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  Kassel, culture: documenta
documenta (with a lower-case 'd') is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art which now takes place every 5 years in Kassel, Germany. It was founded by Arnold Bode in 1955 as part of the Bundesgartenschau which took place in Kassel at that time.
This first documenta was - in contrast to most expectations - a considerable success as it featured most of the artists which are nowadays generally considered to have had a significant influence on modern art, e.g. Picasso or Kandinsky. The more recent documentas feature art from all continents. It is by most art critiques perceived to be one of the most important art exhibitions in the whole world.

List of documenta exhibitions

documenta 1
documenta 2
documenta 3
documenta 4
documenta 5
documenta 6
documenta 7
documenta 8
documenta IX
documenta X
documenta 11
documenta 12
16 July - 18 September 1955
11 July - 11 October 1959
27 June - 5 October 1964
27 June - 6 October 1968
30 June - 8 October 1972
24 June - 2 October 1977
19 June - 28 September 1982
12 June - 20 September 1987
13 June - 20 September 1992
21 June - 28 September 1997
08 June - 15 September 2002
16 June - 23 September 2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
artistic director Harald Szeemann
artistic director Manfred Schneckenburger
artistic director Jan Hoet
artistic director Catherine David
artistic director Okwui Enwezor
artistic director Roger Buergel


Contact:
documenta und Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-GmbH
Geschäftsführer: Bernd Leifeld
Friedrichsplatz 18
D-34117 Kassel
Fon +49 561 707270
Fax +49 561 7072739
info@documenta.de
http://www.documenta.de
http://www.fridericianum-kassel.de



d7 "documenta Urbana"


d7 "pickaxe", Claes Oldenburg


d9 "man walking to the sky", Jonathan Borofsky


d7 "7000 Eichen", Josef Beuys