Manifesta Coffee Break

Manifesta Coffee Break is a recurring public meeting, serving as an active tool to discuss the concept of Manifesta within a larger critical context. Since 2002, International Foundation Manifesta has been organising a series of encounters amongst specialists in various fields and the members of the Manifesta Network with the intention of discussing Manifesta’s scope and the art field’s evolving practices and their relevance in the current political, social and artistic climate. Generating a particular environment and time for concentrated reflection upon specific concerns, these weekend gatherings and retreats have brought together artists, film makers, scholars, writers, curators, cultural managers, producers and museum professionals from various generations, geopolitical backgrounds and levels of experience who have engaged in a critical investigation around each of the edition’s subject matters and Manifesta’s role. The Manifesta Coffee Breaks intend to allow Manifesta to reflect on its logic and gradually rethink its strategies in relation to the changing European scenario.