Professional audience looks at a work by German filmmaker Hito Steyerl at the Museum of Natural History Ottoneum ahead of the documenta fifteen contemporary art exhibition in Kassel on June 17, 2022. - The exhibition 'documenta 15' takes place at 32 exhibition and event venues in Kassel from June 18 to September 25, 2022 and is curated by Indonesian artists collective ruangrupa. (Photo by Anton Roland LAUB / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION

She is probably one of the most famous artists participating in the Documenta Fifteen. According to reports from “Zeit Online”, the Berlin media artist Hito Steyerl has now withdrawn her contribution to the world art show.

Her film “Animal Spirits” is on display in Kassel’s Ottoneum as part of a presentation by the art collective “Inland”. Hito Steyerl calls on the Documenta to dismantle the work. She too has lost trust in those responsible for Documenta, just like Meron Mendel before her. The head of the Anne Frank educational institution was supposed to help assess the Documenta works for other possible anti-Jewish content, but withdrew when none of the curators and organizers took any action.

“I will no longer be involved in documenta fifteen,” wrote the artist Hito Steyerl in an email in English to the organizers of the exhibition, which is available to “Zeit Online”. “I have no confidence in the ability of the organization , to convey and to translate complexity. This refers to the repeated refusal to facilitate a sustained and structurally anchored inclusive debate around the exhibition, as well as the factual refusal to accept mediation.”