Šejla Kamerić, EU Citizens/Others, 2000
Pravdoliub Ivanov, Transformation Always Takes Time and Energy, 1997-1998
Elmgreen&Dragset, Powerless Structures, fig. 88, 2000
Phil Collins, How to Make a Refugee, 1999
Adel Abdessemed, Mohammedkarlpolpot, 1999

Manifesta 3

Ljubljana, Slovenia
23 June – 24 September 2000

Read catalogue online here.

For Manifesta 3 the work by artists, artists’ collectives, urban planners and architects was spread over three main venues. For the first time,  Manifesta received press coverage in the United States of America, but no less important was the high proportion of visitors from neighbouring  countries in East and South-East Europe. Another brand new initiative was to give the exhibition a theme, which the curatorial team named  Borderline Syndrome. Energies of Defence. In order to support the subject they were exploring they also solicited catalogue contributions not  only from a wide range of Slovenian and foreign intellectuals (philosophers, historians and sociologists among others), but also from the  general public. The catalogue has turned today into a collector’s item. The nature of the events in Ljubljana reflected the thriving intellectual life  of the city and the relevance of interdisciplinary practice in the arts particularly, the crossover between visual art, cinema and performance,  and interaction with new media.


Francesco Bonami (Chicago, Turin), Ole Bouman (Rotterdam), Maria Hlavajová (Amsterdam, Bratislava), Kathrin Rhomberg (Vienna)


Gruppo A12 (Italy) • Adel Abdessemed (France) • Pawel Althamer (Poland) • Rasmus Knud & Søren Andreasen (Denmark) • Maja Bajevic  (Bosnia) • Simone Berti (Italy) • Ursula Biemann  (Switzerland) • Roland Boden (Germany) • Agnese Bule (Lithuania) • Nayia Frangouli & Yane Calovski  (Great Britain / USA) • Phil Collins (Northern Ireland) • Joost Conijn  (Netherlands) • Josef Dabernig  (Austria) • Colin Darke (Northern Ireland) • Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset (Denmark) • FAT: S. Griffiths • C. Holland • S. Jacob (Great Britain) • Urs Fischer (Great Britain / Switzerland) • Marcus Geiger  (Austria) • Amit Goren (Israel) • Veli Granö (Finland) • Pravdoliub Ivanov (Bulgaria) • Ivana Jelavic  (Croatia) • Daniel Jewesbury (Northern Ireland) • Selja Kameric  (Bosnia) • Ian Kiaer (Great Britain) • Koo Jeong-a (France) • Edward Krasinski (Poland) • Darij Kreuh (Slovenia) • Denisa Lehocká  (Slovakia) • Alexander Melkonyan (Armenia) • Matthias Müller (Germany) • Paul Noble (Great Britain) • Anton Olshvang  (Russia) • Roman Ondák (Slovakia) • Anatoly Osmolovsky (Russia) • Adrian Paci (Albania / Italy) • Manfred Pernice (Germany) • Diego Perrone (Italy) • Susan Philipsz (Northern Ireland) • Marjetica Potrc (Slovenia) • Arturas Raila  (Lithuania) • Anri Sala (Albania / France) • Bülent Sangar  (Turkey) • Sanna Sarva (Finland) • Tomo Savic-Gecan (Netherlands / Croatia) • Schie 2.0: J.Konings • T.Matton • L.Verweij (Netherlands) • Ene-Liis Semper (Estonia) • Stalker (Italy) • Simon J. Starling (Scotland) • Skart:D. Prostic • M.Postic • T.Moraca • P. de Bruyne  • D. Balmazovic  (Jugoslavia) • Nika Span (Slovenia / Germany) • Nasrin Tabatabai (Netherlands) • Sarah Tripp (Scotland) • Francisco Tropa (Portugal) • Joëlle Tuerlinckx (Belgium) • Sisley Xhafa  (Italy) • Gregor Zivic  (Austria) • Jasmila Zbanic (Bosnia)

Manifesta 3 website

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