This time not only in Kassel but also in Athens. 47 locations and with about 200 artists. This edition is led by artistic director Adam Szymczyk and a team of about 18 curators. Other members of the extensive team of curators are Paul B. Preciado and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. Learning from Athens is the motto of this edition. Athens long considered as the font of all knowledge, is in recent history more associated with austerity and refugees.
Gray marble refugee tent by Rebecca Belmore.
The disasters of War, Daniel Garcia Andujar, The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens.
Daniel Knorr squeezes found items from Athens streets into an artist’s book. On the opening day of the Documenta 2017 in that city.
At the same time his work Expiration Movement started exhaling smoke from the Zwehrenturn in Kassel.
The Parthenon of Books, Marta Minujín.
A replica Parthenon made out of metal scaffolding and thousands of banned books. Visitors can contribute to its construction by donating books that are now or at any time in the past have been forbidden.
The Mill of Blood, Antonio Vega Macotela.
A reconstructed a slave powered minting machine built by the Spanish colonizers in latin America.
The Living Pyramid, Agnes Denes.
The flowers and plants form a monument to geological time and the natural world.
Check Point Sekondi Loco, Ibrahim Mahama.
Ghanaian Jute bags where sawn together by visitors to the in Athens to cover the Torwache building in Kassel.
Being Safe is Scary, Banu Cennetoğlu, Fridericianum, Kassel
When We Were Exhaling Images, Hiwa K.
Installation of refugee boats, Guillermo Galindi.
Wrecks of refugee boats found at Greek coasts are turned into musical instruments.