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09.02.2011

dOCUMENTA (13) cordially invites you to a special presentation of Pierre Huyghe’s new film The Host and the Cloud on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2011, in Kassel

The Host and the Cloud was a real experiment that occurred in a shut-down museum at the far end of an amusement park. It was witnessed live by an audience and partially filmed on three days - Halloween, Valentine’s Day and May Day between 2009 and 2010 ...more
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27.01.2011

Chus Martínez, Agent, Member of Core Group, Head of Department in the curatorial office of the Artistic Director in Kassel

Photo: Becker Lacour 2007
dOCUMENTA (13) is pleased to announce that Chus Martínez, Agent of dOCUMENTA (13) since 2009, will expand her activities to become Agent, Member of Core Group, Head of Department in the curatorial office of the Artistic Director in Kassel.  ...more




18.01.2011

Second dOCUMENTA (13) artist book published in cooperation with Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht: `seeing studies´ by Natascha Sadr Haghighian & Ashkan Sepahvand for the institute for incongruous translation

Book presentation: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 8 pm, Casco, Utrecht

Workshop:
January 19 - 22, 2011, including a talk by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Saturday, January 22, 2011, 3 pm, Casco, Utrecht  ...more




16.12.2010

“100 Notes – 100 Thoughts.” The first contributions to dOCUMENTA (13) publications are announced.

As a prelude to the 2012 exhibition, dOCUMENTA (13) and Hatje Cantz are publishing a series of notebooks, 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts, that is comprised of facsimiles of existing notebooks, commissioned essays, collaborations, and conversations. ... more 




30.10.2010

AND AND AND / Event 6 / Lu Cafausu / Pilgrimage to San Cesario di Lecce / November 2, 2010

For the sixth event, AND AND AND has invited the Italian artist collective composed of Emilio Fantin, Luigi Negro, Giancarlo Norese and Cesare Pietroiusti. For the AND AND AND series, the artists – in collaboration with Luigi Presicce – propose to turn the November 2 traditional celebration of the Dead, into a new holiday: “La Festa dei Vivi (che riflettono sulla morte)”, "The Celebration of the Living (who reflect upon death)" ... more


29.10.2010

dOCUMENTA (13) announces curatorial team and process

During a press conference held today in Berlin at the Hebbel Theater / HAU 1, dOCUMENTA (13) announced:

dOCUMENTA (13) is a series of artistic acts and gestures that are already taking place as well as an exhibition that will open on June 9, 2012, and that will run for 100 days. dOCUMENTA (13) does not follow a single, overall concept but engages in conducting, and choreographing manifold materials, methods, and knowledges.  ...more
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14.10.2010

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev gave a lecture at Northwestern University, Chicago on October 4th 2010

The Department of Art Theory & Practice (AT&P) at Northwestern University in Chicago (www.art.northwestern.edu) explores both the making of contemporary art and the ideas and theories that drive it. The institute strives to foster intellectual independence, intense critical dialogue and cutting-edge practices that push the boundaries of aesthetic and cultural experience.  ...more
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13.10.2010

AND AND AND / Event 5 / Vladimir Volnovik / An Address to the city of Tbilisi / Summer 2010

AND AND AND is an artist run initiative, which will use the time between now and dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012 to consider with individuals and groups across the world the role art and culture can play today and the constituent publics or communities, which could be addressed. The series of artistic interventions, situations, and occurrences entitled AND AND AND are part of dOCUMENTA (13) and will compose a map of emergent positions, concerns, and possible points of solidarity ... more


24.9.2010

Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg, The Campo del Cielo Meteorites – Vol. I: El Taco. A dOCUMENTA (13) artists’ book presented at Portikus, Frankfurt/Main on September 24, 2010, at 11 am

As a prelude to the exhibition in the summer of 2012, dOCUMENTA (13) will publish a comprehensive series of publications in the upcoming two years. The first installment is the artists’ book by Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg, produced on the occasion of their exhibition at Portikus by dOCUMENTA (13) and published by Hatje Cantz Verlag. ...more

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14.9.2010

Lecture by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev followed by a conversation with Lisette Lagnado, September 16th 2010, Goethe-Institut São Paulo

Within the framework of Fórum Permanente and the Goethe-Institut São Paulo, the following questions are raised: How does dOCUMENTA (13) deal with the social/political context in its curatorial practice? What are the challenges and opportunities presented by an exhibition of such dimensions and international scope and what can it say about the role of curating contemporary art in a globalized world? ...more

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11.9.2010

AND AND AND / Event 4 / Twin Towers Go Global & Pedro Lasch / Three Anniversary Reports / September 11, 2010

On September 11, 2010 dOCUMENTA (13) sent and published the following press release on its website as part of the ongoing AND AND AND project and artist initiative that highlights projects by artists and groups worldwide. dOCUMENTA (13) is not responsible for factual claims expressed by the artists and artworks it presents. The release and email refers to a fictional event by artist Pedro Lasch whose works insert ideas, games and rumors into everyday situations to question truth and reality. The following is an artistic project and its content bears no relation to actual events ...more


6.9.2010

Video uploaded of lecture given by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev at the Timur Shah Mausoleum in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 2nd, 2010

Alighiero Boetti's One Hotel in Kabul, c. 1973
Alighiero Boetti's One Hotel in Kabul, c. 1973
"Notes on dOCUMENTA (13), 2012" - a lecture by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13), with contributions by anthropologist Michael Taussig and artists Francis Alÿs and Mario Garcia Torres.
 
In the framework of the weekly Timur Shah Lecture Series organized by Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Kabul

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17.8.2010

AND AND AND / Event 3 / Discussion Considering Contemporary Art Institutions in a Post-Soviet Context / Yerevan, Armenia / August 17, 2010

This summer, for the 5th consecutive year, the Armenian chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-Armenia) will host its Summer Seminars for Art Curators. This year's event entitled 'Aesthetic Communities and Contextual Translation of Communal Art' attempts to consider the question of the changing conditions of reception of artistic works ... more



11.8.2010

AND AND AND / Event 2 / François Bucher / Expedition to the Photographic Plateau in Marcahuasi, Peru / August 11, 2010

AND AND AND is an artist run initiative, which will use the time between now and dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012 to consider with individuals and groups across the world the role art and culture can play today and the constituent publics or communities which could be addressed ... more


22.7.2010

Lecture by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, on July 28th, 2010

7.15PM Centenary Auditorium, lower level 1
SPECIAL LECTURE
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13), 2012
"Where We Were, Where We Are, Where We Might be Going:
Notes on dOCUMENTA (13)"  
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7.7.2010

Kathrin Luz will join the team of dOCUMENTA (13)

dOCUMENTA (13) announces that Kathrin Luz will join the team as Head of Communication, effective from August 2010 ...more


21.6.2010

Presentation of the first artwork of dOCUMENTA (13) on June 21st 2010 in Kassel's Auepark

Giuseppe Penone: Idee di Pietra (Ansichten eines Steins), Bronze und Stein, 2004/2010
On the festive occasion of the summer solstice " the first day of summer and the longest day of the year " the citizens of Kassel, Lord Mayor Bertram Hilgen, dOCUMENTA (13) Artistic Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, and artist Giuseppe Penone came together to inaugurate Penone’s Idee di Pietra (Ideas of Stone) ... more

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18.6.2010

AND AND AND / Event 1 / 16 Beaver Group at US Social Forum in Detroit, Michigan / June 24, 2010

Image: Courtesy 16 Beaver Group
Image: Courtesy 16 Beaver Group
AND AND AND is an artist run initiative, which will use the time between now and dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012 to consider with individuals and groups across the world the role art and culture can play today and the constituent publics or communities, which could be addressedn  ... more

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27.5.2010

Presentation of the first artwork of dOCUMENTA (13) on June 21st, 2010 in Kassel’s Auepark

Giuseppe Penone: Idee di Pietra (Ideas of Stone), bronze and stone, 2004/2010
On June 21st, 2010 at 12 noon, Giuseppe Penone's Idee di Pietra (Ideas of Stone) will be inaugurated in the Auepark of Kassel as the first artwork on the way to dOCUMENTA (13) ...more


3.5.2010


19.4.2010

dOCUMENTA (13) Visual Identity

One example of the visual identity of dOCUMENTA (13) designed by Leftloft
One example of the visual identity of dOCUMENTA (13) designed by Leftloft
dOCUMENTA (13) is pleased to announce that the Italian graphic design company Leftloft will be developing our visual identity in the years to come. Each and every documenta since 1955 has reinvented itself through the engagement of its participants and the general public. In Leftloft, dOCUMENTA (13) Artistic Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev has found a congenial partner to develop the use of a design grammar that is open, flexible,  playful, simple and functional, while at the same time acknowledging the history of documenta. ... more




17.3.2010

dOCUMENTA (13) is pleased to announce its cooperation with Hatje Cantz Verlag on all publications.

Idea of a Notebook  © Reen Ré and Quack Du Lac
dOCUMENTA (13) will open in Kassel, Germany, on June 9, 2012, and will issue all its publications in collaboration with Hatje Cantz Verlag. documenta and Hatje Cantz Verlag will thus be working together for the fourth time, after the 1992, 1997, and 2002 editions of the exhibition. A range of dOCUMENTA (13) publications will appear over the next two and a-half years, including the exhibition catalogue, artists’ books, and a preliminary series of notebooks.

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22.2.2010


17.2.2010

School of Arts and Aesthetics
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

invites you to a
Lecture by
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Artistic Director Documenta 13
"The dance was very frenetic - Notes towards dOCUMENTA (13) - 2012" 
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5.1.2010

Gertrude Stein photographed by Carl Van Vechten. Library of Congress archives (from wikipedia commons)

3.12.2009

Christine Litz new project manager dOCUMENTA (13)

We are delighted to announce Dr. Christine Litz as a new member of the dOCUMENTA (13) organizational team. Recently appointed project manager, she is responsible for the realization of the ideas developed by the artistic director, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, and her curatorial team, as well as for the artists’ projects and other elements that will ultimately comprise dOCUMENTA (13). ... more


19.9.2009

d documenta-conference in Castello di Rivoli

On September 18 and 19 the living Artistic Directors of all preceeding documenta exhibitions met with hundreds of interested visitors from all over the world at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, for the d documenta conference. For Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and her team, the conference was the starting point for documenta 13. ... more

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2.7.2009

d documenta - a conference towards documenta 13

The d documenta is a two-day conference which has the goal to provide a forum of discussion and reflection on the history of documenta, its various incarnations and its future.

documenta has come to represent a key periodic moment when contemporary art is exhibited and those who are interested in art as well as in its relation to the world meet, assess the situation and share their views. For those involved in organising the next documenta, the journey publicly begins on September 18th, 2009.  ... more


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