The Manifesta decade : debates on contemporary art exhibitions and biennials in post-wall Europe / edited by Barbara Vanderlinden and Elena Filipovic.

by Filipovic, ElenaLooking glass; Vanderlinden, BarbaraLooking glass.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2005.Description: 337 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 0262220768.Subject(s): ManifestaLooking glass | Art and globalization -- Europe | Art -- Exhibitions -- History -- 20th century | Art -- Exhibitions -- History -- 21st century | Art, European -- 20th century -- ExhibitionsLooking glass | Art, European -- 21st century -- ExhibitionsLooking glassNote: Bibliography: pages 234-327. - Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Manifesta was founded in 1993 and organises travelling exhibitions intended to promote cultural exchange and collaboration amongst artists across Europe. This book marks a decade of the organisation, with essays and images that document the different Manifesta exhibits.

Bibliography: pages 234-327. - Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 10)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 12)
  • Introduction (p. 13)
  • I Histories
  • One Day Every Wall Will Fall: Select Chronology of Art and Politics after 1989 (p. 20)
  • II Shifting Art and Exhibition Conditions
  • Mapping International Exhibitions (p. 47)
  • Towards a New Locality: Biennials and "Global Art" (p. 57)
  • The Global White Cube (p. 63)
  • Digressions from the Memory of a Minor Encounter (p. 85)
  • Multiple Authorship (p. 93)
  • III Which Europe?
  • Europe's Past, Present, and Longue Duree (p. 103)
  • The Revolution of 1989: The Past of Yet Another Illusion (p. 113)
  • Europe Calling (p. 123)
  • IV Negotiating Culture in Europe, Cold War to Post-Wall
  • When East was East and West was West: Art Attitudes in the Cold War (p. 133)
  • Towards the Normal: Negotiating the "Former East" (p. 153)
  • Re-Imagining Europe: Contemporary Art and Ideas in an Era of Globalization (p. 167)
  • Tebbitt's Ghost (p. 175)
  • V For Example, Manifesta
  • How a European Biennial of Contemporary Art Began (p. 189)
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Manifesta in Rotterdam and Ljubljana (p. 201)
  • The Rhetorics of Manifesta (p. 219)
  • VI The Manifesta Archive
  • The Archive Everywhere (p. 233)
  • Manifesta 1 (p. 239)
  • Manifesta 2 (p. 251)
  • After "Art After Communism?" (p. 258)
  • Manifesta 3 (p. 269)
  • The Fifth Venue (p. 281)
  • Manifesta in Our Backyard (p. 282)
  • Manifesta 4 (p. 289)
  • Gasthof (p. 301)
  • Manifesta 5 (p. 306)
  • Bibliography (p. 324)
  • Notes on Contributors (p. 326)
  • Index (p. 335)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Barbara Vanderlinden is an independent curator and founding director of Roomade, Brussels. She has co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Manifesta 2 (Luxemburg), Laboratorium (Antwerp Open), Revolution/Restoration (Palais des Beaux Art, Brussels) and Do You Believe in Reality? The 2004 Taipei Biennial (Taipei Fine Arts Museum).

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