Photo: © Jin Panji

Documenta fifteen

June 18 til September 25, 2022

In 2022, Kassel will once again be in the international spotlight. From June 18thto September 25th, documenta fifteen takes place —the fifteenth edition of documenta, which is considered one of the world’s most important exhibition of contemporary art. The fifteenth edition of documenta is curated by the Indonesian artist collective ruangrupa. lumbung, as a concept, is their curatorial approach and starting point for documenta fifteen. lumbung is an Indonesian word meaning communal rice barn, where excess harvest is stored for the benefit of the community and shared out according to collectively determined mechanisms. Based on this idea, ruangrupa has initiated a lumbung network of local and international collectives from the artistic, social, and political contexts, which will form an interdisciplinary platform of contemporary art and continue to grow after the 2022 exhibition. Aspects such as diversity, storytelling, participation, and the practice of sharing will permeate all parts of the collaboration and exhibition, creating a lively place of encounter at documenta fifteen.


Photo: © Nicolas Wefers