October 14, 2008 - Serpentine Galleries - Manifesto Marathon
October 14, 2008

Manifesto Marathon

Image: Zak Kyes
Copyright: Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Gallery Manifesto Marathon
18-19 October 2008

Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA
T 020 7402 6075
F 020 7402 4103


Manifesto Marathon, the third in the Serpentine Gallery’s acclaimed series of Marathon events, takes place on the 18 and 19 October in the closing weekend of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008, designed by Frank Gehry.

Conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Manifesto Marathon comes at a time when artists are working less in formal groups and defined artistic movements. The Marathon showcases different generations of artists alongside practitioners from the worlds of literature, design, science, philosophy, music and film who are experimenting with the historical notion of the manifesto.

The Manifesto Marathon draws on the Serpentine Gallery’s close proximity with Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park, which has been used as a platform by Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, George Orwell and William Morris, among many others. Participants in the Manifesto Marathon include:

Marina Abramovic, Athanasios Argianas, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Christian Boltanski, Nicolas Bourriaud, Andrea Branzi, Paul Chan, Peter Cook, Minerva Cuevas, Ekaterina Degot, Jimmie Durham, Brian Eno, Henry Flynt, Yona Friedman, Gilbert & George, John Giorno, Fritz Haeg, K8 Hardy, Susan Hefuna, Eric Hobsbawm, Karl Holmqvist, Stewart Home, Charles Jencks, Terence Koh, Silvia Kolbowski, Hilary Koob-Sassen, Rem Koolhaas, Zak Kyes, Nick Laessing, John Latham, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Manifesto Club, Tom McCarthy, Jonas Mekas, Nathaniel Mellors, Gustav Metzger, Ingo Niermann, Yoko Ono, Claude Parent, Adam Pendleton, Falke Pisano, PLATFORM, Yvonne Rainer, Raqs Media Collective, Lee Scrivner, Tino Sehgal, Taryn Simon, SpRoUt, Barbara Steveni, Elaine Sturtevant, Mark Titchner, Jalal Toufic, Agnès Varda, Ben Vautier, Mark Wallinger, Mark Aerial Waller and Giles Round, Richard Wentworth, Vivienne Westwood, Stephen Willats.

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Commission was conceived by Julia Peyton-Jones, Serpentine Gallery Director and Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes, in 2000.

- Manifesto Marathon Day 1: Saturday 18 October, 12 noon – 9pm
- Manifesto Marathon Day 2: Sunday 19 October, 10am – 5pm
- Tickets available from Ticketweb, 08700 600 100, www.ticketweb.co.uk. Or at the Serpentine Gallery Lobby Desk, 020 7402 6075
- Nearest Tube: South Kensington or Lancaster Gate
- Recorded information 020 7298 1515, www.serpentinegallery.org

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