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Befragung der Realität – Bildwelten heute / Questioning Reality – Pictorial worlds today

30 June - 8 October 1972
Museum Fridericianum, Friedrichsplatz, Neue Galerie

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Exhibition poster documenta 5

Supporting Institution
documenta GmbH

 

Managing Director
Karl Fritz Heise, Walter Olbrich (Administrative Director)

 

General Secretary
Harald Szeemann

 

Working Group
Jean-Christoph Ammann, Arnold Bode, Harald Szeemann

 

Contributors
Ingolf Bauer (Picture Worlds and Piety), Karl-Oskar Blase (Videotheque), Bazon Brock (Audiovisual Foreword), François Burkhardt (Utopia), Linde Burkhardtz (Play and Reality), Johannes Cladders (The Reality of Art as Form of Art), Reiner Diederich (Political Propaganda), Konrad Fischer (Idea and Idea/Light), Richard Grübling (Political Propaganda), Sigurd Hermes (Film View), Hans Heinz Holz (Catalogue Foreword), Klaus Honnef (Idea and Idea/Light), Karl Heinz Krings (Audiovisual Foreword/Technology), Eberhard Roters (Trivial Realism – Trivial Emblems), Theodor Spoerring (Painting of the Mentally Ill), Pierre Versins (Science Fiction), Charles Wilp (Advertising), Kasper König (Mouse Museum)

 

Graphic Design
Karl-Oskar Blase

 

Poster (with ant motif)
Ed Ruscha

 

Technical Directors
Lorenz Dombois, Jacques Caumont

 

Press Officer
Klaus Ulrich Reinke

 

Secretariat
Gerald Just, Annette Allwardt, Ela Spornitz, Linda Weyer

 

Exhibit Pieces
1,100

 

Artists
222

 

Visitors
220,000

 

Budget
3,480,000 DM

 

Catalogue
1 Ring Notebook Vol. 1: Materials;
Vol. 2: List of Exhibit Pieces
documenta GmbH / C. Bertelsmann Verlag
1 Ring Notebook: 20,000 copies / 65 DM

 

Catalogue Editors
Harald Szeemann, Marlis Grüterich, Katia von den Velden, Jennifer Gough-Cooper

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Carl Eberth: Harald Szeemann welcomes federal minister Lauritz Lauritzen (l.), Arnold Bode and OB Karl Branner (r.), Inventory Number: docA, MS, d5, 10010572_30.06.1972

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Brigitte Hellgoth: Installation with works by Richard Long (from above) and Hanne Darboven, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d5, 10010582

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Brigitte Hellgoth: View into the rotuna of the Fridericianum with „accelerazione = sogno, numeri Fibonacci neon piu motocicletta fantasma“ by Mario Merz, Inventory Number.: docA, MS, d5, 10010586

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Brigitte Hellgoth: Visitors looking at „seated artist“ by Duane Hanson, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d5, 10010633

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Brigitte Hellgoth: In the department of „Parallele Bildwelten: Gesellschaftliche Ikonographie“ [Parallel image worlds: social iconography] at the Neue Galerie, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d5, 10010638

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Carl Eberth: Protest by Bauhaus-situationists at Friedrichsplatz, in view on the far left is „RAD“ by Bertram Weigel, in the background „Oase“ by Haus-Rucker-Co, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d05, 10010701