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Subject: [artacontemporana] Manifesta Journal Series 3
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Date:    Tue, December 20, 2011 1:12 pm
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Manifesta Journal Series 3

MJ#13 Fungus in the Contemporary


Manifesta Journal is pleased to announce the launch of its third series.
The format of Manifesta Journal (MJ), like the Manifesta biennial, is a
changing model. It aims to facilitate a platform for a critical analyses
into international curating and biennials in general. Every six editions,
a new editorial team from diverse areas of Europe and beyond is invited to
develop a different concept for the series, reflecting on contemporary
Europe and the world.
For the first time in MJ’s history, MJ #13-18 will be available for free
online. Readers will also soon be able to order a print-on-demand issue.
After the manual for contemporary curatorship established in the first six
issues of Manifesta Journal, MJ #1–6, by Viktor Misiano and Igor Zabel,
and which continued in the series of six issues that were realized between
2009–2011 by Chief Editor Viktor Misiano, Senior Editor Nathalie
Zonnenberg and Associate Editor Filipa Ramos, the editorial work of the
Manifesta Journal for the upcoming six issues, MJ #13–18, has been
handed over to Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez as Chief Editor and Virginie
Bobin as Associate Editor.
Manifesta Journal can be regarded as a porous platform to reconsider the
meanings and the effects of curatorial practices today, focusing on urgent
(geo)political, humanistic, instigating and controversial potentialities.
The new, encompassing subtitle, “Around Curatorial Practices” marks
the trajectory from the previous subtitle, “Journal of Contemporary
Curatorship”. The preposition “around” is devoted to what actually
moves subjectivities when they adopt the notion of curating as responding
to their practices, which are informed by drives, subversions, opacities,
risks, desires, beliefs and solidarities.
The editorial team wishes to reflect upon current practices of reading,
researching, publishing and curating that have been enabled by the
internet and its social technologies, all the while exploring new formats
and advocating the open circulation of knowledge through a free online and
downloadable Manifesta Journal. The texts are now published under Creative
Commons licence. Every two months, a blogger-in-residence is invited to
share his/her research in progress: reflections on, assessments of, and
reactions to a specific subject, starring Adnan Yildiz as our first
Changing Guest Editors have been invited to collaborate on one or more
issues of the series. MJ #13 is guest edited by the Manifesta 9 curatorial
team, under the guidance of Cuauhtémoc Medina, in collaboration with the
associate curators Katerina Gregos and Dawn Ades. MJ #14–16 will be
realized with the collaboration of Rasha Salti.
MJ#13 “Fungus in the Contemporary”
The title for MJ #13 is a metaphor of the re-activation and
re-contextualization of the 1960s in contemporary art practices in the
form of artistic or historical notions that fictionalize, spy on, or cause
delays in the contemporary condition. The “fungi” of neo-colonial
structures that are at work in most postcolonial regions, keep on
“staining” the way in which the present moment is perceived, analyzed
and doubled. It includes contributions by Dawn Ades, Magali Arriola, Sven
Augustijnen, Erick Beltrán and Victoria Noorthoorn, Bettina Knaup and
Beatrice E. Stammer, Katerina Gregos, Miguel Lopez, Cuauhtémoc Medina,
Mangelos, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Raqs Media Collective, Suely Rolnik and
Narcisse Tordoir.
The editorial team of Manifesta Journal is composed of:
Chief Editor: Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Paris
Associate Editor: Virginie Bobin, Paris
Guest Editors:
MJ#13: Cuauhtémoc Medina, in collaboration with the associate curators
Katerina Gregos and Dawn Ades
MJ#14-16: Rasha Salti, Beirut
Managing Editor: Lisa Mazza, London / Bolzano
Copy Editor: Shannon d’Avout, Paris
The design created by Paris based g.u.i. (Bachir Soussi-Chiadmi, Nicolas
Couturier) has given the MJ a new and fresh look.
Manifesta Journal is an initiative of the Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam,
the Netherlands, and is generously supported by the European Commission
and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences of the Netherlands.
In March 2012, the first of three issues (MJ #14–16) guest edited by
Rasha Salti will be released. These three issues are about “politics of
time,” in which the editorial team approaches time and art, memory and
subjectivity, in relation to the ways that late capitalist and other
societies of the Global North and South, and regimes aside from those with
heterosexual norms usually construct and present them.
Back Issues:
MJ Series 2: MJ #7 “The Grammar of the Exhibition”, MJ #8
“Collective Curating”, MJ #9 “History in the Present”, MJ #10
“The Curator as Producer”, MJ #11 “The Canon of Curating”, MJ #12
Reprint MJ Series 1: A reprint of the first series of Manifesta Journal is
available in the format of two books (MJ #1–3 and MJ #4–6).
For orders, subscriptions

Manifesta Foundation
Prinsengracht 175 hs
1015 DS Amsterdam
The Netherlands
E-mail: subscription at manifesta.org
Tel: +31 20 672 1435


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