“In the course of the research and preparation for Documenta11 in 2002…
the curatorial team discussed the possibility of organising a sixth platform.”
“Platform6 is intended as an open text, a resource comprising contributions from collaborators on Documenta11…Learn more
as well as other of Okwui Enwezor’s ground breaking exhibitions.“
The Past in the Present – A Conversation between Co-Curators and Team of Documenta11 with Artistic Directors of documenta fifteen – Part 2
Tania Bruguera Talk at the 2019 Verbier Art Summit
“Reculer pour mieux sauter.”
(Taking a step back in order to jump farther forward)
Tribute to Okwui Enwezor
Encore No.1 Paradise Omeros
About the Platforms
In the course of our research and preparation for Documenta11 in 2002 the curatorial team discussed the possibility of organising a sixth platform. It would feature the voices of artists, curators, critics and intellectuals formed by the experience of Documenta11 and its various platforms. The spirit of the event should be that of “reculer pour mieux sauter”, looking back to look forward, using the event to reformulate the issues most urgent to our practices just as Documenta11 itself enabled us to rethink our political, cultural and aesthetic engagements.
Documenta11 team members Ute Meta Bauer, Angelika Nollert and myself visited Okwui in Munich where he was confined by illness but where he continued to work on his Haus der Kunst and critical and curatorial projects.
Introduction by Mark Nash, Ute Meta Bauer and Angelika Nollert