DOCUMENTA 14 – ATHEN – KASSEL
ATHENS 8.4 / 16.7.2017
KASSEL 10.6 / 17.9.2017
documenta 14’s magazine South as a State of Mind launches in Kassel and Berlin with talks, conversations, readings, and music
December 5, 2015, 7 p.m.
With Andreas Angelidakis, Marina Fokidis, Ayse Güleç, Quinn Latimer, Adam Szymczyk, and Margarita Tsomou
December 6, 2015, 7 p.m.
With Akinbode Akinbiyi, Marina Fokidis, Peter Friedl, Bouchra Khalili, Quinn Latimer, Adam Szymczyk, and Françoise Vergès
Music by Ahmet Ögüt, Ali M. Demirel, Barbara Klein; Ange da Costa; Browden, Sholar, Sammons Group (Marlon Browden, Charles Sammons, Kelvin Sholar), and DJ Judex
SAVVY Contemporary in Silent Green
Seating is limited and early arrival is advised.
Possession and dispossession, displacement and debt—it seems that the stories that condition our present are inextricably born out of the stories that conditioned our past. The first of four special issues of South as a State of Mind, temporarily reconfigured as the documenta 14 journal, examines forms and figures of displacement and dispossession, and the modes of resistance—aesthetic, political, literary, biological—found within them. In essays, both literary and visual, as well as poems, speeches, diaries, conversations, and specially commissioned artist projects, the first issue of the d14 South considers dispossession as a historical and contemporary condition along with its connections to archaeology and the city, coloniality and performativity, debt and imperialism, provenance and repatriation, and feminism and protest.
To launch the inaugural issue of the d14 South, documenta 14 is organizing a series of public events—in Athens, Kassel, Berlin, Dhaka, and Kolkata—that bring the disparate voices of the journal, as well as those outside of it, into conversation in cities across the world. The launch events in Germany take place this month, on two consecutive evenings, December 5, in Kassel, and December 6, in Berlin.