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17. September 2021 - 19. December 2021

Flappers, It-Girls, Funny Ladies

Lust and laughter in the American silent movies of the 1920s

Everyone used to know them: Mabel Normand and Marion Davies, Gloria Swanson and Clara Bow, Colleen Moore and the Talmadge sisters. In the silent era they were among the most popular actresses and their comedic films went from America around the world.

20. November 2021 - 17. December 2021

the documenta and the movies

As early as 1953, documenta initiator Arnold Bode formulated in his master plan for the world exhibition of contemporary art in Kassel the claim that the "decisive domestic and foreign films" of the respective year should be an integral part of the program selection. In 14 documenta editions since then, remarkably, this demand has hardly been met. This exhibition-accompanying series follows a passage through the forgotten film curatorial work under the documenta banner along selected programs and invites one to rediscover the exciting diversity of concepts and films in the context of the world exhibition.