The 15th edition of the international art exhibition is a gathering of potentialities, a careful alignment of militant particles, and an assembly of thousands of diverse voices.
The Indonesian collective behind the work, Taring Padi, denied antisemitic intent and issued an apology, adding that it was the first time it was shown in “a European and German context.”
The German contemporary art show has been plagued by accusations of antisemitism for its inclusion of artists who denounce Israel’s oppression of Palestinians.
The show’s curators called it “a politically motivated threat” toward the artist collective The Question of Funding, members of whom have been the target of antisemitism accusations.
“It became clear that the accusations made against documenta fifteen and the forum itself currently render a free and productive discussion impossible,” the group ruangrupa wrote in a missive.