documenta at GRIMMWELT

Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Special Exhibition


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Special Exhibition

IMAGINARIUM - Ausstellungsmotiv


The new temporary exhibition at the GRIMMWELT Kassel from 9 May to 13 October 2024 will bring to life the world of Czech puppet and travelling theatre, its art, and the fairy tales and stories that go with it.

Permanent Exhibition

Mother and child look at fairy tale books in the "Folk tales" section.

GRIMMWELT adventure space

Experience fairy tale collectors and linguists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in this fascinating world of knowledge and discovery.

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From June 18 to September 25, 2022, documenta fifteen takes place at various locations in Kassel under the artistic direction of ruangrupa. The Jakarta-based collective has based the fifteenth edition of documenta on the values and ideas of lumbung, the Indonesian term for a communal rice barn. As an artistic and economic model, lumbung is based on principles such as collectivity, communal resource building, and equitable distribution, and is realized in all areas of collaboration and exhibition conception.

lumbung will be the collaborative practice of ruangrupa and the artistic team, lumbung member and lumbung artists*, and all participants on the way to documenta fifteen in 2022 and beyond.

In the context of documenta fifteen, Kassel's industrial east will for the first time increasingly be the focus of a documenta: in the Bettenhausen district, which is characterized by extensive factory and commercial areas, there is a large exhibition complex for documenta fifteen with the HÜBNER GmbH & Co KG site and the nearby Hallenbad Ost. From the city center with the ruruHaus as the starting point and living room of documenta fifteen as well as Fridericianum, documenta Halle, Natural History Museum in the Ottoneum, GRIMMWELT and Museum for Sepulcral Culture, documenta fifteen stretches across the Fulda towards the east.

The governing body of documenta fifteen is documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH with the shareholders City of Kassel and State of Hesse.


Artistic Direction


Artistic Team

Andrea Linnenkohl
Ayşe Güleç
Frederikke Hansen
Gertrude Flentge
Lara Khaldi

lumbung member

Britto Arts Trust (Dhaka, Bangladesch)
FAFSWAG (Auckland, Aotearoa)
Fondation Festival Sur Le Niger (Ségou, Mali)
Gudskul (Jakarta, Indonesien)
INLAND (verschiedene Orte, Spanien)
Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt (Havanna, Kuba)
Jatiwangi art Factory (Jatiwangi, Indonesien)
Más Arte Más Acción (Nuquí, Chocó, Kolumbien)
OFF-Biennale (Budapest, Ungarn)
Project Art Works (Hastings, Vereinigtes Königreich)
The Question of Funding (Ramallah, Palästina)
Trampoline House (Kopenhagen, Dänemark)
Wajukuu Art Project (Nairobi, Kenia)
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlin, Deutschland)

General Manager of the documenta and Museum Fridericianum gGmbH

Dr. Sabine Schormann


oder T +49 30 84108908

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Sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

Sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).

The lumbung network is sponsored by Goethe-Institut.

Mai partners of the documenta fifteen: Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, Volkswagen AG