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The documenta archiv continually works to improve the documentation and digitization aiming to increase the digital and on-site access to our holdings.

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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.

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?

“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.

In 1972 at documenta 5 the photo journalist Brigitte Hellgoth (born 1932) photographed the installation "Five Car Stud" by Edward Kienholz (1927-1994).

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