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A protest broke out surrounding the dominance of Documenta, a prominent art exhibition that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. Adam Szymczyk has been selected to be the artistic director of the Documenta 14 exhibit, and an ever-growing group of artists is protesting in refusal of recognizing the legitimacy of any institution that is large and dominant in the way Documenta is. 2,576 more words

Alain Jaquet: «The French-American Pop Art Artist»

Serge Gainsbourg interviews Alain Jaquet in 1969

The artist Alain Jacquet who unfortunately died of esophageal cancer in Manhattan in September 2008, almost aged 70, is named a French representative of the American Pop Art movement, a description, which in fact, is to be seen as a little bit too inaccurate because his œvre – unlike the work of many other Pop Art artists – is filled with romantic thoughts and other emotional aspects. 268 more words


Lois Weinberger - The Three Ecologies

There is a photograph by Lois Weinberger of a typical run-down area of urban space – an abandoned parking lot perhaps – in which the rectangular concrete slabs that were once employed to flatten and ‘subdue’ the earth have been split apart and bisected by a long line of wild plants, vigorous and healthy-looking, in full flower. 4,127 more words


Früherer Documenta Leiter Jan Hoet gestorben

Der frühere Documenta-Chef und langjährige Museumsdirektor Jan Hoet ist am Donnerstag im Alter von 77 Jahren in Gent gestorben. Das berichtete die belgische Nachrichtenagentur Belga.


Censoring History

Relating what we are taught to The Monuments Men post I did last week, I came across some notes, I had missed from a lecture. The lecture talked about the DocumentA exhibition. 192 more words

Lecture Notes And Responses