MANIFESTA 10's Public Program curated by Joanna Warsza features, among others, Lado Darakhvelidze (DAI, 2010)

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MANIFESTA 10 includes newly commissioned works for various public spaces throughout the city of St. Petersburg. Participating artists include Pavel Braila (Moldova/Germany), Lado Darakhvelidze (Georgia/Netherlands), and Alevtina Kakhidze (Ukraine). MANIFESTA 10 critically responds to the current social-political circumstances, its conflicts and complexities in Russia and Ukraine. A series of time-based projects will intervene in the city of St. Petersburg and its cultural, historical, and social complexity with context-responsive commissions and debates, events, pop-up shows, and discursive platforms as an integral part of the exhibition. The public program is curated by Joanna Warsza.

With four weeks to go until the opening (28 June), further details of the new commissions for MANIFESTA 10, the European Biennial for Contemporary Art, along with public and education programs, have been announced. Kasper König has commissioned new works from artists including Francis Alÿs (Mexico/Belgium), Karla Black (UK), Marlene Dumas (South Africa/Netherlands), Yasumasa Morimura (Japan), Tatzu Nishi (Japan/Germany), and Susan Philipsz (UK/Germany), whose works will all be displayed among the historic collection of the Winter Palace. Rineke Dijkstra (Netherlands), Dominique Gonzales-Foerster (France/Brazil), Thomas Hirschhorn (Switzerland/France), Erik van Lieshout (Netherlands), Boris Mikhailov (Ukraine/Germany), Wolfgang Tillmans (Germany) and Otto Zitko (Austria) will all have their new works presented in the General Staff Building—the new modern and contemporary wing of the State Hermitage Museum.

For the full list of participating artists, please visit

Chto Delat has withdrawn from MANIFESTA 10

AICA ~ MANIFESTA debate in Amsterdam