The world’s most important contemporary art show, Germany’s Documenta, turns 60 and this week’s celebrations include concerts, exhibitions and a touch of controversy too.
The exhibition takes place every five years and its presentation of the latest developments in contemporary art draws visitors from across the globe to Kassel, a large central German town.
The show retains its power to shock, not only with the art it presents but its changing format too. The next Documenta in 2017 will be hosted in Kassel and Athens, a city where all things German are not particularly popular at the moment.
When Polish curator Adam Szymczyk announced last year that the Documenta would open and partially take place in Greece’s capital, an outcry broke out in the exhibition’s home town.