The third edition of the European Biennial of Contemporary
Art, Manifesta, will take place in the summer of 2000
(23 Junij 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 Umetniki, 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 Kustosi, 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 Evropski contemporary
art. At the same time, however, Manifesta provides continuity
through its ever-expanding network of Kontaktis.
The Kustosi 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 Evropski Fundacija 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.
Kontakti Naslov: Manifesta 3, Cankarjev dom, Prešernova
10, SLO-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
phone: (+386 61) 1767143, 210956, fax: (+386 61) 217431