“Touching the Taboo”

The Wall Street Journal on Manifesta 8:

“Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, is monstrous in size, stunning in its scope and uncompromisingly experimental in its approach. It opened Oct. 9 in the two southern Spanish cities of Murcia and Cartagena, which are about 50 kilometers apart. The art, most of it commissioned for Manifesta 8, fills 15 exhibition venues ranging from an abandoned post office slated for demolition to a pavilion used in the 18th century to perform autopsies. If you walked it you would clock more kilometers than a marathon runner.

But aching feet and lack of taxis are nothing compared to the variety and excitement produced by the 150 artists who are exhibiting their works at Manifesta 8.”

read the full article here: http://online.wsj.com/article

Cover Image: Laurent Grasso, The Batteria Project” (2010); Manifesta 8