It’s official now: documenta14 has started. The press, politicians, protesters, art enthusiasts and the people of Kassel gathered for the first day of the most important 100 days since September 2012. I’m standing among the people and am listening to their memories from their first documenta, for some it was 5 years ago (like for me), for others it was more than 60 years ago. And they are all excited but it wouldn’t be authentic if they wouldn’t complain. There is too much police and too much security. Now I understand the writing on Fridericianum “BEINGSAFEISSCARY”.
The Parthenon of books looks like it always belonged here. I already can’t imagine Friedrichsplatz without it.
Thank you Netcome for the free wifi in the city and thank you Lifeshift for the extra energy.

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