On the Ground : dOCUMENTA(13)

The opening days of dOCUMENTA(13). Kassel,  9 June - 16 September 2012

 

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Participating artist Ryan Gander and his dealers from Lisson Gallery at the Absolut Art Bureau cocktail party to celebrate their collaboration with dOCUMENTA13. Thursday June 9.  © Lucy Rees 

View from above the Rotunda in the Fridericianum. © Lucy Rees 

View from above the Rotunda in the Fridericianum. © Lucy Rees 

Alighiero Boetti. Mappa. 1971. Embroided Tapestry. Made in Afghanistan. 147 x 228 cm. Fridericianum. © Lucy Rees 

Alighiero Boetti. Mappa. 1971. Embroided Tapestry. Made in Afghanistan. 147 x 228 cm. Fridericianum. © Lucy Rees 

Fabio Mauri. Forse L’arte non e’ autonomia. Doormat cuts. 200 x 420 cm. Fridericianum. © Lucy Rees 

Fabio Mauri. Forse L’arte non e’ autonomia. Doormat cuts. 200 x 420 cm. Fridericianum. © Lucy Rees 

Giuseppe Penone. Idea di Petree. (Ideas of Stone). Bronze and Stone. 2008/2010/2012. © Lucy Rees 

Giuseppe Penone. Idea di Petree. (Ideas of Stone). Bronze and Stone. 2008/2010/2012. © Lucy Rees 

View of the Orangerie, where considerations around mapping and questions of time space and experience are explored. Artists include Tarek Atoui, Erkki Kurenniemi, Anri Sala, Jeronimo Voss, Ryan Gander, Susan Hiller, David Link, Mika Taanila and Konrad Zuse. © Lucy Rees 

View of the Orangerie, where considerations around mapping and questions of time space and experience are explored. Artists include Tarek Atoui, Erkki Kurenniemi, Anri Sala, Jeronimo Voss, Ryan Gander, Susan Hiller, David Link, Mika Taanila and Konrad Zuse. © Lucy Rees 

This white sculpture, several meters high, was designed by the Thai artists Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siri. "The ghost followed us from Thailand to Kassel. Thanks to the sculpture, we recall the victims of political violence in Thailand" commented Weerasethakul. © Lucy Rees 

This white sculpture, several meters high, was designed by the Thai artists Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siri. "The ghost followed us from Thailand to Kassel. Thanks to the sculpture, we recall the victims of political violence in Thailand" commented Weerasethakul. © Lucy Rees 

Mathias Ardnt, director of Ardnt Gallery in Berlin and Lilly Wei of Art in America, New York. Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney cocktail party. Il Convento. Friday June 8.  © Lucy Rees 

Mathias Ardnt, director of Ardnt Gallery in Berlin and Lilly Wei of Art in America, New York. Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney cocktail party. Il Convento. Friday June 8.  © Lucy Rees 

Lucy Rees, Lilly Wei of Art in America, and Ann Strauss, associate curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. © Lucy Rees 

Lucy Rees, Lilly Wei of Art in America, and Ann Strauss, associate curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. © Lucy Rees 

Mark Hughes, former director of Gallery Lelong New York, and Ann Strauss curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the MET, © Lucy Rees 

Mark Hughes, former director of Gallery Lelong New York, and Ann Strauss curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the MET, © Lucy Rees 

Stuart Ringholt, Anger Workshops. Neue Galerie. During the workshops visitors are offered the opportunity to express their anger using voice and movement to the sound of loud house music for five minutes before then embracing other members of the group. The room is closed to the public, although the sound of the workshops can be heard outside its walls. © Lucy Rees   

Stuart Ringholt, Anger Workshops. Neue Galerie. During the workshops visitors are offered the opportunity to express their anger using voice and movement to the sound of loud house music for five minutes before then embracing other members of the group. The room is closed to the public, although the sound of the workshops can be heard outside its walls. © Lucy Rees 

 

Geoffery Farmer. Leaves of Grass (2012) consists of hundreds of shadow puppets that have been fabricated from photographs cut out from Life, the classic American news magazine. © Lucy Rees 

Geoffery Farmer. Leaves of Grass (2012) consists of hundreds of shadow puppets that have been fabricated from photographs cut out from Life, the classic American news magazine. © Lucy Rees 

Theaster Gate’s site specific work, activating as a venue and permanent sculpture for Kassel in the dilapidated Huguenot House, built in 1826, resulting in a lived in laboratory. 12 ballads for the Huguenot House, (2012). © Lucy Rees 

Theaster Gate’s site specific work, activating as a venue and permanent sculpture for Kassel in the dilapidated Huguenot House, built in 1826, resulting in a lived in laboratory. 12 ballads for the Huguenot House, (2012). © Lucy Rees 

Theaster Gate. Room detail in 12 ballads for the Huguenot House, (2012). © Lucy Rees 

Theaster Gate. Room detail in 12 ballads for the Huguenot House, (2012). © Lucy Rees 

Garden outside Theaster Gate’s work, leading to Tino Sehgal’s piece. © Lucy Rees   

Garden outside Theaster Gate’s work, leading to Tino Sehgal’s piece. © Lucy Rees 

 

Ground floor at Ottoneaum, where artworks and projects surround the question of seeds, and making the earth, life, food, art, stories, intra action and worldliness. © Lucy Rees   

Ground floor at Ottoneaum, where artworks and projects surround the question of seeds, and making the earth, life, food, art, stories, intra action and worldliness. © Lucy Rees 

 

Yan Lei. Limited Art Project (2011 – 2012), in the Documenta Halle. 360 works all sourced from internet searches are arranged on the ceilings, walls, and in storage shelves. © Lucy Rees 

Yan Lei. Limited Art Project (2011 – 2012), in the Documenta Halle. 360 works all sourced from internet searches are arranged on the ceilings, walls, and in storage shelves. © Lucy Rees 

© Lucy Rees 

© Lucy Rees 

Lara Favaretto. Momentary Monument IV (Kassel) (2012). © Lucy Rees 

Lara Favaretto. Momentary Monument IV (Kassel) (2012). © Lucy Rees 

Haegue Yang developed a new installation inspired by the architecture of a depot next to the Hauptbahnoff, Kassel’s former central train station. It consists of motorized venetian blinds performing a mechanical action. © Lucy Rees 

Haegue Yang developed a new installation inspired by the architecture of a depot next to the Hauptbahnoff, Kassel’s former central train station. It consists of motorized venetian blinds performing a mechanical action. © Lucy Rees 

dOCUMENTA 13 director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev giving a talk in the Sahwari Tent Cooperative, 2012. The Art of Sahrawi Cooking (2012) is a solitary ceremonial desert tent stitched by women from Western Sahara, prisoners in their own territory.  © Lucy Rees   

dOCUMENTA 13 director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev giving a talk in the Sahwari Tent Cooperative, 2012. The Art of Sahrawi Cooking (2012) is a solitary ceremonial desert tent stitched by women from Western Sahara, prisoners in their own territory.  © Lucy Rees