Cabaret Der Kunstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire have recently published the catalogue for Manifesta 11. The Zurich 2016 edition of the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Manuel Scheiwiller and Christian Jankowski, includes the performance Hydra Hands Man, created by XAP’s Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh for the biennial. Previous editions have taken place in Rotterdam, Luxembourg, Ljubljana, Frankfurt, Donostia/San Sebastián, Trentino–South Tyrol, Murcia, Genk and St Petersburg.
“Manifesta was conceived in the early 1990s as a nomadic, European biennial of contemporary art, responding to the new social, cultural and political reality that emerged in the aftermath of the Cold War. Following a desire to explore the psychological and geographical territory of Europe and to provide a dynamic platform for cultural exchange throughout the region, it takes place every two years in a different European city. Along with the Venice Biennale and documenta in Kassel, Manifesta is one of the foremost art events in Europe.”