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documenta 14: Athens

'documenta 14's mammoth effort to include 40 something venues and over 160 artists in its exhibition in Athens is a testimony of the institution's struggle to infiltrate a city with a weighted ancient and modern past, a turbulent present, and an uncertain future.' –Maria Nicolacopoulou, 'documenta 14: the view from Athens', Ocula Magazine, 11 May 2017.

Aline Szapocznikow, ’Cendrier de célibataire I (the Bachelor’s ashtray I)’ (1972). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Andrej Wróblewski, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Andrej Wróblewski, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Andrej Wróblewski, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Anna and Lawrence Halprin, ’Score for Male and Female Dance Rituals’ (1978). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Arseny Avraamov, ’Documentation and reconstruction of Symphony of Sirens’ (ca. 1922). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Arseny Avraamov, ’Documentation and reconstruction of Symphony of Sirens’ (ca. 1922). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Arseny Avraamov, ’Documentation and reconstruction of Symphony of Sirens’ (ca. 1922). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Ashley H. Scheirl, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Beau Dick, ‘Twenty-two masks from the series ”Atlakim”’ (1990–2012). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Beau Dick, ‘Twenty-two masks from the series ”Atlakim”’ (1990–2012). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Beau Dick, ‘Twenty-two masks from the series ”Atlakim”’ (1990–2012). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Beau Dick, ‘Twenty-two masks from the series ”Atlakim”’ (1990–2012). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Beau Dick, ‘Untitled’ (2013). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Bia Davou, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Cecilia Vicuña, ’Quipu Womb (The Story of the Red Thread, Athens)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Cecilia Vicuña, ’Quipu Womb (The Story of the Red Thread, Athens)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Chryssa, ‘Small Study for Documenta Project Sculpture’ (1968). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Chryssa, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
CMRC (Contemporary Music Research Archive), ‘Schematic drawing of the EMS Synthi 100’ (1971). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
CMRC (Contemporary Music Research Archive), ‘Schematic drawing of the EMS Synthi 100’ (1971). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Dale Harding, ’Body of Objects’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Dale Harding, ’Body of Objects’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Danai Anesiadou, ’Anonerousanus: Soft Disclosure’ (2015-17). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Edi Hila, ’Conversation’ (2014). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
George Lappas, ’Gardener with Little Bear’ (2013). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Khvay Samnang, ’Preah Kunlong (The way of the spirit)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Khvay Samnang, ’Preah Kunlong (The way of the spirit)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Khvay Samnang, ’Preah Kunlong (The way of the spirit)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Lala Meredith-Vula, works from ‘Bloody memory’ series (1990). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Lala Meredith-Vula, works from ‘Bloody memory’ series (1990). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Moyra Davey, ’Portrait/Landscape’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Moyra Davey, ’Portrait/Landscape’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Moyra Davey, ’Portrait/Landscape’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Moyra Davey, ’Wedding Loop’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Naeem Mohaiemen, ’Tripoli Cancelled’ (2014). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Nairy Baghramian, ’Drawing Table (Homage to Jane Bowles)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Sámi Artist Group (Britta Marakatt-Labba, Keviselie/Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Synnøve Persen) documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Sámi Artist Group (Britta Marakatt-Labba, Keviselie/Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Synnøve Persen) documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Sámi Artist Group (Britta Marakatt-Labba, Keviselie/Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Synnøve Persen) documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Sámi Artist Group (Britta Marakatt-Labba, Keviselie/Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Synnøve Persen) documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Sammy Baloji, ‘Tales of the Copper Cross Garden: Episode I’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Spiro Kristo, ’The Children’ (1966). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Stephen Antonakos, ‘White Cube with Blue and Red Neon’ (1982). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Terre Thaemlitz, ’Interstices’ (2001-03). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Thomas Dick and John Heath, ’Twenty black-and-white photographs’ (1910). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Vija Celmins, ’Preah Kunlong (The way of the spirit)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Vlassis Caniaris, ‘Aspects of Racism II’ (1970). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Wang Bing, ’15 Hours’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.

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