Nineteen fifty-nine – The summer in which documenta founder Arnold Bode and art historian Werner Haftmann make their dream of an exhibition in Kassel a reality for the second time.
The first documenta, which took place in 1955, had offered an overview of the first half of the 20th century. Now the focus will be resolutely on the present. The motto for the second international exhibition is “Art after 1945”...
Titelfoto: © documenta Archiv / Günther Becker
In 1955 Arnold Bode, a Professor of Art and a designer, made his dream come true: an exhibition according to European Art Development in the twentieth century..
Rembrandt van Rijn, 1656
Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel