Hedwig Fijen, director of Manifesta, and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, creative mediator of Manifesta 12 and partner of the architecture studio OMA, open up about the themes impregnating the latest edition of their itinerant event. Using the city of Palermo as their focal point, they reflect on the complexities of the contemporary world, the research process that led to the making of Atlas, the comprehensive publication condensing the study of the town’s histories and voices, and the many projects realized specifically for the city, involving not only artists and thinkers, but also its native inhabitants.
The exhibition, Handmade Acoustics—curated by Joanna Zielinska and on view at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw—condenses all the aspects of Tori Wrånes’ transdisciplinary practice, which interposes music, visual tropes, and performative arts.
Starting from its title, Kirchgängerbanger, Slavs and Tatars’ exhibition at ar/ge kunst in Bolzano is inspired by Johann Georg Hamann, a German philosopher and prominent figure of the Counter-Enlightenment, known for his cryptic use of language, irony, wit, and juxtaposition of the vernacular with faith.
With Dependencies, on show at WIELS, Brussels, Hana Miletić presents a new series of works that deal with the act of weaving. In conversation with Vincent van Velsen, the artist, who has a background in photography, opens up about the implications of weaving—a craft that allows her to connect with her childhood in former Yugoslavia —as an act of care, repair and collaboration, a lengthy process that also allows her to reflect on issues of representation and social reproduction, while giving insights about her use of photography and the linkages between photography and weaving.
Ghost Stories of the British Museum, a project by Noah Angell and Francis Gooding—initiated in 2016, first exhibited at Rib in Rotterdam—documents the rich internal folklore of haunted spaces, unquiet objects, and inexplicable occurrences that has long circulated privately among the British Museum’s former and current employees.