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  • Manifesta 2

    Various Venues
    Luxembourg
    June 28–October 11

    The nomadic biennial Manifesta goes up this summer in the city of Luxembourg, the smallest European capital. In a certain sense, though, the site is not so important, since one ambition of the show is to prove the irrelevance of borders to contemporary art. Curators Robert Fleck, Maria Lind, and Barbara Vanderlinden have based their show not on a particular theme but on the most compelling work they discovered in traveling to every European country—from Iceland to Albania. For more than a year they’ve been racking up thousands of euromiles scrutinizing local scenes and selecting the forty-seven artists who will be included in the show. The catalogue also casts a wide net, including forty authors—one for each country the curators visited.