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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the documenta archiv and the University of Kassel have initiated a joint project that, for the first time, reflects the two institutions Bauhaus and documenta in comparison.

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Events

Current

Exhibition
24.5.–8.9.2019
"bauhaus | documenta. Vision and Brand"

Neue Galerie, Kassel

Bauhaus and documenta are two globally successful cultural brands that stand for a cosmopolitan, innovative and modern Germany.

Upcoming

Exhibition
15.8.–10.11.2019
How much Bauhaus is in documenta? Seeking traces

The first Virtual Exhibition created by the documenta archiv explores the question in which way Bauhaus concepts have inscribed themselves in the documenta idea.

From the documenta archiv
15.8.2019
#10 How much Bauhaus is in documenta? Seeking traces. Launch of the Virtual Exhibition

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the documenta archiv and the University of Kassel have initiated a joint project that, for the first time, reflects the two institutions Bauhaus and documenta in comparison.

Past

Event
14.–15.6.2019
Never been modern? Bauhaus and documenta in true affinity

The symposium deals with the implicit narratives of modernity of Bauhaus and the documenta exhibitions.

documenta Institute Discourse
12.6.2019
#9 Does art education exist somewhere between aesthetic experience and social interaction? Lecture by Ruth Noack

The lecture will look back on 25 years of curatorial mediation work within contemporary art and examine its relevance in the here and now.

From the documenta archiv
16.5.2019
#9 Fritz Winter. documenta artist from the beginning. Lecture by Anna Rühl

The painter Fritz Winter (1905-1976) was present with a body of work at each of the first three documenta exhibitions.

From the documenta archiv
7.2.2019
#8 The Eventful Photographic History of Lehmbruck's Die Kniende. Lecture by Kathryn Floyd

Günther Becker’s familiar 1955 photograph of Wilhelm Lehmbruck’s Die Kniende (1911) in the rotunda of the Museum Fridericianum serves as an important record of documenta’s beginnings.

documenta Institute Discourse
16.1.2019
#8 Revising Modernity from the Archive. Lecture by Günter Herzog

The system of art has changed decisively since the second half of the 19th century. Innovations by “independent” artists are recognized and supported by newly developed “patrons,” professions, and institutions.

Guided Tour
11.12.2018
Guided Tour to the exhibition “Please take off your shoes.” - Participatory art at documenta 5

We offer you a guided tour to our exhibition "In the documenta archiv #5 - “Please take off your shoes.” - Participatory art at documenta 5".

documenta Institute Discourse
4.12.2018
#7 The Work of Archives – Work on the Archive – lecture by Ursula Frohne und Marianne Wagner

The archive’s connections to artistic and curatorial work are variegated and complex. While the idea of the archive, on the one hand, is informed and shaped by institutions dedicated to conservation, research, and exhibition,...

Event
22.–24.11.2018
Conference: Archiving the Unarchivable – Das Unarchivierbare archivieren

In view of the future documenta Institute and on the occasion of current developments in restoration and conservation science, the documenta archiv is organizing an international conference at the documenta-Halle, Kassel, from November 22 - 24, 2018.

documenta Institute Discourse
14.11.2018
#6 drop. From Contemporary Archive to Archive of the Contemporary. Lecture by Knut Ebeling

The institution of the archive and the demands of the contemporary seem to stand in diametrical opposition to one another: How can the eternal past of that which is archived be connected with the fleeting present of the contemporary?

From the documenta archiv
8.11.2018
#7 Please take off your shoes! Participation and Instruction at the documenta. Lecture by Annemarie Kok

In the sixties of the 20th century, the first wave of the so-called participatory art took place. The fifth documenta in 1972, directed by Harald Szeemann (1933 - 2005), offered an important platform for this newly emerging art form.

In the documenta archiv
8.11.2018–8.2.2019
#5 “Please take off your shoes.” - Participatory art at documenta 5

“Please take off your shoes” was requested of people who wanted to have a look inside the red wooden pavilion that was created by the artists David Medalla and John Dugger in the garden of the Museum Fridericianum for documenta 5 in 1972.

Guided Tour
22.10.2018
Guided Tour to the exhibition "documenta 1968 - a hot summer?"

We offer you a guided tour to our exhibition "In the documenta archiv #4 - documenta 1968 - a hot summer? - Documents from the preparation phase of documenta 4"

Event
10.–14.10.2018
communicating documenta. A text mining project

Which guiding concepts and leading intellectual figures characterize documenta? What influence on social do have established actors in the art world and the press? Which events, artists and works of art stand out?

Event
1.9.2018
The Kassel Museum Night in the documenta archiv

The documenta archiv opens from 5 pm to 1 am for the Kassel Museum Night and offers a varied programme with guided tours, films and an art book antiquariat.

From the documenta archiv
9.8.2018
#6 documenta 1968 - A hot summer? Lecture by Tim Pickartz

documenta 4 (1968) was advertised as the "youngest documenta ever". In retrospect, however, it appears less visionary than expected and her artistic position weakened by democratization processes.

In the documenta archiv
9.8.–2.11.2018
#4 documenta 1968 - a hot summer? - Documents from the preparation phase of documenta 4

Not only is the actual exhibition part of the representation of a documenta, but also its long preparation phase. Even before the opening, positions are taken, theories are posed and ...

Guided Tour
30.7.2018
Guided Tour to the exhibition "artist portraits by Heinz Günter Mebusch"

We offer you a guided tour to our exhibition "In the documenta archiv #3 - Journey to the Planet Ars - artist portraits by Heinz Günter Mebusch".

In the documenta archiv
7.6.–3.8.2018
#3 Journey to the Planet Ars - artist portraits by Heinz Günter Mebusch

Since the 1990s the documenta archiv owns an important collection of over 200 high-quality photographic artist portraits.

From the documenta archiv
24.5.2018
#5 Outsider Art 1972. Lecture by Thomas Röske

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

documenta Institute Discourse
15.5.2018
#5 From Where Do You Speak? Research in Archives, Research Based on Archives. Lecture by Bénédicte Savoy

In the France of the 1968 years, it was common for academics to ask, “D’où parles-tu?” – “From where do you speak?,” by which was meant the theoretical and methodological location of the speaker(s).

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