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Carved to Flow, by Otobong Nkanga, 10 am–7 pm, Kassel… More
documenta 14 Film Program daily screenings – Mondays, with Manthia Diawara, Douglas Gordon, Narimane Mari, Jonas Mekas, David Perlov, and Wang Bing, 10 am–8 pm, Kassel… More
Epicycle for any participant, by Jani Christou, 10 am–8 pm, Kassel… More
Butterfly Project, 11 am–8 pm, Kassel… More
Little fish eat shit, 11 am–8 pm, Kassel… More
Le fort des fous, by Narimane Mari, 2 pm, Kassel… More
Precarious Archive, by Stefanos Tsivopoulos, 2:30–5:30 pm, Kassel… More
The Parliament of Bodies: Legal Sorcery, by Colin Dayan, 8–10 pm, Kassel… More
Keimena: #36: Golden Eighties and No Home Movie, by Chantal Akerman, 11:59 pm, Athens… More
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Iver Jåks (1932–2007)

When Iver Jåks first saw the light of day on a mountain near the village of Karasjok in Northern Norway in 1932, the Sámi did not have a word for “art.” Life, art, and craft were the same; the word…

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Neue Galerie

Housing the Museumlandschaft Hessen-Kassel’s collection of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century art, the Neue Galerie has been an important venue in a number of previous editions of documenta…

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Venues

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

Keimena #35: Louomenoi (Bathers)

by Eva Stefani

The title of Eva Stefani’s Bathers points to a painterly tradition that emerged in the nineteenth century alongside the advent of leisure, the nudist movement, and love for nature. Its most famous examples are the Bathers of Edgar Degas or Paul Cézanne…

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Public TV

Nathan Pohio

In a particular Māori tradition, objects and bodies would be prepared to travel through a folding of space and time. Rather than considering movement as a passage from a point of departure to a point…

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Artists
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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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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In Memoriam: Tshiamo Naledi Letlhogonolo Pinky Mayeng (1993–2017)

hey friend,

we never met someone whose sense of time and space moved so mysterious

so independent of the chaos of this planet…

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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
05.11.2017

Marta Minujín’s The Parthenon of Books is taking shape in Kassel

We continue to collect book donations for The Parthenon of Books.
Please bring your forbidden book along on your visit to documenta 14 and drop it off directly at the Parthenon…

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Black Athena Reloaded 2: A Trial of the Code Noir

with Colin Dayan, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Tavia Nyong’o, David Scott, and Françoise Vergès

Books are material surfaces of inscription where political fictions have the opportunity to become collective reality. The Code Noir was an economic and legal decree passed by King Louis XIV in 1685 to…

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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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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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Listen Live to WPFW 89.3 FM Washington DC, USA

MONDAY, August 21

15:00–17:00 (UTC-4) Special Broadcast Pacifica Radio Network
Divided We Fall: A Visionary Response to Hate, the Alt Right and White Nationalism, co-hosted by Bill Fletcher and Margaret Prescod

18:00–19:00 (UTC-4) Radio Archives
Pacifica Radio Archives: Dick Gregory (WPFW, Washington DC)
 

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UNESCO declares al-Khalil/Hebron a World Heritage Site

My photographic work Occupation—currently on view at EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art as part of documenta 14—traces the destruction of Palestinian livelihood in the city of al-Khalil/Hebron…

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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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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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What is it to read?

with Ross Birrell

In this meeting the artist Ross Birrell makes a special presentation of his upcoming publication “The Parasite” (2017). Done within the research framework of documenta 14, “The Parasite” is a text…

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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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Upcoming
AUG
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by Otobong Nkanga
Performance
10 am–7 pm, Neue Galerie, Kassel
with Manthia Diawara, Douglas Gordon, Narimane Mari, Jonas Mekas, David Perlov, and Wang Bing
Film screenings
10 am–8 pm, BALi-Kinos, Ballhaus, Cinestar, and Gloria-Kino, Kassel
by Jani Christou
Performance
10 am–8 pm, documenta Halle and all other venues, Kassel
by Ibrahim Mahama
Performance
11 am–2 pm, Henschel-Hallen, Kassel
Exhibition
11 am–8 pm, Kunsthochschule Kassel, Kassel
Exhibition
11 am–8 pm, KMMN, Interim am Kulturbahnhof Kassel, Kassel
by Narimane Mari
Digital video installation
2 pm, Ballhaus, Kassel
by Pope.L
Performance
4–9 pm, Streets of Kassel, various locations, Kassel
by Stefanos Tsivopoulos
Performance
4:30–7:30 pm, Fridericianum, Kassel
by Mattin with Dania Burger, Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Smaragda Nitsopoulou, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou
Durational concert
6–7 pm, documenta Halle, Kassel Live stream available
with House of Commons in cooperation with Rotopol Press
Reading
6–8 pm, Narrowcast House, Kassel
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Revolutionary Work: Pandurang Khankhoje and Tina Modotti

by Savitri Sawhney

My father, the agronomist and political revolutionary Pandurang Khankhoje, was born in 1886 in British colonial India, the son of a Marathi vakil, a petition writer in the courts of law, and the grandson…

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South Issue #8 [documenta 14 #3]

Lala Rukh
Introduction by Natasha Ginwala

An ink drawing entitled Hieroglyphics I: Koi ashiq kisi mehbooba se 1 (1995) unfolds Lala Rukh’s secret language, a constellation of calligraphic form, Minimalism, and symbolic writing. Borrowing her…

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South Issue #8 [documenta 14 #3]

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

Studio 14

Studio 14 is a research and a workplace driven by a multiplicity of different subjects; capable of giving rise to certain configurations; a process involving the fields of art, education, and politics; and oriented towards the forms of knowledge that circulate and are produced in those fields…

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What Foundations Have Been Laid for Them: The Building and Burning of Knowledge

by Pierre Bal-Blanc, Marina Fokidis, Quinn Latimer, Yorgos Makris, Marta Minujín

We are accustomed to equating literature and architecture—a stanza, the basic unit of poetry, is, after all, a “room” in Italian. But in the case of the edifices built to hold books, this relationship…

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South Issue #6 [documenta 14 #1]