Manifesta 10 Artists Named


The Manifesta Foundation has announced the artist list for Manifesta 10, the next iteration of the roving European contemporary art biennial. Curated by Kasper König, the exhibition is slated to take place this summer at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg (June 28-Oct. 31), despite calls to relocate the exhibition due to Russia’s recent passage of laws widely seen as anti-gay and the country’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.

The roster is studded with historical figures, such as Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Henri Matisse, and also includes heavy hitters like Thomas Hirschhorn and younger artists like Klara Liden. Participants will contribute over 35 newly commissioned artworks and projects in addition to existing pieces.

“In response to the comments I have received regarding the current geopolitical circumstances,” König said in a statement to the press, “I would like to stress that obviously I am very concerned with the escalating crisis, and because of it I do believe it isâ?¨and should be our goal to continue to make Manifesta 10 happen.” The Berlin-based König, 70, is co-founder of the Münster Sculpture Project and a veteran museum director, having served as founding director of Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (1988-2000) and Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2000-2012).

Artists in Manifesta 10 are:

Pawel Althamer
Francis Alÿs
Guy Ben-Ner
Joseph Beuys
Karla Black
Louise Bourgeois
Pavel Braila
Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Jordi Colomer
Josef Dabernig
Lado Darakhvelidze
Rineke Dijkstra
Marlene Dumas
Nicole Eisenman
Lara Favaretto
Vadim Fishkin
Katharina Fritsch
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Thomas Hirschhorn
Ann Veronica Janssens
Alevtina Kakhidze
Ragnar Kjartansson
Elena Kovylina
Natasha Kraevskaya
Maria Lassnig
Klara Liden
Erik van Lieshout
Henri Matisse
Boris Mikhailov
Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe
Yasumasa Morimura
Olivier Mosset
Juan Muñoz
Deimantas Narkevičius
Bruce Nauman
Tatzu Nishi
Kristina Norman
Timur Novikov
Henrik Olesen
Ilya Orlov
Pavel Pepperstein
Susan Philipsz
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Alexandra Pirici
Paola Pivi
Gerhard Richter
Wael Shawky
Cindy Sherman
Slavs and Tatars
Alexandra Sukhareva
Wolfgang Tillmans
Joëlle Tuerlinckx
Otto Zitko