There is, in short, much at stake at Documenta 13. It’s about the condition of the world, which is never great, as well as the condition of art, and about how it all fits together. This show is an evocation of art. The power to solve and heal the conflicts and traumas of the world is ascribed to art and art alone. This Documenta, more than all of its predecessors, has a tendency to exaggerate its own importance — and, of course, that of the people behind it.

Would love to visit.