A Kassel il 5 e a Berlino il 6 dicembre 2015, in preparazione di Documenta 14
di Massimiliana Ghislanzoni
Prosegue la fase preparatoria di Documenta 14 con la presentazione del primo numero speciale di “Sud, come uno stato della mente”.
La rivista, fondata ad Atene nel 2012 da Marina Fokidis uscirà in quattro edizioni speciali per raccogliere idee e contenuti della prossima edizione di Documenta.
I temi sono quelli della proprietà e dell’esproprio, trattati dal punto di vista storico, estetico, letterario, poetico e musicale, in due incontri, al Centro culturale Schlachthof di Kassel e al SAVVY di Berlino. La rivista  costituirà dunque  il laboratorio di ricerca per i temi espositivi finali della manifestazione che si inaugurerà l’8 aprile 2017 ad Atene e il successivo 10 giugno a Kassel.


Possession and dispossession, displacement and debt—it seems that the stories that condition our present are inextricably born out of the stories that conditioned our past. The first of four special issues ofSouth as a State of Mind, temporarily reconfigured as the documenta 14 journal, examines forms and figures of displacement and dispossession, and the modes of resistance—aesthetic, political, literary, biological—found within them. In essays, both literary and visual, as well as poems, speeches, diaries, conversations, and specially commissioned artist projects, the first issue of the d14South considers dispossession as a historical and contemporary condition along with its connections to archaeology and the city, coloniality and performativity, debt and imperialism, provenance and repatriation, and feminism and protest.
To launch the inaugural issue of the d14 South, documenta 14 is organizing a series of public events—in Athens, Kassel, Berlin, Dhaka, and Kolkata—that bring the disparate voices of the journal, as well as those outside of it, into conversation in cities across the world. The launch events in Germany take place this month, on two consecutive evenings, December 5, in Kassel, and December 6, in Berlin.


December 5, 2015, 7 p.m.
With Andreas Angelidakis, Marina Fokidis, Ayse Güleç, Quinn Latimer, Adam Szymczyk, and Margarita Tsomou
Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Mombachstraße 10-12
34127 Kassel

and

December 6, 2015, 7 p.m.
With Akinbode Akinbiyi, Marina Fokidis, Peter Friedl, Bouchra Khalili, Quinn Latimer, Adam Szymczyk, and Françoise Vergès
Music by Ahmet Ögüt, Ali M. Demirel, Barbara Klein; Ange da Costa; Browden, Sholar, Sammons Group (Marlon Browden, Charles Sammons, Kelvin Sholar), and DJ Judex
SAVVY Contemporary in Silent Green
Gerichtstraße 35
13347 Berlin-Wedding