Manifesta 11 — The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, to be held from 22 June to 18 September 2016 in Zurich, has unveiled part of its programme.
Titled “What People Do For Money: Some Joint Ventures”, the festival will be presenting some thirty productions made by linking a known artist and an individual outside the world of art with a skill from another domain. We thus find Maurizio Cattelan teaming up with a Paralympian athlete, Marguerite Humeau with robotics engineers, and Shelly Nadashi with a literature professor. Meanwhile, Michel Houellebecq has decided to join forces with a physicist to offer festival visitors a health check-up. Finally, the Cabaret Voltaire will be transformed into a guildhall for artists, with an office-like interior and a new plastic bay window on the building’s façade.
German artist Christian Jankowski has been appointed the general curator for this 11th edition of Manifesta.