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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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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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Ruins, conflict, culture and science: dOCUMENTA (13)

Originally posted on Nicola Triscott:
Kader Attia, The Repair of the Occident to Extra-Occidental Cultures, 2012 Many adjectives have already been wielded to describe this year’s documenta, “earnest”, “grim”, “despondent” and “concept-less” among them. Certainly, there are few laughs in this year’s documenta (the 13th since its founding in 1955 by an artist banned by…

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Other interesting pieces

Sam Durant did a large piece you can walk into using forms taken from gallows to question the death penalty. Emily Jacir took inscriptions from Palestinian books looted by Israel in 1948 and placed them around Kassel. Amar Kanwar had an installation in the Natural History Museum showing rice seeds and large handmade books with […]

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The heart of contemporary art beats in Kassel

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…

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CAE Part 2

KASSEL, 9 June — Fear not dear reader! Yes the Critical Art Ensemble’s massive banner did come loose in a strong gust of wind, however iRez’ intrepid, on the ground reporter Trilby Minotaur was not, you will be relieved to know, crushed by the graphic representation of global wealth! text of graphic novel page: PART […]

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