This year Manifesta, the nomadic European contemporary art biennial, travels to the Italian city of Palermo. Selected by the Manifesta team, Palermo was chosen for its representation of two important themes that have come to shape contemporary Europe: migration and climate changes, and how these issues impact our cities. Manifesta 12’s main ambition is to work in a truly interdisciplinary way with local communities in order to rethink the basic architectural, urban, economic, social and cultural structures of the city. The city will play host to a number of exhibitions, performances, multi-media experiments, talks and workshops. There will also be a pre-biennial program which will develop a theoretical framework for the biennial and will set out the parameters of the city’s revitalisation process. Find out more about Manifesta 12 from their website.
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