Manifesta 10


Monroe, by Vladislav Mamyshev- Monroe; colour photograph, courtesy of XL Gallery, Moscow

European Biennial of Contemporary Art, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, until 31 October.
Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography. Thus, each Manifesta biennial aims to investigate and reflect on emerging developments in contemporary art, set within a European context. In doing so, local, national, and international audiences are presented with new aspects and forms of artistic expression. Manifesta 10 considers the historical perspective of St. Petersburg’s view to the West, and its extensive relationship with Europe at large. This edition analyses 25 years of changing realities and experiences as they have been transformed within the new global world order.