Tag Archives: Kasper Koenig

An Oh So Quiet Manifesta

A month ago, the fate of Manifesta10, the European art biennial that was set to open in St. Petersburg on June 28th, was still undecided. Some artists were boycotting the exhibition, others were dropping out, staff was not being paid, … Continue reading

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That Time for Dreams Again? Young Biennale, Kabakovs in Paris, and Koenig expresses doubts on Manifesta

As June kicks in, Baibakov Art Projects will shift to its summer regime, but before taking any breaks, there were a few stories we had to get out there. The Dreamers Last week, the Moscow Biennale of Young Art unveiled … Continue reading

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From Matisse to Alys in Manifesta 10, while Moscow contemplates an Absolute Wine Factory

Manifesta 10 reveals its artist roster, new website While curator Kasper Koenig has given us plenty to speculate on earlier, yesterday, Manifesta 10 revealed the list of artists whose work will be featured in the Hermitage this summer via a press conference … Continue reading

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Principles’ Day Out: Manifesta’s Destiny, Posthumous Petition-signers and Boycotters branded as Hypocrites

Sydney’s Saga Continues: Boycott Artists branded as Hypocrites These past two weeks we have reported on how the artists boycott of the Sydney Biennale over its ties to Transfield (a holding company that had recently expanded to include the detention … Continue reading

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Let’s Change It All: Sydney Biennale’s parting with Transfield gives hope to Manifesta protests

Let’s Change It All: The Biennale and Transfield Part Ways This Wednesday, four artists – Agnieszka Polska, Sara van der Heide, Nicoline van Harskamp and Nathan Gray  – joined their colleagues Libia Castro, Ólafur Ólafsson, Charlie Sofo, Gabrielle de Vietri and Ahmet Öğüt to announce their withdrawal … Continue reading

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Manifesta receives nearly triple the state funding as the Moscow Biennale

In the wake of the 5th Moscow Biennale, the Russian Ministry of Culture took a stand when it comes to strengthening Russia’s cultural position, even considering the possibility of forming a national ideology (as strongly advocated by filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov, who … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Biennales: Istanbul and Moscow

So, September is traditionally a full month for the art world, as galleries click back in after summer schedules and the worldwide spate of biennales further obstructs one’s ability to schedule a Skype-call. In the whirl of events, there were … Continue reading

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More on Manifesta: Koenig hints at artist list, including Marlene Dumas, Jeremy Deller and Maria Lassnig

So, we know we’ve been covering a lot about Manifesta recently, but it’s on our minds (and we would certainly rather cover this than cover the highjinks with the Museum of Authority – most recently that a purported member of … Continue reading

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St Petersburg in the News: Manifesta does Matisse, Putin in Panties, Afrikan Politics and the close of New Holland

September is here, and with it, so come tumbling all the updates about what went on in August! Thankfully, Artguide is back to publishing their daily news updates, kicking off with a column by St Petersburg-based curator Anna Matveeva, who highlighted … Continue reading

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Petitions, Propaganda and Manifesta 2014: A “Neutral Space for Discussion”?

So, speaking of petitions, we have had quite a few Manifesta-related versions sent to our inboxes recently. The most prominent was penned by Noel Kelly, on Change.Org. It states, very plainly that, in light of Russia’s recent, very controversial legislature … Continue reading

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