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Documenta 11_Platform 5/Exhibition

Group show at Documenta Halle. 2002
Date: 8 June, 2002 until 15 September, 2002
Curator: Okwui Enwezor
Organiser: Documenta Foundation

Documenta is a multi site exhibition based in the German city of Kassel that occurs every 5 years.

From the Documenta 11 website: “Documenta 11 in Kassel will show works by a total of 116 artists and artists’ groups. Most of these works were specially created for Documenta 11, and many of the artists are showing comprehensive and complex exhibits. These projects are often multimedial, and they combine various forms of presentation. Over the period of 100 days, installations will become workshops, or be turned into offices, or stages for performances and locations of interaction. In addition there will be temporary projects including plays for the theater, concerts, or performances that will take place at arranged dates and times. Finally, some artists and groups with works that generally have a communicative approach will hold public presentations and will directly involve the audience in this aspect of their work. These events are an essential part of the Documenta 11 exhibition.”

Documenta XI was distinct for a number of reasons, and differed markedly from a number of the Documenta that had preceded it. Even as recently as Documenta IX, the interlinked series of exhibitions were being regarded as Eurocentric in their construction. Under Enwezor’s directorship, such an accusation certainly had no place. Frieze , Issue 6, September - October 1992, carried a lengthy feature on Documenta IX, written by Stuart Morgan (Body Language, Documenta IX: Three Perspectives). In the text, Morgan referred to the absence of artists from Africa. “… They might also think him [Jan Hoet, the Belgium curator of Documenta IX] Euro-centric. After a month in Africa, he found nothing he thought worth including. In his own words, he met artists who operate in complete isolation. ‘For these people there is no gallery or museum-world, there is no correct context for their art. From an anthropological view that is very interesting to us… Art today always has to do with criticism and conflict - yet neither exists in Africa. In Europe the artist is always a critics… In Africa and also in India… art is totally isolated.” The quote (which appears here exactly as Morgan had edited it) was followed by Morgan’s musings on the credibility of Joet’s view.

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People in this exhibition - view 5

»  Georges Adéagbo

Born, 1942 in Cotonou,Benin

»  Ravi Agarwal

Born, 1958 in New Delhi, India

»  Eija-Liisa Ahtila

Born, 1959 in Hämeenlinna, Finland

»  Chantal Akerman

Born, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium

»  Alejandra Riera with Doina Petrescu

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Romania, date unknown

»  Fareed Armaly

Born, 1957 in Iowa, USA

»  Michael Ashkin

Born, 1955 in Morristown, USA

»  Asymptone

Born in New York, USA, date unknown

»  Kutlug Ataman

Born, 1962 in Istanbul, Turkey

»  Artur Barrio

Born, 1945 in Porto, Portugal

»  Carlos Basualdo

Born in Argentina, date unknown

»  Uta Meta Bauer

Born in Germany, date unknown

»  Zarina Bhimji

Born, 1963 in Mbarara, Uganda

»  John Bock

Born, 1965 in Gribbohm, Germany

»  Ecke Bonk

Born, 1953 in Berlin, Germany

»  Louise Bourgeois

Born, 1911 in Paris, France

»  Pavel Braila

Born, 1971 in Chisinau, Moldova.

»  Tania Bruguera

Born, 1968 in Havana, Cuba

»  Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

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»  Luis Camnitzer

Born, 1937 in Lübeck,Germany

»  James Coleman

Born, 1941 in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon, Ireland

»  Constant

Born, 1920 in Amsterdamn, Netherlands

»  Hanne Darboven

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»  Destiny Deacon

Born, 1957 in Maryborough QLD, Australia

»  Stan Douglas

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»  Cecilia Edefalk

Born, 1954 in Norrköping, Sweden

»  William Eggleston

Born, 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

»  Maria Eichhorn

Born, 1962 in Berlin, Germany

»  Touhami Ennadre

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»  Okwui Enwezor

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»  Mengbo Feng

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»  Chohreh Feyzdjou

Born, 1955 in Teheran, Iran

»  Yona Friedman

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»  Meschac Gaba

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»  Giuseppe Gabellone

Born, 1973 in Brindisi, Italy.

»  Carlos Garaicoa

Born, 1967 in Havana, Cuba

»  Kendall Geers

Born, 1968 in Johannesburg, South Africa

»  Isa Gensken

Born, 1948 in Bad Oldesloe, Germany

»  Jef Geys

Born, 1935 in Léopoldsburg, Belgium

»  David Goldblatt

Born, 1930 in Randfontein, South Africa.

»  Leon Golub

Born, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

»  Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Born, 1965 in Strasbourg, France

»  Renée Green

Born, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

»  Victor Grippo

Born, 1936 in Junín, Argentina

»  Jens Haaning

Born, 1965 in Hørsholm, Denmark

»  Mona Hatoum

Born, 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon

»  Thomas Hirschhorn

Born, 1957 in Bern, Switzerland

»  Candida Höfer

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»  Craigie Horsfield

Born, 1949 in Cambridge, England

»  Huit Facettes

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»  Pierre Huyghe

Born, 1962 in Paris, France

»  Sanja Ivekovic

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»  Alfredo Jaar

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»  Joan Jonas

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»  Isaac Julien CBE RA

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»  Amar Kanwar

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»  On Kawara

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»  William Kentridge

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»  Johan Van Der Keuken

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»  Bodys Isek Kingelez

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»  Ben Kinmont

Born, 1963 in Burlington, USA

»  Ivan Kozaric

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»  Andreja Kuluncic

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»  Le Groupe Amos

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»  Glenn Ligon

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»  Ken Lum

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»  Sarat Maharaj (Professor)

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»  Mark Manders

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»  Fabián Marcaccio

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»  Sir Steve McQueen OBE, CBE

Born, 1969 in London, UK

»  Cildo Meireles

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»  Jonas Mekas

Born, 1922 in Semeniskiai, Lithuania

»  Annette Messager

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»  Ryuji Miyamoto

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»  Santu Mofokeng

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»  Multiplicity

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»  Juan Muñoz

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»  Mark Nash

»  Shirin Neshat

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»  Gabriel Orozco

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»  Olumuyiwa Olamide Osifuye

Born, 1960 in Lagos, Nigeria.

»  Park Fiction

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»  Manfred Pernice

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»  Raymond Pettibon

Born, 1957 in Tucson, USA

»  Adrian Piper

Born, 1948

»  Lisl Ponger

Born, 1947 in Nuremberg, Germany

»  Pere Portabella

Born, 1927 in Figueras, Spain

»  Dieter Roth

Born, 1930 in Hanover, Germany. Died, 1998

»  Doris Salcedo

Born, 1958 in Bogotá, Colombia.

»  Seifollah Samadian

Born, 1954 in Orumieh, Iran

»  Gilles Saussier

Born, 1965 in Les Hauts-de-Seine à Suresnes, France

»  Allan Sekula

Born, 1951 in Eire, USA

»  Yinka Shonibare MBE CBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Andreas Siekmann

Born, 1961 in Hamm, Germany

»  Simparch

»  Lorna Simpson

Born, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

»  Eyal Sivan

Born, 1964 in Haifa, Israel

»  David Small

Born, 1965 in Manchester, USA

»  Fiona Tan

Born, 1966 in Indonesia

»  Pascale Marthine Tayou

Born, 1967 in Yaoundé, Cameroon

»  Jean-Marie Teno

Born, 1954 in Famleng, Cameroon

»  The Atlas Group (Walid Ra’ad)

Born, 1967 in Chbanieh, Lebanon

»  Minh-ha Trinh.T

Born, 1952 in Hanoi, Vietnam

»  Joëlle Tuerlinckx

Born, 1958 in Brussels, Belgium

»  Luc Tuymans

Born, 1958 in Mortsel, Belgium

»  Jeff Wall

Born, 1946 in Vancouver, Canada

»  Nari Ward

Born, 1963 in St.Andrews, Jamaica

»  Ouattara Watts

Born, 1957 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

»  Cerith Wyn Evans

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»  Fudong Yang

Born, 1971 in Beijing, China

»  Octavio Zaya

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Exhibition venues

»  Documenta Halle

Kassel, Germany