KASSEL, 16 July – UK printmaker Anne E. Thomas makes the trek to dOCUMENTA (13) and discovers the site-specific sound experiences of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. As Thomas describes, Cardiff & Miller create sublime sound installations, often using Cardiff’s voice, that map onto existing spaces. The work, in a way, is a sort [...]
KASSEL, 12 July – Day 34. As the 100 days of dOCUMENTA (13) reach the 1/3 point, our intrepid dOCUMENTA press officer, blogger, and guide to all things “d,” Milena Berman, returns from her own week of travel to give us a guide to our experience of Karlsaue Park. Serendipitously enough, earlier today Ironyca commented [...]
KASSEL, 5 July – Trilby Minotaur has taken us up in some of dOCUMENTA (13)’s helicpoters and Milena Berman has taken us stomping through its muddy fields. Today perfumista Katherine Chan gives us the smell of dOCUMENTA (13) in her essay on perfume. In 1945 fashion and war photographer Lee Miller had the opportunity [...]
KASSEL, 1 July – And on the 22nd of dOCUMENTA (13)’s 100 days Milena Berman finds herself returning yet again to Leaves of Grass, Geoffrey Farmer’s monumental, 60 foot long sculptural collage of cut-outs from a half-century of Life Magazines, spanning 1935 – 1985
KASSEL, 6 June – Even before the drama with Critical Art Ensemble’s dOCUMENTA (13) helicopter rides, our intrepid field reporter Trilby Minotaur was shooting video of helicopters at dOCUMENTA. She wasn’t able to upload from her iPad in Kassel and sent this video to me (VB) on 6 June. I sped the video up, added [...]
KASSEL, 23 June – dOCUMENTA (13) dAY (14) Two weeks into the 100 days, San Francisco based art historian Milena Berman of theDOCUMENTAtion blog, and also of the d13 press office, reports on the 3,000 journalists stomping, often muddy shoe’d, through Kassel, and her efforts to help keep their spirits up in the face of [...]
KASSEL, 18 June – [Reblog from BlouinArtInfo] Brad Pitt Goes Art Shopping in Kassel?: While high-rolling art collectors were gearing up for last week’s Art Basel buying frenzy in Switzerland, actor Brad Pitt opted for a more cerebral art buying experience, chartering a £30,000 jet to take him to Documenta, where he reportedly spent “thousands” [...]
KASSEL, 12 June – San Francisco based art historian Milena Berman of theDOCUMENTAtion blog is spending the 100 days of dOCUMENTA (13) here in Kassel. Here’s her update featuring info on d13 artistic director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev’s luscious “notebook” project “100 Notes – 100 Thoughts.”
KASSEL, 11 June – Founder & Director of the UK’s The Arts Catalyst, and Art, Science, Technology & Society blogger at nicolatriscott.org, Nicola Triscott takes us on a brief tour of some of the 300 artists from 56 countries and their mostly new commissions and site-specific works at dOCUMENTA (13)
Sam Durant did a large piece you can walk into using forms taken from gallows to question the death penalty. Emily Jacir took inscriptions from Palestinian books looted by Israel in 1948 and placed them around Kassel. Amar Kanwar had an installation in the Natural History Museum showing rice seeds and large handmade books with [...]
PARIS, 10 June – Journalist and art blogger at Mustikka, Ingrid Melano breaks down the 4 “positions” or identities of artists & thinkers articulated at dOCUMENTA (13)
KASSEL, 9 June – Fear not dear reader! Yes the Critical Art Ensemble’s massive banner did come loose in a strong gust of wind, however iRez’ intrepid, on the ground reporter Trilby Minotaur was not, you will be relieved to know, crushed by the graphic representation of global wealth! text of graphic novel page: PART [...]
KASSEL, 9 June – It’s opening day of dOCUMENTA (13) here in Kassel, the first of the “100 Days” of the exposition. Trilby explores Critical Art Ensemble’s massive installation, A Temporary Monument to Global Economic Inequality text of graphic novel page: SHOCKING STORY! Critical Art Ensemble hung a graph depicting degrees of wealth, but a [...]
KASSEL, 8 June – dOCUMENTA (13) opens tomorrow! Trilby Minotaur is there today! In this page of her unfolding graphic novel she digs further into the dOCUMENTA (13) installations at the Kassel Museum of Natural History: text of graphic novel page: More Art at the Natural History Museum Mark Dion created a display for the [...]
KASSEL, 8 June – our international artist and European field reporter Trilby Minotaur has sent back another page from her dOCUMENTA (13) graphic novel. Text from page: At Kassel’s Museum of Natural History: Claire Pentecost’s work introduces an alternative monetary system. The Soil-erg is currency made by composting.
KASSEL, 6 June – Our own real & virtual bookbinder & international artist of mystery is spending the week before the grand opening in Kassel, Germany preparing for dOCUMENTA (13). Here’s the first “page” from her dOCUMENTA (13) “graphic novel” just before all the action gets going:
GHENT, BELGIUM, 4 June – What? What? iRez’ Trilby Minotaur NOT the only bookbinder heading to dOCUMENTA (13)!? Yes, it’s true, Rachel Marsden will also be heading over soon to see, among other things, what “Library in the Park” artist Massimo Bartolini has in store for Kassel.
KASSEL, 2 June – theDOCUMENTAtion sets the stage for us for the coming 100 days in Kassel.