Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Manifesta7 - A navigation with Axel Lapp

19 July - 02 November 2008

Manifesta 7, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art will be hosted by the Trentino – South Tyrol Region from July 19 to November 2, 2008. For the first time it will take place in Italy and will stretch across an entire regional territory – one hundred and fifty kilometres of crossroads of different cultures and intersecting traditions, rich in historical monuments and in sites of industrial archeology. It involves four cities which together create a single connecting route along the Brenner axis between the north and south of Europe: Fortezza (Bressanone), ex-Alumix factory in Bolzano, the Palazzo delle Poste in Trento, Manifattura Tabacchi and ex-Peterlini factory in Rovereto.

"Manifesta is a pan-European nomadic platform for the contemporary visual arts that is run by the International Foundation Manifesta in Amsterdam. The first Manifesta was held in Rotterdam in 1996. Since then, this European Biennial of contemporary art moved to Luxembourg, Ljubljana, Frankfurt and San Sebastian. Manifesta 6 in Nicosia was cancelled, and Manifesta 7 is the first that is held across an entire region..."

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