Hatje Cantz is the official publishing partner of documenta fifteen!
Together with Hatje Cantz as partner publishing house, documenta fifteen will be presenting four publications in German and English in June 2022: a handbook, a family guide, a magazine, and an anthology of literary texts.
The Handbook is a companion to the exhibition, a reference work, and an innovative art guide. It introduces the concept of the exhibition, illuminating central aspects and introducing the protagonists of documenta fifteen. The Family Guide Walking, Finding, Sharing invites visitors to experience in five word-and-image tours the lumbung values of Humor, Local Anchor, Independence, Generosity, and Transparency. The two issues of the magazine majalah lumbung, entitled Harvesting and Sharing, provide a foundation for documenta fifteen in the form of short stories and features by Indonesian authors. Finally, lumbung erzählen (lumbung storytelling) presents seven literary texts by international novelists on collective work and forms of community.
The four publications are centered around documenta fifteen principles – like collectivity, sustainability, and shared resources – not only in terms of content, but also in their production process, appearance, and mode of distribution. Thus, for the Handbook, international authors were invited who are familiar with the respective artistic practice and cultural context of the participants they present. For the anthology lumbung erzählen, seven international publishers have joined forces to make editions in additional languages possible. All four titles are produced sustainably following the guidelines of the “Blue Angel” ecolabel and printed on 100% recycled paper with certified ink.
The four publications will be available from June 15, 2022.