With its working subtitle Learning from Athens documenta 14 takes its starting point on unsafe grounds: it invites for a dislocation and a process of unlearning. Unlike documenta 12 which focused on questions of content or documenta 13 that explored specific discourses and dominant narratives, documenta 14 concentrates on multiple voices in knowledge and knowledge forms. This presents the public and art educators with a tremendously vast range of topics, relationships, discourses and narratives set up in a manner that dissolves boundaries rather than contains and structures them in the exhibitions in Kassel and Athens, the two cities where documenta 14 takes place. There is even talk of blurring the boundaries between exhibition and non-exhibition.
Discussions and talks with invited (temporarily) local actors, an exhibition, and an evening program are the formats for the exchanges that will take place in various forms and on various different levels. This collaboration will produce and present compilations and congregations of experiences (knowledge gathering) and collectively devised questions and possible approaches or responses (gathering knowledge).
11th to 15th of September 2017 in the last week of documenta 14, 10.00 to 20.00