Under the motto 'Learning from Athens,' documenta 14 opened in April in Greece this year – for the first time ever! The city is dealing with both financial and refugee crises.
The second half of Documenta 14 opens to the public in Kassel. Yet the global art show does not live up to its possibilities as it attempts to be modern and outspokenly political, says DW's Stefan Dege.
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.
Every five years culture vultures make the pilgrimage to one of the planet's biggest art exhibitions. This time around Documenta is in Kassel and Athens – and features political art reflecting reality.
The general population does not always feel engaged by Kassel's modern art show, but the Documenta 14 wants to change this. Even before its opening on June 10, several participatory projects are underway.
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