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The Witness – The Alawite

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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Works

Keimena #9: The Forgotten Space

by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch

American artist Allan Sekula made The Forgotten Space after he was invited to create a work of art in a public space. He thought it important to understand television as such a public space and set out to make a film for national television with his co-director, the Paris-based American film theorist Noël Burch…

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Public TV

The Destruction of Europe

with Franco “Bifo” Berardi

The Society for the End of Necropolitics invites you to a lecture in three parts by contemporary theorist Franco “Bifo” Berardi on the recent rise of nationalism and fascism in Europe and the possibility (or impossibility) of political resistance in the age of financial capitalism…

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Public Programs

Listening to Matanzas

by Neil Leonard and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

The former plantation of Álava in the Matanzas province of Cuba evokes sound before one hears it. In January 2017, we went there to record local musicians and were told to meet them near the bell tower…

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Notes

We Refugees

by Hannah Arendt

In the first place, we don’t like to be called “refugees.” We ourselves call each other “newcomers” or “immigrants.” Our newspapers are papers for “Americans of German language”; and…

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South Issue #6 [documenta 14 #1]

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]

Bookworks Revisited: This Is a Poem

with Tina Pandi and Kyrillos Sarris

For the second public meeting of The Society of Friends of Ulises Carrión we invite you to Bookworks Revisited: This Is a Poem, a presentation and discussion focusing on different strands of and correspondences between art and poetry, writing as art, and the stories around the artists and writers of the Visual Poetry Group, active mainly in Athens since 1981…

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Public Programs
10.06.2016

Call for Book Donations for The Parthenon of Books

Marta Minujín and documenta 14 cordially invite the public, publishers, and authors to donate books for the artwork The Parthenon of Books and thereby become part of the work…

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News

Something is Rotten

by Abounaddara

Something is rotten in the state of the media. Rotten to the point that today a man accused of war crimes can summon mainstream media to announce that reality has debunked their narrative, delighting in…

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Notes

John Berger: Between Permanent Red and the Black Box of the Universe

by Nikos Papastergiadis

Artist, art critic, novelist, and poet John Berger (1926–2017) died on January 2 at the age of 90. documenta 14 remembers his insights and influence…

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11.22.2016

Online accreditation for press and professionals

Press and professionals can request accreditation for the press conference and preview of documenta 14 online. To apply for accreditation, we kindly ask you to complete the online form

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Piraeus Port as Entry Point of Global Capitalism

with Sandro Mezzadra, Brett Neilson, and Pavlos Hatzopoulos

The Apatride Society of the Political Others invites you to an evening of talks and discussions with Sandro Mezzadra, Brett Neilson and Pavlos Hatzopoulos about the impact of financial capitalism and logistics within the movement of goods and human bodies in the Mediterranean…

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Public Programs

In Memoriam: Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016)

by Alvin Lucier

I first met Pauline Oliveros in 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. Pianist David Tudor had been asked to perform a concert at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and invited Pauline and I to join him. I…

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Notes

In Between
Image and Movement

with Alexandra Bachzetsis and Lenio Kaklea

Reflecting on the process of becoming a dancing body and on the paradoxes of inventing an autonomous gestural language, Alexandra Bachzetsis performs her first piece Perfect, conceived fifteen years ago…

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Public Programs
by Artur Żmijewski

The makeshift refugee camp in Calais, in the vicinity of the French port and hulking concrete bunkers, was known as the Jungle. According to different estimates, it gave shelter to nine or ten thousand…

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Notes
Upcoming
Feb
20
Keimena
by Joaquim Pinto and Nuno Leonel
11:59 pm
Feb
21
by Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)
8–11 pm, Athens
Feb
23
with Adam Szymczyk, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Angela Melitopoulos, Hila Peleg, Emeka Ogboh, and Andreas-Peter Weber
7 pm, Berlin
Feb
25
The Society of Friends of Ulises Carrión
with Magalí Arriola
7–9 pm, Athens Live stream available
Feb
27
Keimena
by Narimane Mari
11:59 pm
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Cemetery for the Ashes of Thought

by Andreas Angelidakis

John Hejduk spent his life developing a set of characters. The stories they inhabited are the elaborate architectural drawings he called Masques, after the sixteenth-century European tradition of masked…

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South Issue #7 [documenta 14 #2]

Negative Moment: Political Geology in the Twenty-First Century

by Nabil Ahmed, with images by Gauri Gill and Rajesh Chaitya Vangad

Peter Sloterdijk famously wrote that modernity began on the northern fronts of World War I, when imperial Germany first deployed poisonous chemicals, which they dug into their trenches, against French…

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South Issue #8 [documenta 14 #3]