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Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

Originally posted on thelinoprinter:
Yesterday I visited dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel Germany. dOCUMENTA (13) is an international art festival, featuring contemporary art. It aims to reflect the ‘relationship between art and society’ and often has a political message associated with it. This years theme is space and paradox: “a space of many secrets, a space…

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Milena Berman – Karlsaue Park without a map

Originally posted on THEDOCUMENTATION:
My tip on visiting Karlsaue Park: One might begin a Karlsaue tour at the baroque Orangerie, to view the work of Jeronimo Voss, Eternity through the Stars. Voss’ installation is composed of two parts, one at the planetarium and one in the Cabinet of Astronomy and Physics of the Orangerie. The artist works…

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Katherine Chan – Lee Miller – Lisa Kirk

Originally posted on Mad Perfumista:
Revolution by Lisa Kirk (2009) The combination of art with politics is a subject that has always interested me. A few weeks ago, I traveled to Kassel, Germany to see the once-every-five year exhibition called dOCUMENTA 13. The artist and curator Arnold Bode created Documenta in 1955 as a means…

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Milena Berman – dOCUMENTA – Geoffrey Farmer

Originally posted on THEDOCUMENTATION:
Living and working in Kassel during the dOCUMENTA with ongoing entry to the exhibitions, I have been in no rush to see all of the works. I have found the installations, sculptures, and ongoing performances to become part of my daily life. Each morning on my walk to work, I pass…

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Video frame looking up to sky in Kassel of helicopter transporting large figurative statue

dOCUMENTA (13) Helicopter

KASSEL, 6 June — Even before the drama with Critical Art Ensemble’s dOCUMENTA (13) helicopter rides, our intrepid field reporter Trilby Minotaur was shooting video of helicopters at dOCUMENTA. She wasn’t able to upload from her iPad in Kassel and sent this video to me (VB) on 6 June. I sped the video up, added […]

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Karlsaue

Originally posted on THEDOCUMENTATION:
  Working in the press office of the dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany, I have been confronted with journalists from all over the world in all matter of sorts. Their attitudes have varied from excited enthusiasm during the preview days to defeated exhaustion after hours and miles of contemporary art navigation…

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Photograph of actor and art collector Brad Pitt against black background

dOCUMENTA (13) – Brad Pitt

KASSEL, 18 June — [Reblog from BlouinArtInfo] Brad Pitt Goes Art Shopping in Kassel?: While high-rolling art collectors were gearing up for last week’s Art Basel buying frenzy in Switzerland, actor Brad Pitt opted for a more cerebral art buying experience, chartering a £30,000 jet to take him to Documenta, where he reportedly spent “thousands” […]

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Being on the Art Basel Selection Committee Is Hard Work

Originally posted on Gallerist:
(Courtesy Lucy Reynell/Flickr) With the 43rd edition of Art Basel set to open this week, art-market reporter Georgina Adam has written a great piece for the Financial Times about the workings of the fair’s selection committee, the group of dealers that decides the event’s list of exhibitors each year. Since galleries…

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Basel Week Switzerland 2012: Galerie Perrotin

Originally posted on PROE BEATS BLOG:
The preeminent art fair for the world, Art Basel, opens soon in Switzerland with the top galleries and blue chip artists around the world sending in their top work for collectors to peruse. A regular participant is of course Galerie Perrotin, who will be bringing pieces from Daniel Arsham,…

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Art Week in Basel: Schaulager Satellite and Herzog & deMeuron construction

Originally posted on Robins Mail Art. And other things:
Architecture aficionados will find the Messeplatz of this weeks Art Basel to be a special treat. Walking from Downtown Basel towards Messe they will see a new, somewhat organic-looking shape crossing what used to be the open Messeplatz underneath the Messeturm: It is the new Messe…

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Lindsay Lohan lying on the beach in black bikini and sunglasses

Lindsay Lohan’s “First Point” short film

Originally posted on ed and ruby:
Lindsay Lohan and Richard Phillips have again collaborated on a short film entitled First Point which premiered in Switzerland this week.  In the five-minute flick, Lohan takes on the role of a sexy surfer girl who surfs and sunbathes her days away while the paparazzi lens hovers. Co-directed by legendary…

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100 notizien – 100 gedanken

Originally posted on THEDOCUMENTATION:
100 notes – 100 thoughts Colorful, attention-getting booklets have been popping up around Kassel and will soon be traveling to all corners of the world as souvenirs from dOCUMENTA (13). These creatively designed books were commissioned by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and published by Hatje Cantz press. The notebooks range in size, length, and…

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