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Exhibition
22.11.2019–23.11.2025
"about: documenta"

A survey exhibition on the history of the documenta in the Neue Galerie, Kassel.

In the documenta archiv
31.10.2019–14.2.2020
#6 Auseinandersetzungen – Students of the University of Paderborn doing research in the documenta archiv

"We know that there are too many functions for a single chair to fulfill."

Exhibition
15.8.2019–10.11.2024
How much Bauhaus is in documenta? Seeking traces

www.documenta-bauhaus.de

 

The first Virtual Exhibition created by the documenta archiv explores the question in which way Bauhaus concepts have inscribed themselves in the documenta idea.

Past

documenta Institute Discourse
4.12.2019
#12 corpus mechanicum, corpus mysticum. Approach tactics of contemporary art archives. Lecture by Mela Dávila Freire

In the complex cultural system that we call contemporary art, archives have come to stay. Over

From the documenta archiv
28.11.2019
#11 About the dream of becoming a documenta artist. Lecture by Christian Saehrendt

The documenta archive stores thousands of unsolicited applications. While in 1972 a good 250 artists unsolicitedly and unsuccessfully applied to participate at documenta 5, there were already around 900 at documenta 7 and almost 1,500 at documenta 8.

documenta Institute Discourse
21.10.2019
#11 Macho Man: Tell It to My Heart. A case study. Lecture by Martin Beck

The lecture presents the creation, implementation and documentation of the exhibition "Macho Man: Tell It to My Heart", poses questions about the identity of collections and analyzes their curatorial and institutional conditions using concrete examples.

From the documenta archiv
15.8.2019
#10 How much Bauhaus is in documenta? Seeking traces. Launch of the Virtual Exhibition

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the documenta archiv and the University of Kassel have initiated a joint project that, for the first time, reflects the two institutions Bauhaus and documenta in comparison.

documenta Institute Discourse
10.7.2019
#10 Reenactment and Fiction - Critical Curating in the Archive. Lecture by Beatrice von Bismarck

Reenactments of exhibitions have become an increasingly dominant factor within the art world in recent years.

Event
14.–15.6.2019
Never been modern? Bauhaus and documenta in true affinity

The symposium deals with the implicit narratives of modernity of Bauhaus and the documenta exhibitions.

documenta Institute Discourse
12.6.2019
#9 Does art education exist somewhere between aesthetic experience and social interaction? Lecture by Ruth Noack

The lecture will look back on 25 years of curatorial mediation work within contemporary art and examine its relevance in the here and now.

Guided Tour
5.6.–4.9.2019
Guided Tours to the exhibition "bauhaus | documenta. Vision and Brand"

There are regular guided tours through the exhibition "bauhaus I documenta. Vision und Marke" in the Neue Galerie, Kassel by the documenta archivs team.

Exhibition
24.5.–8.9.2019
"bauhaus | documenta. Vision and Brand"

Neue Galerie, Kassel

Bauhaus and documenta are two globally successful cultural brands that stand for a cosmopolitan, innovative and modern Germany.

Event
24.5.–7.9.2019
Accompanying program to the exhibition "bauhaus | documenta. Vision and Brand"

The exhibition "bauhaus | documenta. Vision and Brand" is accompagnied by some events.

From the documenta archiv
16.5.2019
#9 Fritz Winter. documenta artist from the beginning. Lecture by Anna Rühl

The painter Fritz Winter (1905-1976) was present with a body of work at each of the first three documenta exhibitions.

From the documenta archiv
7.2.2019
#8 The Eventful Photographic History of Lehmbruck's Die Kniende. Lecture by Kathryn Floyd

Günther Becker’s familiar 1955 photograph of Wilhelm Lehmbruck’s Die Kniende (1911) in the rotunda of the Museum Fridericianum serves as an important record of documenta’s beginnings.

documenta Institute Discourse
16.1.2019
#8 Revising Modernity from the Archive. Lecture by Günter Herzog

The system of art has changed decisively since the second half of the 19th century. Innovations by “independent” artists are recognized and supported by newly developed “patrons,” professions, and institutions.

Guided Tour
11.12.2018
Guided Tour to the exhibition "Please take off your shoes." - Participatory art at documenta 5

We offer you a guided tour to our exhibition "In the documenta archiv #5 - “Please take off your shoes.” - Participatory art at documenta 5".

documenta Institute Discourse
4.12.2018
#7 The Work of Archives – Work on the Archive – lecture by Ursula Frohne und Marianne Wagner

The archive’s connections to artistic and curatorial work are variegated and complex. While the idea of the archive, on the one hand, is informed and shaped by institutions dedicated to conservation, research, and exhibition,...

Event
22.–24.11.2018
Conference: Archiving the Unarchivable – Das Unarchivierbare archivieren

In view of the future documenta Institute and on the occasion of current developments in restoration and conservation science, the documenta archiv is organizing an international conference at the documenta-Halle, Kassel, from November 22 - 24, 2018.

documenta Institute Discourse
14.11.2018
#6 drop. From Contemporary Archive to Archive of the Contemporary. Lecture by Knut Ebeling

The institution of the archive and the demands of the contemporary seem to stand in diametrical opposition to one another: How can the eternal past of that which is archived be connected with the fleeting present of the contemporary?

From the documenta archiv
8.11.2018
#7 Please take off your shoes! Participation and Instruction at the documenta. Lecture by Annemarie Kok

In the sixties of the 20th century, the first wave of the so-called participatory art took place. The fifth documenta in 1972, directed by Harald Szeemann (1933 - 2005), offered an important platform for this newly emerging art form.

In the documenta archiv
8.11.2018–8.2.2019
#5 "Please take off your shoes." - Participatory art at documenta 5

“Please take off your shoes” was requested of people who wanted to have a look inside the red wooden pavilion that was created by the artists David Medalla and John Dugger in the garden of the Museum Fridericianum for documenta 5 in 1972.

Guided Tour
22.10.2018
Guided Tour to the exhibition "documenta 1968 - a hot summer?"

We offer you a guided tour to our exhibition "In the documenta archiv #4 - documenta 1968 - a hot summer? - Documents from the preparation phase of documenta 4"

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