“The brain of the documenta 13”, art Das Kunstmagazin, 07/2012, P. 26-32 (translated by Google)

Edition: 07/2012 Page: 26-32 The brain of the documenta 13 Of Fridericianum Where traditionally the heart of the proposed documentation, this time sitting her brain: “Brain” is the name forward as a showcase glazed central rotunda of the Fridericianum, in works of art, objects and documents in a confined space for the exhibition condense pioneering motto. Here conventional forms of thought are called into question, the memory of things with a turbulent history interested in their relationship with the people or their fragile materiality. What the “Bactrian princess” – small stone plug smartphone figures from the area around today’s northern Afghanistan – have years of history stored in memories well – in its almost 5000? From the trauma of objects tell a damaged drawing by Gustav Metzger, mutually melted under the bombardment of the National Museum of Beirut, figures, photos of “bomb ponds” in Cambodia or in the towel by Adolf Hitler, the war correspondent Lee Miller took 1945 itself. Associative links, which suggests that “brain” to other floors of the Fridericianum lead to Kader Attia’s cultural historical view of African patchwork methods and face surgical repair, in which the breaking points are emphasized, rather than conceal them. Or Michael Rakowitz ‘found objects collected from torn places, which he combines with stone books that have been sculpted by the Second World War in the Fridericianum burned books. With alternative ways of thinking and working Arne Nordheim’s settings of woven carpets, with the possibility of parallel realities, the conspiracy theory diagrams that visualize Marc Lombardi hidden economic, political and social interdependencies. A quantum physicist presents experiments for the description of light movement. Surrealistic visions of Salvador Dali encounter a machine that copies the genetic information. It is counter-proposals for artistic asked to dominant ideologies such as capitalism and the freedom of artistic production in siege situations. A spectacular contrast to the dense “brain”, the two front, the passage to the rotunda flanking halls, where a by Ryan Gander artificially generated wind for air provides for their metabolism explains the exception of one case in which Kai Althoff by handwritten letter, why he does not want to participate in the exhibition, and a spartan presentation in reconstructing the documenta-appearance of Julio González in 1959, they were left empty. Caption: In the rotunda of the Fridericianum be the “brain” accepted ways of thinking challenged and compacted in a confined space objects that are groundbreaking for guiding principle of documenta The “brain” in the rotunda of the Fridericianum is forward like a glazed cabinet (left side). Inside, among other things, the “Bactrian princess” issued mysterious to 2500-1500 resulting BC stone figures, a mask, which was made into a girl reeducation home in Breitenau near Kassel, a fused with the bombing of the National Museum of Beirut object and objects from the home of Adolf Hitler (clockwise) Radical airiness: In the large exhibition hall on the ground floor is not set up more than a single display case, in which the artist Kai Althoff explained in a four and a half-page, handwritten letter, why he did not participate in the documenta 13 at the time the invitation feels up and his artistic Course is fundamentally questioned Kader Attia takes a cultural-historical view of African repair techniques that have visible cracks, rather than conceal them. In his installation “The Repair” (2012) they will face surgery of the First World War put aside and “Protect grave art”, the processed cartridge and shell casings to use objects The pastor Korbinian Aigner bred as a prisoner in the Dachau concentration camp herbs and apples, and made at some 900 drawings of apples and pears. To date, he has developed the variety “KZ-3” is (now “Korbinian apple”) grown: A tree was planted for the documenta 13 in the Karlsaue. Far right: Room with drawings and objects of Egyptian artist Anna Boghiguian The eventful history of things interested her fragile materiality, its relation to man, her memory up to a “trauma” It is to counter proposals asked to ideologies such as capitalism and the freedom of artistic production in siege conditions Michael Rakowitz gathered artifacts from torn places such as the former site of the 2001 was blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Buddha statues. This he shows from Bamiyan nachgemeißelte stone sculptures of books that are burned during World War II in the Fridericianum New York artist Ida Applebroog makes her most personal radically publicly pages from notebooks were printed takeaway for visitors on posters and thick blocks of torn off paper. They also sends volunteers with predominantly anti-capitalism text panels around the city (left) What is life? Llyn Foulkes sings about his ups and downs in the Fridericianum to 19 July in the company of his “Machine” – an apparatus made of found or developed in ensembles (above). In the space that the geneticists Alexander Tarakhovsky shares with Surrealist paintings of Salvador Dalí, mechanically DNA information is copied. About 80 000 tubes containing human genes, are ready for it (left


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