Manifesta 8 The European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Dialogue with Northern Africa October 9, 2010 – Januar 9, 2011 Region of Murcia (Spain)

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  • October 05, 2010

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Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, is a roving, contemporary art event, showcasing the most innovative work by artists and curators from Europe and beyond.

Kicking off in southern Spain on October 9, 2010 and running for a period of 100 days, Manifesta 8 will be taking place in historical buildings, museums, unconventional spaces and other suggestive settings in the ancient cities of Murcia and Cartagena. 

Manifesta changes its location every two years in response to a variety of social, political and geographical considerations. Since 1996, it has been held in Rotterdam, Luxembourg, Ljubljana, Frankfurt, Donosti-San Sebastián, Nicosia and Trentino-Alto Adige. In past editions, Manifesta has often focused on the axis between the West and the former East bloc. The aim of Manifesta 8 will be to engage with the North-South divide, specifically with Europe’s present-day boundaries with northern Africa and its interrelations with the Maghreb region.

Manifesta 8 is curated by an artistic team made up of three collectives, composed of Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (Egypt), Chamber of Public Secrets (Scandinavian Countries, Italy, UK and Lebanon) and (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia). Many activities will be developed during Manifesta 8 including concerts, tours, workshops and performances with artists. Education and mediation are at the core of Manifesta 8. Our program includes guided tours, workshops for students, training sessions for primary and secondary school teachers, visits by students of international art schools and much more. Together with our visitors we’ll research and reflect on the artworks and concepts presented at Manifesta 8.

A complete agenda is published on the web


Press Contact

Goldmann Public Relations e.K., Yvonne Bialek, Bruderstr. 5, 80538 Munich

Ph.: +49 (0) 89 211 164 11, Fax: +49 (0) 89 211 164 29 E-mail:


Office Murcia

Pabellón 5, Antiguo Cuartel de Artillería

C/ Madre Elisea Oliver Molina, s/n

30002 Murcia



+34 868 950 750

+34 868 95 06 51


 Office Cartagena

Museo Regional de Arte Moderno (MURAM)

Plaza de la Merced, 15-16

30202 Cartagena


Opening Hours

Main exhibition spaces.

From Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-20.00

For further information:

All Manifesta 8 venues, free access.


Guided tours/Education activities:


Travel information:


Yvonne Bialek
Goldmann Public Relations e.K.
+49 89 211 164 11

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