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The holdings of the documenta archiv echo central aspects of the history of the documenta, reflecting upon art, history, society and politics.

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Since the 1990s the documenta archiv owns an important collection of over 200 high-quality photographic artist portraits. It consists of images of well-known artists such as Joseph Beuys, Karl Otto Götz, Meret Oppenheim, Gerhard Richter, Wolf Vostell and many more.

"Outsider Art" was represented for the first time at the 5th documenta in 1972 in the form of "artwork of the insane".

At the 5th documenta in 1972, Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) set up an "Office for Direct Democracy by Referendum". Five years later, during documenta 6, he held an international forum at the Museum Fridericianum.

With the establishment of three new professorships financially supported by the State of Hesse research in the setup of the future documenta Institute will essentially be strengthened.

Not long ago five diaries on the subject of documenta 9, 11 and 12 were given to the documenta archiv. Klaus Röhring (born 1941) long-standing councilor of the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck and now retired, used the various documenta exhibitions also as a source of inspiration for his sermons.

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