Documenta 60 anni

Sono passati già sessant'anni dalla prima edizione di documenta e ora si festeggia con un bel simposio, eccovi tutti i dettagli:

Symposium documenta 1997 – 2017: erweiterte Denkkollektive / expanding thought-collectives

documenta Halle

17. and 18.07.2015

Carmen Amor, Karen Barad, Beatrice von Bismarck, Kristina Buch, Roger M. Buergel, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Catherine David, Okwui Enwezor, Peter Galison, David Joselit, Hiwa K, Lu Jie, Michael Lüthy, Sarat Maharaj, Oliver Marchart, Laura Zheng Ning, Ruth Noack, Nikos Papastergiadis, Griselda Pollock, Tino Sehgal, Raqs Media Collective/Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Adam Szymczyk, Wang Jianwei

The notion of what a contemporary art exhibition can and should be has fundamentally changed over the past twenty years. Exhibitions have evolved into a format that aims not only to present art, but also to communicate current thinking and theories to an increasingly global public. 

Each documenta is an occasion and opportunity for bringing specific modes of thinking, along with concurrent values and world-views, from their sites of production (e.g. academia) into society. These developments and the adjacent questions and problems posed are in the centre of this symposium. What are the origins of the theories underpinning the last four documentas and how do we evaluate them today? What thought styles (Denkstile) are at all compatible with the exhibition format? 

And how are the global aspirations of the exhibitions realised? These and further questions will be discussed with the Artistic Directors of the past four editions of documenta and the Artistic Director of the upcoming documenta 14 in dialogue with international guests from the fields of art, academia and theory.


Friday, 17.07.2015
Hortensia Völckers, Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Dorothea von Hantelmann
Hegemonic Shifts: Situating documenta X and 11
Oliver Marchart
documenta X
From the international to the global
Catherine David, Lu Jie, Laura Zheng Ning, Wang Jianwei
Art in an emerging global society
Okwui Enwezor, Sarat Maharaj, Nikos Papastergiadis, Raqs Media Collective/Shuddhabrata Sengupta
Exhibitions: Where Thought-Collectives Collide
Peter Galison
M.A. Numminen and defunensemble
Verliebte Philosophen
Saturday, 18.07.2015
documenta 12
Migration of Form
Roger M. Buergel, Okwui Enwezor, David Joselit, Ruth Noack
Speculative Fabulations
Karen Barad, Kristina Buch, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Griselda Pollock, Tino Sehgal
documenta 14
Few Notes from an Extellectual
Carmen Amor, Hiwa K, Adam Szymczyk
Closing remarks
Beatrice von Bismarck, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Michael Lüthy
Introductions and moderation
Dorothea von Hantelmann, Michael Lüthy

The symposium is held in English with simultaneous translation into German.
Free admission
Please register in advance:
Conceived by Dorothea von Hantelmann, documenta visiting professor at the School of Art and Design Kassel
An event by the German Federal Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the School of Art and Design Kassel
documenta Halle
Du-Ry-Str. 1 / am Friedrichsplatz
34117 Kassel
M.A. Numminen and defuneensemble
Verliebte Philosophen

Kulturhaus Dock 4
17.07.2015, 22:00
In conjunction with the documenta anniversary celebration, the cantata entitled Verliebte Philosophen by the Finnish artist, composer, and singer M.A. Numminen will be presented for the first time in Germany in a new, augmented arrangement. Numminen, well-known since the 1960s for his eclectic interests in such fields as philosophy, sociology, and linguistics as well as various musical styles, including jazz, classical and electronic music, tango, and new music, participated in dOCUMENTA (13). He previously presented a philosophically inspired music program under the title Wittgenstein Compositions in collaboration with defunensemble in Kassel in 2012.
Composed in 2010, his Verliebte Philosophen forges yet another link between music and philosophy. Moderated by M.A. Numminen, the work deals with the complicated relationship between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger. Major passages in the libretto were compiled from correspondence between Arendt (Ida Wallén, soprano) and Heidegger (Herman Wallén, tenor). Burkhard von Puttkamer (baritone) serves as the narrator who embeds excerpts from letters relating to the couple’s first meeting in Marburg in 1925, Hannah Arendt’s emigration from Germany, Martin Heidegger’s admission to membership in the NSDAP in 1933, and their reunion after the war in a temporal framework. The music itself tracks the ups and downs of their stormy relationship.
An event by the German Federal Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the documenta Archive, with the kind support of the Kulturhaus Dock 4 under the auspices of the City of Kassel
Tickets: 18 Euro, reduced 10 Euro
Reservations:, T:+49 561 707270
Advanced bookings: Office of documenta und Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-GmbH, Friedrichsplatz 18, 34117 Kassel, Mon–Thu, 9:00–16:00
Box office at the venue
Kulturhaus Dock 4
Untere Karlsstraße 4
34117 Kassel
60 Years of documenta – Program
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Official transfer of the documenta Archive
Press Conference: July 15, 2015, 13.00
Rathaus der Stadt Kassel, Obere Königsstraße 8, 34117 Kassel
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Marcel Broodthaers
Press Conference: July 16, 2015, 11.00
Exhibition opening: July 16, 2015, 18.00–21.00
Duration of the exhibition: July 17 to October 11, 2015
Fridericianum, Friedrichsplatz 18, 34117 Kassel
Friday, July 17, 2015 and Saturday, July 18, 2015
documenta 1997–2017: erweiterte Denkkollektive / expanding thought-collectives
An event by the German Federal Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the School of Art and Design Kassel
documenta-Halle, Du-Ry-Str. 1 / am Friedrichsplatz, 34117 Kassel
Friday, July 17, 2015 – Thursday, July 23, 2015
Ongoing Action
Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuş: Public Collection of Modern Art
An event by the documenta Archive of the City of Kassel
Fridericianum, Friedrichsplatz 18, 34117 Kassel
Friday, July 17, 2015
M.A. Numminen and defunensemble: Verliebte Philosophen

An event by the German Federal Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the documenta Archive, with the kind support of the Kulturhaus Dock 4 under the auspices of the City of Kassel
Kulturhaus Dock 4, Untere Karlsstraße 4, 34117 Kassel
Sunday, July 19, 2015
documenta Birthday
​An event by the documenta und Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-GmbH in cooperation with the City of Kassel
Unterer Friedrichsplatz and numerous other locations in the city

October 30, 2015 to February 14, 2016
UTOPIEdocumenta – Unrealized Projects from the History of the World Art Exhibition

An event by the Culture Office of the City of Kassel
Stadtmuseum Kassel, Ständeplatz 16, 34117 Kassel

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