'Somewhere at the heart of every bi-, tri-, quad- quintennial (and my,
doesn't it seem like every other town has one these days?) there
survives a dearly held but fuzzy belief in a plain, old-fashioned
internationalism.' 

'Language remains an awkwardly unresolved issue, for the discourse
surrounding Documenta 11 unwittingly revealed that there is still no
satisfactory or widely agreed vocabulary for dealing with "difference"
in contemporary culture.' 

'Talking the talk the way the curators of Documenta 11 did at the
opening press conference - about disregarding or deliberately
overleaping traditional boundaries - raised the issue of also walking
the walk.' 

Dan Fox, Kobena Mercer and Thomas McEvilley ponder the vast Documenta
experience in the September issue of frieze. Plus Joerg Heiser on
Francis Alys, Adam McEwen on Tom Friedman, Jan Verwoert on Manfred
Pernice and Lars Bang Larsen on Pia Ronicke.  

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