documenta fifteen announces exhibiting lumbung artists

A simple continuous line connects different circles, and surrounds words. Scattered throughout the drawing are the names of the participating artists of documenta fifteen.
Release of lumbung artists in the street magazine Asphalt, October 2021

Nine months ahead of its opening, documenta fifteen announces the exhibiting lumbung artists. The term “lumbung artist” refers to the practice of lumbung, which is at the heart of documenta fifteen and which also underlies the collaboration between the Artistic Direction ruangrupa and the participating artists. Meetings in smaller and larger working groups, so-called majelis, are a central format in the lumbung process:

“We – ruangrupa, the Artistic Team, and the fourteen lumbung members – began early on to hold regular majelis in preparation for documenta fifteen. We also invited the lumbung artists to meet in mini-majelis.

Within these mini-majelis, the participants can get to know each other in the run-up to the opening and present their practice and their projects planned for documenta fifteen to each other, discuss questions or advise each other on the artistic process. By sharing resources and making decisions together in the spirit of lumbung, collective ways of working are tested within each mini-majelis.

The mini-majelis are thus geared towards long-term exchange and sustainable connections beyond documenta fifteen. Their composition is shaped by the different time zones in which the artists and collectives live and communicate. At irregular intervals, moreover, all those involved in documenta fifteen come together in a large majelis akbar.”

Arranged in the structure of their mini-majelis and with their respective timezones, the exhibiting lumbung artists of documenta fifteen are:

ikkibawiKrrr / KST
ook_reinaart vanhoe / CET
Richard Bell / AEST
Taring Padi / WIB
Wakaliwood Ug / EAT
Agus Nur Amal PMTOH / WIB
Arts Collaboratory / diverse time zones
Black Quantum Futurism / EST
Chimurenga / SAST
Jumana Emil Abboud / EET
Nino Bulling / CET
Subversive Film / CET, EET
Cinema Caravan und Takashi Kuribayashi / JST
Kiri Dalena / PHT
Nguyen Trinh Thi / ICT
Safdar Ahmed / AEST
Sakuliu / TST
Atis Rezistans | Ghetto Biennale / EST, WET
Marwa Arsanios / CET
Sourabh Phadke / WET, IST
yasmine eid-sabbagh / BT, WT
*foundationClass*collective / CET
Alice Yard / AST
Erick Beltrán / CET
LE 18 / WAT
Party Office b2b Fadescha / IST
Serigrafistas queer / ART
Amol K Patil / IST
Cao Minghao & Chen Jianjun / CST
CHANG En-man / TST
Sa Sa Art Projects / ICT
Hamja Ahsan / WET
Jimmie Durham / CET
La Intermundial Holobiente / WET, ART, EST
Pınar Öğrenci / CET
Saodat Ismailova / UZT
Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture / ICT
Dan Perjovschi / EET
Fehras Publishing Practices / CET
Nhà Sàn Collective / ICT
The Nest Collective / EAT
Another Roadmap Africa Cluster (ARAC) / WAT, CAT, EAT
Archives des luttes des femmes en Algérie / WAT
Asia Art Archive / HKT
Centre d’art Waza / CAT
El Warcha / WAT
Graziela Kunsch / BRT
Keleketla! Library / SAST
Komîna Fîlm a Rojava / EET
Sada [regroup] / AST
Siwa plateforme – L’Economat at Redeyef / WAT
The Black Archives / CET

Many lumbung artists have already been able to visit Kassel this summer to do on-site research for their projects, meet other documenta fifteen participants, and get to know local actors and collectives. Further information on the exhibiting lumbung artists can be found here.

The publication of the exhibiting lumbung artists is done in cooperation with the street magazine Asphalt. The contribution conceived for this purpose by ruangrupa and the Artistic Team can be accessed online . The complete Asphalt issue is now available on the streets of Kassel, Göttingen, and Hanover, and digital and mail order copies can also be purchased by emailing vertrieb@asphalt-magazin.de.

documenta fifteen takes place from June 18 to September 25, 2022, under the Artistic Direction of ruangrupa at various venues in Kassel, Germany. The Jakarta-based artists’ collective has built the foundation of documenta’s fifteenth edition on the core values and ideas of lumbung, the Indonesian term for a communal rice barn. lumbung, as an artistic and economic model, is rooted in principles such as collectivity, communal resource sharing, and equal allocation, and is embodied in all parts of the collaboration and the exhibition. lumbung is the concrete practice adopted by ruangrupa and the Artistic Team, lumbung members and lumbung artists, and all participants on the path towards documenta fifteen in 2022 and beyond.

Further participants beyond the exhibition are yet to be announced.

List of time zones

AEST: Australian Eastern Standard Time
ART: Argentinian Time
AST: Atlantic Standard Time
BRT: Brasília Time
BT: Baghdad Time
CAT: Central African Time
CET: Central European Time
CST: China Standard Time
EAT: East African Time
EET: Eastern European Time
EST: Eastern Standard Time
HKT: Hong Kong Time
ICT: Indochina Time
IST: India Standard Time
JST: Japan Standard Time
KST: Korea Standard Time
PHT: Philippine Time
SAST: South African Standard Time
TST: Taiwan Standard Time
UZT: Uzbekistan Time
WAT: West African Time
WET: Western European Time
WIB: Waktu Indonesia Barat
WT: Western Sahara Standard Time

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