Manifesta 4 Frankfurt

25 May - 22 Aug 2002

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
25 May - 22 August 2002

Iara Boubnova
Nuria Enguita Mayo
Stéphanie Moisdon Trembley

The Manifesta 4 Project is attempting to develop itself further without pursuing a pre-set topic for its activities. We have been trying to approach as many individuals as possible on our trips, in very different contexts and situations. Manifesta 4 will be constructed from that diverse mapping in a complex process and in close collaboration with all the people involved.

Three distinct vectors are intended to articulate Manifesta 4. The artists, the mediating curators and the City of Frankfurt are reinforcing and supporting each other in order to create a dialogue, a flux among each other stressing the diverse individual realities and the way people work together and confront different situations. Manifesta 4 is interested in the articulation of non-similarities and subjectivities, rather than in neutralizing them.

Manifesta 4 is also interested in the ways art is confronted by other contemporary cultural practices intertwined with social and political issues in very different territories. Instead of dealing with binary oppositions (interior/exterior, exclusion/inclusion) or stressing national identities, our project tries to establish a more rhizomic structure which can relate one project to another, one group to another and both to the physical place. We are working on a structure located at that transitory moment when a certain practice displaces itself from one territory to another.

As a trajectory through the city of Frankfurt, the Manifesta 4 Project will reveal the contradictions of the present, the different ways artists are rethinking the classical relation between time and space in the experience of urbanity, dwelling, mobility, travel, exile, language, conversation and translation, endurance, memory and history without forgetting irony and a sense of good, trespassing humour. The topography of the exhibition suggests a movement between such points as Frankensteiner Hof, the Frankfurter Kunstverein, the public spaces around the Schirn Kunsthalle, Portikus, the Städel Museum, the Städelschule, and also the banks of the River Main, subway stations in the heart of the city. Apart from situating itself amongst the physical realities of the city, Manifesta 4 is present through broadcasting by the Hessische Rundfunk (radio and tv), Radio X, Offener Kanal Frankfurt/Offenbach.


Artists Manifesta 4
Halil Altindere (Turkey)
Daniel García Andújar (Spain)
Apsolutno (Yugoslavia)
Ibon Aranberri (Spain)
Olivier Bardin (France)
Yael Bartana (Israel)
Massimo Bartolini (Italy)
Marc Bijl (Netherlands)
Pierre Bismuth (France)
Bleda y Rosa (Spain)
Elisabetta Benassi (Italy)
Lionel Bovier
Luchezar Boyadjiev (Bulgaria)
Fernando Bryce (Peru)
Gerard Byrne (Ireland)
Roberto Cuoghi (Italy)
Jonas Dahlberg (Sweden)
Kathy Deepwell
Dagmar Demming
Branislav Dimitrijevic
Esra Ersen
Jon Mikel Euba (Spain)
Jeanne Faust (Germany)
João Fernandes
Zlatan Filipovic (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Finger (Berlin)
Christoph Fink (Belgium)
Nina Fischer & Maroan El Sani (Germany/Germany)
Dirk Fleischmann (Germany)
Andreas Fogarasi (Austria)
Luke Fowler (Great Britain)
Andrea Geyer (Germany)
Alonso Gil
Gudmundsdottir (Iceland)
Alban Hajdinaj (Albania)
Lise Harlev (Denmark)
Institut für Kulturanthropologie und Europäische Ethnologie (Germany)
Jens Hoffmann (in collaboration with Natascha Sadr Haghighian & Tino Sehgal
Takehito Koganezawa (Japan)
Erden Kosova
Andreja Kuluncic (Yugoslavia)
Antal Lakner (Hungary)
Franck Larcade
Anton Litvin (Russia)
Gintaras Makarevicius
Ján Mancuska (Slovakia)
Mathieu Mercier (France)
Suzana Milevska
Gianni Motti (Italy)
Ivan Moudov
Oliver Musovik (Macedonia)
Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani (Germany/Germany)
Olivier Nottellet
OHIO Photomagazine
Maria Papadimitriou (Greece)
Florian Pumhösl (Austria)
Tobias Putrih (Slovenia)
Radek Group
Sal Randolph (USA)
Revolver Archiv für aktuelle Kunst (Germany)
Gianni Romano
ROR Revolutions on Request (Finland)
rraum-rraum02-ideoblast (Germany)
Pia Rönicke (Denmark) Natascha Sadr Haghighian
Hedwig Saxenhuber
Hans Schabus (Austria)
Tino Seghal
Kalin Serapionov (Bulgaria)
Bruno Serralongue (France)
Erzen Shkololli
Sancho Silva (Portugal)
Monika Sosnowska (Poland)
Laura Stasíulytë (Lithuania)
Mika Taanila (Finland)
The Construction & Deconstruction Institute (Netherlands)
Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas (Lithuania)
Jasper van den Brink (The Netherlands)
Edin Vejselovic Edo (Macedonia)
Måns Wrange (Sweden)
Haegue Yang (Korea)
un Yang (China)
Zapp (The Netherlands)
Artur Zmijewski

Tags: Halil Altindere, Daniel García Andújar, Ibon Aranberri, Yael Bartana, Massimo Bartolini, Elisabetta Benassi, Marc Bijl, Pierre Bismuth, Iara Boubnova, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Fernando Bryce, Gerard Byrne, Roberto Cuoghi, Jonas Dahlberg, Esra Ersen, Jon Mikel Euba, Jeanne Faust, Andreas Fogarasi, Luke Fowler, Andrea Geyer, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Lise Harlev, Jens Hoffmann, C.T. Jasper, Takehito Koganezawa, Andreja Kuluncic, Gintaras Makarevicius, Ján Mancuska, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Mathieu Mercier, Gianni Motti, Ivan Moudov, Maria Papadimitriou, Florian Pumhösl, Tobias Putrih, Pia Rönicke, Bleda y Rosa, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Nina Fischer / Maroan El Sani, Hans Schabus, Tino Sehgal, Bruno Serralongue, Sancho Silva, Monika Sosnowska, Stéphanie Moisdon Trembley, Haegue Yang, Artur Zmijewski