Katherine Bernhardt, Cigarettes and Toilet Paper, Black and Pink, 2016, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 96 × 120". From Manifesta 11: “What People Do for Money—Some Joint Venture.”

Manifesta 11: “What People Do for Money—Some Joint Venture”

Various Venues
June 11–September 18

Curated by Christian Jankowski with Francesca Gavin

The title of this year’s Manifesta describes the curator’s scheme bluntly enough. Over the past two years, Jankowski has embedded artists in thirty businesses and workplaces around Zurich—ranging from a dentist’s office to a Michelin-starred restaurant to a police station—where they’ve developed site-specific works. The main exhibition, a survey of modern and contemporary art on the theme of labor, will be presented in the Löwenbräu art complex and at the Helmhaus. The biennial will also include a “Pavilion of Reflections”—a floating wooden platform on Lake Zurich with an open-air cinema, swimming pool, and bar—designed by students of ETH Zürich under the direction of professor Tom Emerson. Performance programming will unfold at the renovated Cabaret der Künstler—Zunfthaus Voltaire, which occupies the former site of the Cabaret Voltaire, the legendary Dada nightclub established in 1916.