Curator: Eha Komissarov
1955, Kassel, Germany, the first series of exhibitions under the
title documenta was opened, and by today, this event is known as the
leadg forum of contemporary art the world, takg place every
five years. the years 1955–2007, twelve documentas have been
organised and all of them have earned a place the history of art as
the exhibitions that have fluenced the development of contemporary
Western art to the greatest extent.
cooperation with documenta has only just begun. We took part a
satellite project called documenta 12 magazes, which offered a
selection of contemporary art magazes, cludg kunst.ee, the
framework of documenta 12 events.
With the series
, Kumu generates a virtual archive troducg the
activities of documenta and the participatg artists. The volume of
documenta discourse forces us to make choices. Virtual documenta
Kumu is based on the overviews of the exhibitions, on prted material,
video and audio recordgs, and terviews dealg with the issues of
modern art. Our archive would be the startg pot for events
troducg avant-garde art, and the exhibition pays particular
attention to documenta 5, which has become a legend that fluences
contemporary art to this day.
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