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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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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.

90 Years of Richter

Happy Birthday!

nolde / kritik / documenta - A project by documenta archiv, Draiflessen Collection, Nolde Foundation Seebüll and Mischa Kuball

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.

In memory of Lawrence Weiner

In deepest sympathy we would like to honour Lawrence Weiner's memory. Our thoughts are with all the companions and confidants of the four-time documenta artist.

In memory of Jimmie Durham

It is with great sorrow that we learned about the death of Jimmie Durham. He was two-time participant at the documenta (documenta 9 and 13) and was invited to exhibit at documenta fifteen, too. We say goodbye.

In memory of Etel Adnan

The writer, poet, playwright, and artist died in the mid of November in Paris. Our sincere condolences go to all her friends and companions.

In memory of Pier Luigi Tazzi

The team at documenta and Museum Fridericianum gGmbH mourns the departure of Pier Luigi Tazzi. The curator and art critic passed away on November 11, 2021 in Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy, at the age of 80.

New content on Platform6

The virtual Platform6 that was opened in April this year in honor of Okwui Enwezor, artistic director of Documenta11, who died in 2019, is being expanded.

Monument for Manfred Schneckenburger

In memory of Manfred Schneckenburger, art historian and two-time director of documenta, who died in 2019, a monument was inaugurated in the Künstler-Nekropole Kassel. It was designed by the artist and long-time friend of Schneckenburger Ugo Dossi.


On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys under the name BEUYSLABORKASSEL2021, exhibitions, actions, performances and conferences will take place until the end of the year in honor of one of the most influential contemporary artists and seven-time documenta participant.

On the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys today

"Herr Beuys, für wie groß halten Sie die Popularität, die Sie genießen?" ["Mr. Beuys, how large do you consider the popularity you enjoy?"]

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