Exhibition Histories

Documenta X (1997)
 Martin Kippenberger,  METRO-Net Skulptur: Transportabler U-Bahn-Eingang (1997)

Twenty years ago, Documenta X was criticized for being too theory-heavy and overly cerebral. In hindsight, however, what seems most important about it is that its curator Catherine David set the course for the success of a new type of large-scale exhibition: the biennial as a platform for social and political discourse.

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