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Project Art Works have become a global partner for documenta fifteen that will take place over 100 days between June 18 until September 25, 2022 in Kassel.

ruangrupa: “We want to create a globally oriented, cooperative, interdisciplinary art and culture platform that will remain effective beyond the 100 days of documenta fifteen. Our curatorial approach aims at a different kind of collaborative model of resource use—economically, but also in terms of ideas, knowledge, programs, and innovation.”

The Concept
documenta: “lumbung as a collectively-governed architecture for the storage of food serves a community’s long-term well-being through communal resources and mutual care, and it is organized around a set of shared values, collective rituals, and organizational principles. ruangrupa translates and continues this tradition of sharing within our own practice.”

Image: ruangrupa: lumbung booklet, photo: Keke Tumbuan, 2020

documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH is a non-profit organisation supported and funded by the City of Kassel and the State of Hesse, as well as by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
In 1955, the Kassel painter and academy professor Arnold Bode endeavored to bring Germany back into dialogue with the rest of the world after the end of World War II, and to connect the international art scene through a “presentation of twentieth century art.”

Read more about the history and evolution of documenta here.

Within the framework of documenta fifteen, the Artistic Team has approached collectives, organisations, and institutions from around the world to gather and practice lumbung.

Project Art Works will join 14 other lumbung-members: Britto Arts Trust (Dhaka, Bangladesh), FAFSWAG (Auckland, Aotearoa), Fondation Festival sur le Niger (Ségou, Mali), Gudskul (Jakarta, Indonesia), INLAND (various locations, Spain), Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt (INSTAR; Havana, Cuba), Jatiwangi art Factory (JaF) (Jatiwangi, Indonesia), Más Arte Más Acción (MAMA) (Nuqui, Choco, Colombia), OFF-Biennale (Budapest, Hungary), Question of Funding (Jerusalem, Palestine), Trampoline House (Copenhagen, Denmark), and Wajukuu Art Project (Nairobi, Kenya), ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlin, Germany).

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Project Art Works to share practice, ideologies, activism and art with some amazing global collectives, artists and organisations.” Project Art Works

ruangrupa: Space Drawing, Iswanto Hartono, 2020.

documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH: ruruHaus, photo: Nicolas Wefers.


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