Documenta, photos from Day 2

Today we saw 3 Chicago artists!!!  Good to see so many familiar names…

Neue Galerie

Joseph Beuys


Geoffrey Farmer

Susan Hiller

Wael Shawky – two phenomenal films made with 200 year-old puppets, one from the perspective of the Christian Crusaders and one from the Muslims’

see a clip here:

Also at the Neue Galerie were two works that I really loved but didn’t photograph.  One was by South African artist Zanele Muholi and the other by Anibal Lopez.  Both were extremely strong works.

On the way from the Neue Galerie to Fridericianum
Lori Waxman’s 60 second art critic
Oh, oh…What did she tell this guy about his work????  He was not pleased…

View of the city

Fridericianum with Occupy Documenta tents in front

Good comments from the Occupy people – read the tents

Kader Attia


Mariam Ghani

Ida Applebroog

Pratchaya Phinthong, Sleeping Sickness

Michael Rakowitz

What we couldn’t take pictures of were probably the strongest works:

Ryan Gadner‘s wind and Ceal Floyer’s haunting sound piece I’ll Just Keep on ‘Til I Get it Right

Lawrence Weiner on The Huguenot House

Long-ass line to get in The Huguenot House…

Click here for all the photos from Theaster Gates’ Huguenot House

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