The documenta is also called the Museum of the 100 Days, because of its exhibition period. The name “Documenta” comes from documentum the words docere, ‘teach’ and mens ‘spirit’. The name of the exhibition is usually capitalized by the makers until today. Often “documenta” is also abbreviated as “d”, followed by the respective number (for example “d 12”). The “documenta” has become a synonym for “contemporary art” over the years.
Crucial for the presented cross-section through current art is the perspective of the respective curator, which is mentioned in the context of the documenta artistic director. Their history is full of contrasts and ruptures in which different artistic and curatorial attitudes, philosophies and theories are reflected as well as political and social times. The Biennale of Venice. is the only institution of comparable importance in the world.
The exhibition of documenta 14 in Athens shows over 160 international artists and their work conceived for the documenta 14 in more than 40 different public institutions, places, cinemas, university locations and libraries.
The Documenta Kassel starts on 10th of June and runs until 17th of September 2017.
Post photo: Aboubakar Fofana, Ka touba Farafina yé (Africa Blessings), 2017, 54 Lambs, the African Continent, Indigo, Pasture, People, Agricultural University of Athens, documenta 14, Photo: Stathis Mamalakis / d14_Aboubakar_Fofana_Ka_Touba_Farafina_ye_Agricultural_University_Athens_ © _Stathis_Mamalakis.jpgDie beginnt am 10. Juni und läuft bis zum 17. September 2017 .