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Manifesta 8. European Biennial of Contemporary Art

09.10.2010 - 09.01.2011

International Foundation Manifesta, Amsterdam / Nederland

Manifesta 8 takes place in the Region of Murcia (Spain), in dialogue with northern Africa. Exhibition venues will be located in Murcia and Cartagena.

In past editions, Manifesta has often focused on the axis between the West and the former East bloc. The aim of Manifesta 8 will be to engage with the north-south divide, specifically with Europe's present-day boundaries with northern Africa and its interrelations with the Maghreb region.

The south of Spain includes a blend of Islamic, Judaic and Christian cultural influences, co-existing for many centuries.... Murcia and Cartagena were selected as host cities for Manifesta 8, largely as a result of the intertwining cultures in the region, its strategic location as a Mediterranean enclave and its particular character as an authentic melting pot whose cultural heritage includes Roman architecture (including the amphitheatre in Cartagena and its related museum designed by Rafael Moneo), Visigoth cities, Arab medinas, Baroque churches and Modernist architecture. Given the current international concerns about migration, refugee status, trans-nationalism and the new borders of Europe, both psychological and geographical, the Region of Murcia is a conceptual launching pad for contemporary art projects about how artists respond to these issues within a broader, historical context.


>>>>> Die Liste der Beteiligten dieser Gruppenausstellung ist unvollständig - zum Zeitpunkt der Aufnahme lagen keine genaueren Informationen vor. Hinweise bezüglich weiterer Beteiligter nehmen wir gerne entgegen.
>>>>> The list of participants of this group exhibition is not complete - at the time of the entry more detailed information was not available. Please contact us if you have information about further participants.

[basis wien, Oktober 2010]


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