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"Park - A Plan for Escape" by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
© documenta archiv / Photo: Ryszard Kasiewicz / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
"Park – A Plan for Escape" by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
© documenta archiv / Photo: Monika Nikolic / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
"Bataille Monument" by Thomas Hirschhorn
© documenta archiv / Photo: Ryszard Kasiewicz / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
"Bataille Monument" by Thomas Hirschhorn
© documenta archiv / Photo: Ryszard Kasiewicz / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
"Kontrabasssolo, opus 45" by Hanne Darboven
© documenta archiv / Photo: Monika Nikolic / Hanne Darboven / Hanne Darboven Stiftung, Hamburg / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
"Desarticulés / Articulated - Disarticulated" by Annette Messager
© documenta archiv / Photo: Ryszard Kasiewicz / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
"'Explorer and Explorers Confronting the History of Exploration'...! The Theater of the World" by Georges Adéagbo
© documenta archiv / Photo: Ryszard Kasiewicz / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Documenta11 under construction: Location former Binding Brewery
© Werner Maschmann
documenta Halle. Front View
© Werner Maschmann
Exhibition View
© documenta archiv / Photo: Dieter Schwerdtle
"Lament of the Images" by Alfredo Jaar
© documenta archiv / Photo: Dieter Schwerdtle
"Lament of the Images" by Alfredo Jaar
© Alfredo Jaar / Photo: Werner Maschmann / Courtesy of the artist
"Lament of the Images" by Alfredo Jaar
© Alfredo Jaar / Photo: unknown / Courtesy of the artist
"Gallantry and Criminal Conversation" by Yinka Shonibare
© documenta archiv / Photo: Monika Nikolic / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Documenta11 Team: Bernd Leifeld (managing director documenta GmbH), Lauri Firstenberg (curatorial assistant), Octavio Zaya (co-curator), Carlos Basualdo (co-curator), Ute Meta Bauer (co-curator), Okwui Enwezor (artistic director), Susanne Ghez (co-curator), Sarat Maharaj (co-curator), Mark Nash (co-curator) , Markus Müller (director of communication)
© documenta archiv / Photo: Ryszard Kasiewicz
"Die Koppel" by John Bock
© documenta archiv / Photo: Ryszard Kasiewicz / Courtesy of the artist, Studio John Bock

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

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