tranzit.org* has the pleasure of announcing that it has been selected as one of the three curatorial collectives in charge of Manifesta 8.
Manifesta 8, taking place in the Spanish cities of Murcia and Cartagena in 2010, will be curated by Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Chamber of Public Secrets and tranzit.org.
Opening on October 2nd, 2010, and continuing through the autumn in the region of Murcia (Spain), one of the aims of Manifesta 8 will be to engage with Europe’s present-day conditions and its interrelations with its neighbors, with a focus on Northern Africa. A manifold landscape of political, economic, cultural and social dispositives, relations and hegemonic structures as well as an historic blend of Islamic, Judaic and Christian influences co-exist in this region and have laid the inspirational foundation for Manifesta 8, which sets out to explore new topologies and journeys.
Inherent in Manifesta's nomadic character is the desire to explore the psychological and geographic territory of Europe, referring both to borderlines and the notion of nationality. This process aims to establish closer dialogues between particular cultural and artistic situations and the broader, international fields of contemporary art, theory and politics in a changing society.
Manifesta 8 is an initiative of the International Foundation Manifesta in collaboration with the Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (CARM) and Murcia Cultural.
The International Foundation Manifesta is supported by the European Commission Culture Framework program and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands.
*tranzit.org is Vít Havránek, Zbynek Baladrán, Dóra Hegyi, Boris Ondreicka, Georg Schöllhammer