Manifesta, the Nomadic European Biennial, has a 25-year history of commissioning performance-based projects, starting with the iconic performance Pavlov's Dog by Oleg Kulik during the first edition of Manifesta in Rotterdam in 1996. Other examples include Tino Seghal’s first-ever commissioned performance by a Biennial: ‘Instead of allowing something to rise up to your face dancing Bruce and Dan and other things’ at Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt in 2000 and Francis Alÿs’ iconic work ‘Lada Kopeika Project’ which was staged in the Hermitage at Manifesta 10 in St Petersburg in 2014. Lastly, at Manifesta 12 in Palermo in 2018, Nora Turato created a memorable performance ‘I’m happy to own my implicit biases’.
Following in the tradition of presenting time-based works, Manifesta has invited Hungarian artist Andrea Éva Győri, who took part in Manifesta 11 in Zürich, to produce a new performance especially for this edition of Amsterdam Art Weekend.
Image: Andrea Éva Győri, Space for Becoming a Tiger, 2019, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, courtesy of Manifesta