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Together with ARTvanced and KAZimKUBA we invite you to the vernissage of the exhibition "IN MEMORIAM Monika Nikolic. Photography on Architecture and documenta."

4 - 21 July 2024 at the Kassel Architecture Centre in the Kulturbahnhof

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documenta Institute Discourse


“Documenta Institute Discourse” invites to think together with international speakers about archives, research and education. This can lead to imaginations about unexpected functions, strategies, and ways of acting for archives, research and education institutions. The public program is part of the process of establishing a new documenta Institut in Kassel.

A collaboration between the documenta archiv and the documenta professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

Núria Solé Bardalet. © Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 2011. Available under a CC BY-NC-SA license

The Empty City Archives. Ephemeral intervention by the Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny Deià within the framework of the project Open Source Prototypes. Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 2011.



#1 Collective Memory: Archives, Affects, Encounters and Open Source.

Lecture by Laurence Rassel, Brussels (21.11.2017)


#2 The ruined archive.

Lecture by Mark Nash, London (18.1.2018)


#3 Shifts and Postponements: On Exhibition Histories and Archive.

Lecture by Rike Frank, Berlin (11.4.2018)


#4 Archive as a virus.

Lecture by Marcelo Rezende, Dresden (26.4.2018)


#5 From where do you speak? Research in Archives, Research based on Archives.

Lecture by Bénédicte Savoy, Berlin / Paris (15.5.2018)


#6 drop. From Contemporary Archive to Archive of the Contemporary.

Lecture by Knut Ebeling, Berlin (14.11.2018)


#7 The Work of Archives – Work on the Archive.

Lecture by Ursula Frohne und Marianne Wagner (4.12.2018)


#8 Revising Modernity from the Archive.

Lecture by Günter Herzog, Köln (16.1.2019)


#9 Does art education exist somewhere between aesthetic experience and social interaction?

Lecture by Ruth Noack, Berlin (12.6.2019)


#10 Reenactment and Fiction - Critical Curating in the Archive.

Lecture by Beatrice von Bismarck, Leipzig (10.7.2019)


#11 Macho Man: Tell It to My Heart. A case study.

Lecture by Martin Beck, New York / Wien (21.10.2019)


#12 corpus mechanicum, corpus mysticum. Approach tactics of contemporary art archives.

Lecture by Mela Dávila Freire (04.12.2019)


Lecture by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (15.01.2020)

Unfortunately, this lecture has to be cancelled. We apologize for this.