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    Charles Gaines Will Plant a Grove of Sweetgum Trees Upside Down in Times Square as Part of an Ambitious Public Art Project

    Three centuries ago, sweetgum trees blanketed the island of Manhattan. Next month, a grove of those same trees will pop up in Times Square, albeit upside down—a symbol of all the cultures that have been uprooted and erased by racial capitalism’s merciless march. 
    The installation is just one component of a hugely ambitious—and rigorously conceptual—project by Charles Gaines. It also marks the first time the venerable artist has created public art in his five-decade-long career.
    Presented by Creative Time, Times Square Arts, and Governors Island Arts, the project will move from Manhattan to Governors Island and then all the way to Cincinnati, Ohio, actualizing the route that enslaved African Americans once took along the Ohio River, seeking freedom in the North. 
    Capitalism and the institution of slavery are at the heart of Gaines’s target here, but the artwork, called The American Manifest, also interrogates issues of colonization, environmental exploitation, and how the country’s unique topography, legal history, and property laws fed a system of subjugation that continues today.
    “The installation,” Gaines told Artnet News, “is intended to unpack these things and show the relationship they have to each other.” 
    “The entire narrative isn’t exposed in one location,” he continued. “It takes a consideration of all three locations to see the entanglement of how connected these practices have been in shaping the American institute.” 
    Gaines’s installation of sweetgums, called Roots, will open in Times Square, the de facto capital of American commerce, on July 13. Inaugurating the event will be a two-night performance of an operatic piece the artist composed based on the 1857 Dred Scott decision, which held that Black people were not conferred citizenship under the U.S. Constitution. During the performances, the text of Justice Roger Taney’s decision, which Gaines calls “unbelievable” still today, will scroll down a screen mounted before the iconic Times Square billboards.
    Charles Gaines in his Los Angeles studio, 2020. © Charles Gaines. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen.
    In October, Gaines will open the second “chapter” of his project on Governors Island: a 100-foot-long immersive sculpture meant to recall the hull of an old ship, perhaps one transporting slaves. Inside, eight motor-operated chains will rotate along at the pace of the current in New York’s harbor (roughly 2.5 knots, the artist said), while a ninth, central chain will churn at a quicker clip—the average speed (7 knots) of ships and barges.
    “The middle chain points to the speed of commerce,” Gaines explained, “while the other chains reflect the flow of the river.” 
    Visitors can climb atop the imposing structure to watch the chains from above or enter to view them from below. “The sound,” according to the artist, “will be massive.” He hopes the “challenging” piece, called Moving Chains, will engender a visceral response.
    Come Summer 2023, Moving Chains will open on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, completing The American Manifest’s path. 
    Though it may be unlikely that many viewers will experience all three stages of Gaines’s vision, Creative Time executive director Justine Ludwig said the project was “conceived so that individual elements could stand on their own as singular experiences.”
    “Part of the power of public art is that visitors sometimes just happen upon the work,” she added. “It provides a truly unexpected experience that intersects with the rhythms of daily life.”
    Many will have that experience, it seems. Times Square Arts director Jean Cooney expects 20 million people to encounter the first part of The American Manifest this summer alone.
    “Charles [is an artist who] approaches critical and monumental topics in a way that requires meditation and attention,” Cooney said. “My hope is that even if a small portion of that audience is able to either conceptually link these narratives, or even better, experience Gaines’s installation on Governors Island or head home to Ohio and see his work there, we’ve fulfilled our responsibility as a public art organization to provide new access points for discovery and engagement.”
    Chapter One of Charles Gaines’s The American Manifest will be on view from July 13 – September 23, 2022 in Times Square in New York. Chapters Two and Three will open in October 2022 and the Summer of 2023, respectively.
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    Rashid Johnson Has Unveiled an Ambitious New Series of Ocean-Inspired Artworks on the Spanish Island of Menorca

    On a balmy Saturday evening on the tiny island of Menorca, off the coast of Spain, visiting art-world denizens mixed with residents to raise a pomada—a gin and lemon-based elixir favored by the locals—to Rashid Johnson. The 45-year-old Chicago-born, New York-based artist was there inaugurating his latest solo exhibition, “Rashid Johnson: Sodade,” with mega-gallery Hauser and Wirth. 
    The gathering, organized immediately off of the back of Art Basel, was the first full-size event the gallery has been able to throw at its location on the Mediterranean island, which opened last year during the pandemic. Some 600 invitees poured onto Isla del Rei, the site of a decommissioned 18th-century naval hospital, which Hauser and Wirth have converted into a 16,000-square-foot gallery space, gift shop, and restaurant. 
    The artist taking center stage has become something of a market star thanks to the popularity of his “anxious men” series, frenetic and repetitive gesture paintings of abstracted faces in various hues. The works have struck a chord with buyers for their ability to simultaneously speak to the anxieties of our current moment as well as connect to art-historical movements such as Abstract Expressionism.
    Installation view, “Rashid Johnson: Sodade” at Hauser & Wirth Menorca, 19 June–13 November 2022. © Rashid Johnson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Stefan Altenburger.
    The exhibition, Johnson’s first solo show in Spain, takes its title from a Creole word derived from the Portuguese “saudade,” popularized in the 1950s by a song by the Cape Verdean musician Cesária Évora. It is a ballad of homesickness, which also contains a note of resilience—of hopefulness in building something new in the face of loss, much like Creole languages themselves evolved in defiance of the language of their oppressors.
    In borrowing it, Johnson engages with a critical history and with narratives around migration and journeys, particularly surrounding the ocean, evoking everything from the transatlantic slave trade to the contemporary migrant crisis.
    Installation view, “Rashid Johnson. Sodade” at Hauser & Wirth Menorca, from 19 June–13 November 2022. © Rashid Johnson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Stefan Altenburger.
    The exhibition includes 14 new paintings, and four sculptures, all made in the past two years. The bronze sculptures are the most revelatory. Cast from clay, their hollowed-out forms recall row-boats but are actually—and perhaps conveniently, for collectors looking to revamp their summer gardens—functional fire pits, referencing the vessels use as pyres in funerary rituals from around the world.
    They have been embedded with found objects that are significant to the artist, from VHS tapes to books to a radio, which Johnson said was a reference to the citizens band radio. His father used to use the short-distance bidirectional communication device, but in the time of Black Lives Matter, the object also evokes the look of police radios, often used to harm and harass Black communities.
    The same ambiguity infuses the presence of oyster shells in the works, which Johnson explained is a reference to Zora Neale Hurston’s essay How it Feels to be Colored Me, in which she wrote: “No, I do not weep at the world, I’m too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”  The artist said, somewhat enigmatically, that he was drawn to the duality of the aggressive notion of sharpening a knife and the opulence of using it for eating oysters.
    Installation view, “Rashid Johnson. Sodade” at Hauser & Wirth Menorca, from 19 June–13 November 2022. © Rashid Johnson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Stefan Altenburger.
    The symbolism of the boat forms are echoed in crescent-shaped “seascape” paintings, inspired by Johnson’s time living in the Hamptons on Long Island during the pandemic. For these, Johnson has traded his familiar materials such as shea butter and black soap for oil paint, which he wiped away and scratched into thick layers of blue and white.
    These are joined by new iterations of Johnson’s well-known “anxious men” motifs, two-tone paintings made with white oil paint on raw canvas. The artist refers to these washed out ghostly images as “surrender” paintings, and they are quickly becoming as coveted as earlier variations on the theme (the gallery sold one of these at Art Basel this year for $975,000). 
    Installation view, “Rashid Johnson. Sodade” at Hauser & Wirth Menorca, from 19 June–13 November 2022. © Rashid Johnson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Stefan Altenburger.
    These works, which he said evoke acceptance and reconciliation, are a natural follow on to the earlier iteration of black and blue works begun in 2021, which Johnson calls his “bruise” paintings, suggesting damage as well as healing. A series of those are also on view in the show, although the more violent red paintings created at the beginning of the pandemic are not present.
    In all, the show is full of attractive, if largely expected works from a commercial gallery. Along the way, we are constantly reminded that the space is keen on being perceived as more like a museum than a gallery, and one is left to wonder why it did not organize a mini-retrospective that would convey a greater sense of what Johnson’s challenging work is all about, rather than simply marketing new pieces. One wonders what Johnson, who made a jovial appearance at his party, thinks of all this. But then again, perhaps he’s too busy sharpening his oyster knife.
    “Rashid Johnson. Sodade” is on view through November 13 at Hauser and Wirth, Menorca.
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    New York’s Last Payphone Kiosk, Removed from Midtown Last Month, Has Officially Become a Museum Artifact

    Last month, New York City removed its last payphone kiosk, a relic of an analog age that in 2022 is more of a museum piece than a functional object. So it’s fitting that the phone immediately made its way into the collection of the Museum of the City of New York, where it is now on view in an exhibition celebrating the city’s pre-digital era.
    Originally located at Seventh Avenue and 50th Street, the pay phone was ripped from the sidewalk following a ceremony attended by a crowd of journalists and curious onlookers on May 23.
    There had always been maintenance issues with payphones, and vandalism and theft meant they were often broken, especially in the 1970s. But these coin-operated telephones were an essential utility for busy New Yorkers for decades.
    “In terms of New York City history, payphones were an incredibly important for communicating and staying connected in a really fast-paced city of pedestrians and dynamic street life,” MCNY curator Lilly Tuttle told Artnet News. “You were able to make a call on every corner.”
    A man poses with the last payphone kiosk in New York City. Photo courtesy of LinkNYC.
    In the early 2000s, New York City had around 30,000 payphones, but that number has rapidly dwindled over the past seven years as they’ve been replaced with LinkNYC kiosks.
    The payphone may have the edge when it comes to nostalgia, but LinkNYC is the clear winner when it comes to utility.
    The kiosks offer free WiFi and free calls throughout the U.S. (no need to dig up a quarter from the bottom of your wallet), as well as screens featuring rotating displays of ads, artworks, New York city history, and current news. And you can even use them to charge your cell phone.
    It was actually thanks to LinkNYC that MCNY was able to acquire the last payphone. The company, which had worked with the museum on some of its on-screen content, reached out to ask if the phone might be a good fit for the collection.
    The last payphone kiosk in New York City is now on view at the Museum of the City of New York. Photo courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.
    “It was being uninstalled with great fanfare just as we were opening this show about pre-digital analog technology,” Tuttle said. “It was a convenient and fortuitous coincidence.”
    The phone was installed last week at the entrance to the exhibition, titled “Analog City: NYC B.C. (Before Computers).”
    “We spend months and months planning and designing exhibitions, and it just so happened that we had the perfect spot for it right outside the main gallery,” Tuttle added.
    The museum exhibition memorializes this bygone era, and the role of technologies such as typewriters, pneumatic tubes, and even note cards and slide rules in the city’s finance, news, and real estate industries.
    A Linotype machine on view in “Analog City: NYC B.C. (Before Computers)” at the Museum of the City of New York. Photo courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.
    One artifact on view is a Linotype machine like the ones used by the New York Times, starting in the 1870s, to set type for its newspaper pages, one line at a time, melting down the lead metal type after each issue was printed.
    “Prior to this, all printed materials had to be laid out by hand using individual letters. It was incredibly labor intensive,” Tuttle said. “With the Linotype, the paper could print more pages and more frequent editions. It allowed for an incredible boom in the amount of printed materials that were available around the world, and for expansion of the news media as well as literacy.”
    Press room of the New York Times. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photgraphs Division.
    The show may also cause visitors to consider the importance of items they’ve never given a second thought to, like the humble filing cabinet—which was actually groundbreaking in its time.
    In something of a ripple effect, the adoption of the typewriter led to the production of paper in standardized sizes that could be used in the machine. That, in turn, made it possible to store paper in a standardized way.
    “We have a photograph an office where paper is stored horizontally, it’s rolled up, it’s placed into a million little cubby holes in a giant desk—and then we have an example of a file cabinet, which allows you to not only store copious amounts of paper, but also to organize and access that paper,” Tuttle said.
    And while the revolutionary nature of the filing cabinet may be lost on us today, the way it changed our world can still be seen in the terminology used for computer storage, in files and folders.
    A paperwork crisis at the New York Stock Exchange. Photo courtesy of the NYSE Group Inc.
    “The icons on your computer literally look like file folders from vertical filing cabinets,” Tuttle said. “This basic tool for storage and access, that informs subsequent forms of technology.”
    “Analog City” is also interactive, giving children and members of Gen Z the chance to test out technology they may have only read about in books or seen in tv or movies.
    The payphone, therefore, represents a key addition to the display.
    “It was in the heart of Midtown and represents the apex of payphone use,” Tuttle said. “It was probably a real warhorse. That it went away was a symbolic moment representing the end of the era.”
    The removal of the last payphone kiosk in New York City. Photo courtesy of LinkNYC.
    Though this was the city’s last payphone kiosk left standing, New Yorkers with a dead cell phone battery can still make phone calls at four phone booths that dot the Upper West Side. (Thanks to a strong local fondness for the payphones in the community, the plan is to keep those booths, on West End Avenue at 101st, 100th, 90th and 66th Streets, in operation in perpetuity.)
    But the ubiquity of the payphone, once a fixture of the city, is gone forever.
    “It’s important to remember how much payphones were part of the urban fabric and the visual landscape of the city up until very recently,” Tuttle said. “The reality is, we didn’t carry around little tiny telephones with us for most of history. In the exhibition, we’re really hoping to remind people that communication used to be very very different in this city. We didn’t have quite the connectivity that cellphones give us, but we were still able to achieve amazing things.”
    “Analog City: NYC B.C. (Before Computers)” is on view at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue, New York, through December 31, 2022.
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    Sally Ride Was the First U.S. Woman to Go to Space. Now, She Is the First Female Astronaut to Be Honored With a Public Monument

    A bronze statue of Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman in space, was dedicated at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Long Island on Friday—the nation’s first monument to a woman astronaut.
    At the time of her first mission in 1983, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, Ride was also the youngest American ever to make the journey into space, at just 32 years of age. She died of pancreatic cancer in 2012, when she was 61.
    Then President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Ride the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. He presented it to Ride’s partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy, allowing the late astronaut to finally come out as a member of the LGBTQ community—the first in NASA history to do so.
    The memorial to Ride’s groundbreaking achievements is the brainchild of documentary filmmaker Steven C. Barber, and is actually the third NASA monument he has spearheaded.
    Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman to go to space, monitoring control panels from the pilot’s chair on the flight deck during the Space Shuttle Challenger’s STS-7 mission in 1983. Photo courtesy of NASA.
    His initial inspiration was a sculpture of Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert at the Capitol building’s National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C., by George and Mark Lundeen of Lundeen Sculpture in Loveland, Colorado.
    Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 2019, Barber helped raise $750,000 from Rocket Mortgage to install seven-foot-tall bronze statues of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins at the Kennedy Space Center’s Moon Tree Garden in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
    Six months ago, Barber unveiled an Apollo 13 monument of Swigert, James Lovell, and Fred Haise at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, completed thanks to $750,000 from Grainger Industrial Supply.
    Lundeen Sculpture made the Apollo 11 monument in the Moon Tree Garden at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo courtesy of the Kennedy Space Center.
    “As I went through my journey of building the Apollo 11 monument and the Apollo 13 monument, it occurred to me very early on that there were no monuments commemorating any of the 65 women who have flown in space and the over 12,000 women that had worked at NASA,” Barber told Artnet News in an email.
    All three monuments are the work of Lundeen Sculptors, designed by the Lundeen brothers and Joey Bainer.
    “When I take a vision to the Lundeen Sculptors, they inevitably make it better,” Barber said. “They decided to put the Space Shuttle in Sally’s right arm, pointing to the stars, which I thought was absolutely genius.”
    Lundeen Sculpture’s Sally Ride monument. Photo by Warwick Productions.
    A less complex composition than the two Apollo monuments because it features only one figure, the Ride memorial cost just $300,000 to create and install. But much like a NASA mission, the project was not without its complications.
    “I spent several months calling hundreds and hundreds of executives at Fortune 500 companies getting unbelievable, gut-wrenching, demoralizing rejections,” Barber said.
    In the end, he secured funding from the Matson Family Foundation, Peter Diamandis of the X Prize Foundation, Cinemark Theatres, and Maria Shriver.
    And then there was the artwork itself.
    The mold of the Space Shuttle for Lundeen Sculpture’s Sally Ride monument. Photo by Warwick Productions.
    “The sculpture was originally done in clay on a steel armature, but the night it was finished, it was consumed in fire that destroyed our studios,” George Lundeen told Artnet News in an email. “Although [it was] a great setback, we were able to reconstruct Sally Ride from the ashes.”
    The company cast the work in bronze at a foundry using the lost wax process and finishing it with a multicolored patina.
    The monument’s upcoming unveiling follows on the heels of the March release of the Sally Ride quarter from the U.S. Mint, part of the American Women Quarters Program, which will release 20 coins honoring historic women over the next four years.
    The artist behind the coin’s design is Elana Hagler, part of the mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, and the sculptor who executed the artwork is Phebe Hemphill, who has worked at the mint since 1987.
    The Sally Ride quarter, part of the American Women Quarters Program. Courtesy of the United States Mint.
    The coin shows Ride at the window of the Space Shuttle, an image that was inspired by a statement she once made: “When I wasn’t working, I was usually at a window looking down at Earth.”
    “I think the design reflects Sally’s dreamy view of the future and fierce determination,” O’Shaughnessy told Nerdist.
    The first American Women Quarter was released in January, featuring writer and activist Maya Angelou. Chinese American film star Anna May Wong, American Cherokee activist Wilma Mankiller, and suffragist Nina Otero-Warren are also being honored this year.
    Steven C. Barber with Lundeen Sculpture’s Sally Ride monument at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Long Island, New York. Photo courtesy of Steven C. Barber.
    The Lundeens and Barber plan to continue building statues recognizing the achievements of women in NASA history, such as the African American mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who were depicted in the film Hidden Figures, and Mae C. Jemison, the first African American woman to go to space.
    Barber is also shooting a documentary about Ride, which he hopes to release on a major streaming platform in 2023.
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    Cuban Artists Show Up En Masse to Documenta, Bringing Their Plight at Home to the Wider Art World

    This year’s edition of Documenta, which involves some 1,500 artists, includes a special presentation by Tania Bruguera and the Cuban collective Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt (Instar) that highlights the difficulties Cuban artists are facing at home.
    Among the participants is Hamlet Lavastida, the Cuban artist who was jailed in 2020 before being exiled into Poland last September. He’s showing work at this year’s Documenta as part of a collective of anti-government Cuban artists. 
    Lavastida’s is not the only recognizable face. The installation also includes a drawing of rapper and activist Maykel Castillo Osorbo, who’s still in prison in Havana, alongside a multimedia timeline that charts recent events in Cuba and its ongoing political crackdown. An adjoining room has a list of artists who were or are political prisoners in the country, plus printed face masks depicting the artists on spikes.
    “The political gesture with our Instar is to bring all the people who have been erased from Cuban culture, because the Cuban government says they’re not artists,” Bruguera told Artnet News, standing barefoot on a carpet installation showing a map of Cuba. “But they’re here [at Documenta], so of course they are.”
    Another of Instar’s projects is a to-scale fascimile of the home used by the Espacio Aglutinador collective for alternative art exhibitions that were censored by the government. The important space in Cuba has been active since the 1990s despite attempts to shut it down.
    These works, which were made collaboratively, are all on view at Documenta Halle, one of the main venues for Documenta 15, which opens to the public on June 18.
    Instar was founded in May 2015 by Bruguera in Havana after a marathon 100-hour collective reading of Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), which artists say is relevant to Cuban conditions today.
    “Freedom is the main tool of artists,” Bruguera said. She was initially invited by Ruangrupa, the curatorial collective behind the show, and, as per this year’s collectivity concept, she’s invited scores of artists to work together.
    Two of the three Instar exhibition rooms will change over every ten days throughout 100 days to maximize the platform for Cuba’s political artists. Independent theater groups and publishers are also partaking in events.
    “When you’re [fighting] an oppressive state, you’re proud to be an ex-convict,” Lavastida said. “They claim we’re trying to overthrow the government, and that I was a lead part of it. It’s true.” His contribution is a large wall mural that depicts the floor plan of the political prison in Villa Marista, where he was jailed.
    Bruguera praised Ruangrupa and the efforts around the exhibition.
    “Everybody is working towards a common goal. It’s not that foreign to us as a concept, but it’s great to see at such a scale,” she said.
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    A Met Exhibition Will Present Ancient Greek and Roman Sculptures in All Their Original Technicolor Glory

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has announced an exhibition exploring the use of color in ancient Greek and Roman sculpture, presenting pieces from the Met’s collection as they would have originally been seen in antiquity. Installed through the museums’ Greek and Roman galleries, “Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color” opens on July 5 and explores polychromy, the ancient practice of painting sculpture and architecture.
    “This innovative exhibition will activate The Met’s displays of ancient Greek and Roman art like never before by displaying colorful reconstructions of ancient sculptures throughout the galleries,” Max Hollein, the Met’s director, said in a statement.
    Marble capital and finial in the form of a sphinx. Photo: courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    Although today we only see plain carved stone and marble, many pieces of ancient sculpture were once vividly painted, giving these works life-like features. The Met’s exhibition aims to bring wider attention to this practice by placing 15 full-size fully painted recreations—produced by Dr. Vinzenz Brinkmann, head of the antiquity department at the Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection in Germany, and Dr. Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann—alongside 40 works from the museum’s collection. Among them is a richly colored version of the Met’s Archaic-period Sphinx finial that serves as the centerpiece of the show.
    Marble portrait bust of the emperor Gaius, known as Caligula, 37–41 C.E. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    In addition to explaining why sculptures and architectural elements were painted in this way at the time they were made, the show will examine how polychromy conveyed meaning in both the Greek and Roman civilizations, how the practice was received in later periods. It also reveals how experts find and identify color on such ancient works in order to recreate their original painted patterns, using cutting-edge technology such as 3D imaging and art historical research.
    Column-Krater ca. 360–350 B.C.E. Photo: courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    A symposium will also be held at the museum in March 2023, which will bring together curators, conservators, and scientists to discuss polychromy, and the results will be published by the Met.
    “It is truly an exhibition that brings history to life through rigorous research and scientific investigation and presents new information about works that have long been in The Met collection,” Hollein said.
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    Thousands of Artists Are Participating in Documenta 15. Here’s the Most Comprehensive List to Date

    Today in Kassel, the press got its first look at Documenta 15. It also got its first real sense of the show’s massive scope with the release of the full artist list.
    Ruangrupa, the curatorial collective organizing the affair, invited 53 artists and collectives. Each of these, in turn, has invited their own sub-constellation of artists to work with them. In some cases, these new artists then invited still more artists.
    As a result, even the gigantic roster we bring you below is not complete, as the show sprawls in many unexpected directions. Bolded names are the main invited artists, with the artists that they invited listed below each one. Those listed by themselves are not showing with other artists.

    Christian Geselle (SPD, l-r), Lord Mayor of the City of Kassel, Reza Afisina, ruangrupa, Leon Schniewind, Inhouse Desinger Documenta and Sabine Schormann, general director of Documenta and Museum Fridericianum, stand in front of the new Documenta 15 logo. Photo by Swen Pförtner/picture alliance via Getty Images.

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    BPOC Festival KasselCarl-Schomburg-Schule, KasselDeborah Manavi – Partizipative Tanzforschung zum Common GroundDiakonisches Werk Region KasselDivine Impact Church of GodEssbare Stadt e.V.,Ev. HoffnungskirchengemeindeFamilienbildungsstätte SternschnuppeGoethegymnasiumInstitut Sozialwesen der Universität KasselIslamisches Zentrum KasselJugendarbeit Wesertor der Stadt KasselKassel Kunsthochschule’s Performance and Multidisciplinary Class in collaboration with Class for Performance and Time Based Media from the Berlin University of the ArtsKita SonnenhangKulturzentrum Schlachthof gGmbHNisa e.V.Stadtteilzentrum WesertorUnterneustädter GrundschuleWalter-Lübcke-Schule

    Centre d’art Waza
    Agathon KakusaBodil FuruBram GootsCecile MwepuChadrack KakuleChriss KabongoChristelle NtangaChristian NyampetaDamien KahambweDenise MahehoFeza KayunguGuellord MbolelaIIunga Kangalele RichardJean-Guy MbopeyJeanne IIungaJoseph KasauKabala Mwana Mbuyi AdamoKabulo Kazadi RichardKazadi Kapenda RichardLeon VerbeekLubange Wa KangaleleLumbwe Kafwana LaurentLumuna NdalaMaman KisimbaMaya Van LeemputMichel KasongoMwewa KasongoNadine PenaNaomie Monga MasengoNontobeko NtombelOlivier BwihanganePatrick MudekerezaPierre KahengaProdige MakongaRaphael SalumuRene NgombeRichard MbuyuRita MukeboSamuel LuenbergerSari MiddernachtStephane KabilaTresor MakongaVeronique Poverello

    Jumana Emil Abboud
    Tareq AbboushiAli Shneina (Abu Jum’a)Lydia AntoniouIshraq AwashraAyoub YacoubCanaan Mazar’a (Abu Ibrahim)Sa’ad DagherMounya ElbakayIssa FreijYasmine HajAmal HajjajJumana Emil AbboudAmany KattomSalma KharoubaLama KhatibDanna MasadZeina NedalSourabh PhadkeSahar QawasmiRahaf ‘AlqemYazan SalemRaghad SaqfalhaitAnna SherbanyNida SinnokrotSuha ‘Atta ‘AlqamTabaraq ‘AlqemLayla TaherThurayya Shneina (Um Jum’a)Yusef Yacoub (Abu Omar)Haifa Zalatimo

    Gudskul
    Arab Theatre StudioAsia Art ArchiveBa Bau AirBishkek School of Contemporary ArtblaxTARLINES KUMASIEkstrak KolektifEl WarchaEssbare StadtFeinmechanikFloating ProjectGame Department Kunsthochschule KasselGrafis Huru HaraGud RnDHysteriaInfazioLifepatchLoad Na DitoNordland kunst- og filmhøgskoleOmni SpacePangrok SulapPAYONPSS DurenSalikhainSandy LoScutoid CoopSerrumStäedelschuleStuffo LabsSudut KalisatTIGA (Tindakan Gerak Asuh)TokonomaUnconditionalDesignYao Jui ChungYayasan Tonjo Foundation

    Britto Arts Trust
    Khabia AregMd. Aminul  IslamMd. Khairul AlamMd. Abu Sayed AliMd. Esahak  AliMd. Kased AliMd. Abba AliMd. Saheb AliRakibul AnwarMilton AnwarGeeta Rani BarmanTuton Chandra BarmanAshik Chandra BarmanBiplob Chandra BarmanAnjali Rani BarmanRupe Chandra BarmanSuhel Chandra BarmanSonji Rani BarmanParpoti Rani BarmanMonju Rani BarmanHiru Chandra BarmanMuchu Chnadra BarmanDipaly Rani BarmanBoidya Chandra BarmanBogi Rani BarmanPrakash Chandra BarmanShila Rani BarmanShimul Chandra BarmanGautam Chandra BarmanTara Rani BarmanBabita Rani BarmanMani Chandra BarmanShuren Chandra BarmanPushpa Rani BarmanMunna Chandra BarmanTayeba Begum LipiAlok Raj BongshiBithul ChichamOstina ChiranTapan C. DasBiswajit DasBipin DasTishanker DasAshim DasBishwarup DasShakil DasSobuj DasSajib DasPrasenjit DasAdhir DasJiban Chandra DasGopal Chandra DasPritan Chandra DasMani Shanker DasJubaraj DasPankaj DasJhulon DasShattarup DasSudhir Chandra DasShimul DattaShrimoti DeviLakshmi DeviProvat DlopoMd. Lal Maud FakirAnisuzzaman  FaroqueFarhana  FerdausiTarun GhoshSubol HajongAjit HajongSindhubala HajongArti HajongSopna HajongDron HajongSelim HajongBithi HajongSubitra HajongBhim HajongBinjuli HajongBondona HajongShanta HajongShikha HajongJhuma HajongJontu HajongChahela HajongBinoy HajongDipaly HajongBiswajit HajongJitu HajongAshim HalderSaidul Haque JuiseMehedi HasanEmdadul Hoque TopuImran HossainSyed Fida HossainSafiha HossainMaynul Islam PaulSarah JabinYasmin JahanMd. JaidulBipul JangchamJinnatun JannatKhushi KabirMohosin KabirRA KajolKazi Sydul KarimAzizee Fawmi KhanRaj KishoreBasu MalakarFarah Naz MoonMd. MostafaBijonti MreeRingchi MreeKhamree MreeMd. Musharaf MusaLutfun NaharNijhum Zannatun NaharEma NokrekHanif PappuTrishna PaulAbdur RabMahbubur RahmanShree RamMojes RemaBickrom RemaMoumita  RemaJewel A  RobAnimes RoyNayan RoyPijush RoyJeny RuramMonjur  SagorShimul SahaShyamal SarkerReetu  SattarShahriar ShaonArpita Singha LopaEmran SohelMohammad SultanFareha Zeba

    *foundationClass
    Fadi AljabourUlf AmindeAnwar Al AtrashSusan AziziYemisi BabatolaCarolyn Amora BoscoMohamad HalbouniNadira HusainAli KaafKatharina KerstenCẩm-Anh LươngAbiye OkujaguKrishan RajapaksheMiriam SchicklerHatef SoltaniVera VarlamovaNoureddin YassinMc3BArtsMohanad AlsneehOsamah AbouzorMayada Al KayalMahmoud IsmailRichard KhaldonBatoul SedawiSultan YousifBoaz MurinziKhaled MzherRena OnatAref TorkamanMarina NaprushkinaMax GrauBora YedielStefan DarabanOgün KebapçıYalçın AlayÖzdemir AdidSelim ÇakırHüseyin ÇakırHasan ÇakırDoğru Şükrü
    There are also other artists who wish to stay anonymous.

    Sebastián Díaz Morales

    Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh
    Ahmad al-KhalilAhmed El-FaourAli al-AliBen PeléFatmeh SoleimanHamada El-JoumaaKhawla KhalafMaya ZebdawiMela Dávila FreireNailé Sosa AragónSiwar KraytemWasim SaidYasser Ibrahim

    Fehras Publishing Practices
    Alex Viteri ArturoCatalina FernandezCécile PerrotCharline Tsidie TezangueCornelia HerfurtnerEd HichensErdem ŞentürkEren Selin Akosman-YildizErwan DambrineEyad HoussamiFadwa MerkhanHagen VerlergerHana CopicHeidi EricksonJulian BrimmersLan NguyenMarei LoellmannMartyna Marić-BarhanovićMerve CelikyurtNancy Nasr Al-DeenNaom GorbatNazila KarimyPeimaneh YaghoobifarahRasha Qass YousefRayya BadranSina AhmadiTamir Shmeltzer Frenkel LederbergTeodora TabackiWolfgang SchlegelYuyu ElmiZekeriya Kasaboglu

    Graziela Kunsch

    Serigrafistas queer
    Cecilia CamposAna Carolina Fernández AlonsoMariela GouiricGuillermina MonganMurilloVictoria Musotto DelrieuxMariela Paula ScafatiMoyi Schwartzer

    La Intermundial Holobiente
    Noelia BilliIngrid BleynatErica BohmVirginia BuitrónGabriela Cabezón CámaraLucio CapeceGraciela CarnevaleTulio De SagastizábalLucas Di PascualePaula FleisnerClaudia FontesCarla GrunauerGustavo IbarraReynaldo JiménezGuadalupe LuceroAnahí Rayen MariluánPablo Martín RuizIsabel MendozaJuan MendozaKarina MendozaGuadalupe MilesLeticia ObeidSergio RaimondiSol RéboraLuis SagastiHector (Chino) SoriaThe ten thousand thingsRal VeroniSusana VillalbaWeavers of the Tewok Cultural Centre

    Party Office
    Abhinit  KhannaAda NavarroAfter Party CollectiveAli Akbar MehtaAllies for the Uncertain FuturesAmrish  KondurkarAruAumAnna TjeBenji Hartc1Coranza de RobotaDhrubo JyotiDINAGrace BanuJasmine InfinitiJoey CannizzaroJuliana HuxtableJyotsna SiddharthKinkinellaMorenxxxOkhigobe Omonblanks OmonhiminPêdra CostaRamya PatnaikShaunak MahbubaniSlim SoledadTsohil BhatiaVidha SaumyaVidisha-Fadescha

    Nhà Sàn Collective
    Ayesha KeshaniBill NguyễnĐặng Thuỳ AnhĐạt VũĐinh Nhung (Vagina Talks / A Queer Museum)Đinh Thảo Linh (ba-bau AIR)Đỗ Văn HoàngDương Thanh QuangFlinhHelen PritchardLa MaiLại Diệu HàLaura BurnsLê Đình ChungLê Thị LươngLem Trag NguyenNguyễn Đình PhươngNguyễn Đình PhươngNguyen Duc TuongNguyễn Hoàng AnhNguyễn Hữu Hải DuyNguyễn Kiều AnhNguyễn Mạnh ĐứcNguyễn Nhật QuangNguyễn Phương Kiều AnhNguyễn Phương LinhNguyễn Quốc ThànhNguyễn Thanh TâmNguyễn Thị DiệpNguyễn Thị Thu HằngNguyễn Thủy TiênNguyễn Trần NamNguyễn Trinh ThiNguyễn Văn ThuỷNhi LêPhạm HảiPhan Đông TháiPhụ Lục (Nguyễn Huy An, Ngô Thành Bắc, Vũ Đức Toàn)Phùng Tiến Sơn with Giáo phường Kim ĐứcQuang QuangQuynh DongTaey Iohe and Cian DayritTrần Trung HiếuTrương Quế ChiTuấn Mami with Fami FarmVân ĐỗYoungsook ChoiSao La Collective (Đỗ Thanh Lãng, Nguyễn Đức Đạt, Nguyễn Kim Tố Lan)

    Sa Sa Art Projects
    Ang ChouleanChanveasna ChumMit Jai InnSamnang KhvayAung KoDara KongSiden KongLyna KournNge LaySokchanlina LimVuth LynoNgoc NauCarsten NicolaiSopheap PichSamnang SamKhvay SamnangPinaree SanpitakLeang SeckonJakkai SiributrThida SokLim SokchanlinaSutthirat SupaparinyaZen TheAshley ThompsonLyno VuthSophia Young

    Safdar Ahmed
    Alia ArdonCan YalçınkayaSafdar AhmedKian DayaniSusie HurleyMichal ImielskiMurtaza Ali JafariKazem KazemiZeina LaaliZeinab MirMNMona MoradveisiSusie NelsonSaeedMiream SalamehTabz A

    Jimmie Durham and A Stick in the Forest By the Side of the Road
    Bev KoskiJone KvieWilma LukatschElisa StrinnaRosca Van RooyenJoen VedelBev KoskiJone KvieWilma LukatschElisa StrinnaRosca Van RooyenJoen Vedel

    Wakaliga Uganda
    Assimwe ApolloBisaso DaudaCoconote studioHarriet  NakasujjaIsaac Godfrey Geoffrey NabwanaKasekende MustafaKatunda Abdul WahabKazibwe RonaldKizito Isaac NewtonLyagoba SuudiMax WincklerMbulaiteriNashibah NakibuukaNattembo Racheal MonicaNsamba FrancisSsebagenyi RonaldSsempala SulaimanWakastarz Band

    Trampoline House
    Carlota MirDady de Maximo Mwicira-MitaliFedaa Sultan (from Oct. 2020–Dec. 2021)Helene GrønJean Claude MangombaJoachim HamouKhalid AlbaihMorten GollMuhannad Al UlabySara AlberaniShakira Kasigwa MukamusoniTone Olaf NielsenvisAvisYong Sun Gullach (from Oct. 2020–Dec. 2021)

    ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics
    Aline SchwörerDanijela Pivašević-TennerFrank Jimin HoppMarie Salcedo HornNelly Choné
    Art AshramFlorian DietrichGeorg ScherlinKlara AdamMarkus ZimmermannNelli DavidSina AhlersVerena SeibtArved Schultze
    ConstructLab    Alexander RömerCo–Re (Contextual Research)Daniela Medina-PochFrederick BeckerJan BarnerMin Kyung KimPablo Santacana LopezRedwane JabalSvenja Simone SchulteViviane Tabach
    Making WavesDaniel SeipleEmily KofskyHassan AjiMomtaz DimashqiNafee KurdiGob Squad Arts Collective
    IAK – Institut für Architekturbezogene Kunst TU BraunschweigSina HeffnerMax JerominFolke KöbberlingAlexa KreisslGergely LaszloBenjamin MenzelBernd SchulzMichael Zwingmann+ 140 StudierendeLea Søvsø
    Madar CollectiveYong Sun GullachFedaa Sultan
    Mimiferment    Reiko KanazawaMarkus Shimizu
    Picnic FMAndrea GoetzkeJosephinex Hansis
    PrivatOperRoland CastringiusAndrea ChudackKatharina Laura KunzTobias OpiallaLars Straehler-PohlMartina Hoffmann
    ReFuncJan KörbesSchneider TM & Tomoko NakasatoZappi W. Diermaier
    Selbstgebaute Musik    Lea GrönholdtMatthias KremsreiterSascha SchneiderManuel StrubeHajo Toppius
    Cetka Program Barbara BernsmeierOlesia VitiukCetka Artists from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia
    Timemaschine Aline SchwörerNelly ChonéFrank Jimin HoppMarie Salcedo HornDanijela Pivašević-Tenner
    ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und UrbanistikHarry SachsJan van EschKristina MillerMatthias EinhoffPhilip Horst

    INLAND
    Miguel  “El Pajarito”Sabina AguileraRubén AlonsoJuan CasillasVienne ChanFranz de HamiltonAlvaro FierroYona FriedmanMax GmürEugénie GoldsternOscar HagermanPeter HodgsonR. R. HofmannManolo HuguéUgo La PietraStina LarssonLASACarl LumholtzJohann  Melchior RoosYou MiFernando MoroFrida NavratJosé Ortiz EchagüeJaakko PallasvuoKibandu Pelo-EssoTom PhilipsonTito RivasMarth SitánachiHito SteyerlJohn UsherSusana VelascoBedwyr Williams

    Sourabh Phadke
    *foundationClass*collectiveJumana Emil AbboudEugene AndrePeter AnhaltLydia AntoniouMarwa ArsaniosElke Charlotte AvenariusKarin BoenningerNatascha BurkChenfeizi ChenGuanting ChenQiaohui ChenXinyu ChenYige ChenZijin ChenYasmine Eid-SabbaghGozde FilintaMartin FokkenIssa FreijJakob GebertLeah GordonIswanto HartonoJonas HohmannZhenwu HuFangqiang HuangYanyijia HuangAnne JacobiLara KhaldiElvyn KompiYifan LiDavid LoescheBaldwin MaslimValerie MeyerDina MimiDaniella Fitria PraptonoMalene SaalmannTeguh SafarizalMelissa SchmidtChristine SeefriedZiyuan ShaoViola SommerfeldMichael WeberDavid Zabel

    Abdul Dube

    Cem A.

    LE 18
    In the first circleFrancesca MasoeroLaila HidaNadir BouhmouchSoumeya Aït Ahmed
    In the second circleAmine LahrachAudi George BajaliaCarlos Perez MarinMontasser DrissiShayma Nader
    From our wider circleAbdellah HassakAhmed BennysAhmed BouananiAhmed BoughabaAli EssafiAlioucha TaziArchives Bouanani CollectiveAssia DjebarAWALBasma RkiouiBenjamin VerhoevenCaravane TighmertCorinne WissElisa ZorziFarida BenlyazidFiras HamdanGroccoHadia GanaHamza AzeroualHicham BouzidImane ZoubiJumana Emil AbboudKhadija El AbyadLe BrouillonLéa MorinLes Mamans Douées
    Louisa AarassM’barek BouhchichiMeriem BenmhamedMeryem FekhariMohamed OubenaalMounir RahmouniNabil HimichNassim AzarzarQANATReem ShadeedRim MejdiSara FrikechSofia FahliSoufiane LakrakTamo ChikerTekchbilaToufiq EnnouriTouda BouananiTroupe AsnimerTroupe Cheikh HammouUntitled duo (Soukaina Aboulaoula, Yvon Langué)Yasmine BenabdallahYassine RachidiZakaria AlilechZakia Kadiri

    Wajukuu Art Project
    Alexis TeyieArts Taste Curiocity (at&c Nairobi)Becki WaweruBlackink FilmsCharles Muthumbi GithinjiDaniel OndiekiDauti KahoraEmmaus KimaniEric Gitonga Mong’orionFedaa Sultan
    Freshia  NjeriJoseph WaweruJoseph Ndung’uJosphat KimathiKimani KinyanjuiLawrence (Shabu) MwangiLazarus TumbutiLewis KimoneMercy WambuiNgugi Waweru
    Paul IrunguPeter AchayoRose JepkorirSitawa NamwaleVictor Chege GatugiWambui NgomboWambui NgomboYong Sun Gulach

    Sada
    Ali EyalSajjad AbbasBassim Al ShakerLayth KareemSarah MunafRaed MutarRijin Sahakian
    The Institute of People Oriented Culture Taring Padi
    Fitriani  Dwi KurniasihDodi IrwandiSri MaryatoYusuf MohammadHestu NugrohoAris PrabawaBudhi PrakosoNur Seto SetiawanAlexander SupartonoLidija Triana DewiBayu WidodoSurya WirawanDhomas Yudhistira Sugijanto

    Putra Hidayatullah

    Siwa Platform – L’Economat at Redeye
    Marwan AkroutiLassad BeldiYagoutha BelgacemMouna BelhouchetNoura Ben AliSamir Ben BoubakerHaythem Ben BousahaSalim Ben MohamedOkacha Ben SalahSophie BessisMalek BouaoniLaid BouoniLaurence ChableHoucine ChraitiMarianne DautreyAli DhahriJean Michel DiazFakhri El GhazelTahar EzzeddiniHoucine EzzediniMohamed Amin EzzediniJean Pierre HanHamouda JarrarMuntasser KramtiMohamed LabidiMatheiu LontanazaAtef MaatallahFatima MachouchRochdy MachouchAbdelhamid MansouriAicha MansouriHelmi MbarkiArafat SadallahImen SmaouiSaad TabbabiFrancois TanguyNadia TaziLoup UbertoRai UnoFarid YahyaouiHaytham ZakariaChemssedine ZitouniMohamed ZnaidiSalah Znaidi

    Nguyễn Trinh Thi
    Jamie Maxtone GrahamLê Quang MinhLê Thuận UyênNguyễn Xuân SơnPhạm Chí KhánhPhạm Hoàng Gia KhangUông Thanh Ngọc

    Komîna Fîlm a Rojava
    Mohammad HamanAbdi Hussien IbrahimHamo MahmoudMohammad SevinazHinde Shero

    Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture
    Alfred BanzeAwika SamukrsamanChia Wei HsuChristine Falk
    Dangchanok PongdamJiradej MeemalaiKrittaporn MahaweeraratLiam Morgan
    Pakchira ChartpanyawutPornpilai MeemalaiShih-Tung Lo

    The Another Roadmap School
    Cairo Working Group
    Andrea THALRana ELNEMR
    Johannesburg Working Group
    David ANDREWPuleng PLESSIERangoato HLASANETumi MOGOROSI
    Kampala Working Group
    Emma WOLUKAU-WANAMBWAKitto Derrick WINTERGREEN
    Kinshasa Working Group
    Cédrick NZOLOJean KAMBA
    Lagos Working Group
    Abiodun AKANDAAyo ADEWUNMIOlutayo AJEPeju LAYIWOLAQuadri OLUWASEGUN
    Lubumbashi Working Group
    Chadrack KAKULEChristelle NTANGA
    Patrick MUDEKEREZAProdige MAKONGARita MUKEBOSari MIDDERNACHTStéphane KABILAVéronique POVORELLO KASONGO
    Maseru Working Group
    Lineo SEGOETEZachary ROSEN
    Nyanza Working GroupChristian NYAMPETAChrista UWASE

    Erick Beltrán
    Benjamin DeistCecilia VallejosEduardo Barrera ArambarriFranca BrockmannKatharina Stadler
    Matthijs de BruijneMonika PieniazekNina ShumannNuria Rojas CastanedaPol Aumedes (La Sarandaca)
    Ramon Aumedes (La Sarandaca)Tim RudolfVeronika BarreraYianqian XuZora Lotta Joest

    Amol K Patil
    Aji S DharanAjith A SDas RollschuhmagazinKumar MisalKundan ShanbhagLinojoe Raju
    Parul SinhaPoonam JainRohit VarekarSachin KondalkarSachin Pitale
    Saviya LopesVinit DhariaYALGAAR Sanskrutik Manch,IndiaYogesh Barve

    Atis Rezistans (Resistance Artists)
    Adriana BenjaminAndre EugeneBastian HagedornCamile CheddaCarima NeusserCatherina BarichDemar BrackenridgeEdouard Duval-CarrieElizabeth WoodroffeEvel RomainHenrike NaumannHerold Pierre LouisJean Claude SaintilusJean Jonas LabazeJean Louis HuhtaJean Muller MilordJean Robert PalenquetJerry Reginald CheryJohn CussansKatelyn AlexisLLaura HeymanLeah GordonLondel InnocentLouis KervansMario Pierre LouisMartina VaninMichel LafleurNanne BuurmanPatrick EliePedro  LaschRoberto N PeyreSheldon GreenSimon BenjaminTom BogaertVivian ChanWesner BazileWhit ForresterWilerme Tegenis

    ikkibawiKrrr
    Cho Jieun
    Jungwon Kim
    Gyeol Ko

    Alice Yard
    Ada M. PattersonAmanda HernandezBlue CurryBruce CayonneCass’Mosha Amoroso-CentenoChristopher CozierCo-rd Ltd.Gwladys GambieKaryn  OlivierKriston ChenLuis Vasquez La RocheMichelle EistrupNicholas LaughlinNicole DelgadoOneika RusselRaquel Vasquez La RocheRazia BarsatieSean LeonardShannon AlonzoTessa MarsVersia Harris

    Archives des luttes des femmes en Algérie 
    Awel HaouatiLydia SaïdiSaadia Gacem

    Subversive Film
    Aoe TanamiFadi Abu NemehMasao AdachiMustafa Abu AliCasey Asprooth JacksonElettra BisognoDon CatchloveJim CranmerDoha Film InstituteGent and GEM Kab ConcordiaVictor HaddadBilal Hibri
    Riuychi HirokawaSamir R. HissenTom HollymanIwanami ProductionsKASK School of the ArtsHatsuyo KatoKristine KhouriKitchen BXLJack MadvoT. MakiMonica MaurerMineo Mitsui
    Rami NihawiSamir NimrSami SalamoniRasha SaltiGhaleb ShaathIsmail ShammoutBaker SharqawiSharjah Art FoundationSHIRAKKhaled SiddikWakamatsu ProductionsSabih Al Zoohiri

    Agus Nur Amal PMTOH
    lumbung Story Gudskul
    Adji UtomoAldinoArie “ABG”Budi “Bungen” MuliaDoni BusatwegoDwi “Ube” Wicaksono SuryasumiratGreistina KusumaningrumHady SuharyadiIndriatma SitorusJufi Iqbal (Suara Djaya)MushowirNissal “Lindung”  Nur AfryansahNovi Elisa SuryaNugraha SalimOshan NurisaPanji “Jin” Purnama PutraRino AditiaSalman HaniefTopan “Opang” DarmawanWiratamaWiratamaGesyada SiregarJJ AdibrataLibby DavitriMG Pringgotono
    lumbung Story Jatiwangi art Factory
    Adji UtomoAhmad sujaiAldizar Ahmad GhifariAlma NoxaAnzar “Aaf” Agung FauzanArie Syarifudin (Al Ghorie)Arief Yudi RahmanBayu EdmandaBunga SiagianDadang Sugiyarto
    Dedeh MarwiahDeden ImanudinDiah MardiahDoni BusatwegoEl GeaGinggi Syarif HasyimGreistina KusumaningrumIbu DarminiIbu Nia MardiyaniIlla Syukrillah SyarifIsmal MuntahaKiki PermanaLibby DavitriAldinoMikayanti EngkusMini RukminiMiningsihMushowirNissan “Landung” Nur AfryansahNugraha SalimOshan NurisaPanji “Jin” Purnama PutraRino AditiaRohanahSalman haniefSuniTedi EnUun UnayahWiratamaYati Sumiati
    *Gerak-Gerak Pictures*Tritangtu
    Agung M. AbulAry “Jimged” SendyBopikBudi “Bungen” MuliaBudi SetiawanGreistina Kusumaningrum
    Julian RiezkyLibby DavitriMuhammad RevaldiPaniSaleh HusseinUju
    Cast:Agung ‘Abul’AniBaharDianDikaElsaEnjenErosFarisIinJohaniMang EdieNetiNurRohaniSantiSariTetiUjuUunWiiwinYati
    Mechanic Object
    Arief AttoFathan MubinAldinoOshan NurisaPutra Hidayatullah

    El Warcha
    Aziz AissaouiAziz RomdhaniBenjamin Perrot
    Chiraz GuellelaMarlene HalbgewachsNaomi Nantois Meadow
    Radhouane BoudhraaSelma Kossentini

    Richard Bell
    Alethea BeetsonSutapa BiswasTania BrugueraDigi Youth ArtsDave FernandoGary FoleySylvia McAdamAlan MichaelsonJosh MilaniWanda NanibushThe Black ArchivesVivian Ziherl

    Asia Art Archive
    ArahmaianiAung KoJosef NgJyoti BhattK.G. SubramanyanKarla SachseKo Siu Lan
    Lawan JirasuradejLee WenMa LiumingMaung San OoMoe SattNilima SheikhNitaya Ueareeworakul
    Phaptawan SuwannakudtPhyu MonRay LangenbachSanmuShu YanWomanifesto

    The Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt
    Tania BrugueraCarlos Cárdenas CárdenasChrisAminta D’CardenasGretell DomenechSolveig FrontAnaeli IbarraHamlet Lavastida Lavastida
    Camila LobonLeila MonteroClaudia Patricia OliveraLeonardo OtañoUlises PadrónJuliana RabeloMarta Maria Ramirez

    Chang En-Man
    Han Fang Wang
    Shueh Ching Lu
    Ting Tsou

    Nino Bulling
    Samandal Comics x Nino BullingMloukhiyyé Al-FilBilge EmirMichel EsselbrüggeAki HassanNour HifaouiJoseph KaiBea KittelmannRomy MatarNygel PanascoBarrack RimaJo RüßmannNatyada Tawonsri
    Comic Artists’ UnionSheree DomingoTinet ElmgrenBilge EmirJul GordonEva GräbeldingerMarc HennesJiaqi HouIlknur KocerStefanie LeinhosAnsgar LorenzEva MüllerMalika TeßmannChiny UdeaniMarijpol
    Exhibition Hafen 76Katja Lonzeck – textile designMarlene Oeken – scenography

    Victoria Lomasko

    The Black Archives
    Brian ElstakDion RosinaIris KensmilJaasir LingerJessica de AbreuMitchell EsajasRaul BalaiRossel ChaslieSerana Angelista

    Hamja Ahsan
    Zahedi AbbasUddin AlaBullivant CerieYusuf-Pankhurst HodanDawud NadeemBarylo William

    Chimurenga
    Akin AdesokanBianca Van RooiBogani KonaChantal Bouw
    Graeme ArendseMamadou DialloMoses MarzNomaliqhwa Hadebe
    Ntone EdjabePura Lavisa

    Jatiwangi art Factory
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    Documenta 15 Opens With a Record 1,500 Artists, Promising to Be Unlike Any Edition That Came Before It

    Psychedelic rock blasted from speakers in an outdoor soccer stadium while the audience filed in for Documenta 15’s press conference. Outwardly, there was little sign of either heightened tensions or increased security here, despite the controversies that have swirled around the show recently.
    As a tone-setting event, the press conference made it clear that Documenta 15 aspires to be something very far from the buttoned-up exhibitions that came before it. The throngs of artists invited by Indonesian collective Ruangrupa made up much of the crowd at the stadium, and greeted them repeatedly with waves of cheers and clapping. At one point, a karaoke-style music video by Tropical Tap Water played, and the audience clapped and sang along to the refrain “We Use the Baskom” (a word that refers to a type of wash basin familiar in Indonesia).
    The scheme of the show is novel. Fourteen core member groups invited by Ruangrupa are working together with around 50 artist collectives; each of those collectives, in turn, invited still more artists.
    The result is a truly gigantic exhibition. The artist list unveiled in the press materials comes to at least 1,500 figures, the group said. In fact, even that staggering number doesn’t capture the scope, as the second invited round of artists invited another round in some cases, too.
    “The philosophy was ‘not big but many,’” said artistic team member Frederikke Hansen. “On paper, we have invited very few, but in practice we have invited very many.”
    Artist participants cheer after a performance by lumbung artist Agus Nur Amal Pmtoh at the press conference in the Auestadion. Photo: Swen Pförtner/picture alliance via Getty Images.
    Signaling the kind of communal-focused art favored by the show, one of the many was Agus Nur Amal PMTOH, who did a touching, low-fi performance, half-singing a story about his recent workshop he did at a school in Kassel. “The children,” he sung out, “are pessimistic / We want to create wishful thinking.”
    Thus, from these very first opening moments of this years-in-the-making show (it opens to the general public on June 18), it is clear that Ruangrupa’s focus is on hope and joy, as well as offering alternative solutions to complex issues of economy, globalism, and climate change. The show is focused around the concept of lumbung, which means “rice barn” in Indonesian. The group has said the term represents their desire for community-sharing and resource-pooling. Projects are decentralized across Kassel, with many “venues” and events in the program taking place in parks as well as at more traditional spaces.
    The press conference marked an attempt at a reset, of sorts. In the lead up to the closely watched show, Ruangrupa had their wider efforts overshadowed by accusations of anti-semitism but also racist vandalism on two of its venues.
    Members of the Indonesian artist collective Ruangrupa applaud the artists in the crowd during the press conference in the Auestadion. Photo: Swen Pförtner/dpa via Getty Images.
    Politicians who welcomed Ruangrupa onstage addressed the allegations of anti-semitism that have been looming over the show since January—serious in any country, but especially so in Germany. 
    “Documenta has always been a place of exchange and also of heated discourse,” said Angela Dorn, art and culture minister in Kassel. She said she welcomed the debates that have been ongoing since January, when a blog made allegations about the anti-Israel political motives of a few members of the artists and artistic team. Ruangrupa has vehemently rebutted these charges.
    Dorn added that she hopes the debates can be fruitful. “Dialogue means differentiating, not painting in black and white,” she said. “Dialogue presupposes that people listen to each other and also that they understand where boundaries lie.”
    She added that “anti-Semitic resentment” has no place at Documenta, nor does any “racist hostility” or attacks, referring to the the recent vandalism targeting a group of Palestinian artists in the show.
    “The pictures of threatening graffiti in the exhibition area of ‘The Question of Funding’ have made me very concerned,” said Dorn. “My solidarity also goes explicitly to the curators and artists who have been racially targeted and attacked in the course of the debate.”
    Documenta 15 runs from June 18 to September 25, 2022.
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