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 Angelo Plessas

Angelo Plessas
Photo: Stathis Mamalakis

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& Andreas Angelidakis

 The documenta team: Peter Iden, Arnold Bode, Harald Szeemann, Bazon Brock, Jean-Christophe Ammann, Ingolf Bauer Photo: © documenta Archiv

The documenta team: Peter Iden, Arnold Bode, Harald Szeemann, Bazon Brock, Jean-Christophe Ammann, Ingolf Bauer
Photo: © documenta Archiv

Harald Szeemann’s documenta 5 is considered one the most important exhibitions in the history of art. But hardly anyone is familiar with its original concept, which, in the spirit of May 1968, turned radically against art as something you could own. Instead of the art object, the collective event took centre stage. Bazon Brock, who worked with Szeemann on the project, talks about the exhibition that could have been.

 Leon Kahane and Yanis Varoufakis photographed by Keren Cytter 

Leon Kahane and Yanis Varoufakis photographed by Keren Cytter 

Since this summer everybody knows that Yanis Varoufakis is a principled idealist, that his wife is an artist, and that he drives a motorbike very fast.