WHAT IS THE PRESENT?
Boris Groys, Philosopher, Art Critic and Media Theorist
From January through June 2012 the School for Worldly Companions brings together participants from a variety of backgrounds to study and reflect upon art and its functioning in social contexts and processes of emancipation.
In the lead up to dOCUMENTA (13), participants are preparing for their role as Worldly Companions – to accompany visitors of dOCUMENTA (13) through the exhibition. dTOURS involve the wealth of local knowledges and experts from various fields in order to compose a multitude of possible ways to approach the exhibition and the ideas informing it.
We cordially invite you to find out more about The School for Worldly Companions and about the concepts and ideas informing dOCUMENTA (13) at our series of public lectures.
All talks will be introduced and moderated by Jakob Schillinger, Dean of the School for Worldly Companions.
All public lectures are held at 6 pm in the auditorium (room number 0605) of the School of Art and Design, Kassel, Menzelstraße 13-15, 34121 Kassel. Admission is free. Please note, seating is limited and we advise arriving early.
The School for Worldly Companions is co-organized by dOCUMENTA (13) and the School of Art and Design, Kassel.