Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Mogamma @ dOCUMENTA

Since I am going to visit dOCUMENTA (13) venues both today and tomorrow, I got myself a 2-Tageskarte.  dOCUMENTA (13) is taking place at many different locations spread out over the city of Kassel.  I went only to the Fridericianum, documenta-Halle and Ottoneum today.  My impression about this year's exhibition so far is like Nuit Blanche in Toronto: I did not personally find much of the works inspiring at all, and the crowds were overwhelming at times.  I did find one artist's work fulfilling.  Julie Mehretu's four-part large scale drawing/painting Mogamma commissioned by dOCUMENTA (13) is showing at documenta-Halle.  Her layered architectural drawings superimposed by casual strokes in black and geometric elements in colour were my only highlight of the day.

Mehretu at documenta-Halle, Kassel 2012:





1 comment:

  1. Some pretty designs alright. Doing the painting yourselves is more fun but a good place for ideas for more design is this site of wahooart.com, that I use to help with my wall decorations.
    You can browse for a painting like this The tree, by 20th century Czech artist, Frantisek Kupka, for example, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LHUQV , that can be ordered on line and delivered to you.

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