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        July 27, 2022

        This letter was sent on July 18, 2022 from the artists, ruangrupa, and the artistic team of documenta fifteen to the members of the documenta supervisory board. With surprise we discovered that it became public in the German media, which quoted only selective parts of it, producing a misinterpretation. Here is the letter in full. We appeal to the international press and public to support us in our refusal of censorship.

        July 25, 2022
        By Franco “Bifo” Berardi
        July 21, 2022
        By Gabriel Tupinambá
        July 11, 2022
        By Coco Fusco
        July 5, 2022
        By Evan Malater and Celeste Pietrusza
        June 15, 2022
        By Blake Lemoine
        June 1, 2022
        By Franco “Bifo” Berardi
        May 31, 2022
        By Kateryna Filyuk
        May 23, 2022
        By Bohdan Kukharskyy, Anastassia Fedyk, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, and Ilona Sologoub
        May 16, 2022
        By Hito Steyerl
        May 11, 2022
        By Kateryna Iakovlenko
        May 10, 2022
        By Santhosh S.
        May 7, 2022

        It is with great regret that we announce that the discussion forum “We need to talk,” which was set up in response to accusations of antisemitism directed at participants in  documenta fifteen, has been suspended.

        By ruangrupa
        May 2, 2022
        By Dmitry Vilensky (Chto Delat collective)
        April 27, 2022
        By Kateryna Iakovlenko
        April 5, 2022
        By Bilal Khbeiz
        April 4, 2022
        By Oleksiy Radynski
        March 23, 2022
        By Adrian Ivakhiv
        March 17, 2022

        On the first day, it was terrifying. Nobody knew what kind of reaction to expect from the police, or which degree of violence they would employ. After a week of protesting, it seems to me that people are no longer afraid. The situation in our society is so catastrophic that people realize they already have nothing to lose. This is why many are ready to take the risk—they are unafraid of going to jail, of losing their jobs or their entire lives. Something must be done to finally end this war, for which we feel guilt, shame, alarm, and horror.

        By Oxana Timofeeva
        March 15, 2022
        By Nastia Teor
        March 10, 2022
        By Keti Chukhrov
        March 9, 2022
        By Arseny Zhilyaev
        February 28, 2022
        By e-flux
        February 16, 2022

        We are alarmed that the City of Berlin and its officials have allowed themselves to be instrumentalized by private associations, companies, and individuals around the “cultural manager” Walter Smerling, by providing infrastructural and financial support to the so-called “Kunsthalle Berlin.”

        February 16, 2022

        Wir schreiben Ihnen, weil wir alarmiert sind davon, dass die Stadt Berlin bzw. deren Funktionsträger sich ohne Not mit der räumlichen und finanziellen Unterstützung einer sogenannten „Kunsthalle Berlin“ von privaten Vereinen, Unternehmen und Personen rund um den „Kulturmanager“ Walter Smerling haben instrumentalisieren lassen.

        February 14, 2022

        I remember that Diane was always able to write very directly about complex things, and say and write true things, without pretense or cant, both in poetry and prose, and that’s what drew me to her writing, and it still does.

        By David Levi Strauss
        January 27, 2022

        Cuban government representatives are supposed to be held to high standards of conduct and should be able to engage in reasonable discussions without resorting to violence; but that was not how Alpidio Alonso and other cultural functionaries behaved. 27N has been petitioning the government to demand Alonso’s removal throughout the entire year, to no avail.

        By 27N
        December 4, 2021

        Let others wax eloquent about essences and fixed forms, ethnic identities, automobiles and Opera Houses. For Jimmie the humor was low key, bitter, and funny all at once, something on the move making you smile inwardly while trying to keep up with the shifting focus your unsettled understandings provoked.

        By Michael Taussig
        January 12, 2021

        The abyss is not semiological, but cultural, social, and racial.

        By Franco “Bifo” Berardi
        June 2, 2020
        By Charles Mudede
        May 27, 2020

        I say the “notion” of the planetary, because the concept of the planetary is contested, rejected, vague and equivocal across writers and theorists working in and around social science and the humanities now.

        By Jeremy Bendik-Keymer
        May 1, 2020

        I accepted the conditions. No one could or did force me. I told them I would go there alone. I saw the ocean in between as I slowly approached the island. I accepted the conditions, the torture.

        By Pelin Tan
        March 17, 2020

        For the elites, this might be an ungovernable world. But we still have many worlds to propagate, to live and love in comradely care.

        By Jonas Staal
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