Its very easy to reach Kassel....
Its very easy to reach Kassel. Its between Hannover and Frankfurt, meanwhile exactly in the middle of Germany at the Autobahn A7.
This is the 'Orangerie' in the park 'Karlsaue'. I lived at one sinde of the park, on the other side was my school (Herderschule). That was great.
Also mire infos www.kassel.de
documenta XII (part IV)
Of course, I didn't like every single piece of art displayed on documenta. Many things are just so weird that you think "What the heck has the artist thought when creating this piece of crap?!?". Others are simply boring. Yet others might be interesting, but are (for everybody who's not a 100% art buff) incomprehensible.
So here are some of the things that I found completely out of place:
1. Florian Pumhösl's (!!!) installation "Modernology" (2007, Fridericianum): Black walls, white pictures with a black line - that's it! Every 5-year-old could do that! Booooooooooooooring!!!!
2. Cosima von Bonin's sculpture "Löwe im Bonsaiwald" (1997, Fridericianum): Some crap and some bamboo sticks hanging from the ceiling. To add some exotic flavour, the colours don't harmonize at all. Simply ugly!
3. Charlotte Posenenske's sculpture "Revolving Vanes Serie E" (1967, Aue-Pavillon): It's getting worse: Some old plywood boards nailed together. Nothing else. I did similar stuff when I was in a crafts course for children at the age of 7 - but I didn't sell it as art and became famous on documenta... Damn!
kywildcat's new Kassel Page
Kassel is a city where I've visited often as a child. I was born in Eschwege, which is located approx. 55 km east of Kassel.
"Come to Kassel!" - This is what I would like to declare to as many tourists and Kassel friends as possible. The city on the River Fulda, located in the heart of Germany and offering fast and easy access by ICE or motorway, is definitely worth seeing, as is confirmed by around three million guests every year. Visitors who appreciate nature and love the arts will get their money's worth in this town, with ist host of internationally renowned art treasures, historic monuments, and cultural and educational institutions. For all the havoc wreaked by World War II, the north- Hessian city has preserved its special charm, which swiftly appeals to guests, even in everyday pleasures such as shopping, eating out, or all kinds of free-time and recreational activities