Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

  • Edition
    Manifesta 1 Rotterdam
  • Title
    After 1989, how to mediate Europe’s post-communist realities and its gap between former East and West?
  • Period
  • Location
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 5 curators
    Katalyn Neray, HU
    Rosa Martinez, ES
    Viktor Misiano, RU
    Andrew Renton, GB
    Hans-Ulrich Obrist, CH
  • 13 venues
    The Kunsthal Rotterdam
    Natural History Museum Rotterdam
    Netherlands Architecture Institute
    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
    Chabot Museum
    Villa at Museumpark 9
    Rotterdam Centre for the Arts
    Institute for the unstable media
    National Institute for Photography
    Witte de With, center for contemporary art
    The Policegallery
    Maritime Museum 'Prins Hendrik' Rotterdam
  • Participants
    69 participants of 33 different nationalities
  • Website