On Making Manifest
Statements by Artists at the HISK
Published by HISK
The role of the manifesto in the life and work of artists has changed dramatically over the years, from proclamation to whisper, proscription to question. In these artist texts, the question of what the “manifesto” form can be or offer in the contemporary art landscape is approached in myriad ways, questioned, and reinvented. On Making Manifest brings together texts from eighteen artists in residence at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in 2012. The project, begun as a conversation, quickly took on a life of its own, becoming not only an interesting collection of artists’ words, but a document of a particular place and moment in the conversation which is contemporary art.
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