09 June 2012 - 16 September 2012
dOCUMENTA(13) takes place in Kassel, Germany from 9 June until 16 September 2012.
This year the exhibition will be curated by writer, art historian and curator Carolyn Christov-Barkargiev.
Since it was established in 1955, documenta has been regarded as a key international exhibition of contemporary art worldwide and a moment of reflection on the relationship between art and society. It takes place every five years, and runs for 100 days.
In 2012, over 160 artists and other participants from around the world will meet and present a variety of artistic practices, including sculpture, performance, installation, research and archiving, painting, photography, film, curatorial, text-based and audio works as well as other experiments in the fields of aesthetics, art, politics, literature, science, and ecology.
For the Artistic Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, dOCUMENTA (13) is a form of inquiry and indulgence in materials. Her intuitive approach resembles that of the artists and other participants she has chosen to work with. Thus, the 13th edition of documenta will be a surprising stage to present questions that shape our notion of life in the present.