[for Carla Harryman]

The following chronology documents two weeks of intensive travels in the zone of the aesthetic, under the aspect of the political, in Germany. I accompanied Carla Harryman, who had been invited to present a lecture in the closing week of documenta and was a credentialed participant for the preview, for the first week, and then continued on alone through Munich, Nuremberg, Jena, Leipzig, to Berlin. Annotations will be added to the entries, as time permits.

Monday, June 4

JFK > FRA.

Tuesday, June 5

“Auf dem Goetheweg zum Brocken.” Nationalpark Harz, Torfhaus, Lower Saxony.

Grenzmuseum, Sorge, Lower Saxony.

Wednesday, June 6

Weltkulturerbe Rammelsberg, Museum und Besucherbergwerk, Goslar.

“Der Andere Blick: Alltagswelten von Martin Parr, Tim Wood, Antanas Sutkus.” Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar.

documenta 13, Kassel. Preview.

Thursday, June 7

documenta 13, Kassel. Fridericianum.

“On the Kabul-Bamiyan Seminars and Exhibition.” Conversation with Christine Christov-Bakargiev, Chus Martinez, and artists. Ständehaus.

“Black Box.” Conversation with Peter Galison, Karsten Gaulke, and Raimundas Malasauskas. Orangerie.

Seth Price and Tim Hamilton, “Spring/Summer 2012.” Performance. Friedrichsplatz Parking Garage.

Friday, June 8

documenta 13, Kassel. documenta-halle, Auepark.

Nanni Balestrini and Bert Papenfuß. Poetry reading. Hauptbahnhof.

“Black Box.” Conversation with Mariana Castillo Deball, Paul Chan, and Michael Taussig. Orangerie.

Kwame Anthony Appiah, “Global Conversation and Moral Revolution.” Keynote lecture. Ständehaus.

Etel Adnan, Motion. Film. Bali Cinemas.

documenta opening party, Hauptbahnhof.

Saturday, June 9

documenta 13, Kassel. Auepark; Ottoneum; Neue Galerie; Brüder Grimm-museum.

Albrecht Wellner, [re-presentation of Adorno’s lecture on New Music in German]. Keynote lecture. Ständehaus.

Germany 1, Portugal 0. EM first round. Mundo Kassel.

Sunday, June 10

“Geschichten im Konflikt/Histories in Conflict.” Haus der Kunst, Munich.

“Bild-Gegen-Bild/Image Counter Image.” Haus der Kunst.

“Marcel Duchamp in Munich, 1912.” Kunstbau, Lenbachhaus.

“Frauen/Frauen/Frauen (Picasso/Beckmann/De Kooning).” Pinakothek der Moderne.

Monday, June 11

No events.

Tuesday, June 12

Barrett Watten, “Presentism and Periodization in Conceptual Art and Writing.” Seminar on Presence and Tacit Knowledge. University of Erlangen.

Nuremberg Trial Courthouse, Nuremberg.

“The Early Dürer.” Germanisches National Museum.

Wednesday, June 13

Literaturmuseum, Romantikerhaus, Jena.

Uwe Kowski, “Mein Zimmer.” Galerie Eigen + Art, Die Spinnerei, Leipzig.

“Mit Krimineller Energie: Kunst und Verbrechen im 21. Jahrhundert.” Halle 14, Die Spinnerei.

“Win/Win.” Halle 14, Die Spinnerei.

“Doppelte Okonomien: Vom Lesen eines Fotoarchivs aus der DDR, 1967–1990.” Halle 14, Die Spinnerei.

Bea Meyer, Inken Hildenfeld, Hajnalka Tarr. Galerie b-2, Die Spinnerei.

Iris Touliatou, “Matter Enclosed in Heavy Brackets.” Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst.

“Kunst der 80er in der DDR.” Museum der bildenden Künste.

Germany 2, Netherlands 1. EM first round. Yes-Bar, Prenzlauerberg.

Thursday, June 14

Birgit Brenner, “Alles auf Anfang. Bitte.” Galerie Eigen + Art, Augustraße, Berlin.

“Forget Fear.” Berlin Biennale 7, KW and Augustraße.

Group exhibition. Eigen + Art Lab, Augustraße.

Ai Wei-wei–Never Sorry. Film. Babylon Kreuzberg, Dresdenerstraße.

Friday, June 15

“Forget Fear.” Berlin Biennale 7, Academie der Künste and Deutsches Haus.

“Baumeister der Revolution: Sowjetische Kunst und Architektur, 1915–1935.” Martin Gropius Bau.

“Impress me!” Artists’ books. Neue Gesellschaft für Bildenden Kunst (NGBK), Oranienstraße.

Christine Hill. Individual exhibition. Volksboutique, Chorinerstraße.

Saturday, June 16

“Forget Fear.” Berlin Biennale 7, St. Elizabeths Kirche.

Seher Shah, “Radiant Lines.” Nature Morte, Weydingerstraße.

Ulf Stolterfoht and Bertram Reinecke. Poetry reading. Lettrétage, Methfesselstraße.

Sunday, June 17

Mauerpark and Arkonaplatz flea markets.

Ernst-Thälmann-Park Schwimhalle.

Germany 2, Denmark 1. EM first round. Deutsche Bahn, Berlin to Frankfurt.

Monday, June 18

FRA > DTW.

 

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