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The genesis of the documenta International exhibition of Contemporary Art as a dialogue platform for elite art and mass culture

Kenigsberg E.Ya.


The article examines the genesis of the documenta exhibition as the largest forum in the world of contemporary art, based on the dialogical character of elite art and mass culture. On the example of 14 exhibitions held from 1955 to 2017 documenta traced the long path of development from a single art event as part of the Federal Exhibition of Gardens to a regular global event, studied the role of its artistic directors – curators.


exhibition; documenta; artistic director; artist; art; contemporary art; curator.

DOI: 10.31249/hoc/2022.03.10

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