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On June 1, the Art Lecture "Proposal List #2" took place in the Rotunda of the Fridericianum. The focus of the cooperation with the Staatstheater Kassel was the 1940-41 work "Leben? oder Theater? Ein Singespiel" by the German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon.

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Proposition List #2: An art-lecture on Charlotte Solomon's "Life? or Theater? A Singespiel

A cooperation of the Staatstheater Kassel with the documenta archiv: The Art Lecture on June 1 is dedicated to the German Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon (1917 Berlin - 1943 Auschwitz), whose dramatic work "Leben? oder Theater? Ein Singespiel" was shown at documenta (13) in the Fridericianum through selected gouaches.

Trying to Catch the Ephemeral

The ephemeral in the archive: As a Goethe Institut Fellow, Helga Lyubartovich has been researching the special genre of "ephemera" in the documenta archiv since the beginning of October. The focus is thus on daily printed matter such as brochures, leaflets, press releases, invitations or admission tickets. In her presentation, she provides insight into her research.

Guided Tour
nolde/kritik/documenta: Guided tour with the artist Mischa Kuball

Guided tour for visitors with the artist. On 9 February, Mischa Kuball will personally provide insights into his working methods and the genesis of the project "nolde/kritik/documenta".

nolde/kritik/documenta: Lecture by Prof. Dr. Rebekka Habermas on February 9

Save the Date: On 19 January and 9 February (both at 19:00) we will host two panel discussions to accompany the exhibition "nolde/kritik/documenta".

Both events will take place in the rotunda of the Fridericianum.



Panel discussion on the exhibition nolde/kritik/documenta with Astrid Becker (connected via zoom), Birgitta Coers and Mischa Kuball

Exhibition Opening: nolde/criticism/documenta

A project by documenta archiv, the Draiflessen Collection, the Nolde Foundation Seebüll and Mischa Kuball

Date: Friday, December 12, 2022, 7pm

Place: First Floor of the Fridericianum

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.

Guided Tour

Guided tours of the exhibition "nolde/kritik/documenta" take place with our art educators Susanne Stein, Zaki Al-Maboren and Roland Knieg every Sunday at 4 pm.You are warmly invited!



Archive of Encounters

The "Archive of Encounters" is a guest at ruruHaus for one week. The event explores possibilities of giving events of ephemeral and situational art a digital space.


A cooperation of the documenta archiv with the production community nota.

Living archive of Open Working Methods

A cooperation between the documenta archiv and nota e.V.

Antisemitism in the Arts

An event by Bildungsstätte Anne Frank and documenta gGmbH

Vorschlagsliste #1: Lieber Girls als Beuys [Suggestion List #1: Better girls than Beuys]

Art Lecture & participatory foyer parcours on female artists & collaborators of the first documenta (1955) / cooperation with the Staatstheater Kassel

1929/1955 – The first documenta and the forgetting of an artist generation

A joint research and exhibition project of the Center for Persecuted Arts and the documenta archiv Kassel. Parallel to documenta 15 in 2022, both institutions will take a critical, reflective look back at the beginnings of the major exhibition.

the archive is the directive – presentation of obn_archive

5.30 - 8.00 pm @ruruHaus, Kassel

»Was wäre, wenn… documenta?« – Online-Vortrag von Andrea Pócsik

Lecture by Andrea Pócsik on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.


Online via Zoom


In the context of the discussion series "From Vasarely to Off-Biennale: Hungarian artists at documenta".

38. Kasseler Dokfest

This year the documenta archiv cooperates again with the Kassel Dokfest. We support the film "Jonas in the Fields" by Peter Sempel online on November 19, 2021 at 5 p.m.

#14 The dislocated visuality and the memorial migrancy : documenta X in 1997 and Hong Kong now. Lecture by Vennes Cheng, Sau Wai

Vennes Cheng, Sau Wai anchors her research in documenta X to examine the criticality of the exhibition’s curatorial impulses that are emerging belatedly in current Hong Kong twenty-three years later, when the city is undergoing brutal socio-political changes after the imposition of a new National Security Law by China in 2020. She proposes that the city and documenta X are intertwined in various ways. 

The 3G-rules apply and facial masks are required.

#13 "What if… documenta?" – Lecture by Andrea Pócsik

In her lecture, the Hungarian cultural scientist Andrea Pócsik will show how the art world of the former Eastern Bloc state Hungary is represented in the holdings of the documenta archiv. She will focus on archiving as a process of producing of knowledge.

4th European Day of Restoration

For the fourth year in a row, the European Association of Conservators (E.C.C.O.) is organizing the Restoration Day. With a total of three contributions, the documenta archiv is also taking part and shedding light on restoration work on materials from the Harry Kramer Archive.

KW35 - Kasseler Woche der Museen

The documenta archiv is visiting the ruruHaus.

A Situated Archive of the Old Boys Network and its Discontents. Talk with Cornelia Sollfrank

Explorative talk with artist/researcher and pioneer of cyberfeminism Cornelia Sollfrank about the creation of an archive of the Old Boys Network (1997-2001).

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