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Few exhibitions of contemporary art are more influential or more eagerly awaited than the documenta.
The documenta was established in Kassel in 1955 by the artist and art teacher Arnold Bode. As a response to the Third Reich dictatorship it aimed to confront and reconcile the German public with the international modern age and their own failed enlightenment. At the time, no one could have imagined that the documenta – often referred to as the museum of 100 days – would become an unparalleled international success story. Three quarters of a million people visited the previous edition of the event in 2007.