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Manifesta

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The central thrust of the exhibition positions Sicily as the fulcrum of geopolitical conflicts over migration, trade, security and surveillance

‘What is being exhibited at Manifesta, above all, is Palermo itself’

With the 12th edition of the itinerant European biennial opening in Palermo, what do local artists, curators and gallerists think of the project?

Jan Verwoert considers the history of Manifesta, European politics and whether an art exhibition can unlock the historical potential of a place

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Ahead of Manifesta’s opening in Palermo next summer, the importance of remembering an alternative Mediterranean modernism

Gustav Metzger has died aged 90; director of the Met resigns

Rosemarie Trockel's art collection is destroyed and Atena Farghadani is released from prison

Manifesta announces its line-up and Bobby Miller brings charges against the Mapplethorpe Foundation: the latest news from the art world

Michael Snow, So is This (1982)

Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy

The shock cancellation of Manifesta 6 raises questions about the role of contemporary art in contested regions