Summer Art in Europe

documenta 12 is one of the reasons I guess that the tyranny of distance* still forms a part of the Australian Psyche.

"The documenta is regarded as the most important exhibition of contemporary art, drawing attention from all over the world. It was initiated in 1955 by the artist and art educator, Arnold Bode, in Kassel. After the period of Nazi dictatorship, it was intended to reconcile German public life with international modernity and also confront it with its own failed Enlightenment.

Nobody would have thought at that time that the exhibition, often called the One Hundred Day Museum, would become an unparalleled success. Nevertheless, the twelfth documenta will be taking place in summer 2007."

I only found this thanks the social nature of the web, thanks Charlie, if you're out there.

*Strangely wikipedia has no entry for Geoffrey Blainy's seminal work, and yet I am able to find, an article, that appears to refute the notion/s about distance and character. A disclaimer also, I have never actually read Blainey's book.

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