Panel on the topic “Antisemitism in Art”

The Anne Frank Educational Centre and documenta gGmbH are organizing a panel on the topic “Antisemitism in Art” on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 6.30 pm in Kassel.


Antisemitism is a widespread problem throughout society, in Germany and globally. This is now evident in Kassel: Antisemitic imagery at the global documenta fifteen. How could it come to this? What is needed now for not escalating the polarized debate even further? How do we converge the ideas of avoiding censorship and avoiding antisemitic art? The panel dares to attempt a problem diagnosis on antisemitism and the arts, also in relation to the state of Israel – and at documenta fifteen.


Prof. Dr. Nikita Dhawan, Professor for Political Theory and the History of Ideas, TU Dresden

Prof. Dr. Doron Kiesel, scientific Director of the Education Department of Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland

Prof. Dr. Meron Mendel, Director of Bildungsstätte Anne Frank

Adam Szymczyk, curator and author, Zürich. He was the artistic director of documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2017) and is curator-at-large at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam

Hortensia Völckers, Artistic Director of the German Federal Cultural Foundation


Stefan Koldehoff, Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Welcoming address

Angela Dorn, Hessian Minister of Higher Education, Research and the Arts

In German and English with simultaneous translation into English and German as well as German Sign Language.


UK 14 – Untere Karlsstraße 14, 34117 Kassel as well as via livestream

Due to the current developments in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, on-site seating space is highly limited. We kindly ask to follow the event via livestream.

YouTube channel of documenta

YouTube channel of Bildungsstätte Anne Frank (German livestream only)

(program updated on June 28, 2022)



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