16-07-2012

dOCUMENTA(13): art in the park.

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dOCUMENTA(13): art in the park.
June 9 through September 16 2012 the big contemporary art show dOCUMENTA(13) will be open to visitors in Kassel (Germany) under the title “Collapse and Recovery” with a large number of the artworks on display amidst the greenery of Karlsaue park, inviting people to take a long walk surrounded by art and nature.

Every five years Kassel invites contemporary art lovers to dOCUMENTA. It is worth noting that in this edition even the logo and the place itself have a specific visual identity, underlining the importance of Visual Marketing in art as elsewhere.

Artworks are grouped together at various points in the German city, and Karlsaue park in the immediate vicinity of the Fulda River has never been as important as it is in this thirteenth edition. Visitors are invited to take a long walk through the Baroque park dotted with wooden pavilions, sculptures amidst the trees, greenhouses and sounds.

One particularly interesting work by Japanese artist Shinro Ontake consists of a hut built out of found objects, artefacts of urban nomadism: an example of applied recycling.

Chinese artist Song Dong has created an inviting, apparently green mountain under the sign of “Doing Nothing” which in actual fact conceals a heart made of urban wastes.

Along the walk we come across the “Swiss chard Ferry" installation linking the two banks of the canal. Swiss artist Christian Phillip Müller brings together a series of pontoons belonging to the civil guard planted with various types of chard, which visitors are invited to try, in a mobile sculpture with a reference to the increasingly pressing issue of food production and ecology.

Compost site is a work by Pierre Huyghe made out of scattered materials, a sculpture with a beehive for a head, marsh, plants, ants: a continually changing green universe.
These are only a few of the many works visitors may explore in Karlsaue Park until September 16!


Project: dOCUMENTA(13), http://d13.documenta.de
Location: Kassel, Germany
Date: June 9 through September 16 2012
Captions: 
Foto 1: Deck chair with dOCUMENTA(13) logo in Karlsaue Park, photo C. Bürklein
Foto 2: Issa Samb, La balance déséquilibrée (Out of balance), 2012, Installation around a tree and performance, Fabric, iron wires, colors, net, wood / 1:15 min. / Courtesy Issa Samb; Jems Robert Kokobi, Abdou S. Diatta, Magaye Niang, Wasis Diop, Abdoulaye Ba and Alpha Mamadou Balde, Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with the support of Raw Material Company. Photo: Nils Klinger 
Foto 3 and 4: Shinro Othake, MON CHERI: A Self-Portrait as a Scrapped Shed, 2012, Mixed media, timber, electronics, sound, steam, Dimensions variable, Courtesy Shinro Othake; Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with support of Take Ninagawa, Tokyo; Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum Foundation, Kagawa, Japan; Hidefumi Yamashita; Masaru Hatanaka; Shinji Tanaka; Kazunao Kashio; Hiroyuki Akamatsu; Toshimoto Morita; Michiko, Saiko and Shoko, Photo: Masahito Yamamoto
Foto 5: Song Dong, Doing Nothing Garden, 2010–12,
 Daily-life rubbish and building rubbish with plants and neon signs 
7 32.5 23.5 m
 Courtesy the artist; The Pace Gallery, Beijing Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with the support of Baureka Baustoff Recycling GmbH, Kassel; The Pace Gallery, Beijing; Dr. Uli Sigg, Mauensee, Photo: Nils Klinger
Foto 6: Christian Phillip Müller, Swiss Chard Ferry (The Russians aren't going to make it across the Fulda anymore), Photo C. Bürklein
Other photographs of the Photogallery:
1) Sam DurantScaffold, 2012, Wood, Metall, 10,3x14,4x15,8 m, designed by Sebastian Clough with punkt vier architekten and Klute & Klute Ingenieurbüro. By courtesy of Sam Durant; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Sadie Coles HQ, London, Paula Cooper, Gallery, New York; Praz-Delavallade, Paris. Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with the support of Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Sadie Coles HQ, London, Paula Cooper, Gallery, New York; Praz-Delavallade, Paris. Photo: Nils Klinger.
2) Christian Phillip Müller, Swiss Chard Ferry (The Russians aren't going to make it across the Fulda anymore), Photo C. Bürklein
7) Shinro Othake, MON CHERI: A Self-Portrait as a Scrapped Shed, 2012, Mixed media, timber, electronics, sound, steam, Dimensions variable, Courtesy Shinro Othake; Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with support of Take Ninagawa, Tokyo; Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum Foundation, Kagawa, Japan; Hidefumi Yamashita; Masaru Hatanaka; Shinji Tanaka; Kazunao Kashio; Hiroyuki Akamatsu; Toshimoto Morita; Michiko, Saiko and Shoko, Photo: Nils Klinger


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