On Board MANIFESTA 10
2014 - In Lectures, Writing & moreMANIFESTA 10 On Board
7 - 11 October 2014
MANIFESTA 10 On Board brings together three hundred artists, students, and arts professionals from the Nordic and Baltic region and Russia on an overnight ferry trip from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. The program addresses the context in which MANIFESTA 10 is presented and the issues related to its presence in Russia. On board participants will examine Russia’s socio-cultural and political impact on MANIFESTA 10 through discussion on the topic of censorship/self-censorship. What does censorship mean in this region? What is its impact on the work of artists and arts organizations? The program begins on board the St. Peter Line ferry in Helsinki and is followed by an optional program of events in St. Petersburg.
An exciting mix of leading Russian and international artists, theorists, and curators are participating in the On Board panel discussions and will present performances, critical discussions, video screenings, and interactive workshops during the overnight boat trip. The program will kick-off with introductory remarks from MANIFESTA 10 Curator Kasper König and Manifesta Director Hedwig Fijen; and a keynote address from Moscow professor Madina Tlostanova about the arts in Russia today and her research on the decolonization of post-Soviet countries and cultural politics in relationship to MANIFESTA 10’s current presence in Russia.
On Board panel discussions:
‘Artist as Activist’: moderated by Belgian philosopher, activist, and writer Lieven De Cauter. Panelists: Anton Polsky/Make (Russia), Tatiana Volkova (Russia), Antti Majava (Finland), Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Finland), Per Oskar Leu (Norway) and Marie Nerland (Norway).
‘Censorship from a Globalized Perspective’: moderated by Sepake Angiama (UK). Panelists: Kasper König (Germany), Dmitri Ozerkov (Russia), Hedwig Fijen (The Netherlands), Deimantas Narkevičius (Lithuania), Timo Toots (Estonia), Tue Greenfort (Denmark), and Anna Horsberg Hansen (Norway).
Ukrainian artist Alevtina Kakhidze will provide visual commentary throughout the panel discussions.
On Board video screenings, performances and workshops:
A workshop with artists Emily Newman (USA), Olga Jitlina (Russia), and Sasha Sizova (Russia); video programs curated by Russian artist Maria Godovannaya and the Norwegian art collective FRANK; performance and video ‘The Floating Ghost’ curatorial project by Jussi Koitela (Finland) in collaboration with Swedish artist Anna Johansson, Anna Breu (Finland) and Tero Nauha (Finland); presentation by The Contemporary Art Triennial for School Students Eksperimenta! (Estonia).
Manifesta 10 On Board has been produced by Manifesta in collaboration with Frame Visual Art Finland, Centre for Contemporary Arts Estonia and OCA Office for Contemporary Art Norway. Supported by the Nordic Culture Fund.
Photos: Manifesta Biennial