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Paintings and graphics by the documenta founder
Exhibition in the Neue Galerie from June 3, 2022 to October 9, 2022
Vernissage on 02 June 2022 at 19:00


The exhibition is a cooperation of the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, the documenta archive, the Kunsthochschule Kassel and the Galerie Rasch.

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Bibliophilic addition to the holdings of the art library

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.

The "Documentation & Production" department: documenta fifteen videos online

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.

(un)Common Grounds: Reflecting on documenta fifteen

Two-day hybrid symposium to discuss documenta fifteen on 23 and 24 September 2022. Organised by Framer Framed in cooperation with Trippenhuis, Amsterdam and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Online now.

"Let there be lumbung" video recordings of the conference online

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!

Current vacancy: 1 Office Administrator wanted!

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

Latest additions to the archive - new arrivals at 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).

In Meomory of Claes Oldenburg

„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)

In memory of Willi Becker

Willi Becker, authorized representative of documenta 4 in 1968, died last week in Kassel at the age of 96.

Update 2 of the virtual Platform6

The virtual Platform6 in honor of Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019), the artistic director of Documenta11 (2002), is updated for the second time after its launch last April. As of now, more features and content are ready.

Current vacancies: 3 archivists wanted!

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.

Series of events We need to talk! Art – Freedom – Solidarity suspended

documenta has decided, in consultation with various participants, to suspend the series of events planned for May 8, 15, and 22, 2022, We need to talk! Art – Freedom – Solidarity.

In memory of Hermann Nitsch

The Austrian painter and performance artist Hermann Nitsch (1938 - 2022) has died.

The documenta archiv receives artworks by Mischa Kuball

The Düsseldorf conceptual artist Mischa Kuball is donating five large-format works from his series research_desk_nolde/critique/documenta (2021) to the documenta archiv.

Call for Applications: Goethe-Institut Fellowship at documenta archiv and Kunsthochschule Kassel art school

Goethe-Institut, documenta archiv and Kunsthochschule Kassel art school will be awarding two fellowships to international scholars, artists, and curators taking place from August/September 2022 to February/March 2023.

In memory of Dore O.

The multiple award-winning director Dore O. (1946 - 2022) has passed away.

Solidarity with Ukraine

Kassel at night last Saturday: Horst H. Baumann's laser is off, but the top of the Fridericianum lights up in the colors of Ukraine.


The documenta archiv wishes a happy birthday!

New planting of the 7000th oak tree

March 16, 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the day Joseph Beuys planted the first tree of his artwork "7000 Oaks – City Forestation Instead of City Administration (German: 7000 Eichen – Stadtverwaldung statt Stadtverwaltung)" in Kassel in front of the Fridericianum.

Solidarity with the Ukrainian Archives

"Staff at archives and related institutions are deeply shocked by the attack on Ukraine ordered by Russian President Putin in violation of international law."

In memory of Dan Graham

On February 19, 2022, Dan Graham passed away in New York at the age of 79.

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