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The documenta archiv to receive an important donation: The internationally unique performance art archive "Die Schwarze Lade / the Black Kit: Archive for Performance, Action and Intermedia Art" to be presented by documenta artist Boris Nieslony

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#1 Theatre of the spectacle. Photographs by Bernd Schlake


In the documenta archiv #1


Friday, October 20 - Friday, December 22, 2017


Venue: Library at the documenta archiv, Untere Karlsstr. 4, 34117 Kassel


Admission free

© Bernd Schlake

Bernd Schlake: Daniel Knorr in interview at the top of the Zwehrenturm, 2017

The documenta archiv presents photographs by Bernd Schlake in a small cabinet exhibition at its art library. The images were taken during the 100 days of documenta 14 in Kassel.


Schlakes involvement at the periphery of documenta 14 allows him to look behind the scenes during the installation process of the art works. He is able to record the reaction of the visitors to the exhibition. His close collaboration with participating artists is reflected in the personal shots which create an immediate impression of events.


The exhibition “Theatre of the spectacle. A cabinet exhibition by Bernd Schlake” will be on view during the opening hours of the art library.


An opening will be held at the October 20th, 2017 from 2 – 4 pm.


Curator: Anja Ziegler