MANIFESTA 4 CATALOG
European Biennial of Contemporary Art
The »European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Manifesta« was established in the early nineties, in the course of the political changes in Europe, with the goal to initiate a dialogue across the European borders between young artists and the respective public, creating a forum for new and innovative forms of contemporary art. It has since then become one of the most important platforms for current positions in art. Manifesta defines itself as part of a dynamic process. Since 1996 it takes place in varying countries and cities throughout Europe. The city of Frankfurt/Main hosted the »Manifesta 4, European Biennial of Contemporary Art«. In spring and summer of 2002 predominantly young artists, who live and work in Europe, presented their works in Frankfurt museums, exhibition spaces and public venues. The participating artists were selected by a team of independent curators: Iara Boubnova from the Institute of Contemporary Art in Sofia, Nuria Enguita Mayo, chief curator of the Antoni Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona, and Stéphanie Moisdon Trembley, independent curator from Paris.