Category Archives: documentA

Documenta 14: Parthenon of Books

Marta Minujín’s Parthenon of Books is easily the centrepiece of Documenta 14, the 2017 instalment of the five-yearly Documenta held in Kassel, Germany. The Parthenon of Books qualifies as the centrepiece because it stands out physically, as an idea and … Continue reading

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DocumentA 13 and Memories of the Arab Spring

In 2012, starting with the Arab Spring, the ever so political Croatian artist and Documenta veteran Sanja Iveković, stepped back in time to pay homage to political martyrs and social revolutionaries in Documenta 13, and will be showing in Documenta 14 too. Continue reading

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Countdown to Documenta 14

I am off the Document 14! This is a great treat, especially as I had pleasure of attending DocumentA 13 in 2012. It is amazing to have the opportunity to attend consecutive Documenta instalments, which occur once every five years. … Continue reading

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documentA (13): Planet destruction

I am a voyager from another planet. I have just landed on your planet earth. I have, randomly, found myself in a place called Germany, the information I have picked up from the language spoken processed with my ultra-developed senses … Continue reading

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documentA (13)

I have just come from a two-day tour of documentA (13) in Kassel, a town in the German state of Hesse. Courtesy of documentA, Kassel is the home of Joseph Beuys’ legendary 7000 oaks. Over the course of the two days … Continue reading

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documentA (13)’s contradictions?

For one scary moment I thought Beuys 7000 oaks had disappeared into Ida Applebroog’s installation on the second floor of the Fridericianum at documentA (13). All that paper (see pic)! Even if it was making use of recycled paper. Now … Continue reading

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Amy Balkin’s tall order at documentA 13

Amy Balkin is using the medium of art to lobby UNESCO on the environment. Sign up and get art updates on GalleriaClic.

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