The Armory Show, ARCOmadrid and Art Cologne partner to host the opening reception for Manifesta 9, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art Event to take place on May 31, 2012 at 7 pm
Today, Paul Morris, Founding Director of The Armory Show, announced with Carlos Urroz, Director of ARCOmadrid and Daniel Hug, Director of Art Cologne, a unique partnership between the three leading art fairs in support of Manifesta 9, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art.
The three international modern and contemporary art fairs, representing the United States, Spain and Germany, have partnered to celebrate the opening weekend of Manifesta 9 in an effort to support the international art community and to convey a unique message, where, in an ever more expansive and global art world, partnerships such as these illustrate an inclusive open exchange of ideas. The 2012 edition of Manifesta will commence June 2nd and will continue through September 30th, 2012 in Genk (Limburg, Belgium). The biennial will feature a range of historical and contemporary material, including an international roster of leading artists including Robert Smithson, Raqs Media Collective, Henry Moore, Jeremy Deller and Christian Boltanski.