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Torwache

Photo tour through selected venues:

documenta 14 in Kassel
10 June - 17 September 2017

Artistic Director: Adam Szymczyk
Approx. 250 participants


Today’s Torwache is the remnant of a palatial building plan cut short by the Napoleonic wars and invasions of the early nineteenth century. Designed by local architect Heinrich Christoph Jussow, best remembered for his work on the Schloss Wilhelmshöhe and its surrounding Bergpark, the two structures that together form the Torwache were conceived as a framing device connecting the Bergpark’s royal residence and strolling grounds with Kassel’s medieval city center. It crowns the grand vista afforded by Wilhelmshöher Allee—a view popular with the cream of Nazi Germany’s military crop, who dreamt up grand designs for the so-called Gauhauptstadt Kassel.

(From information on the website of documenta 14)


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