Manifesta 7 takes place in Italy for the first time, stretching across an entire regional territory, encompassing venues in four cities along a course of 150 kilometers joining the north and south of Europe along the Brenner axis: Fortezza, Bolzano, Trento and Rovereto.
The four exhibitions of Manifesta 7, presented to the press today in Milan, host 188 artists, architects, writers and experts from around the world. Manifesta 7 features 32 Italians, several of whom have created their artworks through the support of PARC (General Management for the quality and the protection of the environment, architecture and contemporary art, Ministry for Arts and Culture). The majority of the works on show have been specially created for Manifesta 7.
In Rovereto, Adam Budak develops his exhibition Principle Hope in both the 20th Century industrial building of the ex Peterlini and the 19th Cenuty Manifattura Tabacchi; Anselm Franke/Hila Peleg in Trento curate the exhibition The Soul (or, Much Trouble in the Transportation of Souls) at the Palazzo delle Poste, a functionalist building from the 1930s; Raqs Media Collective, formed by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula & Suddhabrata Sengupta, present The Rest of Now in Bolzano at the ex Alumix, another industrial building from the early 20th Century. The entire curatorial team works together at Fortezza, with Projected Scenarios, a project exploring the concept of the
Together with Manifesta 7, many Parallel Events take place throughout the two provinces: a selected program incorporating 45 events in South Tyrol and more than 60 in Trentino. This includes exhibitions, events, performances and concerts supported by many of the numerous institutions and associations that have made of this region into such a dynamic territory for contemporary art.
Particular attention is dedicated to educational activities throughout the entire region, with a special didactic program linking all the various exhibitions, to initiate an exchange of ideas between the public and various exhibition specialists. Courses and activities for all ages, for different academic levels and for families have been developed for each venue. The education department functions in Italian, German and English.
The new website of Manifesta 7 is a combination of two parallel websites, conceived and operated as twin platforms to offer information and updates about events aligned to the main initiatives and all parallel events, as well providing cultural and historical points of interest in Trentino – South Tyrol: http://www.manifesta7.it . The site features information on the institutional and artistic aspects of the main event. Meanwhile http://www.manifesta7.paginegialle.it takes care of the planning and organizational aspects of a visitor’s trip to the exhibition sites. Moreover, a call center is activated 24 hours a day with an 89.24.24 personal assistance service.
Silvana Editoriale has published three catalogues for Manifesta 7: a guide book dedicated to the four exhibitions and the participating artists; a companion book as a volume of critical and theoretical studies about the shows and artistic projects; and a monograph edition dedicated to the
Manifesta 7 is supported by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and Trento, the International Fundation Manifesta, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano/Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse, UniCredit Group, Seat Pagine Gialle, Zumtobel.
Manifesta 7 is one of the partners of UniCredit & Art project (among Castello di Rivoli, MAMbo, .....), in a broader cultural strategy of territorial sustainability and social commitment in to the 23 Countries in which the Group operates.
In Manifesta 7, UniCredit supports emerging artists producing an artist’s project. It means funding research and creativity, participating in a true experiment able to change attitudes, shift current mindsets and generate constructive discussion and critiques on our society. Grown into a pan-European financial institution, UniCredit shares with Manifesta 7 the same objectives: strengthening the identity of Europe, highlighting young creativity, providing opportunities for experimentation and enable a platform for experimentation shared at local level.
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