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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.

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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 with the focus on the performances and public events of the world art exhibition in Athens and Kassel.

On the occasion of the completion of the cataloguing of the personal papers by Hans Hillmann, a documenta 3 artist, the documenta archiv is pleased to announce the comic concert to his graphic novel “Fly Paper” orchestrated by yam yabasha ensemeles from Berlin at the Gloria Cinema, Kassel on November, 5th 2017, 5 pm.


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.

In 1975 Hans Hillmann (1925–2014) had the idea of trying to tell a story in images while making only sparing use of text, and he decided that the succinctly worded crime story story “Fly Paper,” written by Dashiel Hammett (1894–1961) in 1929, would be a good starting point for developing this idea.

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