New director appointed for documenta art show after anti-Semitism row

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An interim managing director for the documenta art show was appointed on Monday, following the resignation of the show’s general director Sabine Schormann in the wake of anti-Semitism scandal. Alexander Farenholtz was unanimously chosen for the position, documenta announced. He will take over on Tuesday and his term is initially limited until September 30. Farenholtz was involved in the production of documenta 9 in 1992 and was in charge of the management of the cultural programme of the world exhibition Expo 2000 in Hanover. Schormann stepped down from the Kassel-based documenta on Saturday i…

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