The heart of contemporary art beats in Kassel

PARIS, 10 June — Journalist and art blogger at Mustikka, Ingrid Melano breaks down the 4 “positions” or identities of artists & thinkers articulated at dOCUMENTA (13)

dOCUMENTA (13) is dedicated to artistic research and forms of imagination that explore commitment, matter, things, embodiment, and active living in connection with, yet not subordinated to, theory. Opened yesterday it will last for 100 days. Founded by German Arnold Boe, since 1955 is held every 5 years to house the works of hundreds of artists.

These are terrains where politics are inseparable from a sensual, energetic, and worldly alliance between current research in various scientific and artistic fields and other knowledges, both ancient and contemporary. dOCUMENTA (13) is driven by a holistic and non-logocentric vision that is skeptical of the persisting belief in economic growth. This vision is shared with, and recognizes, the shapes and practices of knowing of all the animate and inanimate makers of the world, including people.

dOCUMENTA (13) is located in an apparent simultaneity of places and times, and it is articulated through four main…

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