Cathedral of Shit

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Let me be a spaceship

Posted by cathedralofshit on March 22, 2011

Hold the press! The Documenta website is launched today! And with it come the wise words of Artistic Director, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev: “We live in tragic times, therefore we cannot take them tragically.”
Right-ho then – that’s lucky because what with Japan, Libya and the Ivory Coast we were getting a bit worried there. But Barking Bakargiev is right – we shouldn’t take that badly. Things could be worse – we could have the second worst inflation in Europe or something! Anyhow on the website itself, there’s a fashionable list of points and rhetorical questions. These are all fantastic – in particular the last question: “could dOCUMENTA 13 work as a spaceship or a cave?” And the answer to this is, “No it couldn’t, you mad old cow”.

5 Responses to “Let me be a spaceship”

  1. Sam Keller said


    / dOCUMENTA (13) will go to Kabul where Alighiero Boetti managed a hotel in the 1970s. dOCUMENTA(13) is interested in etymology, collapse, and recovery. In Sanscrit “Ka” means “the person.”

  2. grbgrb said

    It’s tragic alright.

  3. boris said

    12 / dOCUMENTA (13) is being planned by Dr Who, with a number of curatorial Cybermen and Daleks. Instead of taking place solely as an exhibition in Kassel in the summer of 2012, it will extend into the past and into the future.

  4. Barking Bakargiev said

    Bazon Brock did a school as an art project for documenta 4 in 1968 and Joseph Beuys jumped out of the cake at documenta 5 in 1972, which was in black and white.

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