Manifesta 6 March news


We are pleased to report that the open call for applications to the Manifesta 6 School resulted in an overwhelming response, with more than 750 applications submitted by artists, writers, filmmakers and cultural producers from nearly 40 countries on all continents. The applicants include a large segment of rather accomplished young art professionals therefore the selection process will be very competitive. The selections are already in progress and the finalists will be contacted by the end of March.

Manifesta 6 will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus from 23 September to 17 December 2006.


The International Foundation Manifesta and Manifesta 6 invite you for a glass of wine with the Manifesta 6 Curators Mai Abu ElDahab, Anton Vidokle and Florian Waldvogel at the book launch of Notes for an Art School in Berlin during the opening of the 4th Berlin Biennial on Saturday, 25 March, 2006 from 6.30pm at Pro qm bookshop: Alte Schöenhauser Strasse 48, D-10119 Berlin, Tel: + 49 30.24728520, Email:

Notes for an Art School, the first publication of Manifesta 6 School Books, is an anthology of essays and interviews by artists, curators, theorists and educators on the topic of art education. Contributors are Mai Abu ElDahab, Babak Afrassiabi, Julie Ault, Martin Beck, Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Olaf Metzel, Haris Pellapaisiotis, Tobias Rehberger, Walid Sadek, Nasrin Tabatabai, Jan Verwoert, Anton Vidokle and Florian Waldvogel. The book lays the theoretical ground for Manifesta 6, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, for which the curators of Manifesta 6 propose to challenge the conventional format of the large-scale exhibition and, alternatively, set up the Manifesta 6 School. Notes for an Art School is designed and typeset by Dexter/Sinister, Nicosia, and distributed internationally by IDEA Books: It can be ordered through and A digital version of the book’s essays can be found on the Manifesta 6 website:


We invite you to join in the discussion at the Manifesta 6 online forum: .The online discussion will focus on a number of topics raised in Notes for an Art School and the Manifesta Coffee Break, which took place in Nicosia, Cyprus in January 2006. The book and the conference considered the possibilities and problems of art education while engaging with several issues such as goals and structures of a school, its ideological contexts, its possibilities for relevant cultural production, its relationship to social, political and geographical conditions, and the level of its discursive involvement. We welcome your participation in this important discussion.

For more information, contact Mahita El Bacha Urieta at Manifesta 6: – Tel: + 357 22 797 388 or the International Foundation Manifesta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: – Tel: + 31 (0) 20 672 14 35

  • Manifesta 6 is organised by Nicosia for Art Ltd., member of the Nicosia Municipality, and the International Foundation Manifesta. Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art is initiated and co-produced by the International Foundation Manifesta, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Manifesta 6 is supported by Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, Nicosia Municipality, European Commission’s Culture 2000 Framework Programme, Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Nicosia Municipal Art Centre – Associated with the Pierides Foundation, European Cultural Foundation, Ford Foundation, Mondriaan Foundation, American Centre Foundation, Cyprus Airways, KEO, Audi, Centrum Hotel, Bank of Cyprus and G. Charalambous Ltd.

*Notes for an Art School is published and commissioned by International Foundation Manifesta in Amsterdam and Manifesta 6 in Nicosia, and supported by European Commission’s Culture 2000 Framework Programme, European Cultural Foundation and Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.

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