Manifesta 2 Luxemburg
28 Jun - 11 Oct 1998
The European Biennial of Contemporary Art
28 June - 11 October 1998
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.
Dr. Galentin Gatev
Jeroen de Rijke / Willem de Rooij
Nebojsa Soba Seric