The debate about anti-Semitic imagery at this year’s art show never stops. The mayor of the host city of Kassel has also received criticism.

The chairman of the supervisory board of the documenta, Kassel’s mayor Christian Geselle (SPD), has denied having ignored allegations of anti-Semitism against the world art exhibition. “They always stood in front of Director General Sabine Schormann and didn’t want to hear it,” FDP parliamentary group leader Matthias Nölke had previously accused him of at the city council meeting in Kassel. Geselle therefore shares responsibility for the scandal that shook the documenta.