Documenta is one of the most important art exhibitions in the world. It takes place only once every five years, usually in Kassel. But in 2017, it will also be held in the Greek capital of Athens.
From forbidden books to white smoke, the documenta contemporary art exhibition in Kassel, now at its half-time mark, is presenting fascinating works that are proving popular with visitors - but can also be confusing.
An obelisk with a refugee-friendly Bible verse could become a permanent fixture in Kassel after the Documenta art show. A right-wing German politician has protested, evoking Nazi vocabulary by called it "disfiguring."
The international art show opens in Kassel, a month after its first part set in Athens debuted. Political works reflecting the world's current tensions grab the attention. Here's a tour of the highlights.
Critics claimed the "Auschwitz on the Beach" performance planned at Germany's premiere art show relativized the Holocaust by comparing it with the refugee crisis. The Documenta now wants to open up discussion.
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