Carved to Flow, by Otobong Nkanga, 10 am–4 pm, Kassel… More
documenta 14 Film Program daily screenings – Tuesdays, 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
Check Point Sekondi Loco. 1901–2030. 2016–2017, by Ibrahim Mahama, 11 am–2 pm, Kassel… More
Le fort des fous, by Narimane Mari, 11 am, Kassel… More
Whispering Campaign, by Pope.L, 4–9 pm, Kassel… More
Precarious Archive, by Stefanos Tsivopoulos, 4:30–7:30 pm, Kassel… More
Social Dissonance, by Mattin with Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou, 6–7 pm, Kassel… More
The Parliament of Bodies: Emancipating the Eyes of History, with Georges Didi-Huberman, 8–10 pm, Kassel… More

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…


Long Night in The Parthenon of Books

On July 29, 2017, documenta 14 invites you to join the Long Night in The Parthenon of Books on Friedrichsplatz in Kassel…


Spectres Are Haunting Europe

by Maria Kourkouta and Niki Giannari

July 26, 2017
8:30 pm, Gloria-Kino
With a presentation by Niki Giannari…


Keimena #32: Le Président (The President)

by Jean-Pierre Bekolo

The President, by Jean-Pierre Bekolo, is a witty, poetic, and humorous take on the ugly reality of power in postcolonial Africa. States ruled by men who cling to power, craving immortality. Men like Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, Angola’s José Eduardo dos Santos, or Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Under their omnipotent rule, even to imagine a state after them is a crime…

Public TV

Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost)

The brutalist Neue Hauptpost, renamed the Neue Neue Galerie by documenta 14, was inaugurated in 1975 as Kassel’s main post office and mail distribution center. In the wake of the partial privatization…



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…

Public Education

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…


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…



In the desire to explore noise and improvisation in social and political terms, Mattin, along with publishing books, sets up situations for the “exhibition as concert.” This took form, for example…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

South Issue #8 [documenta 14 #3]

My Name is Bashar

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…


Listen Live to Rádio MEC FM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

TUESDAY, July 25

19:00 (UTC-3) Radio Archives Brazil
Instrumental Brazilian Music: André Mehmari |  André Siqueira |  Benjamin Taubkin

20:00 (UTC-3) Radio Archives Brazil
Veredas: O Profundo sono das excelencias by Julio de Paula (Radio Cultura FM SP)

21:00 (UTC-3) documenta 14 Commissioned Sound Works
The Border of the Shadow by Halida Boughriet


00:00 (UTC-3) Radio Archives Brazil
Almeida Prado e Lelo Nazario by José Augusto Mannis (Radio USP FM, São Paulo)

01:00 (UTC-3) Radio Archives Brazil
Sound Art: Henrique Iwao | Mário Del Nunzio | Radio Polyphony by Paulo Vivacqua

02:00 (UTC-3) documenta 14 Relay
Listening Space: Bird watching by Lawrence Abu Hamdan

19:00 (UTC-3) Radio Archives Brazil
Experimental Brazilian Music: Livio Tragtenberg, Marcelo Brissac, Bazulaques Brasileiros | Os Napapaka (Marcelo Brissac & Paulo Brandão) | Walter Smetak

20:00 (UTC-3) documenta 14 Relay
34 Exercises of Freedom # 9 – Soundscapes of Detention: Music and Torture under the Junta (1967–74). Between Terror and Revelry by Ana Longoni
34 Exercises of Freedom # 18 – Collective Strategies of Resistance during Dictatorships in Argentina and Brazil by Ana Papaeti

21:00 (UTC-3) documenta 14 Commissioned Sound Works
Short Waves’ Transit Tales by Anshuman Dasgupta & Sanchayan Ghosh

Public Radio

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…

Public Programs

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…

New York
New York

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…

South Issue #8 [documenta 14 #3]
by Otobong Nkanga
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
10 am–8 pm, documenta Halle and all other venues, Kassel
by Narimane Mari
Digital video installation
11 am, 2 pm, Ballhaus, Kassel
by Pope.L
Live In-Studio Blind Whispering
3–4 pm, Freies Radio Kassel, Kassel
by Stefanos Tsivopoulos
4:30–7:30 pm, Fridericianum, Kassel
by Mattin with Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou
Durational concert
6–7 pm, documenta Halle, Kassel Live stream available
The Parliament of Bodies
by Maria Kourkouta and Niki Giannari
Film screening | July 26: With a presentation by Niki Giannari
8:30 pm, Gloria-Kino, Kassel

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…


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…

South Issue #6 [documenta 14 #1]

Listening Space

Listening Space is a program of events that attempts to explore and understand sound outside established hierarchies of music production and performance. In the project’s diverse concerts, lectures…