At the beginning of 1999, the old Foundation European Art
Manifestation was disbanded and reconstituted as the International
Foundation Manifesta, registered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
This Foundation is run by an International Board, whose functions
include securing the long-term future of Manifesta, formulating
strategic policies for the organisation, selecting host cities
for the biennial programmes of activity and, as before, responsibility
for the artistic profile and integrity of events and nomination
of successive team of curators. The composition of the Board
will change, on a rotational basis. The current membership
of the newly reconstituted Board is as follows: Chris Dercon,
Hedwig Fijen (Secretary-General), Henry Meyric Hughes (Chairman),
Kasper König, Enrico Lunghi, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Lilijana
Stepančič, Barbara Vanderlinden and Igor Zabel.
For the immediate future, the plans of the Board include
the succesful realisation of Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana, in
2000 and selection of the host city for Manifesta 4, in 2002.
Once the necessary funding is secured, the Board also intends
to establish the Secretariat for the organisation as a whole,
and a Resource Centre (including network and archive), which
will be accessable both to professionals and to the general