Images – documenta 12 2007

By | February 2, 2014
Documenta is one of the world‘s most important exhibitions of contemporary art.

Documenta is one of the world‘s most important exhibitions of contemporary art.

Documenta takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany and was founded by curator Arnold Bode in 1955 as part of the Federal Horticultural Show.

documenta 1 took a historical and reconstructive approach. In documenta 1 the most influential artists and groups since the beginning of the 20th Century was showed. Art movements such as fauvism, cubism, expressionism, futurism, pittura metafisica and the Blaue Reiter group were represented. The exhibition was a comment on the Nazi propaganda exhibition Degenerate Art – Entartete Kunst – held in Berlin 1937.

documenta 5 was the exhibition in 1972 under the title – Questioning Reality – Pictorial worlds today.  The documenta 5 is believed to have had the highest impact to modern art.

Roger M. Buergel was the artistic director of documenta 12. Together with the art historian, Ruth Noack as curator, he exhibited contemporary art from various regions of the world and in all media. The works was put into relationship with each other, and not shown unrelated to each other.

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Museum Fridericianum, “Poppy Field” Sanja Ivekovic and “The Exclusive. On the politics of the Exluded Fourth” Andreas Siekmann. (Click image to enlarge)

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Aue Pavillion, Kassel 2007. (Click image to enlarge)

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