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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.

Untere Karlsstr. 4, 34117 Kassel

Phone +49 56170727-3100

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

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Art historian Birgitta Coers (born 1970) will be heading up the documenta archiv from October 1, 2020. Following her university career in Marburg and Tübingen, she has specialized in recent years in the physical and digital management of artists’ estates.

The Goethe-Institut, the documenta archiv and the Kunsthochschule Kassel (University of the Arts Kassel) /University of Kassel are launching their joint fellowship program for international young scientists and researching artists and curators at the documenta Institute.

New feature available on this webseite: d-movies can be streamed directly from this page!

During documenta 5 (1972), the French artist Ben Vautier (born 1935) created a "thinking room" at the ground floor of the Fridericianum, where he exhibited not only his art works but also himself. His contribution dealt with the much-discussed question of what art is, amongst other things.

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