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dOCUMENTA(13) expanded to four different cities; Banff, Kassel, Kabul, Alexandria/Cairo with the participation of 300 participants.

The 13th edition of dOCUMENTA was sited in four locations with great physical and conceptual differences—Kassel (Germany), Kabul (Afghanistan), Alexandria/Cairo (Egypt), and Banff (Canada). With more than 300 participants, dOCUMENTA (13) was presented at eight main venues in Kassel.

Having invited only three artists from Turkey in its 65 years of history, the 13th edition of dOCUMENTA invited two artists from Turkey in 2012: Füsun Onur and Cevdet Erek. The exhibition featured two works by Onur: “Untitled” and “Dance of the Crows” whilst Erek created a site-specific installation entitled “Room of Rhythms”. SAHA covered the production budgets of these new works as well as the publication of an artist’s book on Füsun Onur, one of six artist’s books created as part of the exhibition by dOCUMENTA (13).

About the Curator

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev was the artistic director of dOCUMENTA (13).

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13), has organized exhibitions as an independent curator in several different countries. From 1999 to 2001 she was senior curator of exhibitions at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, a MoMA Affiliate. She was the chief curator at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin from 2002 to 2008 (and interim director of the museum in 2009). She was the co-curator of the first Turin Triennial in 2005 and artistic director for the 16th Biennale of Sydney in 2008.

About documenta

Founded in 1955, documenta is limited to 100 days of exhibition, which is why it is often referred to as the “museum of 100 days”.

documenta was founded by artist, curator and teacher Arnold Bode in 1955, and was an attempt to bring Germany up to speed with modern art, both banishing and repressing the cultural darkness of Nazism after World War II. Gathering outstanding artists of modern and contemporary art from day one, documenta has been creating a space for exhibitions that question and propose. The exhibition takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. Every documenta is limited to 100 days of exhibition, which is why it is often referred to as the “museum of 100 days”. Since its foundation, documenta has been directed by different curators. Regarded as the most important exhibition in Europe and the world, documenta’s number of visitors increases with each edition. For further information on dOCUMENTA (13):