In June 2022, the international art exhibition, Documenta, opened to visitors in Kassel, Germany, only to be quickly mired in controversy over one of the paintings on display: “People’s Justice” by the Indonesian art collective Taring Padi. Featuring what many observers considered to be an antisemitic depiction of an orthodox Jew, “People’s Justice” was quickly covered up and, eventually, removed from the exhibition. Almost immediately, scholars from around the world began weighing in on the Documenta controversy. Some of these responses are collected here via “Documenta” series.
The New Fascism Syllabus’ “Documenta” series is being coordinated and edited by Dr. Jennifer Evans and Dr. Brian J Griffith.