Manifesta is staged in Russia


Europe’s ‘vagabonding biennial’ (staged in Belgium, Spain and Italy in past years) is hosted by the Sate Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg this year. The exhibition will activate the city’s entire Winter Palace and General Staff Building complex.

Marking the 250th anniversary of the Hermitage, and the twentieth anniversary of Manifesta, German curator Kasper König’s vision favours an exhibition in which contemporary art by artists such as Francis Alÿs, Karla Black or Pavel Pepperstein, dialogue with the museum’s collection responding profoundly to their context. It promises to be controversial and opens on 27th June.