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Open Call documenta Institute

Goethe-Institut, documenta archiv |documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH, and Kunsthochschule Kassel art school are awarding two fellowships to international scholars, artists, and curators taking place from August/September 2022 to February/March 2023.

The call is open to researchers from contexts which have received scarce representation in the prevalent artistic and academic scene. The selected researchers will be invited to work in Kassel for six months on a topic which opens up new perspectives on documenta and its transnational links while drawing on the abundant holdings available at documenta archiv. This fellowship aims to provide a venue to critically reflect on Western-European- / North-American-influenced discourses as well as to develop alternative perspectives. Funding will be provided in the amount of 2,000 euros per month.

The researchers will have the opportunity to work in an environment featuring a wealth of material and object availability, interaction with scholars and artists on site, active involvement in the research and event programming of the awarding institutions, as well as organizational and professional support. Presentation of research results in Kassel as well as in publication/publishing forums with international visibility is desired.

Applicants should have excellent knowledge of modern and contemporary art as well as a strong interest in the research areas outlined within the call. They also shoudl speak German, ideally at the C1 level. Applications should be submitted until the deadline of 15 May. More information can be found here.

The documenta archiv provides research opportunities to patrons from around the world who seek information on documenta exhibitions and art of the 20th and 21st century – always under consideration of existing protective laws. The Fridericianum was founded in 1779 as one of the first public museums in the world. Since 1988 it has been an internationally renowned art gallery. The Kunsthochschule Kassel is one of the few internationally oriented art colleges that bring together scientific, artistic and art education degree programmes.