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Michel Houellebecq and Dr. med. Henry Perschak, Facharzt für Allgemeine Innere Medizin© Manifesta 11
Michel Houellebecq and Dr. med. Henry Perschak, Facharzt für Allgemeine Innere Medizin
© Manifesta 11
Manifesta 11: What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures
ZURICH  •  various venues  •  11 June - 18 September 2016

Manifesta is the only roving biennial of contemporary art. From Rotterdam to Frankfurt to San Sebastian and St. Petersburg – its journey has taken it all over Europe. Between June and September 2016, Zurich hosts Manifesta 11. Featuring 130 artists, a floating pavilion and 38 parallel events, Manifesta venues and activities are scattered all over the city. Under theme of “What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures”, artists from all over the world are getting together with representatives of Zurich-based occupations.

For example, the Catalan artist Carles Congost is working with the Zurich Fire Brigade to produce a film, Simply the Best, which will address the differences between a vocation and wage labour. 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.

The 30 new productions follow the format of the Joint Venture. Each of these artistic projects is exhibited in three different ways: at a satellite venue, in a classical art institution and in the form of a film screened at the Pavillon of Reflections.

The historical exhibition, which comprise over 100 positions, is being co-curated by Manifesta 11 Chief Curator Christian Jankowski together with English Curator Francesca Gavin.

The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction take up and
explore the various ways in which current and historical working worlds have been portrayed in art.

Manifesta was conceived in the early 1990s as a nomadic, European biennial of contemporary art, responding to the new social, cultural and political reality that emerged in the aftermath of the Cold War.

Following a desire to explore the psychological and geographical territory of Europe and to provide a dynamic platform for cultural exchange throughout the region, it takes place every two years in a different European city. Along with the Venice Biennale and documenta in Kassel, Manifesta is one of the foremost art events in Europe.

Manifesta 11 Website


Events in Jazz

Montreux Jazz Festival
MONTREUX  •  various venues  •  1 - 16 July 2016
A big pop music carnival under jazz cover on the "Swiss Riviera." The festival’s increasingly doubtful premise is that the pop stars who perform in the nobly named Auditorium Stravinsky and Miles Davis Hall draw a wider audience which will then be introduced to jazz and grow to love it: Herbie Hancock, John Schofield, Al Jarreau, Randy Weston, Charles Lloyd, Lisa Simone, Jamie Cullum, Muse, Lana del Rey, Angélique Kidjo, Bill Evans, Sigur Ros, PJ Harvey, Jean Michel Jarre, Neil Young, Patti Smith, Santana, Van Morrison, Manu Katché, Deep Purple, PJ Harvey, Quincy Jones, Future, Slayer, Meshuggar, Marcus Miller and Laurent Garnier among others.

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016

Contact: Tel: (41) 848 80 08 00

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