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The documenta archiv is dedicated to continuous development of our working methods looking to meet modern-day requirements of a knowledge-based society.

documenta archiv

Untere Karlsstr. 4, 34117 Kassel
Phone +49 561 70 72 73 100
e-mail archiv@documenta.de


Tuesday to Friday
From 9.00 am til 4.00 pm
With appointment via lesesaal[at]documenta.de

And certificate about a complete vaccination or recovery and booster vaccination or a negativ Covid-19-test only (2G-Plus regulation).

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Emil Nolde (1867-1956) is one of the most famous artists of European avant-garde. His current perception is shaped by historical mythmaking and its deconstruction. The Düsseldorf conceptual artist Mischa Kuball (* 1959), supported by the Nolde Stiftung Seebüll, set out to trace this ambivalent figure.

s a special enrichment for the documenta archiv's art library, more and more catalogues, artists' books, small publications, magazines and other printed matter of the participating lumbung artists reach us since the final phase of documenta fifteen.

A creative image factory within the documenta archiv: our newly founded "Documentation & Production" department was in constant motion throughout the duration of documenta fifteen. Coordinated by Michael Gärtner and Barbara Kiolbassa, the cameras, microphones and tripods rarely stood still.

The conference Let there be lumbung from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September 2022 at ruruHaus in Kassel provided a forum for contextualising art practices in terms of the lumbung idea.


The video recordings are now online!

The documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH is looking for a full-time office administrator for the documenta archiv.

We are pleased to announce our latest additions to the documenta archiv: In addition to the multimedia archive of the cyberfeminist artists' group Old Boys Network (OBN), we have received extensive donations of photographs and slides by the photographer Jens Wächter for documenta 7 (1982) and curator Marc Nash, who was part of the curatorial team for Documenta 11 (2002).

„I am for an art that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum… that embroils itself with the everyday crap and still comes out on top...“ (Claes Oldenburg)

documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH is looking for three full-time archivists (M/F/D) for the new project phase of the "Erschließungsoffensive" (cataloguing project) in the documenta archiv, limited to three years.

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