dOCUMENTA (13) – ten years later

dOCUMENTA (13) has being drafted by artistic director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev with a number of agents, advisors, and artists.

Agents Leeza AhmadyAyreen Anastas & Rene GabriSofía Hernández Chong CuySunjung KimKoyo KouohJoasia KrysaMarta KuzmaRaimundas MalašauskasChus Martínez (Head of Department), Lívia PáldiHetti PerkinsEva ScharrerKitty Scott, and Andrea Viliani contributed in various ways, and have different degrees of engagement. “In small systems,” states Christov-Bakargiev, “an agent acts by proxy, and chooses among a number of alternatives, so that agency is delegated, thus implying an element of uncertainty through which the system works. An agent, in biology, precipitates a reaction, and in fiction, an agent suggests someone who is hidden or undercover, never fully revealing identity. Agere, in Latin, is to act.”

Honorary Advisory Committee made up of Mario BellatinIwona BlazwickAli BrivanlouDonna HarawaySalah HassanPierre HuygheMichael PetzetAlexander TarakhovskyMichael TaussigJane Taylor and Anton Zeilinger brings together a number of intellectuals and practitioners from various fields, including art, anthropology, biology, quantum physics, philosophy, literature, and archeology. Their specific knowledge and points of view provided a wider context on culture in the world and informed the processes of thinking and acting of dOCUMENTA (13), within which artistic practices and contemporary art, emerge.

Participating Artists

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Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev The dance was very frenetic, lively, rattling, clanging, rolling, contorted, and lasted for a long time

Chus Martínez How a Tadpole Becomes a Frog