A unique and one-of-a-kind, or rather once-in-five-years contemporary art exhibition is currently transforming the city of Kassel, Germany, until 17 September 2017. For 100 days, more than 160 international Documenta 14 artists show their work in 30 different locations in the city.
Arnold Bode founded the exhibition in 1955 to reconnect the German people to contemporary art after the war years.
Early on, the exhibition featured famous artists from Europe and abstract art. Now, installation artists from all continents and walks of life present their best work.
Since 1987 postmodern design has found its way into the exhibition and marks an influential part of the show.
This year the organizers hope to crack the 1 million visitors mark.
Marta Minujín, The Parthenon of Books, 2017, steel, books, and plastic sheeting , Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Roman März
Dan Peterman, Kassel Ingot Project (Iron), 2017, Eisenbarren, installation view, Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Mathias Völzke
Olu Oguibe, Das Fremdlinge und Flüchtlinge Monument (Monument for strangers and refugees), 2017, concrete, Königsplatz, Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Michael Nast
Agnes Denes, The Living Pyramid, 2015/2017, various materials, Nordstadtpark, Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Mathias Völzke
Máret Ánne Sara, Pile o’ Sápmi, 2017, various materials, installation view, Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Mathias Völzke