Berlin-based Christian Jankowski has been appointed Chief Curator of Manifesta 11, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which will be hosted in Zurich, Switzerland in 2016. Christian Jankowski will start working in November 2014 towards conceptualizing the 11th edition of Manifesta.
"As Chair of the M11 Curatorial Selection Committee*, it gives me great pleasure to announce that German artist Christian Jankowski has been selected as the Manifesta 11 Chief Curator. For the first time in Manifesta’s history, an individual artist will take the position of Chief Curator and will work on a project for an entire urban environment. Jankowski will investigate the whole array of art’s authorship, its production and its reflection on Zurich’s professional landscape. In doing so, Manifesta 11’s Chief Curator approaches the complex identities of the city in an unexpected way, reaching out to audiences beyond the inner circle of contemporary art biennials.” Hedwig Fijen, Manifesta Director
Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, selected the City of Zurich as Manifesta 11 Host for 2016. Zurich offered the opportunity for Manifesta to research an urban environment for the first time. Manifesta 11 in Zurich means that the complex and rapidly changing identity of the city will be the object of close curatorial examination.
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