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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.

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Arnold Bode and the documenta

28.4.–18.6.2017

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, June 18, 2017

 

Venue: New Gallery of Art, Shanghai

© documenta archiv / Werner Lengemann

Werner Lengemann: Arnold Bode in front of Jackson Pollock, „Number 32“, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d2, 10041418

A selection of objects shown in March of 2017 in Beijing are on display at the New Gallery of Art in Shanghai. In an exhibition space of 400 square meters, visitors will encounter the story of Arnold Bode, his native city, and his vision. He is portrayed as an artist, a curator, an inventor, and an organizer of documenta, as well as in connection with directors of later documenta exhibitions.

 

An exhibition organized by the Institute of Arts and Media Management at Freie Universität Berlin and the Institute for Art Administration and Education at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Beijing in cooperation with the documenta archiv.