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The documenta archiv is committed to recording and preserving the “memory” of the documenta, one of the most important exhibitions on contemporary art worldwide.

documenta archiv

Untere Karlsstr. 4, 34117 Kassel
Phone +49 561 70 72 73 100
e-mail archiv@documenta.de

Tuesday to Friday
from 9.00 am til 4.00 pm

with appointment via lesesaal[at]documenta.de only and certificate about a negative PCR-Test, a full vaccination or recovery.

The documenta archiv will be closed from November 4-5, 2021 due to internal training.

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8.10.2021
On October 15, 2021 documenta archiv opens the exhibition "Imaging Beuys. Fotografien von Dieter Schwerdtle" in the Neue Galerie in Kassel

In the year of Beuys' anniversary, the documenta archive presents a comprehensive selection of images from the photographic estate of Dieter Schwerdtle (1952-2009) in the rooms of the Neue Galerie in Kassel. The Kassel-based photographer began his longstanding collaboration with Joseph Beuys and his examination of his work in 1977 during documenta 6 and continued for nine more years.

11.5.2021
BEUYSLABORKASSEL2021 – Kassel's cultural program on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys

On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys, representatives of Kassel institutions and Beuys actors invite you to a multifaceted cultural program in the documenta city. Under the name BEUYSLABORKASSEL2021, exhibitions, actions, performances and conferences will take place until the end of the year in honor of one of the most influential contemporary artists and seven-time documenta participant. The official press release of the city of Kassel can be found here.

27.4.2021
Launch of virtual Platform6 created in honor of Okwui Enwezor

On April 29, 2021, documenta archiv will launch Platform6, a virtual platform created in honor of Okwui Enwezor.

This dynamic and evolving online project is intended as a place for animated discussion about Documenta11 and the current relevance of its discourses.

17.12.2020
documenta archiv new member of AsKI (Arbeitskreis selbständiger Kultur-Institute e.V.) - Appreciation as an internationally important and independent cultural research institution

Sponsored by documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH (hereinafter "documenta gGmbH"), the documenta archiv has been accepted as a member of the Arbeitskreis selbständiger Kultur-Institute e.V. - AsKI (Working Group of Independent Cultural Institutes) at the end of 2020.

1.10.2020
Launch of Cataloguing Campaign

Preparation of the documenta archiv Holdings for International and Interdisciplinary Research

On October 1, 2020, the documenta archiv will embark upon the comprehensive
cataloguing and preparation of its holdings.

Images documenta and documenta archiv

We kindly provide you with one image free of charge for each documenta exhibition and its artistic directors.

27.7.2020
Change at the helm of the documenta archiv

Dr. Birgitta Coers takes over as director of the documenta archiv on October 1, 2020.

29.4.2020
documenta gGmbH enlists Dr. Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck as new Director of the documenta archiv

Dr. Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck will assume the post of Director of the documenta archiv as of August 1, 2020.

6.2.2020
documenta archiv receives Bazon Brock’s premature legacy - Hubert Burda funds indexing

The documenta archiv has received as a gift the important legacy of thinker, art mediator, art critic, artist and professor Bazon Brock.

20.1.2020
Dr. Birgit Jooss with new task

Die Direktorin des documenta archivs, Dr. Birgit Jooss, scheidet zu Februar 2020 aus, um sich aus familiären Gründen nach über dreieinhalb Jahren in dieser Position wieder in Richtung ihrer Heimatstadt München zu orientieren.

30.9.2019
New Goethe-Institut Fellowship for international curators and researchers at the documenta archiv

The Goethe-Institut and the documenta archiv in Kassel have launched a new fellowship program for international curators and researchers.

15.8.2019
Virtual Exhibition "How much Bauhaus is in documenta? Seeking traces"

The first Virtual Exhibition created by the documenta archiv explores the question in which way Bauhaus concepts have inscribed themselves in the documenta idea. It will be available from August 15, 2019 at www.documenta-​bauhaus.de.

16.1.2019
bauhaus | documenta. Vision and Brand

The exhibition "Bauhaus | documenta. Vision and Brand" reflects for the first time the Bauhaus and documenta in comparison. This year’s 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus provides an opportunity to look at the development of both institutions, which have become cultural brands, and to question them critically at the same time

15.11.2018
Archiving the Unarchivable – Das Unarchivierbare archivieren

The documenta archiv is organising an international conference in the documenta-Halle from 22 - 24 November 2018 in preparation for the future documenta Institut (will be held in English)

1.11.2017
From the documenta archiv #3 Hans Hillmann „Fly paper“. A Comics-​Concert

The series of events “From the documenta archiv” will be continued. On Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 5 pm will take place an extraordinary “comic concert” at the Gloria Cinema. The papers of Hans Hillmann are now part of the archive’s collection.

29.3.2017
New Corporate Identity of the documenta archiv

The documenta archiv gets a new image with a web presence, logo, and -custom typography developed by the Stuttgart Design Agency L2M3.