Greeting Committee

Ana Prvacki’s project Greeting Committee is made up of two distinct but complementary parts. On the one hand, it trains the guides, ticketsellers, and invigilators of dOCUMENTA (13) in welcoming visitors to the exhibition in order “to practice civility and congeniality” and to create a “contagious atmosphere of hospitality.” This part of the project is experienced by visitors simply through coming into contact with the trained staff. On the other hand, Prvacki reflects on this process and experience by hosting two conversations. She invites Kwame Antony Appiah to give a keynote lecture about inter-personal conversations as a model for the relationships between societies (see p. 23), and hosts a discussion with representatives from the Deutsche Knigge-Rat (German Etiquette Council), on current forms of civility.