The world’s most important art show is called Documenta, and it is held every five years in the modest German city of Kassel. Its thirteenth edition just opened to the public, and it is bigger—and maybe better—than most recent ones. It may be better because it is bigger. With a roster of almost 200 artists, there’s a vast range of work to take in, from Bronze Age statuettes to the poignant drawings of Charlotte Salomon, gassed by the Nazis at 26, to the most deluxe of modernist dog runs. My full review appears elsewhere on the Daily Beast, while this slide-show presents more of the art.
— Blake Gopnik