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.
After Dispute with Documenta Artist, City of Kassel Demands Removal of Monument for Refugees [UPDATED]
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.
Documenta Organizers Call Report of €7M Deficit “Speculations and Half-Truths” [UPDATED]
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.
Debtumenta: Governments Step In to Save Documenta from €7 Million Deficit
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.
An Inclusive Documenta Succeeds Despite Curatorial Failures
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.
Animal Rights Activists Baaaash Artist’s Studio Over Indigo-Dyed Sheep at Documenta
For his project, artist Aboubakar Fofana dyed the coats of 54 sheep with indigo and brought them from Mali to the Greek capital.
Cultural Diplomacy and Artwashing at Documenta in Athens
It remains a question whether Learning from Athens actually manages to learn anything from Greece and its financial crisis.
LGBTQ Refugee Rights Group Steals Artwork from Documenta in Athens
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.
Artist Collective Postcommodity on Recovering Knowledge and Making Border Metaphors
With work on view in three current exhibitions, the members of Postcommodity discuss their desire to “mediate complexity.”
The Messy Politics of Documenta’s Arrival in Athens
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.
Will Cornelius Gurlitt’s Collection Turn Up at Documenta 14?
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.