Research Trip — dOCUMENTA 13 (A Partnership with the Arts Council Collection)20 & 21 June 2012 Kassel, Germany
Travel Bursary for up to £150
This two-day visit is organised in collaboration with the Arts Council Collection and will provide a guided tour of the exhibition and associated venues and will be led by those close to the curatorial team.
Once every 5 years, since 1955, Kassel plays host to dOCUMENTA, one of the most important and longest running regularly occurring exhibitions for modern and contemporary art in the world. The city has evolved dramatically from investing in a high profile, high content cultural event over such a sustained period.
dOCUMENTA 13 will be held in various locations and places, and will include new works by more than 100 artists from around the world, including Pierre Huyghe, Jimmie Durham, William Kentridge, Goshka Macuga amoung many others.
In some cases, these will be presented as parts of projects with other artists, agents, or persons active in cultural fields including science and literature. Furthermore, a number of historical artworks will be exhibited in these interrelated ideas, conversations, and parallel stories. For more information please visit the dOCUMENTA website
In advance of the trip, please book your tickets for entrance to documenta13. We suggest that you buy an evening ticket for the 20th June and a one day ticket for the 21st June (total cost 30euros) You will also be expected to cover the costs of your own accommodation and subsistance.
Meet at documenta-Halle, Du – Ry – Str. 1 / am Friedrichsplatz, 34117 Kassel
Introduction to Documenta by Christine Takengny, Manager of Public Collection Development, Contemporary Art Society
Visit exhibition at documenta-Halle. Please note you will need to purchase your own tickets for the documenta Halle
Dinner at Il Convento, An der Garnisonkirche 2 34117 Kassel
We have booked a table and requested a set menu for between 30 euros. You will be expected to pay for your own food.
We have booked two group tours of the Fridericianum with led by Documenta specialists. Please note you will not have to pay for the tour, but you will need to purchase your own tickets for the Fridericianum.
Group discussion about the exhibition
Lunch in the cafe
Self driected visits
Invitation to drinks reception with Contemporary Art Society patrons. Free of charge to all participants on the trip. To join the reception please note you will need to let us know by Thursday 14th June.
Dinner with Contemporary Art Society patrons. To join the dinner you will be expected to pay 50 euros for a three course regional gourmet meal including wine. If you would like to attend this dinner you will need to make your payment by Thursday 14th June. You can pay by credit card over the phone by calling 020 7831 3220
Blair Todd, Exhibitions Curator/Deputy Director, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange Blair.Todd@newlynartgallery.co.uk
Peter Bonnell, Curator, Quad peterb@DerbyQuad.co.uk
Sarah Brown, Curator, Leeds Art Gallery firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Farrell, Curator, The Lowry Kate.Farrell@thelowry.com
Caroline Fisher, Wellcome Collection email@example.com
Lizzie Fisher, Curator, Kettle’s Yard firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Forde, Senior Curator, The Wellcome Trust K.Forde@wellcome.ac.uk
Christine Kapteijn, Galleries Curator & Manager, UCA Farnham Ckapteijn@ucreative.ac.uk
Sarah Martin, Curator, Turner Contemporary email@example.com
Sara-Jayne Parsons, Exhibitions Curator, The Bluecoat firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Robinson, Head of Exhibitions, The New Art Gallery Walsall RobinsonDeb@walsall.gov.uk
Deborah Smith Director, Curator Deborah Smith Projects email@example.com
Maggie Warren, Collections Access Assistant, Lincolnshire County Council Maggie.Warren@lincolnshire.gov.uk
Debbie Carslaw, Director, Madder 139 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne de Charmant, Director, Meadow Arts email@example.com
Clare Gannaway, Curator: Exhibitions, Manchester Art Gallery firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Jones, Exhibitions and Events Officer, Plymouth College of Art email@example.com
Jess Kenny, Arts and Gallery Director, Art Exchange, University of Essex firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoe Lippett, Curator, Wolverhampton Art Gallery Zoe.Lippett@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Sanna Moore, Curator, Towner email@example.com
Cynethia Morrison-Bell, Curator, Art Circuit touring firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Mullins, Director Barts and The London NHS Trust Anne.Mullins@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk
Nigel Walsh, Curator, Leeds Art Gallery email@example.com
Winnie Sze, Director, August Art firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Digger, Head of Collections, New Art Gallery Walsall, email@example.com
Information about where to stay in Kassel can be found here
Other hotels in the area include:
Schlosshotel Bad Wilhelmshöhe
Baumbachstrasse 2 Stadthalle
Hotel Kurfuerst Wilhelm
Wilhelmshöher Allee 257
Grand City Hotel Domus
Hotel Schweizer Hof
Wilhelmshöher Allee 288
Wilhelmshöher Allee 241
Frankfurt is the nearest airport, and it is about 1hr 25 mins from Kassel.
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