Hedwig Fijen on the politics behind chosing Murcia as the home of Manifesta 8:

This week Manifesta announced that Manifesta 8, the latest in the series of European art biennials, was going to be held in 2010 in Murcia in southern Spain. Curator/founder/director Hedwig Fijen gave the reasons to the Spanish press:

“We have chosen Murcia because it is a place of transit and crossing of cultures and because it is a region which has two faces two of the most urgent
challenges facing humankind, those of immigration and water.”

A little more here.

Chernobyl by Jaime Pitarch 2007. Manifesta 7, Bolzano, Italy

Go to RSA Arts & Ecology Blog