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Keimena #40: An Opera of the World

by Manthia Diawara

In An Opera of the World, Malian filmmaker Manthia Diawara uses opera to reflect upon the migration of people and culture, mainly between Europe and Africa…

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Public TV

Máret Ánne Sara

On February 1, 2016, the town of Tana in Sápmi/Northern Norway awoke to the sight of 200 reindeer heads piled into a pyramid in front of the Indre Finnmark District Court. This was the day that young…

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Artists

Zainul Abedin (1914–1976)

The Bengali painter Zainul Abedin, who began his career as an art teacher in undivided India, was jolted out of his privileged existence by the Bengal Famine of 1943–44. At the birth of Pakistan in 1947…

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Notes

Collective Exhibition for a Single Body

Collective Exhibition for a Single Body is proposed by documenta 14 curator Pierre Bal-Blanc in collaboration with the Greek choreographer Kostas Tsioukas, and performers and dancers Myrto Kontoni and…

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Notes
09.05.2017

The Parthenon of Books: Celebration of the Accomplishment of the Collection of Forbidden Books

Saturday September 9, 2017
Celebration of the Accomplishment of the Collection of Forbidden Books
with Marta Minujín
12 pm, noon, Friedrichsplatz, Kassel…

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News

Walks

Paths, routes, and parcours cross and intertwine, as visitors consider the pathways taken by peripatetic thinkers as a point of departure for a reflection on the act of walking. Joining a member of the…

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Public Education

David Perlov: Retrospective

A documenta 14 film program and exhibition
June 7–September 17, Grosses BALi, daily

When Israeli filmmaker David Perlov died, he left behind dozens of Hefte (Notebooks), filled with epigrams, texts for…

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Notes

documenta 14: Daybook

The documenta 14 Daybook emphasizes the 163 calendar days of the exhibition in Athens and Kassel in 2017—a first-time extension of the usual 100-day documenta project—and the personal and subjective nature of the spectator’s relationship to them…

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Publications

TV Politics

A documenta 14 film program with Alberto Grifi, Isuma Productions, Sarah Maldoror, Alanis Obomsawin, Nagisa Oshima, Mohamed Soueid
June 22–September 15, Grosses BALi
8:30 pm, unless noted otherwise…

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Notes

The Day of Judgment

by Abounaddara

Abounaddara has agreed to share this film with documenta 14; it is one of over 300 films produced on a weekly basis by an anonymous collective of Syrian filmmakers. By sharing these films on our website…

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Athens
New York
Kassel
07.27.2017

Beyond Artistic Freedom

documenta 14 is an exercise in fragility, one which wants to learn from Athens today. After the official closing of the Athens part of the exhibition on July 16, 2017 the project continues in more than thirty venues and public sites in Kassel, documenta’s birthplace, on view until September 17, 2017, with several programs that assume presence in both Kassel and Athens…

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News

Wang Bing: Retrospective

A documenta 14 film program and exhibition
June 7–September 17, Gloria-Kino, daily

documenta 14 presents a full retrospective of Wang Bing’s films with an accompanying exhibition of archival materials…

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Notes

Occupy Collections!*
Clémentine Deliss in conversation with Frédéric Keck on access, circulation, and interdisciplinary experimentation, or the urgency of remediating ethnographic collections (before it is really too late).

Is it possible to transform the role of a museum and provide it with an educational remit distinct from that of the university? Can we change the consumerist imperative of the museum and re-implement its…

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South Issue #7 [documenta 14 #2]

The Society of Friends of Halit

Coordinated by Ayse Gülec, Initiative 6. April, and Kassel postkolonial

On April 6, 2006, twenty-one year-old Halit Yozgat was killed in a family operated internet café in Kassel’s Nordstadt. Halit…

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Public Programs

ANTIDORON. The EMST Collection at Museum Fridericianum

ANTIDORON. The EMST Collection at Museum Fridericianum, part of documenta 14, marks the first extensive presentation of the collection of the EMST–National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens…

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Notes

The documenta 14 Reader

The main book of documenta 14 takes the form of a Reader, evoking the various meanings associated with the term…

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Publications

Writing the Ecocide-Genocide Knot: Indigenous Knowledge and Critical Theory in the Endgame

by Gene Ray

Climate chaos, globalized toxicity, mass extinction. A global social process has altered the earth’s biophysical systems, destabilizing the climate and shifting the course of evolution. Ironically, knowledge…

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South Issue #8 [documenta 14 #3]

Biafra’s Children: A Survivors’ Gathering

Organized by Olu Oguibe, with Faith Adiele, Phillip U. Effiong, Okey Ndibe, Vivian Ogbonna, Obiageli Okigbo, E.C.Osondu, Emeka Okereke


Fifty years ago, in 1967, a bitter civil war broke out in the newly…

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Calendar

Dimitris Pikionis (1887–1968)

When I first visited the Acropolis in 1959 I found myself walking virtually by accident on the adjacent landscape of Philopappou Hill and there I felt, with surprise, the almost literal movement of the…

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Notes

The Invisible Collection

by Stefan Zweig

Two stations after Dresden an elderly gentleman got into our compartment, passed the time of day civilly and then, looking up, expressly nodded to me as if I were an old acquaintance. At first I couldn’t…

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South Issue #6 [documenta 14 #1]