SPECIAL FEATURE: documenta 15

Lumbung members & artists: Project Art Works, Hamja Ahsan, Jatiwangi art Factory, Komîna Fîlm a Rojava, Marwa Arsanios, Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture, Asia Art Archive, Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt, Atis Rezistans | Ghetto Biennale, El Warcha, Saodat Ismailova, Dan Perjovschi, Chimurenga, Chang En-Man, La Intermundial Holobiente, Subversive Film, Nino Bulling, Sebastián Díaz Morales and Simon Danang Anggoro, Centre d’art Waza, ook_ [reinaart vanhoe, Neue Brüderkirche, Espora, me_sobat, Colorlabor, graanschuur Tarwewijk, Elaine W. Ho, Bartira, Wok The Rock, COLLECTive, k. format, Take-A-Way, Plan B, Dynamitas unlimited, …], Gudskul, Taring Padi, Wakaliga Uganda, Jimmie Durham & A Stick in the Forest by the Side of the Road, Jumana Emil Abboud, OFF-Biennale Budapest, Wajukuu Art Project, Más Arte Más Acción, Britto Arts Trust, The Question of Funding, Fehras Publishing Practices, Putra Hidayatullah, Abdul Dube, Pınar Ögrenci, *foundation Class* collective, Cem A., Keleketla! Library, Kiri Dalena, INLAND, Amol K Patil, Alice Yard, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Victoria Lomasko, Graziela Kunsch, Sa Sa Art Projects, Party Office b2b Fadescha, FAFSWAG, Cinema Caravan and Takashi Kuribayashi, ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics, Black Quantum Futurism, Arts Collaboratory, The Black Archives, Cao Minghao & Chen Jianjun, BOLOHO, ikkibawiKrrr, MADEYOULOOK, Fondation Festival sur le Niger, Sourabh Phadke, Agus Nur Amal PMTOH, Richard Bell, Trampoline House, Archives des luttes des femmes en Algérie, Serigrafistas queer, LE 18, Safdar Ahmed, Erick Beltrán, yasmine eid-sabbagh, Another Roadmap Africa Cluster (ARAC), Sada [regroup], The Nest Collective, Siwa plateforme – L’Economat at Redeyef, Nhà Sàn Collective

Exhibition title: documenta 15

Curated by: ruangrupa

Venue: documenta 15, Kassel, Germany

Date: June 18 – September 25, 2022

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and ©documenta 15

ruangrupa: “We want to create a globally oriented, collaborative and interdisciplinary art and culture platform that will remain effective beyond the 100 days of documenta fifteen. Our curatorial approach strives for a different kind of collaborative model of resource use — in economic terms but also with regard to ideas, knowledge, programs and innovations.

ruangrupa has based documenta fifteen upon the values and ideas of lumbung. lumbung, which directly translates as “rice barn”, refers to a communal building in rural Indonesia where a community’s harvest is gathered, stored and distributed according to jointly determined criteria as a pooled resource for the future. As a concrete practice, lumbung is the starting point of documenta fifteen: principles of collectivity, resource building and equitable distribution are pivotal to the curatorial work and impact the entire process — the structure, self-image and appearance of documenta fifteen.

The collective’s way of working is based on an alternative, community-oriented model of sustainability in ecological, social and economic terms, in which resources, ideas or knowledge are shared, as well as social participation. The idea of sustainability is also comprehensively considered in the exhibition planning in all its manifestations.

About ruangrupa

ruangrupa is a collective founded in 2000 and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. As a non-profit organization, ruangrupa promotes artistic ideas within urban and cultural contexts through the involvement of artists and other disciplines such as the social sciences, politics, technology or the media so as to open up critical reflections and perspectives on contemporary urban problems in Indonesia.

List of our features on documenta 15:

documenta 15: Bootsverleih Ahoi

documenta 15: C&A Façade, Frankfurter Straße / Fünffenster­straße (Underpass), Friedrichsplatz and Hessisches Landesmuseum

documenta 15: documenta Halle

documenta 15: Fridericianum

documenta 15: Compost heap (Karlsaue), Greenhouse (Karlsaue), Hiroshima-Ufer (Karlsaue) and Karlswiese (Karlsaue)

documenta 15: Grimmwelt

documenta 15: Hafenstraße 76

documenta 15: Hallenbad Ost

documenta 15: Hübner Areal

documenta 15: KAZimKuBa

documenta 15: Museum für Sepulkralkultur

documenta 15: Naturkunde­museum im Ottoneum

documenta 15: Platz der Deutschen Einheit (Underpass), Rainer-Dierichs-Platz, Rondell, Sandershaus/Haferkakao­fabrik and Trafohaus

documenta 15: St. Kunigundis

documenta 15: Stadtmuseum Kassel and Hotel Hessenland

documenta 15: WH22