of Kassel. The Austrian native is currently a professor at the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. The University of Kassel has thus selected a figure with a strong reputation in the international art world for this position in good time prior to the beginning of documenta 14 in Kassel. In addition to other activities, Sternfeld will also work on the development of a planned documenta Institute.Περισσότερα

Prof. Dr. Nora Sternfeld will be the new documenta Professor at the Kassel School of Art and Design, a part of the University of Kassel. The Austrian native is currently a professor at the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. The University of Kassel has thus selected a figure with a strong reputation in the international art world for this position in good time prior to the beginning of documenta 14 in Kassel. In addition to other activities, Sternfeld will also work on the development of a planned documenta Institute.


Sternfeld (41) received a doctorate in art and cultural studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2012. In the same year she started in a professorship for Curating and Mediating Art at the Aalto University. Prior to that she had had various teaching appointments, including one at the Kassel School of Art and Design in 2009. Her research focuses on the theory and practice of art exhibition, critical museum research, art education and educational theory as well as curatorial and artistic research.

"I see one of the most important aims of my research work as positioning Kassel as an internationally relevant location for exhibition theory and practice, also in the periods between the exhibitions which occur here every five years," Sternfeld remarked. In addition to her research and teaching activities, she will be involved in the conception of a documenta Institute, which should include the existing documenta Archive. The University is working closely together with the city of Kassel and the documenta GmbH in this regard.

"I am very pleased that we have been able to gain Ms. Sternfeld for this professorship, which has great significance for the national and international visibility of the University of Kassel," said University President Prof. Dr. Reiner Finkeldey. "This is also underlined by the fact that there was a very strong pool of applicants for the position. I am sure that Ms. Sternfeld will contribute to the regional as well as the international networking of the University of Kassel and of the School of Art and Design. This increases the visibility of the city, the University and the documenta in equal measure."

Prof. Joel Baumann, Rector of the Kassel School of Art and Design, commented on the new professorship: "The Kassel School of Art and Design is pleased about the establishment of a permanent documenta Institute in Kassel. The documenta had its origin at the Art School and is connected with it in many ways. Many of our teachers were artists who participated in the documenta. Since the beginning of the documenta, our students have also actively participated in the organisation, communication and dissemination of the documenta. As an educational institution we have thus been inexorably and continuously linked with the exhibition. Continuing to develop this connection, integrating art studies, the humanities and the social sciences and at the same time pursuing artistic research and investigation strengthens this unique, profile-enhancing cooperation and highlights Kassel as a cultural and educational location. Therefore it is a central interest of ours to secure the establishment of the documenta Professorship at the Kassel School of Art and Design on a long term basis."

The exact denomination of the professorship is "Art Studies/documenta". The position will be financed for five years from funds of the innovation and structural development budget of the state of Hessen. During its development phase the professorship can also rely on funding from the Hübner and Kennedy Foundation GmbH. Following this, the Kassel School of Art and Design and the University aim to make it a permanent position.

26 April 2017

Opening of documenta 14's press and information center in Kassel

The documenta 14 Press and Information Center opens its doors in Kassel tomorrow, Thursday, 27 April. We warmly invite you to come by and visit us at Friedrichsplatz 4 in the former building of Leder Meid between 12 and 4 pm.

Περισσότερα

The documenta 14 Press and Information Center opens its doors in Kassel tomorrow, Thursday, 27 April. We warmly invite you to come by and visit us at Friedrichsplatz 4 in the former building of Leder Meid between 12 and 4 pm.

The documenta 14 Press and Information Center in Kassel is an information site and first point of contact for all visitors and members of the press. In the Press and Information Center we provide information materials on documenta 14, answer your questions and inform you about the program of events. Journalists can accredit themselves at the center and use the workplaces on-site during the exhibition.

On the occasion of the Press and Information Center’s opening we offer the possibility to purchase tickets for documenta 14. Select documenta 14 articles as well as the publications documenta 14: Daybook and The documenta 14 Reader are available as of tomorrow. Visitors who would like to donate books for The Parthenon of Books are very welcome to submit these at the Press and Information Center.

Address
Friedrichsplatz 4
34117 Kassel

Opening days and hours
April 27–June 4, 2017
Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–2 pm
June 5–September 17, 2017
10 am–8 pm daily

21 April 2017

Presentation by Klaus Honnef: How photography came to documenta

© 2012 documenta Archiv

Presentation by Klaus Honnef on 27. April 2017

Half a century ago, the appointment to the directorial team of documenta was a particular honor. With documenta 5, the first of two exhibitions in which Klaus Honnef participated, this was to change: now professional deferment rather than career advancement; questions, problems, and contradictions instead of aesthetic certainties. Against the background of a dramatically changing definition of art which was significantly influenced by documenta 5 and 6, the presentation will focus on personal memories and shed light on internal discussions.Περισσότερα

Presentation by Klaus Honnef on 27. April 2017

Half a century ago, the appointment to the directorial team of documenta was a particular honor. With documenta 5, the first of two exhibitions in which Klaus Honnef participated, this was to change: now professional deferment rather than career advancement; questions, problems, and contradictions instead of aesthetic certainties. Against the background of a dramatically changing definition of art which was significantly influenced by documenta 5 and 6, the presentation will focus on personal memories and shed light on internal discussions.


Starting with documenta 6, photography and film appeared alongside painting, drawing, and sculpture as equally valid forms of artistic expression. Photographic material from the documenta archiv accompanies the presentation.

Thursday, 27. April 2017, 7 p.m.
Auditorium of the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Menzelstrasse 13–15

Organized in cooperation with the Kunsthochschule Kassel, University of Kassel.

21 April 2017

29 March 2017

28 February 2017

Exhibitions on the history of documenta in Beijing and Shanghai

The exhibition entitled “The Myth of documenta – Arnold Bode and His Heirs” will be presented in Beijing from 1 to 31 March 2017. Over 600 items will be shown on 1,500 m2 of exhibition space at the CAFA Art Museum. This event will be followed by the exhibition entitled “Arnold Bode and the documenta,” which will be hosted by the New Gallery of Art in Shanghai until the end of June. The primary lender is the documenta Archive, and both exhibitions have been realized in cooperation with the Institut für Kultur- und Medienmanagement of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Institute for Art Administration and Education of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). Further details are provided at: museum.cafa.com.cnΠερισσότερα

The exhibition entitled “The Myth of documenta – Arnold Bode and His Heirs” will be presented in Beijing from 1 to 31 March 2017. Over 600 items will be shown on 1,500 m2 of exhibition space at the CAFA Art Museum. This event will be followed by the exhibition entitled “Arnold Bode and the documenta,” which will be hosted by the New Gallery of Art in Shanghai until the end of June. The primary lender is the documenta Archive, and both exhibitions have been realized in cooperation with the Institut für Kultur- und Medienmanagement of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Institute for Art Administration and Education of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). Further details are provided at: museum.cafa.com.cn

22 February 2017

Cabinet exhibition honoring Harry Kramer at the Museum für Sepulkralkultur

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the death of Harry Kramer (1925-1997), the Museum für Sepulkralkultur in Kassel is presenting a cabinet exhibition featuring works by the actor, dancer, artist and Professor of Sculpture at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Realized in cooperation with the documenta Archive, which has administered Kramer’s legacy since 2006, the exhibition will be open to the public until 17 April 2017. An addition to a selection of his works, the show also features four of the highly acclaimed experimental films he produced in collaboration with cameraman Wolfgang Ramsbott (1934-1991). Further details are provided at: www.sepulkralmuseum.deΠερισσότερα

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the death of Harry Kramer (1925-1997), the Museum für Sepulkralkultur in Kassel is presenting a cabinet exhibition featuring works by the actor, dancer, artist and Professor of Sculpture at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Realized in cooperation with the documenta Archive, which has administered Kramer’s legacy since 2006, the exhibition will be open to the public until 17 April 2017. An addition to a selection of his works, the show also features four of the highly acclaimed experimental films he produced in collaboration with cameraman Wolfgang Ramsbott (1934-1991). Further details are provided at: www.sepulkralmuseum.de

23 November 2016

Online accreditation for press and professionals

Press and professionals can request accreditation for the press conference and preview of documenta 14 online. To apply for accreditation, we kindly ask you to complete the online form at the website of documenta 14.Περισσότερα

Press and professionals can request accreditation for the press conference and preview of documenta 14 online. To apply for accreditation, we kindly ask you to complete the online form at the website of documenta 14.

15 November 2016

The third issue of the documenta 14 magazine South as a State of Mind #8 [documenta 14 #3] has been published.

In the two years leading up to the opening of the documenta 14 exhibition in 2017, South as a State of Mind, a magazine founded by Marina Fokidis in Athens in 2012, is publishing four special documenta 14 editions, edited by documenta 14 Editor-in-Chief of Publications Quinn Latimer and Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk. Writing and publishing are an integral part of documenta 14, and South heralds its literary production. Featuring critical thought, art, and literature, South as a State of Mind parallels the work on the documenta 14 exhibition and helps frame its concerns with essays, allegories, conversations, poetry, and visual projects by some of the most clarifying writers and artists working across the world today. And in addition to the print version of South as a State of Mind, redesigned for documenta 14 by Mevis & van Deursen, Amsterdam, South is available in three languages – German, Greek, and English – in an online edition of the magazine that you can find here: documenta14.de/south.Περισσότερα

In the two years leading up to the opening of the documenta 14 exhibition in 2017, South as a State of Mind, a magazine founded by Marina Fokidis in Athens in 2012, is publishing four special documenta 14 editions, edited by documenta 14 Editor-in-Chief of Publications Quinn Latimer and Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk. Writing and publishing are an integral part of documenta 14, and South heralds its literary production. Featuring critical thought, art, and literature, South as a State of Mind parallels the work on the documenta 14 exhibition and helps frame its concerns with essays, allegories, conversations, poetry, and visual projects by some of the most clarifying writers and artists working across the world today. And in addition to the print version of South as a State of Mind, redesigned for documenta 14 by Mevis & van Deursen, Amsterdam, South is available in three languages – German, Greek, and English – in an online edition of the magazine that you can find here: documenta14.de/south.

2 November 2016

Job Opportunity for documenta 14

documenta 14 Summer Intensive, Guillermo Galindo resonance exercise, photo: Olga Holzschuh

documenta 14 is looking for committed people who are interested in an open discussion on contemporary art with the visitors.Περισσότερα

documenta 14 is looking for committed people who are interested in an open discussion on contemporary art with the visitors.


Members of the Chorus create a link between visitors of documenta 14 and the exhibition. Their role is to follow the interests of the visitors-initiating dialogue, debate, and discussion by looking at and experiencing the work and sociopolitical as well as geographical contexts of documenta 14. While historically the Chorus has theatrical origins, speaking and acting with one voice, members of the documenta 14 Chorus and visitors develop a new, multi-tonal approach as they learn together. Applicants for the Chorus should have an open and welcoming attitude with an enthusiasm for looking, listening, researching, discussing, exchanging, and questioning ideas on contemporary artistic practice.


Attributes

– An appetite for actively engaging members of the public from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds in questions of contemporary interest
– A broad experience of contemporary art
– Sensitivity to differing opinions and the ability to moderate group debate
– Self-motivation to research the artistic content of documenta 14
– Ability to draw from a wide and varied general interest in current and political affairs
– Creative, critical, and divergent thinkers with an ability to communicate effectively
– Ability to commit to regular meetings in the lead-up to documenta 14 in Kassel or Athens
– The applicant should be responsible, self-organized, and a good time-keeper
– Sign language and other language abilities desirable (German, Greek, Turkish, Arabic)
– Ability to keep flexible work hours


Contract

As a member of the Chorus you will have a paid position under a freelance contract.


Locations and Preparation

– Athens
– Kassel


The group interviews for Chorus members who wish to be based in Kassel during the period of documenta 14 will be held in Kassel between December 12–16, 2016. The group interviews for Chorus members who wish to be based in Athens during the period of documenta 14 will be held in Athens on December 19–20, 2016. Travel and accommodation costs for the group interview week, for the research and preparation days as well as the period of documenta 14 in Kassel or Athens (according to the applicant’s locality) must be covered by the applicants.


Application

If you wish to apply to become a Chorus member, please send your CV and a motivational letter indicating whether you wish to be based in Athens or Kassel to education [​at​] documenta.de. The Open Call for members of the Chorus is open until December 5, 2016.


About aneducation

aneducation is an open-ended enquiry into modes of questioning, discussing, and thinking art for each and every visitor of documenta 14. aneducation builds projects with schools, universities, art colleges, and communities relating specifically to documenta 14 artist projects. documenta 14 as embedded in the working title Learning from Athens is an integrated approach to an exhibition at the time of its making, Public Programs, and education. The program of aneducation is to reach a wide and diverse audience that is open to thinking about the social role of art and artists in today’s society. aneducation is shaped by three main questions: “What shifts?” “What drifts?” “What remains?” while investigating the relationship between art, education, and the aesthetics of human togetherness through the collective activation of the body-shifting from day to night. What does it mean to come together? How and where do we come together? And what can we do when we come together? documenta 14 does not intend to be a spaceship coming to land in Athens before moving on to Kassel. It is a project that relies on collective action and individual capacities, engaging with the context and building friendships as it grows. During the making of documenta 14, aneducation is a process based on research, meeting with people, listening and conversing, walking, reading, and looking. The encounter between art, artists, and the public is our starting point as we embark on an open road of discovery. To learn from the context in which we situate ourselves means to observe the activity and associate with groups and individuals with whom we find synergy. aneducation program for Learning from Athens positions itself as a form of living currency, exchanged between the makers of documenta 14 and the public that not only gathers knowledge but also disseminates it. documenta 14 is an education that disperses through bodies of collected knowledge and experiences.



aneducation: a multitude of voices

Visits to documenta 14 can be accompanied by a member of the Chorus. The role of the documenta 14 Chorus is to follow the interests of the visitors-listening to and instigating dialogue, debate, and questioning by looking at and experiencing the works of documenta 14. Historically, the Chorus in Greek tragic theater was made up of nonprofessionals and citizens who operated between the audience and actors as commentators, shape-shifters, and empathizers. While often the historical Greek choir would speak from a script with a collective voice, members of the Chorus for documenta 14 and visitors to the exhibition play a dynamic role together in thinking critically together about artist projects and giving voice to deep questions, while also drawing out broader perspectives relating to the respective contexts of documenta 14. In this way the visitor is a contributor to documenta 14, negotiating routes, responses, and works alongside members of the Chorus within a given time frame. The interest of aneducation is to create a multitude of voices that continues to resonate with further questions, mythologies, dialogue, stories, debates, and rumors beyond the realm of the exhibition.



Open Call

The Open Call for members of the Chorus closes on December 5, 2016. The cities of Athens and Kassel both have a heritage of telling and retelling of stories. We are looking for members of the Chorus who are interested in generating open conversation, questioning ideas, and enabling group discussion through the experience of looking at and engaging with both contemporary and historical artistic practices. Members of the Chorus aim to create a discursive space for divergent thinking where ideas can be shared and stories told while visiting documenta 14. Members of the Chorus invite visitors to experiment, discuss, and propose modes of intervention and action during documenta 14. The Chorus for documenta 14 will include local and international artists, students, activists, historians, economists, architects, critical thinkers, dancers, political scientists, art mediators, designers, community leaders… Curious minds are invited to apply and become members of the Chorus.

19 October 2016

Invitation to the Groundbreaking for The Parthenon of Books

Marta Minujín, El Partenón de libros (Ο Παρθενώνας των βιβλίων, 1983), εγκατάσταση, Avenida 9 de Julio, Μπουένος Άιρες Φωτο: Marta Minujín Archive

October 22, 2016, 3 pm: The groundbreaking for the first artistic work of documenta 14 titled The Parthenon of Books is planned for 3 pm on October 22, 2016, at Friedrichsplatz in Kassel. You are cordially invited to perform this symbolic gesture together with the artist Marta Minujín and the curator Pierre Bal-Blanc, and to donate books for the creation of the Parthenon on the spot. The event is open to the public. Further information on this project can be found on the website of documenta 14.Περισσότερα

October 22, 2016, 3 pm: The groundbreaking for the first artistic work of documenta 14 titled The Parthenon of Books is planned for 3 pm on October 22, 2016, at Friedrichsplatz in Kassel. You are cordially invited to perform this symbolic gesture together with the artist Marta Minujín and the curator Pierre Bal-Blanc, and to donate books for the creation of the Parthenon on the spot. The event is open to the public. Further information on this project can be found on the website of documenta 14.

7 October 2016

Call for book donations for the first artwork of documenta 14

Marta Minujín, El Partenón de libros (Ο Παρθενώνας των βιβλίων, 1983), εγκατάσταση, Avenida 9 de Julio, Μπουένος Άιρες Φωτο: Marta Minujín Archive

Marta Minujín, documenta 14, and Frankfurter Buchmesse cordially invite the public, publishers, and authors to donate books for the artwork The Parthenon of Books and thus become part of the work. Up to 100,000 formerly or currently banned books from all over the world are needed to erect the work on Friedrichsplatz in Kassel, the same place where, in 1933, numerous books were burned by the Nazis. In Kassel in June 2017 The Parthenon of Books will be constructed using the collected books as a true-to-scale replica of the temple on the Acropolis in Athens, symbolizing the aesthetic and political ideals of the first democracy. The monument will become a decisive symbol of resistance to any banning of writings and the persecution of their authors. To find more information about the project and learn how to donate a book, please visit the website of documenta 14.Περισσότερα

Marta Minujín, documenta 14, and Frankfurter Buchmesse cordially invite the public, publishers, and authors to donate books for the artwork The Parthenon of Books and thus become part of the work. Up to 100,000 formerly or currently banned books from all over the world are needed to erect the work on Friedrichsplatz in Kassel, the same place where, in 1933, numerous books were burned by the Nazis. In Kassel in June 2017 The Parthenon of Books will be constructed using the collected books as a true-to-scale replica of the temple on the Acropolis in Athens, symbolizing the aesthetic and political ideals of the first democracy. The monument will become a decisive symbol of resistance to any banning of writings and the persecution of their authors. To find more information about the project and learn how to donate a book, please visit the website of documenta 14.

6 October 2016

Einladung zur Filmpremiere documenta 1955 – Der Film, der nie gedreht wurde mit anschließender Diskussion

Günther Becker: Αίθουσα 15 στο ισόγειο του Fridericianum με έργα των Hans Mettel, Mirko και Alexander Calder, documenta 1, 1955, Γυάλινο αρνητικό (λεπτομέρεια), © Αρχείο documenta / Günther Becker

"Aus dem documenta Archiv 1" zeigt Ihnen einen Einblick in die documenta 1, den Sie so nie zuvor wahrnehmen konnten. Bisher existierten keine Filmaufnahmen von dieser wegweisenden Ausstellung im Jahre 1955. Umso spektakulärer ist die nachträgliche Schaffung einer Filmdokumentation auf Basis von Originalfotografien aus dem documenta Archiv und dem Deutschen Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg. Die Realisierung gelang Visus-Vision UG mit einem innovativen, selbstentwickelten Softwarewerkzeug. Die eingesprochenen Texte erarbeitete der documenta Kenner Harald Kimpel. Im Anschluss an die Präsentation des Filmes findet eine Diskussion statt, zu der wir erfreulicherweise Heiner Georgsdorf, Dr. Harald Kimpel, E.R Nele sowie die Filmemacher Peter Schima und Bernd Scott begrüßen dürfen. Durch die Diskussion führt Dirk Schwarze, Vorsitzender des documenta forums.Περισσότερα

"Aus dem documenta Archiv 1" zeigt Ihnen einen Einblick in die documenta 1, den Sie so nie zuvor wahrnehmen konnten. Bisher existierten keine Filmaufnahmen von dieser wegweisenden Ausstellung im Jahre 1955. Umso spektakulärer ist die nachträgliche Schaffung einer Filmdokumentation auf Basis von Originalfotografien aus dem documenta Archiv und dem Deutschen Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg. Die Realisierung gelang Visus-Vision UG mit einem innovativen, selbstentwickelten Softwarewerkzeug. Die eingesprochenen Texte erarbeitete der documenta Kenner Harald Kimpel. Im Anschluss an die Präsentation des Filmes findet eine Diskussion statt, zu der wir erfreulicherweise Heiner Georgsdorf, Dr. Harald Kimpel, E.R Nele sowie die Filmemacher Peter Schima und Bernd Scott begrüßen dürfen. Durch die Diskussion führt Dirk Schwarze, Vorsitzender des documenta forums.


Begrüßung: Dr. Birgit Jooss, Direktorin des documenta Archivs


Moderation der Diskussion: Dirk Schwarze, Vorsitzender des documenta forums


Diskussion: Heiner Georgsdorf, Herausgeber der Schriften von Arnold Bode,
Dr. Harald Kimpel, Kunsthistoriker, E. R. Nele, Tochter von Arnold Bode, Peter Schima und Bernd Scott, Visus-Film UG


Eine Veranstaltung in Kooperation mit dem documenta forum und Visus-Vision UG.


Sonntag, den 16.10.2016
11:00 Uhr
Gloria Kino
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 3
34117 Kassel


Eintritt frei


documenta Archiv
Untere Karlsstraße 4
Tel: +49 561 70727-3100
Fax: +49 561 70727-3110
D - 34117 Kassel
archiv@documenta.de
www.documentaarchiv.de


Träger des documenta Archivs ist die documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH mit den Gesellschaftern Stadt Kassel und Land Hessen.

26 September 2016

5 September 2016

New landing page for the outdoor works of art from past documenta exhibitions

Visitors can select one of three different routes at www.documenta-historie.de or with the IZI Travel app. The three routes are “Friedrichsplatz,” “Staatspark Karlsaue,” and “Stadtraum.” The digital documenta guide accompanies visitors to the various works of art in German or English. Descriptions of the individual works provided at each stopping point are supplemented by background information on the respective artists. Interested visitors can either follow a route from start to finish or begin a tour at a work of art of their choice by entering the corresponding QR code.Περισσότερα

Visitors can select one of three different routes at www.documenta-historie.de or with the IZI Travel app. The three routes are “Friedrichsplatz,” “Staatspark Karlsaue,” and “Stadtraum.” The digital documenta guide accompanies visitors to the various works of art in German or English. Descriptions of the individual works provided at each stopping point are supplemented by background information on the respective artists. Interested visitors can either follow a route from start to finish or begin a tour at a work of art of their choice by entering the corresponding QR code.

2 August 2016

New publication by the Museum Fridericianum

Parrot Problems © Nico #5AB

The catalog for Helen Marten’s exhibition Parrot Problems at the Fridericianum is now available. Parrot Problems is the British artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany. The catalog features articles by Diedrich Diederichsen and Johanna Burton and a conversation between Helen Marten and Susanne Pfeffer.Περισσότερα

The catalog for Helen Marten’s exhibition Parrot Problems at the Fridericianum is now available. Parrot Problems is the British artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany. The catalog features articles by Diedrich Diederichsen and Johanna Burton and a conversation between Helen Marten and Susanne Pfeffer.

3 July 2016

2016 Arnold-Bode Prize goes to Hiwa K

Hiwa K, 2015, Φωτο: Drama Rubo

This year’s Arnold-Bode Prize awarded by the documenta city of Kassel goes to Hiwa K, who currently lives in Berlin. After graduating from secondary school in Iraq, Hiwa K pursued further education along with other visual artists, intellectuals, and theater artists in self-organized study groups in his native country. His projects represent an ongoing critique of art education, the professionalization of art practice, staging, and visibility as well as the myth of the individual artist. Hiwa K has been invited to participate in documenta 14 in 2017. The prize includes a grant of 10,000 euros. The award will be presented at the Kasseler Kunstverein on 3 November 2016.Περισσότερα

This year’s Arnold-Bode Prize awarded by the documenta city of Kassel goes to Hiwa K, who currently lives in Berlin. After graduating from secondary school in Iraq, Hiwa K pursued further education along with other visual artists, intellectuals, and theater artists in self-organized study groups in his native country. His projects represent an ongoing critique of art education, the professionalization of art practice, staging, and visibility as well as the myth of the individual artist. Hiwa K has been invited to participate in documenta 14 in 2017. The prize includes a grant of 10,000 euros. The award will be presented at the Kasseler Kunstverein on 3 November 2016.

15 June 2016

Dr Birgit Jooss (2016) Αρχείο documenta / Φωτο: Rosa Maria Rühling

14 June 2016

The second issue of the documenta 14 journal South as a State of Mind #7 [documenta 14 #2] has been published

South as a State of Mind #7 [documenta 14 #2], Εξώφυλλο, Ιούνιος 2016

In the two years leading up to the opening of the documenta 14 exhibition in 2017, South as a State of Mind, a magazine founded by Marina Fokidis in Athens in 2012, is publishing four special documenta 14 editions, edited by documenta 14 Editor-in-Chief of Publications Quinn Latimer and Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk. Writing and publishing are an integral part of documenta 14, and its journal heralds that process. A forum for research, critique, art, and literature, South as a State of Mind parallels the preparatory work on the d14 exhibition and helps frame its concerns and aims with essays, conversations, poetry, fiction, and visual projects by some of the most singular writers, thinkers, and artists of our time. As a supplement to the print issue of South as a State of Mind, the articles from d14-South are available in in three languages (German, Greek, and English) in the online version posted at www.documenta14.de/south.Περισσότερα

In the two years leading up to the opening of the documenta 14 exhibition in 2017, South as a State of Mind, a magazine founded by Marina Fokidis in Athens in 2012, is publishing four special documenta 14 editions, edited by documenta 14 Editor-in-Chief of Publications Quinn Latimer and Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk. Writing and publishing are an integral part of documenta 14, and its journal heralds that process. A forum for research, critique, art, and literature, South as a State of Mind parallels the preparatory work on the d14 exhibition and helps frame its concerns and aims with essays, conversations, poetry, fiction, and visual projects by some of the most singular writers, thinkers, and artists of our time. As a supplement to the print issue of South as a State of Mind, the articles from d14-South are available in in three languages (German, Greek, and English) in the online version posted at www.documenta14.de/south.

13 June 2016

Heralding documenta 14

A banner on the Weinberg Bridge informs visitors that the documenta is scheduled to begin in Kassel less than a year from now. documenta 14 will open in Kassel on 10 June and end on 17 September 2017. The exhibition begins in Athens on 8 April and will run through 16 July 2017.Περισσότερα

A banner on the Weinberg Bridge informs visitors that the documenta is scheduled to begin in Kassel less than a year from now. documenta 14 will open in Kassel on 10 June and end on 17 September 2017. The exhibition begins in Athens on 8 April and will run through 16 July 2017.

28 May 2016

Anicka Yi. "Jungle Stripe"

Anicka Yi, The Flavor Genome, φωτογραφία από βίντεο (2016) / Καλλιτεχνική επιμέλεια: Zak Group

On 28 May 2016, 5pm, Fridericianum opens the exhibition entitled Jungle Stripe — the first institutional solo exhibition of the artist Anicka Yi (born 1971). With sculptural and video works all produced specifically for the exhibition, she creates a complex structure of hybrid forms. The exhibition is on view from 29 May to 4 September 2016 on the ground floor of the Fridericianum.Περισσότερα

On 28 May 2016, 5pm, Fridericianum opens the exhibition entitled Jungle Stripe — the first institutional solo exhibition of the artist Anicka Yi (born 1971). With sculptural and video works all produced specifically for the exhibition, she creates a complex structure of hybrid forms. The exhibition is on view from 29 May to 4 September 2016 on the ground floor of the Fridericianum.

14 April 2016

Kuratorenpreis für „Inhuman"

Oliver Laric The Hunter and His Dog (2014) / Φωτο: Achim Hatzius

On April 14, 2016 Susanne Pfeffer, director of the Fridericianum, received an award for curating the best exhibition of 2015. Her exhibition Inhuman was selected from twelve exhibitions that took place in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland in 2015.Περισσότερα

On April 14, 2016 Susanne Pfeffer, director of the Fridericianum, received an award for curating the best exhibition of 2015. Her exhibition Inhuman was selected from twelve exhibitions that took place in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland in 2015.

11 March 2016

Twice-weekly Flights between Kassel and Athens begin in April 2017

Starting in April 2017, Aegean Airlines introduces twice-weekly flights between Kassel and Athens with the aim of providing a direct connection for visitors wishing to visit the two cities in which the documenta 14 exhibition takes place. Aegean Airlines is the official airline partner of documenta.Περισσότερα

Starting in April 2017, Aegean Airlines introduces twice-weekly flights between Kassel and Athens with the aim of providing a direct connection for visitors wishing to visit the two cities in which the documenta 14 exhibition takes place. Aegean Airlines is the official airline partner of documenta.

26 January 2016

Images

On 30 January 2016, the Fridericianum opens a group exhibition entitled Images with Cory Arcangel, Trisha Donnelly, Wade Guyton, Pierre Huyghe, Mark Leckey, Michel Majerus, Philippe Parreno, Seth Price and Sturtevant. The exhibition will be on view from 31 January until 1 May 2016.Περισσότερα

On 30 January 2016, the Fridericianum opens a group exhibition entitled Images with Cory Arcangel, Trisha Donnelly, Wade Guyton, Pierre Huyghe, Mark Leckey, Michel Majerus, Philippe Parreno, Seth Price and Sturtevant. The exhibition will be on view from 31 January until 1 May 2016.

7 January 2016

22 December 2015

The German Pavilion at the 57. Biennale di Venezia

Φωτο: Uwe Zucchi/dpa/picture alliance

On December 21 the Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier appointed Susanne Pfeffer, director of Fridericianum, to curate the German Pavilion at the 57. Biennale di Venezia.Περισσότερα

On December 21 the Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier appointed Susanne Pfeffer, director of Fridericianum, to curate the German Pavilion at the 57. Biennale di Venezia.

18 December 2015

Neupositionierung des FlicFlac auf dem Friedrichsplatz

Die documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH und die Circus FlicFlac GmbH haben sich auf eine Versetzung des Flic-Flac-Zeltes geeinigt, so dass Der Vertikale Erdkilometer von Walter de Maria auch während des FlicFlac Festivals frei zugänglich bleibt. Zur Eröffnung am 18.12.2015 wurde das Zirkuszelt um 6 Meter verschoben.Περισσότερα

Die documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH und die Circus FlicFlac GmbH haben sich auf eine Versetzung des Flic-Flac-Zeltes geeinigt, so dass Der Vertikale Erdkilometer von Walter de Maria auch während des FlicFlac Festivals frei zugänglich bleibt. Zur Eröffnung am 18.12.2015 wurde das Zirkuszelt um 6 Meter verschoben.

27 November 2015

Talks, readings, and conversations to launch the documenta 14 publication program with South as a State of Mind #6 [documenta 14 #1]

Φωτο: Στάθης Μαμαλάκης

December 5, 2015, 7:30 pm with Andreas Angelidakis, Marina Fokidis, Ayse Güleç, Quinn Latimer, Adam Szymczyk, and Margarita Tsomou in Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Mombachstraße 10, 34127 Kassel.

December 6, 2015, 7:00 pm with Akinbode Akinbiyi, Marina Fokidis, Peter Friedl, Bouchra Khalili, Quinn Latimer, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Adam Szymczyk, and Françoise Vergès in SAVVY Contemporary in Silent Green, Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin-Wedding. The evening will be accompanied by musical interventions by Ahmet Ögüt / Ali Demirel, Ange Da Costa, VSS Trio (Charles Sammons, Kelvin Sholar, Eric Vaughn), and DJ Judex.Περισσότερα

December 5, 2015, 7:30 pm with Andreas Angelidakis, Marina Fokidis, Ayse Güleç, Quinn Latimer, Adam Szymczyk, and Margarita Tsomou in Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Mombachstraße 10, 34127 Kassel.

December 6, 2015, 7:00 pm with Akinbode Akinbiyi, Marina Fokidis, Peter Friedl, Bouchra Khalili, Quinn Latimer, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Adam Szymczyk, and Françoise Vergès in SAVVY Contemporary in Silent Green, Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin-Wedding. The evening will be accompanied by musical interventions by Ahmet Ögüt / Ali Demirel, Ange Da Costa, VSS Trio (Charles Sammons, Kelvin Sholar, Eric Vaughn), and DJ Judex.

29 October 2015

The dates of documenta 14 are now public:

Athens: 8 April–16 July 2017 / Kassel: 10 June–17 September 2017Περισσότερα

Athens: 8 April–16 July 2017 / Kassel: 10 June–17 September 2017

31 October 2015

Start of the documenta 14 publication program

Φωτο: Rosa Maria Rühling

Launch of the documenta 14 publication program with South as a State of Mind #6 [documenta 14 #1]. The first issue is now published in print and online. You can purchase the magazine in German and international bookshops and also in press and books shops at the railway stations and airports. Should you require more detailed information as to where to find the magazine in your area, please contact our distributor, Buchhandlung Walther König. More information: documenta 14.deΠερισσότερα

Launch of the documenta 14 publication program with South as a State of Mind #6 [documenta 14 #1]. The first issue is now published in print and online. You can purchase the magazine in German and international bookshops and also in press and books shops at the railway stations and airports. Should you require more detailed information as to where to find the magazine in your area, please contact our distributor, Buchhandlung Walther König. More information: documenta 14.de

30 July 2015

Symposium documenta 1997 – 2017: erweiterte Denkkollektive /
expanding thought-collectives

Attended by over 600 visitors, the two-day symposium hosted by documenta Guest Professor Dorothea von Hantelmann on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the documenta came to a successful conclusion. For the first time ever, the Artistic Directors of documenta 10 through 13 spoke with guests about their documenta exhibitions. Adam Szymczyk, the Artistic Director of documenta 14, concluded the symposium with a performance by the Iraqi artist Hiwa K.Περισσότερα

Attended by over 600 visitors, the two-day symposium hosted by documenta Guest Professor Dorothea von Hantelmann on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the documenta came to a successful conclusion. For the first time ever, the Artistic Directors of documenta 10 through 13 spoke with guests about their documenta exhibitions. Adam Szymczyk, the Artistic Director of documenta 14, concluded the symposium with a performance by the Iraqi artist Hiwa K.

30 July 2015

Hessischer Kulturpreis 2015

The Hessian Culture Prize for 2015 was presented to the former Artistic Directors of the documenta by Minister President Volker Bouffier on 17 July 2015. The honored recipients were:Περισσότερα

The Hessian Culture Prize for 2015 was presented to the former Artistic Directors of the documenta by Minister President Volker Bouffier on 17 July 2015. The honored recipients were:

Arnold Bode (posthumous) (d1-d4) Harald Szeemann (posthumous) (d5) Manfred Schneckenburger (d6 and d8) Rudi Fuchs (d7) Jan Hoet (posthumous) (d9) Catherine David (d10) Okwui Enwezor (d11) Roger M. Buergel (d12) Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (d13)

30 July 2015

Marcel Broodthaers

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the documenta, the Fridericianum is presenting a survey exhibition of the art of Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) from 17 July to 11 October 2015. The Belgian artist, who took part in four documenta exhibitions, is represented by works from all of his creative periods.Περισσότερα

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the documenta, the Fridericianum is presenting a survey exhibition of the art of Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) from 17 July to 11 October 2015. The Belgian artist, who took part in four documenta exhibitions, is represented by works from all of his creative periods.

30 July 2015

documenta archiv

Founded by Arnold Bode in 1961 and since operated by the City of Kassel, the documenta archive was symbolically entrusted to documenta GmbH in a festive ceremony on 15 July 2015. The transfer will become official on 1 January 2016. From that point on, the documenta Archive will be funded jointly by the City of Kassel and the State of Hessen, and the annual budget will double to one million euros.Περισσότερα

Founded by Arnold Bode in 1961 and since operated by the City of Kassel, the documenta archive was symbolically entrusted to documenta GmbH in a festive ceremony on 15 July 2015. The transfer will become official on 1 January 2016. From that point on, the documenta Archive will be funded jointly by the City of Kassel and the State of Hessen, and the annual budget will double to one million euros.

20 July 2015

12.000 visit documenta's anniversary celebrations

The documenta marked its 60th birthday in Kassel with a festive celebration in Kassel in honor of the milestone occasion under the patronage of Mayor Bertram Hilgen. Twenty-nine art and cultural institutions in Kassel joined for the first time in organizing a program devoted to recalling aspects of the multifaceted history of the documenta since 1955 and enabling visitors to experience them once again. The more than fifty events on the program included numerous exhibitions, film presentations, performances, panel discussions, readings, and guided tours.Περισσότερα

The documenta marked its 60th birthday in Kassel with a festive celebration in Kassel in honor of the milestone occasion under the patronage of Mayor Bertram Hilgen. Twenty-nine art and cultural institutions in Kassel joined for the first time in organizing a program devoted to recalling aspects of the multifaceted history of the documenta since 1955 and enabling visitors to experience them once again. The more than fifty events on the program included numerous exhibitions, film presentations, performances, panel discussions, readings, and guided tours.

The documenta has left an indelible imprint on the city of Kassel during the past sixty years. Guided tours to the works of outdoor art remaining in Kassel from past exhibitions enable visitors to experience the complex historical significance of these works while offering both contexts and insights. Contemporary witnesses shared their recollections of past documenta exhibitions with visitors at many different locations.

The documenta Forum invited E.R. Nele, the daughter of documenta founder Arnold Bode, art historian Prof. Adrian von Buttlar, and Pitt Moog, a former master student of Bode’s, to a panel discussion on the first documenta of 1955. While works from past documenta exhibitions purchased by the city of Kassel were the focus of attention at the Neue Galerie, the Naturkundemuseum and the Kulturbahnhof, the documenta Archive presented its “My documenta” project devoted to the recollections of contemporary witnesses and offered guided tours. Artists featured in past documenta exhibitions took part in the program in a number of project spaces in Kassel, among them Ugo Dossi, Horst Hoheisel, Jürgen Klauke, and Timm Ulrichs. The festivities continued into the evening with a grand open-air swing concert by the Orchestra of the Staatstheater Kassel featuring pieces from the founding years of the documenta in the 1950s and 1960s. The performance at Friedrichsplatz drew 12,000 visitors. After the concert, the Open-Air-Kino showed Let’s Get Lost, one of the favorite films of Adam Szymczyk, Artistic Director of documenta 14. The film by Bruce Weber produced in 1988 is about transience and remembrance – and was “an invitation to get lost together, alone” (Adam Szymczyk).

With generous support provided by: Boxan, the Hessian Ministry of Art and Science, the HNA, the Kasseler Sparkasse, Kassel Marketing GmbH, the Staatstheater Kassel, the City of Kassel, Städtische Werke AG; media partner: HNA

19 July 2015

60 years documenta –
anniversary celebration

Founded by Arnold Bode, the documenta opened in Kassel for the first time on July 15, 1955, and thirteen editions of the documenta have been presented since then. Preparations for the documenta 14 are currently in progress, and the exhibition is scheduled to open in Athens and Kassel in 2017. The 60th anniversary of the documenta, which is now regarded as the most important exhibition of contemporary art in the world, will be celebrated with an impressive program of accompanying events.Περισσότερα

Founded by Arnold Bode, the documenta opened in Kassel for the first time on July 15, 1955, and thirteen editions of the documenta have been presented since then. Preparations for the documenta 14 are currently in progress, and the exhibition is scheduled to open in Athens and Kassel in 2017. The 60th anniversary of the documenta, which is now regarded as the most important exhibition of contemporary art in the world, will be celebrated with an impressive program of accompanying events.

17 July 2015


Symposium documenta 1997 – 2017:
erweiterte Denkkollektive /
expanding thought-collectives
17 and 18 July, documenta Halle

17 and 18 July 2015, documenta Halle with: Carmen Amor, Karen Barad, Beatrice von Bismarck, Kristina Buch, Roger M. Buergel, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Catherine David, Okwui Enwezor, Peter Galison, David Joselit, Hiwa K, Lu Jie, Michael Lüthy, Sarat Maharaj, Oliver Marchart, Laura Zheng Ning, Ruth Noack, Nikos Papastergiadis, Griselda Pollock, Tino Sehgal, Raqs Media Collective / Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Adam Szymczyk, Wang Jianwei. Further information: www.documenta60.deΠερισσότερα

17 and 18 July 2015, documenta Halle with: Carmen Amor, Karen Barad, Beatrice von Bismarck, Kristina Buch, Roger M. Buergel, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Catherine David, Okwui Enwezor, Peter Galison, David Joselit, Hiwa K, Lu Jie, Michael Lüthy, Sarat Maharaj, Oliver Marchart, Laura Zheng Ning, Ruth Noack, Nikos Papastergiadis, Griselda Pollock, Tino Sehgal, Raqs Media Collective / Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Adam Szymczyk, Wang Jianwei. Further information: www.documenta60.de

25 June 2015

Adam Szymczyk –
“I don’t trust the choice between
yes and no“

On occasion of the forthcoming referendum in Greece, Adam Szymczyk, Artistic Director of documenta 14, spoke to Margarita Tsomou in Athens. The conversation in German was published 3 July 2015 on ZEIT ONLINE.
photo: Tadeusz RolkeΠερισσότερα

On occasion of the forthcoming referendum in Greece, Adam Szymczyk, Artistic Director of documenta 14, spoke to Margarita Tsomou in Athens. The conversation in German was published 3 July 2015 on ZEIT ONLINE.
photo: Tadeusz Rolke

4 July 2015

documenta 14 website is now live

The new website of documenta 14 is online as of 4 July 2015. The office of Laurenz Brunner and Julia Born are responsible for the graphic design, programming by Julia Novitch. www.documenta14.deΠερισσότερα

The new website of documenta 14 is online as of 4 July 2015. The office of Laurenz Brunner and Julia Born are responsible for the graphic design, programming by Julia Novitch. www.documenta14.de

30 May 2015

Annette Kulenkampff in conversation

Join us tonight in Kassel, 6.00 pm, at Fridericianum, for a discussion hosted by KulturNetz Kassel on documenta's 60th birthday that is coming up in July this year. Annette Kulenkampff, CEO of documenta and Horst Seidenfaden, Editor in Chief of local newspaper HNA discuss chances and challenges.Περισσότερα

Join us tonight in Kassel, 6.00 pm, at Fridericianum, for a discussion hosted by KulturNetz Kassel on documenta's 60th birthday that is coming up in July this year. Annette Kulenkampff, CEO of documenta and Horst Seidenfaden, Editor in Chief of local newspaper HNA discuss chances and challenges.