d14 Sessions

Shape-shifting, disorientation, and a search for new coordinates are amongst the layers of the d14 Sessions. Beginning in the summer semester 2016, these weekly sessions are led by the documenta 14 team and visiting artists together with the students of the Kunsthochschule and Universität Kassel, moving along trajectories of thought and practice together.

Contributors to Summer Semester April–July 2016: Marina Fokidis, Hendrik Folkerts, Henriette Gallus, Natasha Ginwala, Irena Haiduk, Annette Kulenkampff, Quinn Latimer, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Paul B. Preciado, Dieter Roelstraete, Roee Rosen, Mira Starke, Monika Szewczyk, Adam Szymczyk, and special guests

Aye! no monuments,
No literature,
No scrolls or canvas-drawn pictures
Relate the wonders of our yesterday.

How frustrated the searchings
of the educators.

Let them find
Land names,
Titles of seas,
Wipe them not from memory.
​These are our monuments.

—Rita Joe


The documenta 14 Colloquium is a series of curator-and-artist led sessions, workshops, and short residencies between the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Universität Kassel, and the Athens School of Fine Art. The sessions examine subjects ranging from the urban landscape to listening, conservation and ruin, corpo-literacy and the night, using a variety of formats—such as talks, field trips, walks, and soundings, as well as public lectures. Occasional special guests also feature within the program, invited by the curator or artist leading the session. Associated reading and preparation materials are provided before each session in the form of a short reader.

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d14 Sessions #11

with Marina Fokidis

“Methexis” is an ancient Greek theater term (μετέχω) which refers to a special kind of group sharing in which the audience participates, creates, and improvises the ritual on stage. In the platonic…


d14 Sessions #10

with Roee Rosen

Alter egos and political provocation are just two of the methods used by the Israeli-American artist, filmmaker, writer, and teacher Roee Rosen. During the first part of the session, Rosen introduces two…


d14 Sessions #9

with Quinn Latimer

Quinn Latimer’s session takes the form of an experimental reading, writing, and performance workshop. Literary hybrids—the essay-film, the poem-as-poor-copy, artists’ theater, the lecture-performance…


d14 Sessions #8

with Paul B. Preciado

During this session, writer, philosopher, and curator Paul B. Preciado talks about the transformation of gender and sexual politics within the context of neoliberal societies, and about the production…


d14 Sessions #7

with Natasha Ginwala and Daniel Muzycyk

d14 Sessions #6

with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Session #6 takes place in Berlin where Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, director of SAVVY Contemporary Berlin, welcomes us to the opening night of performances and presentations within a special collaborative…


d14 Sessions #5

with Monika Szewczyk and Irena Haiduk

The future of Europe as a present. During this session, students are invited to make a present together. A present for the composer Fredric Rzewski in the form of a recorded conversation. Rzewski is an…


d14 Sessions #4

with Dieter Roelstraete

During a two-part session, Dieter Roelstraete employs a peripatetic, meandering approach. First, we engage in a short excursion, or rather a “poetic ramble through the landscape” of the city, spurred…


d14 Sessions #3

with Hendrik Folkerts

Having curated the Performance, Film & Discursivity programs at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from 2010–15, Hendrik Folkerts shares his experience of working with the spatialization and articulation…


d14 Sessions #2

with Henriette Gallus and Mira Starke

A word is a word is a word. Communication takes time, as the communications team of documenta 14 reminds us. In this session, we look at some examples of documenta 14’s communication collateral, interviews…


d14 Sessions #1

with Annette Kulenkampff and Adam Szymczyk

The d14 Sessions are introduced by Annette Kulenkampff and a talk by Adam Szymczyk. Afterwards, as part of the Night Shifts, a screening of Andrzej Zuławski’s film Mes nuits sont plus belles que vos…