documenta. Politics and Art
Tickets for the Pei building
The visit of the Deutsches Historisches Museum is possible without online ticket. We recommend an online ticket with a time window, if you want to ensure your visit on a specific date. Due to the current situation, tickets can only be booked four weeks in advance. More tickets will be released every month on the 1st and the 15th.
On Berlin Museums Sunday, every first Sunday of the month admission is free. Tickets for this are available via the Museums Sunday website.
Accepted as a smartphone ticket or printout: You will receive your ticket when you show it at the cash desk. The booked time slot must be kept to.
In case of technical booking problems please contact visitBerlin.
View into the exhibition
At the invitation of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, the artist Loretta Fahrenholz has produced works, in close consultation with the curators, that offer a contemporary artistic perspective to complement the historical research. The print series “We-Wolf” was made by feeding portrait photos and paintings of artists from the first ten documentas into an image-recognition programme. The images in the series are haunted by the hidden presences of history, called forth by gaps, distortions and the reinterpretation and (mis)reading of data. For the film “documenta Dream”, Fahrenholz used amateur footage of different documentas as source material for animating a composite historical view of the shows from visitors’ viewpoints. Finally, in the performance “A Way of Turning”, performers channel documenta’s past by embodying excerpts of happenings and performance pieces that once took place there.