Every five years the largest exhibition series for contemporary art takes place in Kassel. The city consists of 100 years of art installations, exhibitions and performances.
The artistic world meets the dOCUMENTA in Kassel. This year, the friends of art can get all the news in Arts and Culture until 17.09 still in full splendor.
There are countless events taking place all over the city, and many surprises also happen
dOCUMENTA is an art-word created in 1955 for the first art exhibition at the time. The dOCUMENTA creators took the Latin word”documentum”, which carries the meanings of”docere”and”mens”- spirit, thus fulfilling the demands of art-creators.
In 2012 dOCUMENTA13 took place. The next 100 – day spectacle will probably take place in the summer of 2017 in Kassel.
The sky-striker welcomes guests arriving at the main railway station in Kassel
Documenta Kassel – where contemporary art is at home
During the dOCUMENTA, both permanent exhibition venues such as the Fridericanum are used, as well as the dOCUMENTA-built venues especially for dOCUMENTA. Such spaces, which seem to be quite foreign to art, such as warehouses or railway stations, are being remodeled and rendered suitable for exposition.
Not only buildings are used for dOCUMENTA. Many activities take place in the open air.
There is always a lot to discover in contemporary art
The infrastructure of the city of Kassel is therefore modern and convenient for the numerous visitors.
For 100 days in a five-year cycle, the city of Documenta Kassel is transformed into a fusion of contemporary art, in which the entire city is a gigantic exhibition stage.
Conceptual works from all over the world are shown in Kassel
The Friderticanum is located in the center of the city of Kassel and is an important center for the dOCUMENTA. With its majestic outline, it is one of the oldest public museums in Europe.
The Fridericianum is one of the junctions during the exhibition
Aue Pavilion / Aue Park
Here, in the originally baroque city park, the visitor will find an excellent landscape architecture, as well as much art and culture during the dOCUMENTA.
The Karlsaue Park offers plenty of space for baroque and modern art
The dOCUMENTA HALL was built for the art exhibition of the same name and offers many rooms, restaurants and exhibition areas.
Complex multimedial works fascinate the visitors
Gallery at the beautiful view
The new gallery is located above the city park Karlaue and is a part of the happenings during the dOCUMENTA
Film, photography, painting – everything melts together
The dOCUMENTA offers unimaginably much for the short time of 100 days
The southern wing of the Kassel cultural station has developed into an extraordinary exhibition and meeting place between Frankfurt and Hanover. The state-of-the-art ambiance is suitable for over 400 people and is an important exhibition center.
There is much more, but we also leave something for you if you want to participate in this dream.
In the evening after the long, art-filled day, you can relax in the Karlsaue Park during the beautiful weather
The permanent exhibition”frame construction”is a great interest
dOCUMENTA is remarkable and it is worth taking a city trip there
The shadows as a medium: Enclosed you see a multimedial work of the impressive Nalini Malani