Throughout its history, Documenta has become a playground for cutting-edge artists—and has in recent years taken on an increasingly political bent. A controversial decision by curator Adam Szymczyk takes that tradition to new heights in this year’s edition with the decision to stage the show in Athens, in addition to its traditional location Kassel, Germany. With Greece’s current immigration crisis and economic woes hanging over the exhibition, the work on view promises to take on new and unexpected meaning.
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June 10, 2017 - September 14, 2017