One of the world’s most important exhibitions of contemporary art and often known as the “one hundred days museum”, documenta (documenta.de) was founded in 1955 by the artist and art educator Arnold Bode to reconcile the German public to international Modernism after the Nazi years, when the official artistic policy had been reactionary and anti-Modern. It became an unparalleled success, and takes place every five years under a new director, with the most recent one attracting 750,000 visitors. documenta 13 runs from 9 June to 16 September 2012.

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Going underground in Hamburg: 6 ways to see the city's alternative side

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An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Berlin

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The best places to go in spring

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