A Day Trip to Kassel
Every five years Documenta draws contemporary art enthusiasts to visit Kassel, the city in northern Hesse. Willkommen In Berlin took the opportunity to invite its members to an exciting whole-day trip to see this spectacular exhibition on 13 June 2017.
For 100 days, 160 artists from all over the world present their artworks whose themes include plight of refugees, oppression, insecurity and violence. The students of an art university created an eerily beautiful, idyllic living quarter from piles of concrete pipes. It was thought-provoking. The towering temple made from banned books designed by the Argentinian artist Marta Minujín is the showstopper of this year’s exhibition.
The members were welcomed in the press center by the managing director of Documenta and the Museum Fridericianum GmbH, Annette Kulenkampff. She gave an interesting information about the selection of artists for this mammoth exhibition. For the young artists, the participation in Documenta could lead to fame.
During the train ride home to Berlin, the members had the occasion to talk about their experience in Documenta. It was a successful journey in a wonderful summer.