documenta, regarded as the
most important exhibition of contemporary art worldwide, takes place in Kassel,
Germany, every five years. |
This year, ArchNet members are invited to take
part in a unique forum to discuss the exhibition's chosen leitmotifs, or
themes, selected by artistic director Roger Buergel.
ArchNet member responses to this discussion forum may be republished online or
in print in documenta publications. If so, ArchNet will send you a copyright
Certain projects and discussion forum threads within ArchNet
may provoke our community's critical engagement with emergent themes and
debates in the visual arts:
What is to be done?
flows of people, capital and thought increase in speed and connectivity, the
development of commensurate modes of education and communication is an urgent
project. Accepted practices and established institutions are coming under
increased pressure and currently find themselves in the midst of a crisis of
definition, and not exclusively in the art world.
Newly founded institutions,
however, often follow the example of these traditional models. In a parallel
development, a wide range of new forms of organisation and self-organisation,
new kinds of artistic and communications work have emerged - above all on a
Which of these local initiatives and action spaces are capable of
securing the future of advanced, open and autonomous working practices and
providing answers to the question of education they themselves represent?
The following sites in the ArchNet Digital Library may provide food for
thought. Please comment within this discussion forum thread.
Thread: The ArchNet Community
Thread: Informational Needs
Thread : Priorities for Research in Developing Countries
Digital Library Site: CEPT
Digital Library Site: Rehabilitation of Arts Village
Digital Library Site: Institute for Integral Education
Digital Library Site: Selasar Sunaryo Art Space