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    Documenta X1; The Figuration of History
Lafia, M.
While in graduate school I spent a good deal of time in the art
history department and as an undergraduate as well. I was
now spending more time, for a brief period, going to
international art fairs, exhibitions and openings, Basel, Venice,
The Tate Modern Opening and Documenta. Documenta X was
a decidedly different affair, because its aim was to speak of the
world, to consider its conditions, to put forward front and
center the idea that artists are concerned about the world and
the politics of the world but in a deeper sense, those things
that shape and form identities and nationalities. It was
interesting to see how artists would use presentation formats
to address such concerns. The attached essay was a reflection
on such strategies.



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