10 / 10 - 10 / 11 / 2016

Vivian Suter – documenta14

Curator: Adam Szymczyk
Participants: Vivian Suter,

Sterna Art Project is pleased to announce the cooperation with documenta 14 in the context of its residency programme. The cooperation between the two organizations consists of the participation of artist Vivian Suter that will be in residency from October 10 to early November in order to create the art pieces to be exhibited in documenta 14. Vivian Suter lives and works in Panajachel, Guatemala, making her home on the grounds of a former coffee plantation. Since the early 1980s, most of her artistic works have been created against this backdrop, and many have become a part of it.

Documenta is recognised as the world’s most renowned and debated exhibition of contemporary art, presenting new directions to an international audience every five years. Documenta was founded in Kassel in 1955 by a group of experts and aficionados led by the artist and designer Arnold Bode. Their intention was to show that modern art had a place in the process of reconstructing German society after World War II.

Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk has proposed a twofold structure for the exhibition, as reflected in the working title ”Learning from Athens,” as the guiding principle of documenta 14. In 2017, Kassel and the Greek capital will host the exhibition on an equal footing. For documenta 14, participating artists have been invited to think and produce within the context of the emerging dynamic relationship between these two cities and to develop a work for each of the two locations.