Posted by cathedralofshit on July 5, 2010
Manifesta 8 will open in Murcia, Spain in a couple of months. Great to see that is will be ‘in dialogue with northern Africa.’ This small region of Spain is going to be chatting to a mere 180,000,000 people in just seven countries. A brilliant idea that will no doubt solve many of the region’s problems with unequal distributions of wealth and resultant issues with economic migrancy – just how Manifesta 6 solved so much in Cyprus. Good also that they’re showing solidarity with the unions: “Out of respect for the General Strike…Manifesta 8 has decided to postpone its date of Opening”.
On the curators’ research trip to London at the beginning of the year, they stated that they wanted to show new and unexpected things. CoS was very pleased to see so many unknown British artists on the list: Melanie Gilligan, Otolith Group, Pablo Bronstein, Ryan Gander, Tris Vonna-Michell and Willie Doherty.
Nope, we’ve never heard of any of them.