The 2012 Documenta went beyond what is usually considered art and included representatives from many other professions, such as architects, engineers, philosophers and even zoologists, economists or hypnotherapists in its lineup. A lot of the exhibits were located in the Karlsaue, a large, historic urban park near downtown.
Thanks to the beautiful scenery, the exhibits at Karlsaue were among those most appreciated by the audience. Among others, there were the cabin built by Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake called “A self-portrait as a scrapped shed” (top left), the wooden structure “Gallows” by American artist Sam Durant (top right), the elliptic clock made by Anri Sala from Albania (bottom left) and the unusual project called “Sanatorium”, conceived by Mexican Pedro Reyes. This small sample of exhibits illustrates the fact that Documenta has become more and more international over the decades.