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Head of Documenta resigned amid Antisemitism scandal

Documenta's director general, Sabine Schormann, has left her position. Documenta gGmbh, the nonprofit organization that oversees the quinquennial show, made the announcement on Saturday. The statement claims that during a discussion on Friday night, the Documenta board and Schormann came to a mutual understanding on "short notice." The claims of antisemitism, which have been swirling for…

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Drawing by Daniella Fitria Praptono.

documenta fifteen opening and lumbung program

June 18–September 25, 2022 Ruangrupa and the Artistic Team, in collaboration with lumbung members, lumbung artists, and their invited participants, will activate Kassel, Germany, for 100 days during documenta fifteen, from June 18 to September 25, 2022. The essential principles and ideas of lumbung, the Indonesian name for a communal rice barn, are at the heart of…

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Graffiti on the wall of a space allocated to the Question of Funding collective, documenta fifteen, 2022. Referencing the California Penal Code, “187” is slang for murder.

documenta: Lumbung Community Statement

Lumbung Community Statement We, the lumbung community (the artists and members of documenta fifteen), add our collective voices in support of the letter that was published on May 7 by ruangrupa, the artistic team of documenta fifteen, and some curators of the failed forum “We Need to Talk! Art – Freedom – Solidarity,” in response to the ripple…

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Design: Running Water Creative Group

DISTANZ releases interview book with ruangrupa

This year’s documenta will be curated by a collective for the first time in its history. Another first: the artistic directors come from Asia. ruangrupa is an association of nine friends who unconditionally combine art with their everyday lives as a practice of living and surviving together under the socioeconomic conditions of their native Indonesia.…

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