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Documenta 14
Through September 17 / Kassel, Germany

Founded in 1955 by artist and curator Arnold Bode and running every 5 years, this year’s iterative edition, Documenta 14, started in Athens, now just closed, and continues in Kassel, its traditional base, through September 17.

Despite its aspect obscura in everything from its invented name, its horticulture association, its relative infrequency and even in its Samuel Beckett inspired press materials, Documenta has succeeded in resisting the founding era ban on modern art and has grown to receive nearly a million people. The previous edition in 2012 clocked in over 900,000 visitors.

 

Aboubakar Fofana / Photo Roman März


 
Aboubakar Fofana, Fundi (Uprising), 2017, various materials, installation view, ​documenta Halle, Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Roman März.
 

Roger Bernat / Photo Mathias Völzke


 
Roger Bernat, The Place of the Thing, 2017, installation view, Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Mathias Völzke.
 

Nevin Aladağ / Photo Michael Nast


 
Nevin Aladağ, Jali​, 2017, glazed ceramics, installation view, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Kassel, documenta 14, © Nevin Aladağ/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017, photo: Michael Nast.
 

Nairy Baghramian / Photo Michael Nast


 
Nairy Baghramian, The Iron Table (Homage to Jane Bowles), 2002, various materials, installation view, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Michael Nast.
 

Naeem Mohaiemen / Photo Mathias Völzke


 
Naeem Mohaiemen, Tripoli Cancelled, 2017, digital video, installation view, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, documenta 14, photo: Mathias Völzke.
 

Hans Eijkelboom / Photo Michael Nast


 
Hans Eijkelboom, Photo Notes 1992–2017, 2017, inkjet prints, installation view, Stadtmuseum Kassel, Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Michael Nast.
 
The less than glamorous locale of Kassel, though centrally located in Germany and home of the other Neue Galerie, continues to indulge Documenta’s highly intellectual curatorial principles and presents a most worthy line up, continuing in the tradition of one of the largest and most respected art fairs in the world.

Documenta 14 runs through September 17, 2017.
Curator: Adam Szymczyk

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Documenta 14
Through September 17 / Kassel, Germany

Founded in 1955 by artist and curator Arnold Bode and running every 5 years, this year’s iterative edition, Documenta 14, started in Athens, now just closed, and continues in Kassel, its traditional base, through September 17.

Despite its aspect obscura in everything from its invented name, its horticulture association, its relative infrequency and even in its Samuel Beckett inspired press materials, Documenta has succeeded in resisting the founding era ban on modern art and has grown to receive nearly a million people. The previous edition in 2012 clocked in over 900,000 visitors.

 

Aboubakar Fofana / Photo Roman März


 
Aboubakar Fofana, Fundi (Uprising), 2017, various materials, installation view, ​documenta Halle, Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Roman März.
 

Roger Bernat / Photo Mathias Völzke


 
Roger Bernat, The Place of the Thing, 2017, installation view, Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Mathias Völzke.
 

Nevin Aladağ / Photo Michael Nast


 
Nevin Aladağ, Jali​, 2017, glazed ceramics, installation view, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Kassel, documenta 14, © Nevin Aladağ/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017, photo: Michael Nast.
 

Nairy Baghramian / Photo Michael Nast


 
Nairy Baghramian, The Iron Table (Homage to Jane Bowles), 2002, various materials, installation view, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Michael Nast.
 

Naeem Mohaiemen / Photo Mathias Völzke


 
Naeem Mohaiemen, Tripoli Cancelled, 2017, digital video, installation view, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, documenta 14, photo: Mathias Völzke.
 

Hans Eijkelboom / Photo Michael Nast


 
Hans Eijkelboom, Photo Notes 1992–2017, 2017, inkjet prints, installation view, Stadtmuseum Kassel, Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Michael Nast.
 
The less than glamorous locale of Kassel, though centrally located in Germany and home of the other Neue Galerie, continues to indulge Documenta’s highly intellectual curatorial principles and presents a most worthy line up, continuing in the tradition of one of the largest and most respected art fairs in the world.

Documenta 14 runs through September 17, 2017.
Curator: Adam Szymczyk