dOCUMENTA (13) Announces Curatorial Team and Process for 100 Day Event in 2012


KASSEL.- During a press conference held this week in Berlin at the Hebbel Theater / HAU 1, dOCUMENTA (13) announced: dOCUMENTA (13) is a series of artistic acts and gestures that are already taking place as well as an exhibition that will open on June 9, 2012, and that will run for 100 days. dOCUMENTA (13) does not follow a single, overall concept but engages in conducting, and choreographing manifold materials, methods, and knowledges. Questions of personal and collective emancipation through art emerge in the process of making dOCUMENTA (13) by thinking through a number of composite ontologies that generate paradoxical conditions of contemporary life and artistic production. These include: • participation and withdrawal as simultaneous modes of existence today; • embodiment and disembodiment, and their mutual dependency; • rootedness and homelessness, as a dual condition of subjecthood; • proximity and