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Magazine

09 January 2012
Manifesta 9, between the past and the future

Andreas M. Kaufmann

The next edition of Manifesta, Manifesta 9, will take place this year in Genk, Limburg (Belgium). To begin to prepare the ground, the Manifesta 9 Coffee Break was held last December, with presentations, debates and workshops, to begin a process of reflection, with the function in the words of its curator, Cuauhtémoc Medina, of “interrupting the machinery of the exhibition”. During the course of the two days, amnesia in relation to history, fear of nostalgia and the need to recuperate the past to construct the future were discussed. We’ve included two videos here, with two fragments of presentations by Viktor Misiano (about nostalgia and the changes suffered by the art scene in post-Soviet Russia, in relation to historic and political changes) and Ekaterina Degot (about how to incorporate the “historic” factor in contemporary art exhibitions).

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Andreas M. Kaufmann

Articles

09 January 2012

Manifesta 9, between the past and the future

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