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Worldwide: Goethe Fellowship documenta

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe illustration. Coat green, background violet © Goethe-Institut e.V.

Who: International scholars, artists, and curators

Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2022

Goethe-Institut, documenta archiv |documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH, and Kunsthochschule Kassel art school will be awarding two fellowships to international scholars, artists, and curators taking place from August/September 2022 to February/March 2023. This call for applications is particularly extended to researchers from contexts which have received scarce representation in the prevalent artistic and academic scene. The awardees will be invited to work in Kassel for six months on a topic which opens up new perspectives on documenta and its transnational links while drawing on the abundant holdings available at documenta archiv.

Fellows will benefit from a working environment featuring a wealth of material and object availability, interaction with scholars and artists on site, active involvement in the research and event programming of the awarding institutions, as well as organizational and professional support. Presentation of research results in Kassel as well as in publication/publishing forums with international visibility is desired.

This Goethe-Institut Fellowship allows for transdisciplinary research into a broad range of issues in aesthetics, art, and contemporary history along the documenta exhibitions. It is also possible to examine themes involving individual actors or groups, curatorial and artistic practices, and/or the mechanisms of art production, presentation, and reception with a view to documenta. This program aims to provide a venue to critically reflect on Western-European- / North-American-influenced discourses as well as to develop alternative perspectives.

The two fellowships will be carried out from 1 August / 1 September 2022 to 28 February / 31 March 2023. As possible, the research stay should begin in August 2022. Residence in Kassel is required during the fellowship. The fellowships will provide funding in the amount of 2,000 euros per month. Applicants should ideally have experience in archival research and knowledge of German at the C1 level. The application deadline is 15 May 2022.

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