documenta has new director after anti-Semitism row

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Following the resignation of the documenta general director Sabine Schormann, an interim managing director has been appointed for the exhibition.

Alexander Farenholtz was unanimously chosen for the position on Monday, documenta announced. He will take over on Tuesday and his term is initially limited until September 30.

Among other things, Farenholtz was involved in the production of documenta 9 in 1992 and was in charge of the management of the cultural programme of the world exhibition Expo 2000 exhibition in Hanover.

Sabine Schormann, general director of documenta fifteen and the Museum Fridericianum, speaks during an interview. Via Reuters

Schormann stepped down from the Kassel-based documenta on Saturday after an Indonesian collective erected a large artwork deemed anti-Semitic in June, shortly after the opening of the exhibition.

It was eventually taken down but critics say there were warning signs ahead of the exhibition and her attitude was at best apathetic. Via Reuters

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