The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

28 June 31 October 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage Museum

MANIFESTA 10 Reading Area opening

posted on: Sept. 26, 2014, 1:47 p.m.

MANIFESTA 10 Reading Area opening

The MANIFESTA 10 Reading Area is a selection of 300 books collected on the recommendation of the German publisher Walther König, the publishers of the MANIFESTA 10 Catalogue, in collaboration with the International Foundation Manifesta.

The Reading Area contains exhibition catalogues of the artists participating in MANIFESTA 10, essays on contemporary art, books on the theory of art, curating and art criticism, International Foundation Manifesta catalogues from previous projects, catalogues of exhibitions curated by Kasper König and more. 
The MANIFESTA 10 Reading Area is an educational aimed at communicating knowledge to a wider audience as well as making accessible highly specialized literature publications for the professional art community. 

Every week members of the MANIFESTA 10 team will make a selection of the publications which will be presented to the public, the remaining editions will be available on request from the catalogue in the Reading Area.

The project was implemented with the support of RDI Culture, Moscow, Russia. RDI. Culture aims to participate in cities’ development through culture, art and education.
Its activities include content development and art management for large-scale art projects, art education and integration of art-related projects into corporations, etc.
RDI. Culture's interest in the organization of educational art projects has also led to the establishment of a publishing program. The first project of this initiative - the "NAMES" series - creates a framework to position contemporary Russian art in the context of 20th century art.
RDI. Culture, is a subdivision of the real estate and urban development company RDI.

Address: General Staff Building, 6/8 Palace Square, free entrance (Ground fl.)

Download the catalogue of books in the reading area (.pdf, 13Mb)