documenta 14, 2017

documenta 14

A few weeks ago I visit documenta 14 and Skulptur Projekte Münster. Below I present a selection of pieces, from both venues, that I found especially interesting.

Agnes Denes (b. 1931 Hungary, lives in New York), pioneer in conceptual art. She is working with different kinds of media and addresses questions about environmental, cultural and social issues.

Matrix of Knowledge (1970/2017) Chromogenic print 71.8 × 106.7 cm (detail)

Matrix of Knowledge (1970/2017), Chromogenic print, 71.8 × 106.7 cm (detail)

The Living Pyramid (2015/2017), Flowers, grasses, soil, wood, and paint, 9 × 9 × 9 m, Originally commissioned and presented by Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
, Nordstadtpark, Kassel

The Living Pyramid (2015/2017), Flowers, grasses, soil, wood, and paint, 9 × 9 × 9 m, Originally commissioned and presented by Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
, Nordstadtpark, Kassel

Guillermo Galindo (b. 1960, Mexico City) is an experimental composer, sonic architect and performance artist.

Graphic scores from the series Exit, 2026-17

Guillermo Galindo

Score for War Map (2017) Acrylic on polyester military blanket 152.4 × 208.3 cm (detail)

detail of the work Score for We All Have a Place at the Table

Score for We All Have a Place at the Table (2017) Acrylic on cotton tablecloth 54.2 × 157.5 cm (detail)

 Rebecca Belmore (b. 1960, Upsala, Canada)

Biinjiya’iing Onji (From inside, 2017), Marble Fabricated by the studio of Vangelis Ilias, Weinberg-Terrassen, Kassel

Biinjiya’iing Onji (From inside, 2017), Marble Fabricated by the studio of Vangelis Ilias, Weinberg-Terrassen, Kassel

Cornelius Cardew (1936–1981, England) an experimental music composer

Treatise (1967) Original and published score, vectorisation for adaptation at the documenta Halle The British Library, London, Horace Cardew and Edition Peters

Treatise (1967), Original and published score, vectorisation for adaptation at the documenta Halle. The British Library, London, Horace Cardew and Edition Peters

Score for Treatise (1967) Adaptation for the documenta Halle Vinyl on glass windows
 1,2 × 124 m Horace Cardew and Edition Peters

Score for Treatise (1967), Adaptation for the documenta Halle, Vinyl on glass windows
, 1,2 × 124 m, Horace Cardew and Edition Peters

more about Cornelius Cardev
TREATISE on Youtube

Marilou Schultz (b. 1954, Leupp, Arizona) Navajo weaver, commissioned by the Intel corporation, Rio Rancho, New Mexico to weave a replica of a printed circuit board.

Replica of a Chip (1994) Wool mounted on wood 120 × 146 × 20 cm American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Untitled (2008), Wool, 250 × 120 cm, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

Untitled (2008), Wool, 250 × 120 cm, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

more about the work
…and some other interesting reading

Katalin Ladik (b. 1942, Serbien) presented some graphical scores at Neu Galerie.

Balkan Folk Songs No. 3 (1973/2015) Collage (exhibition copy), sound recordings
 27 × 26.5 cm and 23 × 32.5 cm, 1:17 min. Collage: MACBA Collection, Consortium MACBA, Barcelona

Balkan Folk Songs No. 3 (1973/2015), Collage (exhibition copy), sound recordings
, 27 × 26.5 cm and 23 × 32.5 cm, 1:17 min. Collage: MACBA Collection, Consortium MACBA, Barcelona

Sonata for the DDR Woman Leipzig (1978/2015)
 Collage (exhibition copy), sound recording
 1:53 min. Collage: MACBA Collection, Consortium MACBA, Barcelona

Sonata for the DDR Woman Leipzig (1978/2015)
, Collage (exhibition copy), sound recording, 1:53 min., Collage: MACBA Collection, Consortium MACBA, Barcelona

Amar Kanwar

Letter 5 (Such a Morning) (2017) Six-channel digital video installation, black-and-white, silent, projected onto handmade paper

Letter 5 (Such a Morning) (2017). Six-channel digital video installation, black-and-white, silent, projected onto handmade paper

…more soon

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