1. Research Library

        Documenta 11_Platform 5

        Okwui Enwezor

        Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz 2002

        ISBN 9783775790864

      1. Platform 5, Documenta 11, Kunsthalle Fridericianum and other venues, Kassel, artistic director: Okwui Enwezor/curators: Carlos Basualdo, Ute Meta Bauer, Suzanne Ghez, Sarat Maharaj, Mark Nash, and Octavio Zaya (08.06.–15.09.2002). Extensive catalog to Enwezor’s influential Documenta. Widely hailed as the first Documenta curated from a ‘non-western’ perspective, the exhibition brought together works that were fully engaged with the positive and negative impacts of globalization, new technologies, migration and flows of people, and other central issues during the 2000s. An important innovation in the program were the ‘Platforms’—symposia and seminars that took place prior to the actual exhibition and formed a key part of the research and debate about the overall undertaking (Platform 1: Democracy Unrealized, Vienna/Berlin, 2001; Platform 2: Experiments with Truth: Transitional Justice and the Processes of Truth and Reconciliation, New Delhi, 2001; Platform 3: Créolité and Creolization, St Lucia, 2002; Platform 4, Under Siege: Four African Cities: Freetown, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos, Lagos, 2002). Exhibited artists included: Georges Adéagbo, Kutluğ Ataman, Atlas Group (Walid Ra’ad), Tania Bruguera, Constant (Constant A. Nieuwenhuys), Cerith Wyn Evans, Feng Mengbo, Mona Hatoum, Thomas Hirschhorn, Isaac Julien, Steve McQueen, Juan Muñoz, RAQS Media Collective, Yinka Shonibare, Andreas Siekmann, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Trinh T. Minh-ha, etc.