What Dust Will Rise? Conversazione su dOCUMENTA (13)
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*In copertina: Paola Bommarito, Silvia Calvarese, Giulia Grechi, Rossana Macaluso a dOCUMENTA (13). Soggettiva di Viviana Gravano. Opera nella foto: Susan Hiller, Die Gedanken sind frei: 100 songs for the 100 days of dOCUMENTA (13), 2011-12


Museum Fridericianum, 2012, Museum Fridericianum, 2012
Photo: Nils Klinger © dOCUMENTA (13).

The Brain, Installation view of the “Brain” in the Rotunda of the Fridericianum at dOCUMENTA (13)
Photo: Roman März

Goshka Macuga, Of what is, that it is; of what is not, that it is not 1, 2012
Tapestry 520 x 1740 cm Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with the support of Fiorucci Art Trust, London; Outset Contemporary Art Fund; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich; Kate MacGarry, London. Special thanks to Andrea Viliani, Roman Mensing, Joel Peers, Flanders Tapestries Courtesy the artist; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Kate MacGarry, London; Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

Photo: Roman März

Jimmie Durham, The History of Europe,2011
Stone, metal, paper, wood, glass, overall dimensions: 100×70×70cm By courtesy of Jimmie Durham; kurimanzutto, Mexico City. Commissioned by dOCUMENTA (13)
Photo: Nils Klinger

Susan Philipsz, Study for Strings, 2012
7-channel sound installation. Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13)
Courtesy Susan Philipsz; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin. Photo: Rosa Maria Rühling.

Michael Rakowitz, What Dust Will Rise?, 2012
33 destroyed manuscripts, carved from Bamiyan travertine; 5 cuneiform tablets, ancient Babylon, 2500 B.C., early example of writing on terra-cotta preserved by fire (4 cuneiform tablets, courtesy Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg); dust from Bamiyan Buddhas, Afghanistan, destroyed 2001; a brick from the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects, St. Louis, designed by Minoru Yamasaki, demolished July 15,1972; granite fragment of floor, World Trade Center, New York, designed by Minoru Yamasaki, destroyed September 11, 2001; Trinitite, formed from desert sand thatrained down in liquid form on the Trinitynuclear-bomb test site after explosion in Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945; Libyan desert glass from impact area of a meteorite that hit Libya 26 million years ago; shrapnel of meteorite Arbol Solo, which fell to Earth on September 11, 1954; shrapnel from mortar round that hit U.S.infantry camp, Baghdad, 2007; shrapnel from ammunition rounds used to destroy the Bamiyan Buddhas, Afghanistan, 2001; ancient amulet found inside the righthand of the destroyed eastern Bamiyan Buddha, intended to give the statue protection and power (replica carved from Bamiyan stone); stone Bible believed to be used as a Christian amulet that acted as asurrogate for a real Bible and was blessed by a priest to provide spiritual protection for an illiterate, Europe, 19th century; Gebetbuch 8° Ms. theol. 15, Book of Prayers, also referred to as the “Halskrause”or neckbrace, alluding to the distorted shape the parchment manuscript took on when it was damaged by fire during the bombing of the Fridericianum, which housed the library of the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel, Kassel, September 8 and.9, 1941; 8° Ms. Hass. 267 [1-20] (courtesy Landes- und Murhardsche Bibliothek der Universität Kassel), Courtesy Michael Rakowitz; Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris; Lombard Freid Projects, New York
Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with the support of Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris and Lombard Freid Projects, New York. Photo: Roman März