The 'floating seminar' from Helsinki to St Petersburg – MANIFESTA 10 On Board – addressed important questions and provoked often volatile conversations during its program. Via panel discussions, performances and workshops the participants considered whether MANIFESTA 10 should have been cancelled in St. Petersburg, explored what restrictions and forms of censorship the organizers faced, discussed the responsibilities of artists and curators and encouraged greater collaborations among artists in the region. The program continued with further events and discussions on shore in St. Petersburg over the following three days. The On Board program may not have resolved all the questions raised, but it did successfully act to foster new relationships and friendships between a wide range of arts professionals and students from across Europe and Russia, who will continue to contemplate these issues together.
More information about the program you can find here.
The MANIFESTA 10 On Board was in collaboration with: Frame Visual Art Finland, Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia and the Office for Contemporary Art Norway.
Supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, Trust for Mutual Understanding and Consulate General of Finland St.Petersburg.