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Manifesta, the first itinerant European Biennial for Contemporary Art, emerged in a post-wall, globalizing Europe. Founded in 1993, it organized traveling exhibitions aimed at providing a new framework for cultural exchange and collaboration between artists and curators from across the continent. The Manifesta Decade marks Manifesta's ten years of exhibits with original es ...more
Hardcover, 337 pages
Published March 31st 2006 by MIT Press (MA)
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Sofia
Sep 27, 2012 Sofia rated it really liked it
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Almost 20 years after its humble beginnings, Manifesta has definitely become one of the most important contemporary art biennials in Europe, and a famous one around the world. Its nomadic nature and the fact that it is so deeply concerned about the geopolitical situation in Europe set it apart from other, older and more established biennials, like Documenta and the Venice Biennial, to name only a couple. However, it is still a difficult project to understand, its process and so-called goals are ...more
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So far, interesting. I like how the editors gathered people writing from a range of different viewpoints (artists, art critics, art historians) and allowed them to comment on each other's essays.
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