In pictures: Here are 60 photos that give an impression of the busy opening days of Documenta 15 in Kassel

Documenta 15 is not a show built specifically for photos. There are interesting art objects embedded in the many, many venues throughout Kassel, but they definitely don’t set the tone. Instead, this is a show of films, archives, educational materials, and public programs.

During the press preview, many of the various artists and artist groups were still busy working on their various installations. Many said they saw the idea of ​​a 100 Day Show as an invitation to explore process ideas.

Documenta 15 is therefore a show that is experienced very differently depending on when and where you enter it. That said, below are some images to give you a sense of how the show felt on its opening days.

Work by Taring Padi on the facade of the C&A department store. Photo by Ben Davis.

Documenta Welcome Center

In front of the Documenta Welcome Center in the ruruHaus. Photo by Ben Davis.

Alice Hof

Alice Court, We are the people too (2022). Photo by Ben Davis.

ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanism at the Documenta

ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanism, Beeholder – Beecoin – BeeDAO (2018-2022) in the ruru house. Photo by Ben Davis.

Fridericianum

An installation by Dan Perjovschi on the facade of the Fridericianum at the Documenta. Photo by Ben Davis.

Gudskul at the documenta

Installation of archives, documentation and more by the Gudskul collective in the Fridericianum. Photo by Ben Davis.

gudskul's gudspace at the documenta

Installation of texts in Gudskuls Gudspace (2022). Photo by Ben Davis.

malgorzata murga-tas at the documenta

Works from the series “Out of Egypt” by Malgorzata Mirga-Tas can be seen at the Fridericianum. Photo by Ben Davis.

Rojava Film Commune

The Film Commune of Rojava, Darên Bi Tenê (Lonely Trees); Pargin project to document the musical heritage of Rojava (2018) in the Fridericianum. Photo by Ben Davis.

Damian Le Bas at the Documenta

Damian le Bas, Back to the Future! Safe European Home 1938 (2013). Photo by Ben Davis.

    The Black Archives at the Documenta

the black archive, Black Past and Present: Interwoven Stories of Solidarity (2022) in the Fridericianum. Photo by Ben Davis.

Art Center Waza

Art Center Waza, Verbeek Collection – Mwewe (2022). Photo by Ben Davis.

Richard Bell works at Friedrichsplatz

Richard Bell, message in the tent (2013–ongoing) on ​​Friedrichsplatz. Photo by Ben Davis.

Taring Padi at Documenta

Works by the Taring Padi collective. Photo by Ben Davis.

INLAND at the Documenta

Installation by INLAND in the Natural History Museum in the Ottoneum. Photo by Ben Davis.

Hito Steyerl at the Documenta

Visitors observe Hito Steyerl, animal spirits (2022) in the Natural History Museum in the Ottoneum. Photo by Ben Davis.

Documenta Hall

The front of the Documenta Hall. Photo by Ben Davis.

    Wajukuu art project Documenta

Installation by Wajukuu Art Project in the Documenta Hall. Photo by Ben Davis.

INSTAR at the Documenta

Installation by INSTAR (Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt) in the Documenta Hall. Photo by Ben Davis.

Curators, go home

replica of the project Curators, go home!!! by Sandra Ceballos in the Documenta Hall. Photo by Ben Davis.

Britto Arts Trust at documenta

Installation by Britto Arts Trust in the Documenta Hall. Photo by Ben Davis.

baan noorg collaborative arts and culture

Skateboarders at Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture, Churning Milk Mini Ramp (2022) in the Documenta Hall. Photo by Ben Davis.

Lumbung Press at Documenta

Lumbung Press, a jointly managed offset printing company, started as part of the Documenta in the Documenta Hall. Photo by Ben Davis.

Wakaliga Uganda

Film poster in front of the screening room for Wakaliga Uganda in the Documenta Hall. Photo by Ben Davis.

Theological Positions on Fried Chicken

Information about the web series by Hamja Ahsan Theological Positions on Fried Chicken in the Documenta Hall. Photo by Ben Davis.

Black quantum futures

Graphics of Black Quantum Futures in an underpass. Photo by Ben Davis.

Black Quantum Futures at Documenta

Black Quantum Futures, Oral Futures Booth – Temporal confessional, black grandmother clock (2022) is located in an underpass. Photo by Ben Davis.

Agus Nur Amal PMTOH at Documenta

Works by Agus Nur Amal PMTOH at Grimmwelt Kassel. Photo by Ben Davis.

Erick Beltran at the documenta

Works by Erick Beltrán at the Museum of Sepulchral Culture. Photo by Ben Davis.

MADEYOULOOK at the Documenta

Installation by MADEYOULOOK in the Hotel Hessenland. Photo by Ben Davis.

Safdar Ahmed

Safdar Ahmed, border fence (2022) in the Stadtmuseum Kassel. Photo by Ben Davis.

dan perjovschi at the documenta

Drawing by Dan Perjovski at Rainer-Dierichs-Platz. Photo by Ben Davis.

Jimmie Durham at Documenta

A bronze turtle skull that belonged to artist Jimmie Durham. Photo by Ben Davis.

Arts Collaborative at Documenta

Community garden by Arts Collaboratory in the Trafohaus. Photo by Ben Davis.

Nhà San collective at the Documenta

Community Garden by Nhà Sàn Collective at WH22. Photo by Ben Davis.

Moroccan Film Library at Documenta

A Moroccan Film Library in collaboration with AWAL and Archives Bouanani Collective at WH22. Photo by Ben Davis.

Blue Curry at the Documenta

Visitors look at blue curry, leisure aesthetics (2022) at WH22. Photo by Ben Davis.

The question of financing at the Documenta

Installation of the group The Question of Funding at WH22. Photo by Ben Davis.

Mohammed abuse

muhammad abuse, Thrones and Flowers I (2016) at WH22. Photo by Ben Davis.

rest ramp

Rest ramp at Hafenstrasse 76. Photo by Ben Davis.

camp education

A group of performers post in the Camp Workspace, a project by Camp Notes on Education. Photo by Ben Davis.

*foundation class at the documenta

Hanging up banners of the *foundationClass collective at Hafenstrasse 76. Photo by Ben Davis.

Fadi Aljabour at the Documenta

Fadi Aljabour, Breathe into your guts I (2017) at Hafenstrasse 76. Photo by Ben Davis.

Nino Bulling at the documenta

Exhibition of comic panels by Nino Bulling at Hafenstrasse 76. Photo by Ben Davis.

Camp Notes on Education at Documenta

camp notes on education, CAMP room (2022) at Hafenstrasse 76. Photo by Ben Davis.

Fehra's publishing practices at the Documenta

Fehra’s publishing practice, Borrowed Faces at Hafenstrasse 76. Photo by Ben Davis.

jumana emil abboud at the documenta

Works by Jumana Emil Abboud at Hafenstrasse 76. Photo by Ben Davis.

composting knowledge

Graphics from the Composting Knowledge project at Hafenstrasse 76. Photo by Ben Davis.

Serigrafistas Queer at the Documenta

Serigrafistas Queer, Rancho Cuis (Cuis Ranch) (2022) at Sandershaus/Haferkakaofabrik. Photo by Ben Davis.

Lumbung kiosk at the Documenta

Lumbung Kiosk, a functional community shop, in operation in the Hübner area. Photo by Ben Davis.

Foundation Festival sur le Niger

Installation by the Festival sur le Niger foundation in the Hübner area. Photo by Ben Davis.

Yaya Coulibaly

Yaya Coulibaly, The Doll Wall (2022) in the Hübner area. Photo by Ben Davis.

Art Factory Jatiwangi at the Documenta

Jatiwangi Art Factory, Cosmic Studio (2021-ongoing) on ​​the Hübner site. Photo by Ben Davis.

Ghetto Biennale at the documenta

Installation of the Ghetto Biennale in the Church of St. Kunigundus, a sculpture by Vivian Chan in collaboration with André Eugène and Leah Gordon hangs from the ceiling. Photo by Ben Davis.

Two works by Edouard Duval-Carrié "The Black President" Series in the Church of St. Kunigundus.  Photo by Ben Davis.

Two works from the series “The Black President” by Edouard Duval-Carrié in the Church of St. Cuneundus. Photo by Ben Davis.

Tare Padi

Entrance to the exhibition of the Taring Padi collective in the Hallenbad Ost. Photo by Ben Davis.

Tare Padi

Installation of artworks by Taring Padi at Hallenbad East. Photo by Ben Davis.

Cinema Caravan and Takashi Kuribayashi

Cinema Caravan and Takashi Kuribayashi, YATAI TRIP PROJECT – way to the documenta (2021-2022) in Karlswiese (Karlsaue). Photo by Ben Davis.

Cao Minghao & Chen Jianjun

Cao Minghao & Chen Jianjun, Water System Refuge #3 (2022). Photo by Ben Davis.

cao minghao & chen jianjun

Cao Minghao & Chen Jianjun, The Ecology of Sands and Black Beach (2022). Photo by Ben Davis.

The Nest collective at the Documenta

The Nest Collective, Return to Sender (2022) in Karlswiese (Karlsaue). Photo by Ben Davis.

The Nest Collective

video in the nest collective, Return to sender (2022) on the Karlswiese (Karlsaue). Photo by Ben Davis.

Documenta belt bag

The official Documenta 15 belt pouch is sold in the Documenta souvenir shop. Photo by Ben Davis.

cem.  A documenta

Poster by Cem A. created as part of the Lumbung Harvest project featuring artworks responding to discussions in the exhibition. Photo by Ben Davis.

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