The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

28 June 31 October 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage Museum

The MANIFESTA 10 Catalogue

posted on: July 13, 2014, 11:20 a.m.

The MANIFESTA 10 Catalogue

We are delighted to announce the presentation of the MANIFESTA 10 St. Petersburg catalogue on the 15th of July, 2014 at 18:00 in the Walther König Bookstore on Burgstraße 27, Berlin Mitte.

Produced in both Russian and English-language editions, the MANIFESTA 10 Catalogue offers insights into the exhibition’s conception and artworks. In response to the location of the Biennial – in which one third of the exhibition is staged in the opulent Winter Palace (The State Hermitage Museum) – it looks at the idea and the possibilities of showing contemporary art in the context of art history. The Catalogue investigates what juxtapositions of new/old and West/East can mean within the context of various aesthetic approaches. Featuring pages on participating artists illustrated in color, the Catalogue provides comprehensive information on the artworks, the public program, and the film program “Unlooped-Kino.” A selection of short essays by philosophers, curators, and art historians such as Christoph Menke, Helmut Draxler, Ekaterina Andreeva, and Silvia Eiblmayr, highlight aspects of MANIFESTA 10 against the background of current criticism and theory.

The catalogue is available to purchase online