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The documenta archiv provides research opportunities to patrons from around the world who seek information on documenta exhibitions and art of the 20th and 21st century – always under consideration of existing protective laws.

Untere Karlsstr. 4, 34117 Kassel
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The concept of collective memory regarding the archive of a museum or an art center is not an obvious concept.

The documenta archiv has created a 7-minute short film with the title “documenta 14 entýposis” for the 34th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. It is a multifaceted, varied and informative collage of many moments from the documenta Summer

The documenta archiv presents photographs by Bernd Schlake in a small cabinet exhibition at its art library. The images were taken during the 100 days of document 14 in Kassel.

“Documenta Institute Discourse” invites to think together with international speakers about archives, research and education. This can lead to imaginations about unexpected functions, strategies, and ways of acting for archives, research and education institutions.


documenta 12 invoked discussions between contemporary art and museum collections, for example in the Old Masters Picture Gallery of Wilhelmshöhe Palace. It was up to the visitors to decide whether it was about provocation or content-related convergence.

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