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Talks on contemporary art: Werner Haftmann, director of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Temporary exhibitions and acquisition policy (1967-1974) (Carlo Gentile, Vincenza Benedettino & Maria Neumann)

Series of talks at the teaching and research station on Lutherplatz in Kassel.

Art that aims at the present inevitably has to do with the sometimes rather poisoned relations of art, politics, and society. Against this background, the talks explore the early entanglements of documenta, but they also pose the question of how contemporary art positions itself in today's world of global conflict. What can and should art do in the face of pandemic and war?

The series of talks "Conversations on Contemporary Art" is a cooperation between TRACES and the documenta Institut (03.05.2022 to 20.09.2022, Tuesdays, 6 to 8 pm).

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The Transdisciplinary Research Center for Exhibition Studies (TRACES), founded in the fall of 2019, bundles existing research on documenta and exhibition studies across departments at the Kunsthochschule Kassel/Universität Kassel. It is thus a nationally and internationally unique institution for exhibition research.

About the documenta Institute
The documenta Institute is being established in cooperation between the State of Hesse, the City of Kassel, documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH and the University of Kassel with the Kunsthochschule, with financial support for the building project from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In 2020, Professor Dr. Heinz Bude was appointed founding director.

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