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documenta 14 | June 10 - September 17, 2017

Bernd Leifeld, manager of documenta and Bertram Hilgen, chairman of the supervisory board of documenta and Lord mayor of the city of Kassel announced the date of documenta 14. The next world leading exhibition of contemporary art will take place from June 10 till September 17, 2017.

(Photo: Stadt Kassel, D. Schachtschneider)


Appointment of Artistic Director documenta 14

Adam Szymczyk has been elected as the Artistic Director of documenta 14, which is scheduled to take place from June 10th, to September 17th, 2017, in Kassel. Bernd Leifeld, CEO of documenta und Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-GmbH announced today (22.11.2013) that in an unanimous decision the supervisory board of documenta followed the proposal of the international finding committee, exisiting of eight members. Adam Szymczyk is Director and Chief Curator of the Kunsthalle Basel. Minister of State Eva Kühne-Hörmann expects exiting perspectives on contemporary art by the appointment of Adam Szymczyk. "I am convinced that Szymczyk, a ground-breaking and idiosyncratic curator of art, will add new highlights to documenta." The national and international significance of the documenta exhibitions cannot be overestimated. The Lord Mayor of Kassel, Bertram Hilgen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the organisation and Koyo Kouoh, speaker of the finding committee, presented the new Artistic Director in a press conference held at the documenta-Halle.

Lord Mayor, Bertram Hilgen stated
“After documenta is before documenta” One year after the exceptionally successful dOCUMENTA (13) the next international exhibition of contemporary art is shifting into its realisation phase, with the appointment of the Artistic Director of documenta 14. Today we are very proud to be able to introduce Adam Szymczyk, the new Artistic Director, who has been selected from a group of highly qualified candidates. With great excitement we look forward to the next documenta, with high expectations past exhibition have always been able to exceed.

(source: www.documenta.de, photo: Nils Klinger)

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