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Manifesta 12

The Director of London’s ICA, Stefan Kalmár, on why publicly funded institutions must respond to the emergencies defining our world today

Susanne von Falkenhausen on this summer’s 10th Berlin Biennale, Manifesta 12 and the future of biennials

This edition of the nomadic biennial has Palermo's Orto Botanico at its heart, exploring ideas of growth, cross-pollination, and hope

With a new performance work for Manifesta 12 in Palermo, the Amsterdam-based artist explores a state of continuous partial attention

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