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Revisiting Manifesta 12

MANIFESTA 12, Palermo

Lungiswa  Gqunta, Lituation  -  The  Gardner's  Revenge, 2018.
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Arseny Zhilyaev

Arseny Zhilyaev traveled to Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial. Back in the day, it was one of the Old World’s most experimental art venues. “The Planetary Garden,” its twelfth edition, opened in June in Palermo. The attempt by Italy’s newly minted right-wing populist government to reject a boatload of 629 refugees... continue reading
Manifesta 12

MANIFESTA 12, Palermo

Rotor, Da quassù è tutta un’altra cosa [From up here, everything looks different], 2018.
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Barbara Casavecchia

In 2001, Maurizio Cattelan invited a group of the 49th Venice Biennale’s VIP guests to join a satellite event in Palermo: a cocktail reception in Bellolampo, the city’s main landfill, where the artist had installed a larger-than-life replica of the Hollywood Sign overlooking the Conca d’Oro, the defaced coastal “golden... continue reading

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