I cannot forget the The dog with the pink leg. Installation detail in Pierre Huyghes organic and hybrid landscape-human-animal installation during dOKUMENTA. This extraordinary work of art is in a state of continuous becoming. Even though the installation is probably closed down after the closing of dOKUMENTA, it still reconfigures in the minds of the visitors. At least in my mind.
dOKUMENTA 13 cultivated this processual and organic approach to art: “An exhibition is an unfolding organism, like a vegetable bud. It comes from intuitions, then it forms an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge; like a plant — which contains in itself many other living entities — it has roots, buds and fruit.” (…) On June 9, 2012, when the exhibition opened in Kassel, we said that dOCUMENTA (13) was dedicated to artistic research and forms of imagination that explore commitment, matter, things, embodiment, and active living in connection with, yet not subordinated to, theory. We said these were terrains where politics are inseparable from a sensual, energetic, and worldly alliance between current research in various scientific and artistic fields and other knowledges, both ancient and contemporary, and that dOCUMENTA (13) was driven by a holistic and non-logocentric vision that is skeptical of the persisting belief in economic growth, a vision that is shared with, and recognizes, the shapes and practices of knowing of all the animate and inanimate makers of the world, including people.
And now we add that an exhibition could be thought of as a pre-reflexive consciousness, a qualitative duration of consciousness without itself. A bliss able to go beyond the aporias of the subject and the object—an experience of life no longer dependent on the first, nor submitted to the latter. Art is ceaselessly posed in life.”
From dOKUMENTA webpage
I really think dOKUMENTA 13 succeeded in the upheaval of the boundaries between art and life.