Storyteller Agus Nur Amal of Indonesia’s Acehnese ethnic group performs at the opening press conference of Documenta, in Kassel, Germany. Photo: Nicholas Wefers
Storyteller Agus Nur Amal of Indonesia’s Acehnese ethnic group performs at the opening press conference of Documenta, in Kassel, Germany. Photo: Nicholas Wefers
Art

Documenta 2022: curated by Asians for first time, German art event’s highs and lows as opening week kicks off

  • The unique way Indonesian collective Ruangrupa organised this edition of the influential contemporary art event in Kassel is a talking point in itself
  • Mural by one Indonesian group was removed after complaints about anti-Semitic images, days after organisers defended decision to include Palestinian collective

Storyteller Agus Nur Amal of Indonesia’s Acehnese ethnic group performs at the opening press conference of Documenta, in Kassel, Germany. Photo: Nicholas Wefers
Storyteller Agus Nur Amal of Indonesia’s Acehnese ethnic group performs at the opening press conference of Documenta, in Kassel, Germany. Photo: Nicholas Wefers
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