The city removed Olu Oguibe’s “Monument to Strangers and Refugees,” at dawn on the national holiday celebrating Germany’s reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The City of Kassel has decided to indefinitely remove Olu Oguibe’s public sculpture, “Monument to Strangers and Refugees,” commissioned for last year’s Documenta.
The organizers of Documenta 14 claim that allegations of overspending are not based on facts and may be used to compromise the exhibition’s independence.
As Adam Szymczyk’s Documenta 14 draws to a close, its organizers have incurred a whopping deficit largely due to the cost of mounting exhibitions in Germany and Greece.
The most successful arc of Documenta 14 is not accomplished by any of its symbolic gestures, but through the consistent and merited presence of non-white, non-heteronormative artists throughout.
For his project, artist Aboubakar Fofana dyed the coats of 54 sheep with indigo and brought them from Mali to the Greek capital.
It remains a question whether Learning from Athens actually manages to learn anything from Greece and its financial crisis.
In an act of protest against the German quinquennial, the group Lgbtqi+ Refugees in Greece has rock-napped Roger Bernat’s sculptural replica of an ancient monolith.
With work on view in three current exhibitions, the members of Postcommodity discuss their desire to “mediate complexity.”
As documenta opens for the first time in Athens, Greek artists and anthropologists are closely observing how the German quinquennial will respond to its new location.
Documenta 14 director Adam Szymczyk wants to show the collection of late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt as part of the quinquennial exhibition’s next edition in 2017.