The third edition of the European Biennial of Contemporary
Art, Manifesta, will take place in the summer of 2000 (23
June to 24 September) in Ljubljana.
Manifesta is a growing network for young professionals and
an exhibition held every two years in a different city in
Europe. Both the network and an exhibition are equally important
components of this nomadic event.
Manifesta offers a platform for emerging artists, on the
basis of a networking organisation which is able to respond
flexibly to the artistic and cultural developments.
The most obvious aspect of Manifesta's inbuilt flexibility
is the fact that a fresh concept is developed on each occasion,
by the team of outside curators, working in close consultation
with representatives of the host city. In other words, each
new edition aims to establish a close dialogue between a specific
cultural and artistic situation and the broader context of
international contemporary art. At the same time, however,
Manifesta provides continuity through its ever-expanding network
The curators of Manifesta 3 are Francesco Bonami (Chicago
- New York), Ole Bouman (Rotterdam) Mária Hlavajová (Bratislava
/ Amsterdam) and Kathrin Rhomberg (Vienna).
Manifesta 3 is a project of the Ministry of Culture of the
Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana and takes place
under the International Foundation Manifesta, registered in
Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It will be produced by Cankarjev
dom, Ljubljana's major Cultural and Congress Centre. The project
will be co-ordinated by Igor Zabel, Senior Curator at the
Moderna galerija - Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, and managed
by Teja Alič, Project Manager at Cankarjev dom.
Main sponsor of Manifesta 3 is Mobitel, national operator
of NMT and GSM.
Contact address: Manifesta 3, Cankarjev dom, Prešernova 10,
SLO-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
phone: (+386 61) 1767143, 210956, fax: (+386 61) 217431