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documenta in Kassel

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documenta 14
6. April till 16. June 2017 in Athens
10. June till 17. September 2017 in Kassel



Art Brings People Together – documenta 14 in Kassel and in Athens

"Art brings people together. documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel creates a bridge and a previously unknown form of community between our cities though the medium of art,” Bertram Hilgen, Lord Mayor of Kassel, and Yiorgos Kaminis, Mayor of Athens, declared just prior to the opening of documenta 14 on April 8th in Athens.

When an international jury selected Adam Szymczyk as the Artistic Director of this documenta, they were fully aware of the fact that he planned to include Athens as a second exhibition venue. Athens is the culmination point of millennia of European culture and current global challenges concerning politics and society. The exhibition concept of artistic director Adam Szymczyk provides the opportunity to make this visible and enhances the perspective of documenta twofold.

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Symbol of documenta 14 - oul; © documenta14

The documenta exhibition in Kassel is famous worldwide. The world’s most important exhibition of contemporary art attracts huge crowds of visitors from different countries. Every five years the documenta puts on an exhibition of contemporary trends in modern art as well as providing a forum for new exhibition concepts.

Who would have dreamt the documenta would become so successful when the first exhibition, devised by Arnold Bode, was opened in 1955? Among the ruins of the Fridericianum Museum, which was destroyed during WW2, Bode presented exhibits depicting the development of fine art at the beginning of the 20th century which were banned from exhibition during the Nazi regime.

The 1955 exhibition deliberately emphasized the pan-European phenomenon of Modern Classicism. Today, the documenta continues to bring together a range of artistic worlds, thereby also contributing to the history of art. 

Tickets can be purchased online via the documenta 14 webshop or at documenta 14 shops in Athens and Kassel from March 2017. The ticket grants access to all exhibition venues of documenta 14 in Kassel. Many venues in Athens have free admission. Some partner institutions charge regular entrance fees. Buy tickets

Walks (Guided tours)
Visits to documenta 14 can be accompanied by a member of the Chorus. The role of the documenta 14 Chorus is to follow the interests of the visitors—listening to and instigating dialogue, debate, and questioning by looking at and experiencing the works of documenta 14. It is possible to book group Walks accompanied by members of the Chorus via the webshop

Accomodation may be booked online www.kassel-marketing.de/en/home

For assistance with hotel reservations, please contact Kassel Marketing GmbH or the Tourist Information
+49 561 707 707

Tourist Information at the Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe station: Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 34131 Kassel.
Opening hours: M­onday–Friday 10 am­–1 pm and 2–6 pm; Saturday 10 am–2 pm.
From June 9 to September 17, 2017: Monday–Sunday 9 am–7 pm.

Tourist Information City Center: Wilhelmstraße 23, 34117 Kassel.
Opening hours: Monday–Saturday 10 am–6 pm.
From June 9 to September 17, 2017: Monday–Sunday 9 am–7 pm.

Further information

Institution: documenta and Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-GmbH
Phone: +49 561 70 72 70
Fax: +49 561 70 72 739
E-Mail: office@documenta.de
Address: Friedrichsplatz 18
34117 Kassel
Public transport: Timetable
City map: Location in city map
Internet: www.documenta14.de/en
Veröffentlicht am:   06. 04. 2017  


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