In just over two months, on June 11, 2016, Manifesta 11 will roll into town in Zurich to share the best in contemporary European art. Maurizio Cattelan is working together with a Paralympic athlete. Teresa Margolles with a transsexual sex worker, Marguerite Humeau with an engineer for robotic and Shelly Nadashi with a literature teacher. Another of the participating artists, French author Michel Houellebecq, has teamed up with a doctor to present Manifesta visitors a meticulous evaluation of his health.
Each edition of this nomadic biennial focuses on the idiosyncrasies and character of its host city. In Zurich that means an emphasis on work and industry. The working title of this exhibition is “What People do for Money”. What do I do for money? What does my work do to me at the same time? The cura- torial concept developed by Christian Jankowski for Manifesta 11 is focused on the fields of work found in Zurich and their relation to art.
The eleventh edition of Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, will take place from June 11 to September 18, 2016 in Zurich. Since three of our editors live in Zurich, we will report firsthand on the most exciting exhibitions.
image: Rendering of Pavillon of Reflections © ETH Studio Emerson