Bode focused documenta 1 on these artists and art movements that the German public were forbidden to see, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Blauer Reiter, Futurism, and Pittura Metafisica. Therefore, abstract art, in particular the abstract paintings of the 1920s and 1930s were the focus of interest in this exhibition. Over time, the focus shifted to contemporary art. At first, the show was limited on works from Europe, but it soon covered works of artists from the Americas.
This year dOCUMENTA hosts nearly 300 artists
(The Blue Rider)