No journey without a monument! To mark International Monument Day on April 18, we begin with a foray into the diversity of monuments. Whether you encounter them in the city or in the countryside, what all the world’s monuments have in common is their contribution to education. Without them, we would all return from a trip a little dumber.
documenta Kassel and the food for thought
Many a monument has been elevated over time to the status of a work of art, while others began as works of art and went from being thought-provoking to becoming monuments. In the year of documenta fifteen, there is no getting around Kassel. For Kassel is peppered with works of art that have become monuments. Every five years, as part of documenta, the city becomes a big stage for contemporary art and also works with the existing monuments. They are shrouded, emit smoke signals or are given a temple at their side. All this happened at documenta 14. documenta fifteen will be reported on in 2022. Only so much, Lumbung, the Indonesian rice barn, will play a role in it.