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Closing of the edition 2022 of Manifesta14 2022 in Pristina. Barcelona will host the next edition in 2024

Arts.  Prishtina, Kosovo, 28/10/2022

The Nomadic Art Biennial closed its edition at the Kosovar capital on October 30. With an opening on July 22, in Pristina, the event has shown artistic proposals by Lúa Coderch, Núria Güell, Luz Broto, and Werker Collective, all of them with the collaboration of Institut Ramon Llull.




The 2022 edition of Manifesta14 Pristina, the Biennial of Contemporary Art, ended on October 30th. Artists Núria Güell, Lúa Coderch, Luz Broto, and Werker Collective have been part of it with the support of Institut Ramon Llull. The next edition of Manifesta will take place in Barcelona ​​in 2024.

Swap copies of house keys with Kosovar citizens or explaining in detail how banks can be expropriated are two of the actions proposed by Catalan artists at Manifesta14, the European Nomadic Biennial that in 2022 had its epicentre in Pristina (Kosovo). Since July 22, 100 days of art, performances, events and workshops have been offered to empower citizens and make them reclaim public space. The fourteenth edition had four artistic proposals with a Catalan label: Lúa Coderch, Núria Güell, Luz Broto and Werker Collective, which participated in collaboration with Institut Ramon Llull.

The title of this year's biennale was It matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories otherwise and focused on storytelling, narrative practices, memory, thinking, politics, and ways of entering and being in the public sphere.

The program included numerous urban and artistic interventions in the city's public spaces. A key element of the Biennale has been the thematic exhibition "The Grand Scheme of Things" at the iconic Grand Hotel Pristina. The exhibition unfolded across the seven floors of the building in seven themes: transition, migration, water, capital, love, ecology, and speculation.

Barcelona, the next location of Nomadic art

The upcoming edition of Manifesta will take place in Barcelona in 2024. Previous editions of the biennale took place in Rotterdam (1996), Luxembourg (1998), Ljubljana (2000), Frankfurt (2002), San Sebastian (2004), Nicosia (2006 – cancelled), Trentino-South Tyrol (2008), Murcia in dialogue with northern Africa (2010), Genk (2012), Sant Petersburg (2014), Zürich (2016), Palermo (2018) and Marseille (2020).

Manifesta was founded in the early 1990s in response to the political, financial, and social changes resulting from the end of the Cold War, signalled by the Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), and the subsequent steps to European integration. From then on, the event has become an itinerant platform focusing on the dialogue between art and society in Europe. The 15th edition will take place in Barcelona.

The Board of Manifesta has selected the bid presented by Barcelona and ten Metropolitan cities of the area for the Biennale in 2024. The Bid of Barcelona offers an ecosystem of Visual Arts with the public and private cultural fabric to face the challenges of the event.

Links:

Swap house keys or expropriate money from banks, some of the actions proposed by Catalan artists in Manifesta
https://manifesta14.org

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