WHAT IS MANIFESTA?
Manifesta 7, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art will be hosted by the Trentino – South Tyrol Region from July 19 to November 2, 2008
. For the first time it will take place in Italy and will stretch across an entire regional territory – one hundred and fifty kilometres of crossroads of different cultures and intersecting traditions, rich in historical monuments and in sites of industrial archeology. It involves four cities which together create a single connecting route along the Brenner axis between the north and south of Europe: Fortezza (Bressanone), ex-Alumix factory in Bolzano, the Palazzo delle Poste in Trento, Manifattura Tabacchi and ex-Peterlini factory in Rovereto.
- HOW TO GET TO MANIFESTA 7?
Please see the HowToGetThere page for information to plan you visit.
- DATES, OPENING HOURS, TICKETS
Monday-Sunday: 10.00 am-7.00 pm
Friday: 10.00 am-9.00 pm
15 euro – valid for all venues.
5 euro – valid only for one venue
- MANIFESTA 7 MOBILITY CARD
Valid on 4 days of your choice within the period of 17.07.-02.11.2008, inc. entrance ticket to the exhibitions and transport on regional rail and on city buses leading to the venues, at a special rate of 21,00 euro.
- HISTORY OF MANIFESTA
Manifesta is one of the most important European Biennials of Contemporary Art and it takes place every two years in different cities. Being itinerant is its peculiarity, and as Documenta Kassel and the International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, it is one of the highlights for international contemporary art.
In the past years Manifesta has been hosted in Rotterdam, Luxembourg, Liubljana, Frankfurt, San Sebastian.
In 2008 for the first time Manifesta will take place not in a city but in a whole region: Trentino – South Tyrol, Italy. The area has been selected for its historical heritage, its artistic and cultural facilities and especially for its striking examples of industrial archaeology buildings, which are linked to the work history and the progressive industrialisation of the territory. This land has always been a bridge between Latin and German culture and it connects cultural developments as well as Southern and Northern habits.
Manifesta 7 will take place in several venues chosen amongst the most important examples of industrial archaeology existing in the Brenner axis, from Rovereto to Trento, from Bolzano to the fortress of Fortezza, to create a broad, multi-faceted event characterized as “100 miles in 100 days”.
Along with the various exhibitions, the whole territory itself can be seen as the catalyst for a series of collateral events, encouraging research and focusing on the relationship between different cultures.
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Please note that the Manifesta 7 project offices have been closed, for more information about Manifesta 7 or Manifesta in general please contact:
h3. Manifesta at Home
Prinsengracht 175 hs
1015 DS Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 672 14 35