Manifesta 2 Luxemburg

28 Jun - 11 Oct 1998

The European Biennial of Contemporary Art
28 June - 11 October 1998

Robert Fleck
Maria Lind
Barbara Vanderlinden

Manifesta 2 was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg and included mostly site-specific work. For the first time, Manifesta included a series of international discussions and debates and launched a cumulative ‘Info lab’ (the basis of Manifesta’s present growing archive), with up-to-date printed and audiovisual material about current artistic tendencies in 30 different European countries. Another innovative feature of Manifesta 2, which has been further developed for Manifesta 3 and 4, was the involvement of 30 young people from all over Europe in a training programme specially devised for Manifesta 2 with organisational and educational purposes. More than 43 European countries participated financially and organisationally in Manifesta 2, contributing, for example, to the curators’ and artists’ travel costs and other expenses related to transport and additional activities. The exhibition catalogue contained information about the infrastructure for contemporary visual art in approximately 30 European countries.


Eija-Liisa Ahtila
Kutlug Ataman
Orla Barry
Emese Benczúr
Christine Borland
Eriks Bozis
Maurizio Cattelan
Alicia Framis
Dora Garcia
Dr. Galentin Gatev
Dominique Gonzales-Foerster
Felix Gonzales-Torres
Carsten Höller
Pierre Huyghe
Sanja Ivekovic
Inessa Josing
Kristof Kintera
Elke Krystufek
Peter Land
Maria Lindberg
Michel Majerus
Bjarne Melgaard
Deimantas Narkevicius
Fanni Niemi-Junkola
Honoré ’O
Boris Ondreicka
Tanja Ostojic
Marko Peljhan
Dan Perjovschi
Franz Pomassl
Antoine Prum
Tobias Rehberger
Jeroen de Rijke / Willem de Rooij
Bojan Sarcevic
Eran Schaerf
Tilo Schulz
Nebojsa Soba Seric
Ann-Sofi Sidén
Andreas Slominski
Sean Snyder
Apolonija Sustersic
Sarah Sze
Bert Theis
Piotr Uklánski
Gitte Villesen
Richard Wright

Tags: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Kutlug Ataman, Orla Barry, Emese Benczúr, Christine Borland, Eriks Bozis, Maurizio Cattelan, Robert Fleck, Alicia Framis, Dora García, Galentin Gatev, Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Sanja Ivekovic, Inessa Josing, Kristof Kintera, Elke Krystufek, Peter Land, Maria Lind, Maria Lindberg, Michel Majerus, Bjarne Melgaard, Deimantas Narkevicius, Fanni Niemi-Junkola, Boris Ondreicka, Tanja Ostojic, Marko Peljhan, Dan Perjovschi, Franz Pomassl, Antoine Prum, Tobias Rehberger, Jeroen de Rijke, De Rijke / De Rooij, Willem de Rooij, Bojan Sarcevic, Eran Schaerf, Tilo Schulz, Nebojsa Soba Seric, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Andreas Slominski, Sean Snyder, Apolonija Sustersic, Sarah Sze, Bert Theis, Piotr Uklanski, Barbara Vanderlinden, Gitte Villesen, Richard Wright, Honoré ’O