Six Keywords in documenta fifteen


Screen Shot 2022-06-29 at 12.49.42.pngFrom June 18, 2022, to September 25, 2022, the 100-day documenta fifteen officially opens to the public. The Jakarta-based artists’ collective ruangrupa is the Artistic Director of this edition. They invited community-oriented collectives, organizations, and institutions from around the world to participate and work on sharing new models of sustainability and collective practices.

View of documenta fifteen, Source: documenta fifteen INS 📷: Victoria Tomaschko

If browsing the official website of documenta fifteen carefully, the viewer may find a carefully prepared "Glossary" on one of the pages, which lists the rich terms from different languages and familiar terms used in new contexts. They make up the vocabulary of documenta fifteen, explaining its connotation. However, with the opening of the exhibition, these new vocabularies, new ideas, and new cultural samples that were first introduced into Kassel, gradually appear to be "unsuitable" and "inappropriate" in the historical context and artistic ecology of Europe, and the controversies that followed. In this article, CAFA ART INFO hopes to introduce the documenta fifteen through the following six keywords, in response to the expectation in the "Glossary" of "expanding the way language is used and understanding it as a tool to develop new ideas and perspectives”.

01 ruangrupa

“We want to create a globally oriented, collaborative and interdisciplinary art and culture platform that will remain effective beyond the 100 days of documenta Fifteen. Our curatorial approach strives for a different form of collaborative model for use of resources — in economic terms but also with regard to ideas, knowledge, programs and innovations.”

Unanimously selected by the international documenta commission, ruangrupa, a Jakarta-based artists’ collective, worked as the Artistic Director of documenta Fifteen. This non-profit organization promotes artistic ideas within urban and cultural contexts through the involvement of artists and other disciplines such as the social sciences, politics and technology. By doing so, ruangrupa offers an open platform on critical reflections and perspectives on contemporary urban problems in Indonesia.


Group Photo of ruangrupa Source: documenta fifteen website

“ruangrupa” is loosely translated as “art space” or “spatial form” in Indonesian. ruangrupa’s work is normally based on a holistic social, spatial, and personal practice that is deeply rooted in Indonesian culture, where friendship, solidarity, and community are largely emphasized. ruangrupa has organized diversified community-based art projects and runs an art space in the south of Jakarta. Besides, this art collective has participated in numerous international collaborative projects and exhibitions. When it comes to its encounter with documenta, as early as documenta 14, ruangrupa was involved with its Internet radio as a partner in the decentralized radio project Every Time an Ear di Soun, which connected eight radio stations worldwide.

02 lumbung

Translated from Indonesian, “lumbung” means “rice barn”. In Indonesian rural communities, the surplus harvest is stored in communal rice barns and distributed for the benefit of the community according to jointly defined criteria. Such a principle stands for ruangrupa’s living and working conditions and is practiced by interdisciplinary and collective works in art projects.

As for art and economic models, the concept of "lumbung" is rooted in the principles of collective, public resource sharing and equal distribution, and is widely used in art projects and exhibition practices. In documenta fifteen, ruangrupa introduced "lumbung" as a core value, trying to build a new sustainable development model and sharing collective experience, and invited community-oriented art collectives, organizations and institutions to participate in practicing the approach. For ruangrupa, lumbung is not a concept but a practice, which changes dynamically through interactions between people.

It is interesting to notice that a number of overworked employees cast doubt over the sharing spirit of art resources and collective creation brought about by “lumbung”. According to the report by The Art Newspaper, some documenta staff believed that this edition is the most intense they have staged. More than 1500 artists have been invited to show work, which means lots of extra red tape, from last-minute visas to readjusted wall labels, was required. However, the annoyance derived from the endless “lumbung” spirit does not seem to bother the artistic team.

03 Ekosistem

Ekosistem is another term introduced by ruangrupa, which is closely related to lumbung. Ekosistem is the Indonesian term for the ecosystem, developed in reference to, but not synonymous with, the ecological concept of the ecosystem. As the artistic director of Documenta Fifteen, ruangrupa invited documenta to be part of its ekosistem. Specifically, ekosistem herein describes collaborative network structures through which knowledge, ideas, programs, and other means are shared and linked.

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Artistic Team and ruangrupa members at ruruHaus

Source: kunsthallebielefeld INS @Nicolas Wefers

Through establishing ruruHaus in Kassel as a local meeting point, living room, and laboratory, the artistic concept and practice brought up by ruangrupa engages intensively with the ekosistem of this city. Besides the development of the new sustainability models, this edition also intends to build a lasting relationship. Both the interpretation and practice of “lumbung” and “ekosistem” illustrate that the documenta Fifteen this year breaks the traditional, stable theme-based international exhibition model. Instead, it emphasizes the dynamic artistic participation and collective shaping that evolve together with lumbung. In order to achieve such a dynamic evolvement, many of the participating artists have adopted site-specific creation and art practice in residences and are keen on the settlement and transformation of public spheres. Environmental issues also appear in many artists' works. In a sense, this way of working has contributed to the expensive international logistics, but the growing list of artists and other workloads that come with it seem to have created some new troubles.

04 Art Collective

Due to the introduction of lumbung, an equally distributed production budget, and an amount reserved for a common “pot”, the documenta fifteen this year presents the unprecedented scale of the approaches and achievements of collective art creation, which also made this edition be characterized by "the most participants". Meanwhile, from the curatorial team to participating artist collectives, this edition presents a different perspective from the traditional west-centered issues and working methods in art circles. To this end, diversified samples that are based on local art practice are able to make their own voices heard.


Exhibition View of Asia Art Archive, Kassel, 2022

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

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A visitor at Asia Art Archive Library, Hong Kong, 2017, photo: Kitmin Lee, Source: documenta fifteen website

Four artists/groups from China are currently presented their work in documenta fifteen: Indigenous artist Chang En-Man who currently works and lives in Taipei; Cao Minghao & Chen Jianjun from Chengdu; BOLOHO works with the Reading Room from Guangzhou; Asia Art Archive based in Hong Kong.

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Exhibition View of Chang En-Man's Floating System for Snails, Kassel, 2022

©Photo by Nicolas Wefers, documenta fifteen INS


Cao Minghao & Chen Jianjun, Water System Refuge #3 (2022)

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


One Day At BOLOHO Space In Guangzhou, color printing from woodcut by BOLOHO, 2021, courtesy BOLOHO

Source: documenta fifteen website

05 Anti-semitism Controversy

Apart from the discussion of the participation and creation of art collectives, the anti-semitism controversy that first surfaced as early as five months ago has thrown documenta fifteen into a storm of public debate. In January, ruangrupa was accused by the Kassel-based "Alliance against antisemitism” of involving organizations that supported the cultural boycott of Israel or were anti-Semitic. With the official opening of documenta difteen, the controversy has not yet subsided but has intensified. After the opening on the 18th, the work "People’s Justice" by Yogyakarta, Indonesia–based collective Taring Padi, has been removed at the request of Kassel’s mayor Christian Geselle because it is considered to contain anti-semitic content. From being covered by a black drape to being requested to un-install, the work and its subsequent development have been concerned with and reported on by several media organisations.


Exhibition View of Taring Padi's Work, Kassel, 2022

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe. 

Confronting controversy and accusation, Taring Padi, ruangrupa, and documenta officials have jointly made a statement to deliver an apology. Besides, the art collective Taring Padi has released a further statement to show their regret and apology as the imagery of their work has offended so many people, and they have recognized the specific meaning of the imagery in the historic context of Germany. In the statement, Taring Padi further elaborated that the imagery “is never intended as hatred directed at a particular ethnic or religious group, but as a critique of militarism and state violence”. In addition, the collective showcased their shock and sadness with the media furor that has labelled them as anti-semitic. On the same day, a panel entitled "Anti-Semitism in Art" was held.

06 Venues

documenta fifteen is not a fixed, curated exhibition that remains the same throughout the 100 days. Instead, the venues are constantly changing: they are places in which to meet, discuss, and learn. Members of the Kassel group of the BDA (Bund Deutscher Architecktinnen und Architekten) cooperated with documenta fifteen and created eight different Reflecting Points: temporary structures for resting, reflection and coming together.

📍Museum Fridericianum

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Dan Perjovschi (b. 1961 in Sibiu, Romania) transformed the columns on Fridericianum’s facade into “columns” of a yet different magazine, devoted to the lumbung values.

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Hamja Ahsan (Born in London, UK in 1981 to Bengali Muslim parents) presents “Kaliphate Fried Chicken” featuring a universe of competing halal fried chicken franchises with LED signage, displayed across eight venues of documenta fifteen.

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Dan Perjovschi on the right of the picture, shares his inquires into branding, identity-formation, and sponsorship. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Gudskul, is an educational knowledge-sharing platform formed in 2018 by three Jakarta-based collectives ruangrupa, Serrum, and Grafis Huru Hara. Gudskul replicates the collective learning model and creates Sekolah Temujalar (Temujalar School). Temujalar derives from two Indonesian words: temu (meet) and jalar (spread). Temujalar School is envisaged to be a gathering space and a starting point to make connections with others. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Located on the ground floor of Museum Fridericianum, RURUKIDS is designed especially for children and it encourages them to explore arts and culture.

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Banners looking like book pages that vocalize *foundationClass* collective’s practices on art education, sharing strategies with audiences about how to survive in an art school, with its inherent mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Polish-Romani multidisciplinary artist, educator and activist Malgorzata Mirga-Tas’ From the “Out of Egypt” series I-V (2021) addresses anti-Romani stereotypes and engages in building an affirmative iconography of Roma communities. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Asia Art Archive is an independent non-profit organization initiated in 2000, based in Hong Kong. They present archival material from the AAA Collections and artworks on loan. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


The Black Archives is a historical archive with a unique collection of books, documents, and artifacts, which are the legacy of Black Dutch writers, scientists and activists. They present a section of their book collection as well as parts of their exhibitions Facing Blackness (2022) and Black and Revolutionary: The Story of Hermine and Otto Huiswoud (2018).©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Launched in 2019, the Archives of Women’s Struggles in Algeria is an independent initiative aiming to build a digital and open access archive of documents relating to Algerian feminist collectives and associations, mainly since the country gained independence in 1962.

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Rijin Sahakian invited former participants of Sada (meaning “echo” in Arabic and the initiative ran from 2011 to 2015) to produce video work reflecting on their practice and where they are today. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Centre d’art Waza was founded in 2010 by artists and curators based in Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo. It presents a platform of curatorial experiences inspired by practices of the commons studied in South Eastern Congo.

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


El Warcha (means “the workshop”in Arabic) presents Clever ways of stacking chairs (2022). ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Selma Selman shows three works engage with the materiality of scrap metal collecting and recycling as well as with issues of labor, valorization, economy, racism, sustainability, the power of art, and the strategies of survival. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


For documenta fifteen, Rojava Film Commune is a collective of filmmakers based in the autonomous region Rojava in northern Syria and it curates a program of archival and recent films as well as examples from Kurdish film history. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Conceived as a nomadic program for exchange between artists and thinkers from Tunis, Baghdad, Iraq, and Paris, France, Siwa Plateforme presents a collective proposal of interventions, installations, images, drawings, and performances. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Project Art Works is a UK-based collective of artist and makers. It produces and disseminates art underpinned by radical approached to neurodiversity, rights, and representation. The evolving installation includes paintings and drawings by recreating their studio environment in Hastings. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Saodat Ismailova combines film, performance, and environment to present Chilltan, a labyrinthine work playing out throughout a sequence of interconnected rooms in the basement of the Fridericianum. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Along with lumbung artists, lumbung members, and Europe-based speakers, Richard Bell invites Digi Youth Arts—a Meanjin-based (Brisbane) organization—to contribute to Tent Embassy, which seeks to facilitate cultural sharing, political discourse, and solidarity with struggles around the world. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍documenta Halle, Ottoneum

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Wajukuu Art Project is a community-based organization situated in the Lunga neighborhood of the Mukuru slum in Nairobi. Designed by Wajukuu Art Project, the entrance to documenta Halle is a part of their architectural installation Killing Fear of the Unknown.

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


INSTAR (Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt) is an acronym and a verb meaning “to encourage”, “to instigate” or “to incite”. For documenta fifteen, INSTAR from Havana, Cuba, presents a counter-narrative of Cuban cultural history, installed between Havana and Kassel.©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Britto Arts Trust is an artist-run non-profit collective founded in 2002, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Rasad (2022) is a recreation of a small-town bazaar stocked with food items in crochet, ceramic, metal, or embroidery, produced collaboratively through workshops in Dhaka in 2021. A team of artists have spent a year combining through old Bengali movies for scenes of food, famine, and war, renditions which jointly form a mural in the background entitled Chayachobi (2022). ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Based in Ratchaburi, Thailand, Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture is an artist-run initiative founded in 2011. The Rituals of Things (2022) is a skateboarding ramp shown at documenta Halle. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


lumbung press is a common project developed by lumbung members, lumbung artists, and the Artistic Team of documenta fifteen. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Wakaliga Uganda, is also known as Ramon Film Productions, is a film studio established in 2005 and based in Wakaliga, a slum in Kampala. It presents a film program for documenta fifteen. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Museum of Natural History of Ottoneum

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INLAND is a collaborative agency started in 2009 by Fernando Garcia Dory. It shows an installation featuring its current areas of interest and development: in-habitation and expanded landscapes, economy and collaboration, and composed knowledge and learning.

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


ikkibawiKrrr is a visual research band founded in 2021 in South Korea. It presents Seaweed Story (2022), an installation and single-channel video about the haenyeo (sea women) living on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍City Center


The ruruHaus, located in the former department store “Sportarena”, at the Friedrichsplatz close to Fridericianum, is considered as the starting point and living room of documenta fifteen. ©️Photo: Nicolas Wefers/Documenta.


ZK/U—Center for Art and Urbanistics centers around artist and research residency in Berlin, opened in 2012. At the conjunction of artistic creation, urban activism, cryptoeconomic design and beekeeping, Beeholder—Beecoin is an art project dedicated to the improvement of the living conditions of bees. 15 beekeepers from Kassel take part and visitors can participate. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Dan Perjovschi, Horizontal Newspaper documenta fifteen Edition (Kassel).2022. Public space drawing, permanent marker. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Entitled A Stick in the Forest by the Side of the Road, friends and acquaintances of Jimmie Durham (1940-2021) respond to histories and memories with their works featuring a collection of stories and recipes using ingredients from the Kassel region. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


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Founded in 2006, Alice Yard is an art collective based in Trinidad and Tobago. For documenta fifteen, Alice Yard hosts nine artists in residence in Kassel and they are physically based at WH22, which serves as a living and working space, while creating and presenting site-and-time-specific works in diverse media. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


NSC (Nhà Sàn Collective) is an independent artist collective started in Hanoi in 2013, it began with a publicly accessible space set up by a group of friends. Tuần Mami: Vietnamese Immigrating Garden (2022) is a “Performative Installation” that considers an artwork as an environment, a platform, or a situation. The work is based on research on the Vietnamese immigration community in Germany. It is an expansion of research about Vietnamese Asian immigration in various Asian and Western countries. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Party Office B2B Fadescha is an anti-caste, anti-racist, trans*feminist art and social space in New Delhi, India, which also operates at satellite locations and conceptual architecture. Taking forward the idea of parties as important sites of liberation, Queer Time: Kinships & Architecture aims to re-order neo-liberal definitions of productive time, centering rest, rave and radical pleasure as primal processes towards resilience.

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


The Question of Funding is a collective of cultural producers and community organizers from Palestine, formed in 2019. The exhibition is co-curated with the artist collective Eltiqa from Gaza. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Ballroom of Hotel Hessenland

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MADEYOULOOK is a Johannesburg-based interdisciplinary artist collaboration between Molemo Moiloa and Nare Mokgotho. The project is a terraformation: a modification of a surface to rethink and re-experience how we inhabit the world.©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe

📍Hessisches Landesmuseum

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Pınar Öğrenci is an artist and filmmaker based in Berlin, Founder of MARSistanbul, an art initiative launched in 2010. Her new film Aşît (2022) is produced for documenta fifteen. It is inspired by Stefan Zweig’d final novella The Royal Game (Schachnovelle, 1941)—a psychological thriller in which chess becomes a survival mechanism in the face of fascism. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Grimmwelt Kassel

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Agus Nur Amal PMTOH creates a series of storytelling sessions at Grimmwelt Kassel based on the Sundanese life principle, Tritangtu (2022), a vernacular thought system in which the mystical, rational and natural intersect with each other and serve as the basis to guide the relational position of humans with other inhabitants of Earth.©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Jumana Emil Abboud, The Unbearable Halfness of Being (2022) ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Museum for Sepulchral Culture

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Erick Beltrán, Manifold (2022) ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.



Karlswiese Photo: Nicolas Wefers/Documenta.


Cao Minghao & Chen Jianjun, Water System Refuge #3 (2022) ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Cinema Caravan (a travelling cinema by a group of friends, based in the Zushi area, Japan) & Takashi Kuribayashi, GENKI-RO (2022), Multimedia installation

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


The Nest Collective (Multidisciplinary arts collective living and working in Nairobi, Kenia), Return to Sender (2022), Installation of old clothes and a dystopian waster landscape; video. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Greenhouse (Karlsaue)

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Más Arte más Acción (MAMA) is a non-profit cultural organization based at the Colombian Pacific Coast of Chocó since 2011. Their work Whispers of the Bark Beetles (2022) is about climate change and deforestation by connecting the rainforest and their peoples in Colombia with the forests of Germany. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Compost heap (Karlsaue)


Compost heap Photo: Nicolas Wefers/Documenta.


La Intermundial Holobiente is a collective composed of artist Claudia Fontes, philosopher Paula Fleisner, and writer Pablo M. Ruiz. Their work The Book of the Ten Thousand Things (2022) features a habitat to house a publication written and edited by a polyphonic way among fourteen artists and writers from Argentina. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Bootsverleih Ahoi (boat rental Ahoi)


Bootsverleih Ahoi (boat rental Ahoi) Photo: Nicolas Wefers/Documenta.


Chang En-Man, an artist from Taipei, presents Floating System for Snails (2022) by recreating the boathouse and waiting room of the Bootsverleih Ahoi (boat rental Ahoi).

©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


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Nguyễn Trinh Thi shows the installation Tale Told in the Year 2000 (2022) at Rondell.©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Fulda river


Black Quantum Futurism presents The Clepsydra Stage (2022) on the banks of the river Fulda. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Hafenstrasse 76

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*foundationClass* collective sets up a spatial laboratory to imagine a possible project space including workshops, mutual learning, artistic interventions and experiments. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Nino Bulling, a freelance cartoonist and author in Berlin, shows selected drawings from abfackeln, as well as smaller hand-painted drawings on silk that expand on motifs and scenes from the book. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Marwa Arsanios, Who is Afraid of Ideology (2017-ongoing), film series. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Hübner areal 


Outside View of Hübner areal  Photo: Nicolas Wefers/Documenta.


Jatiwangi art Factory (JaF) is a community that embraces contemporary arts and cultural practices as part of the local life discourse in rural area. Photo by Frank Sperling. Courtesy of documenta fifteen


Amol K Patil, Sweep Walkers (2022), Installation, sculptures, paintings, performance.©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍St. Kunigundis Church

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Atis Rezistans show the series of sculptures and a structure mirroring the geometry and cacophony of the streets in the neighborhood behind Grand Rue in Portau-Prince. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Hallenbad Ost, Bettenhausen

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Taring Padi was founded in 1998 by a group of progressive art students and activists in response to the Indonesian socio-political upheavals during the country’s reformation era. It present more than 100 artifacts, including banners, woodcut posters, and wayang kardus from the past 22 years of their practice. ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

📍Reflecting Points


Reflecting Point 4: Maria ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.


Reflecting Point 5: Kollektiv ©Photo by Haupt & Binder. Courtesy of Universes in Universe.

News Roundup on documenta fifteen by CAFA ART INFO. 

Tans. and edited by Sue & Emily. Courtesy documenta fifteen and related media reports. 


1. documenta fifteen Official Website:

2. msn: Documenta 15 refutes antisemitism claims


4. ARTnews: German Jewish Council Criticizes Documenta Over Response to Anti-Semitism Allegations!

5. The Art Newspaper: Documenta drama: the six most controversial (and confusing) things we saw at the Kassel exhibition

7. DW文化经纬:德国卡塞尔文献展爆发反犹争议

8, Universes in Universe: Photo Tour of documenta fifteen