The documenta is one of the world's most respected exhibitions of contemporary art worldwide with an exceptionally auspicious tradition. The documenta is held every five years in Kassel, a town in North Hessen, Germany, where it is being held for the 12th time in 2007. Documenta is regarded as the most important exhibition of contemporary art, drawing attention from all over the world. It was initiated in 1955 by the artist and art educator, Arnold Bode, in Kassel. After the period of Nazi dictatorship, it was supposed to reconcile German public life with international modernity and also confront it with its own failed Enlightenment. Nobody would have thought at that time that the exhibition, often called the Hundred Day Museum, would become an unparalleled success. Nevertheless, the twelfth documenta will be taking place in summer 2007. The artistic director of documenta 12 is Roger M. Buergel, an internationally active exhibition organizer and curator born in Berlin in 1962. With the art historian Ruth Noack as curator, he will be showing art from the most varied of regions in the world and in every conceivable medium, as is appropriate to the documenta.
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16 June to 23 September 2007
Day pass â‚¬18.00 (â‚¬12.00)
2-day pass â‚¬27.00 (â‚¬18.00)
Season pass â‚¬90.00 (â‚¬60.00)
Group pass (at least 10 persons) â‚¬14.00 (â‚¬9.00)
Evening pass (valid from 5 pm) â‚¬8.00 (â‚¬5.00)
School class (per person) (â‚¬6.00)
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Discounts are available for pupils and students. Children under 7 are admitted free of charge. Valid identification must be shown to receive discounts.
From 10 am to 8 pm daily
Kassel is centrally positioned in the middle of Germany, and is easy to reach from all of the major German cities by high-speed rail connections (Inter City Express and Eurocity). Road connections are motorways A7, A44 and A49, as well as four dual carriageways, making Kassel an extremely convenient location to reach.
Arriving by Aeroplane
Direct train connection to Kassel-WilhelmshÃ¶he (1 hour 24 minutes)
Via Hannover Hauptbahnhof by train to Kassel-WilhelmshÃ¶he (52 minutes)
Direct train connection to Kassel-WilhelmshÃ¶he (1 hour 07 minutes)
Arriving by Train
Kassel is easy to reach from all directions via the German high-speed railway network.
The central station to arrive at is the Kassel-WilhelmshÃ¶he ICE station. Take a tram from the station to the exhibition venues in the town centre. Tram nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 go to Friedrichsplatz.
Arriving by Car
From the north or the east: A7/exit for Kassel-Nord
From the south: A49/exit for Kassel-Auestadion (free park and ride service from Auestadion, only a few minutes' ride to the venues in the town centre with tram nos 5, 6 and 9)
From the west: A44/take the south fork to the A49/exit for Kassel-Auestadion
We recommend you park in a multi-storey car park in the town centre. You can also buy parking tickets from vending machines. These are valid for a maximum of two hours.
If you park outside the town centre, you will find the public transport service is reliable and efficient.
Free parking at the Karlsaue/Orangerie, from where it is only a short distance on foot to the town centre.
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Mediation events and educational activities are not supplementary to the documenta 12 programme, they are key to the documenta agenda and an integral part of the exhibition itself.
The documenta 12 visitor team is happy to answer any queries you may have about the booking procedure for guided tours.
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