DIALOGUES FROM DOCUMENTA 15

In conversations with artists at Documenta 15 Kassel Germany, one of the world’s major exhibitions

At Documenta 15, the world’s largest exhibition, held in the German city of Kassel, an art collective from Indonesia – ruangrupa is showing how cultural production might evolve in a new way. 

They have invited 1,500 artists, among whom are almost no Western artists or celebrities, but those who almost all work in art collectives. 

The exhibition shows different, often unexpected lifestyles brought from all over the world and constantly engages the audience. 

There are several archival projects and practices, numerous workshops on how to make furniture and food, how to do proper soil care and forest conservation, and how to investigate pedagogical approaches and processes of mutual care, for example.
Public assemblies and gatherings play a major role in this Documenta, where the line between art, culture, politics, economy and everyday life becomes a spiral where everything is connected.

Here is our first dialog WITH ADE AHMAD SUJA’I FROM JATIWANGI ART FACTORY