Precarious Archive, by Stefanos Tsivopoulos, 10 am–1 pm, Kassel… More
Carved to Flow, by Otobong Nkanga, 10 am–7 pm, Kassel… More
documenta 14 Film Program daily screenings – Saturdays, with Manthia Diawara, Douglas Gordon, Jonas Mekas, Narimane Mari, David Perlov, and Wang Bing, 10 am–8 pm, Kassel… More
Epicycle for any participant, by Jani Christou, 10 am–8 pm, Kassel… More
Le fort des fous, by Narimane Mari, 11 am, Kassel… More
Whispering Campaign, by Pope.L, 4–9 pm, Kassel… More
Spinal Discipline, by Irena Haiduk, 5–7 pm, Kassel… More
Social Dissonance, by Mattin with Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou, 6–7 pm, Kassel… More
Bar Matanzas, with Phill Niblock, Amnon Wolman, and Neil Leonard, 8–9 pm, Kassel… More
Performance Program at Henschel-Hallen
Closing Concert of the Ali Farka Touré Band​, 9 pm, Kassel… More
Transmission Karlsruhe Warsaw Kassel, 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…


The Dawn of Asia, parts 7–13

by Nagisa Oshima

July 21, 2017, 2 pm, 5 pm, 8:30 pm
BALi-Kinos, Kassel
With a presentation by Go Hirasawa and Sabu Kohso…



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


The Ballhaus—Leo von Klenze’s first authored building—stands next to the Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, the neoclassical palace of Kassel, inside the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. It was built in 1808 by Jérôme…


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…


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…


Keimena #31: ​Passing Drama

by Angela Melitopoulos

Passing Drama by Angela Melitopoulos revolves around the great population displacement that followed the breakdown of the Ottoman Empire. The title plays with the double meaning of the word “Drama.” Implying tragedy and turmoil, Drama is also the name of the town where Melitopoulos’s grandparents settled after the Lausanne convention in 1923…

Public TV

Ganesh Haloi

During one of my initial visits to his Kolkata home, Ganesh Haloi sat me down with an offering of Bengali sweets and then explained how one reads elemental shapes in our organic world. How the line, circle…


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…


Performances at Henschel-Hallen, July 2–20, 2017

The large industrial hall that was once the primary site of production for Henschel locomotives and airplanes produces an echo that resonates strongly in the performances that are presented in this impromptu…


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…


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…


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

FRIDAY, July 21

19:00 (UTC-3) Radio Archives Brazil
Women singers from Brazil: Elizah Rodrigues, Bado Assad, Ná Ozzetti, Juçara Marçal, Karina Buhr, Simone Mazzer

20:00 (UTC-3) Radio Archives Brazil
PAISAGEM: Guilherme Vaz - O vento sem mestre by José Augusto Mannis (Radio USP)

21:00 (UTC-3) documenta 14 Commissioned Sound Works
The War of the Worlds by James Webb


00:00 (UTC-3) Rádio MEC FM 
Musisferio with Lilian Zaremba

01:00 (UTC-3) Radio Archives Brazil
RADIO PROGRAM LUSOFALANTE with Alemberg Quindins e Aureliano Souza, produced by Elizah Rodrigues | RADIO PROGRAM SerTão Sonoro, produced by the childrens of the 'Fundação Casa Grande - Memorial do Homem Kariri' (Nova Olinda, Ceará)

02:00 (UTC-3) Radio Archives Brazil
Radio Art Experience by Edbrass Brasil & Heitor Dantas (Sê-lo! Netlabel, Salvador, BA, Brasil) | O mar não é todo mar by Fabio Rodrigues e Francisca Helena Marques (Laboratory of Ethnomusicology, Anthropology and Audiovisual_LEAA/Recôncavo da Bahia/UFRB)

02:30 (UTC-3) documenta 14 Relay
Synantiseis: #3 documenta 7
1982/Performance Legacies/2017 with Hendrik Folkerts and Eirini Papakonstantinou

21:00 (UTC-3) Radio Archives Brazil
Sound Art & Electroacoustic music: A noite em concha and Circulos ceifados by Rodolfo Caesar | Escada infinita by Alexandre Fenerich | Lorca fragments and Mobile by Michelle Agnes | Devir-Alice Mix: Fantasy on the Suite for Toy Piano by Vera Terra (Radio Play)

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 Stefanos Tsivopoulos
12:30–3:30 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
Film festival
KMMN, Interim am Kulturbahnhof Kassel, 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…