05/04/2019 AT 19.00
MULTIMEDIJALNI INSTITUT MI2, PRERADOVIĆEVA 18, ZAGREB
Curator Adam Szymczyk gave a public lecture on the context and reception of documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel. On April 6 it is exactly two years since the joyful opening performance of documenta 14 took place in Athens, and just over a year and a half since the second iteration of the project ended in Kassel followed by a fierce debate on debt and crisis. Preceded by several stages of public manifestations in both cities, this common effort of numerous artists, writers and curators was a vast and multipronged undertaking that keeps reverberating in the continuing work of its protagonists and those who followed it - as members of the audience in Athens, Kassel and other locations, as receivers of Every Time A Ear di Soun radio program in several different cities around the globe and state television broadcasts of Keimena cycle in Greece, as participants in the project of aneducation, as members of the Parliament of Bodies in both cities, as readers of four issues of the documenta 14 magazine South as a State of Mind, documenta 14 Reader and Daybook, as commentators, supporters and adversaries. Evading the logic of singular event, documenta 14 attempted to open up other temporalities, enable other ways of understanding of site and space, offer possibilities of inhabiting a longer “durée”- in multiplicity of fragmentary experiences, intervals and dispersed perceptions.
Video of the lecture can be found on this link.