The World’s Most Prestigious Art Exhibition Is Over. Maybe Forever.
The German mega-show Documenta closes this weekend. Whatever comes next, it will never be what it was before. An installation by the Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt, a group with roots in Cuba, on display in the Documenta Halle in Kassel, Germany.Credit…Felix Schmitt for The New York Times KASSEL, Germany — It began with a calumny, it ends with a crack-up. Twice a decade, for exactly 100 days, the world of culture turns its eyes to this midsize German city for Documenta, a giant exhibition whose intellectual ambitions and hefty budgets have ensured its reputation as the world’s most […]