Contemporary art: Documenta 10

Temporary installation made of sand by Mariella Mosler at Documenta X (© Wikicommons)

Roughly every five years, a world summit of contemporary art is held in Kassel, Germany. In 1997, “Documenta”, as this 100-day event is called, was held for the tenth time. Documenta X was the last Documenta to be held in the 20th century and the first to be directed by a woman, French curator Catherine David. In this edition of our weekly arts programme, we take a look at a few of the hundreds of works at this edition of Documenta, which had a strong theoretical but also a very political and social accent.

Producer: Marijke van der Meer

Broadcast: July 8, 1997