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The documenta archiv was founded in 1961 and consists of comprehensive records of the documenta exhibitions. A scientific research library, extensive press, image and audiovisual collections form part of its holdings. Personal papers complete our collection.

Untere Karlsstr. 4, 34117 Kassel

Phone +49 56170727-3100

Opening Hours Reading Room: Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 am til 4.00 pm, Thursday from 9.00 am til 7.00 pm

The documenta archiv will be closed from December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020. We will be back for you from January 6.

 

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The documenta archive stores thousands of unsolicited applications. While in 1972 a good 250 artists unsolicitedly and unsuccessfully applied to participate at documenta 5, there were already around 900 at documenta 7 and almost 1,500 at documenta 8.

A survey exhibition on the history of the documenta in the Neue Galerie, Kassel.

www.documenta-bauhaus.de

 

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

New Goethe-Institut Fellowship for international curators and researchers at the documenta archiv

A seemingly unreal space, dirty-white walls that rise from the dark floor without an end in sight, neon tubes floating at half height in the hazy air.

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