March 10, 2002 - Manifesta - Manifesta 4 Participation Auction starts 19th of March
March 10, 2002

Manifesta 4 Participation Auction starts 19th of March

Manifesta 4 Participation Auction starts 19th of March

The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Manifesta 4



The city of Frankfurt/Main is host for the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Manifesta 4. From end of May 2002 until the end of August 2002, mostly young and emerging artists living and working in Europe will show their works in museums, exhibition spaces and public spaces. Manifesta was founded in the early nineties in the course of the political changes in Europe with the aim of initiating an international dialogue among artists and their respective audiences in Europe and of creating a forum for new and innovative forms of contemporary art. Since 1996 the Manifesta Biennial has taken place in changing countries and cities. It has been hosted by Rotterdam, Luxemburg and Ljubljana. Manifesta 4 is curated by Iara Boubnova, Sofia; Nuria Enguita Mayo, Barcelona; and Stephanie Moisdon Trembley, Paris.


Christoph Büchel, officially invited artist for Manifesta 4, European Biennial for Contemporary Art hosted in Frankfurt/Main, is auctioning his invitation and participation rights.

Bidding starts on the 19th of March at Lowest possible offer is 1 $ ( 1,15). Bids can be made until the 29th of March and will be accepted from any persons.

The winner of the auction i.e. the buyer of the participation rights will be fully accepted and treated as any other invited artist in the exhibition by the curators and organizers of Manifesta 4 and will be subject to the same rules and regulations.The form of participation is subject to the consensus of the curators Iara Boubnova, Stéphanie Moisdon Trembley and Nuria Enguita Mayo.
The exhibition will take place between May 24th and August 25th 2002 in different venues in Frankfurt/Main.


Preview visit in Frankfurt/Main. Travel & accomodation costs and a per diem for the participant will be covered by Manifesta.

Presentation of a project or works within the different exhibition venues of Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt: Portikus, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurter Art Association, Städel School, public space, etc.

Publications: The work or project of the participant will be documented in both the short guide and the catalogue accompanying the exhibition.

Budget: The production budget depends on the project or work and is subject to the consensus of the curators as for all other invited artists. Within the agreed upon budget the following services will be provided by Manifesta 4:
artist’s fee, production of the work, shipment to Frankfurt, installation and maintenance in Frankfurt, insurance, return shipment, travel & accomodation and per diems for the participant.

Documentation: 6 copies of the catalogue, two installation shots, full set of press-clippings

Additional information and verification:
Online-auction and product of sale: Manifesta 4:
Dealer: Maccarone Inc., NY, contact: T: ++1 212-431-4977,

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