documenta

The documenta is an art exhibition that is organized after every five years in Kassel, Germany, to promote modern and contemporary art. Arnold Bode, an artist, art teacher and curator, is the brain behind documenta – having founded the exhibit in 1955 to be experienced by those who had attended the Bundesgartenschau (Federal Horticultural Show).

This exhibition was meant to open up Germany to modern art being created in other countries, especially after the Fascist era. The first documenta exhibition was dominated by Kandinsky and Picasso, who were significant influencers of modern art. Recent shows run for a maximum of 100 days and showcase art from all corners of the world.

Fischli & Weiss: The groundbreaking way things go

Peter Fischli and David Weiss are two Swiss artists that have made some of the most significant, most unanticipated and funniest artworks of their generation. The Swiss duo, Fischli and Weiss’s celebrated film The Way Things Go had a remarkable influence on the way artists, curators and audiences approached and interpreted art in relation to …

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Andreas Angelidakis - Polemos, 2017, 136 foam and vinyl seating modules, camouflage fabrics, installation view, documenta 14, Fridericianum museum, Kassel, Germany, 2017 feat

Andreas Angelidakis’ Polemos – This tank is not a real tank

Andreas Angelidakis is an architect known for creating giant foam sculptures, digital realms, and intriguing objects that touch on memory, society, consumerism, and other massive topics. His works give the audience something to think about and play with, all at once. It conjures the audience to ask the question, “where are we and how did …

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See how Peter Kogler’s hypnotic installations transform rooms

Peter Kogler is a renowned artist from Austria that currently works and lives in Vienna. Kogler is best known for his different psychedelic room installations. Through his paintwork and his intricate projections, he transforms ordinary looking rooms and spaces such as lobbies, galleries, and transit centers by making them look twisted, warped or distorted, which …

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