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‘PARALLEL EVENTS MANIFESTA 9 : ManifestlyPresent / ManifestAanwezig’, CASTLE OUD REKEM (BE)
3 June - 30 September 2012

'ManifestlyPresent' / ManifestAanwezig' is part of the Parallel Events Manifesta 9: The European Biennale of Contemporary Art in Genk (Belgium).

What happened earlier ...
Shanghai Art Museum 'A Story of the Image', 30 April - 21 June 2009. A few days before the official opening of the exhibit, the Chinese government ordered an artwork by Toon Tersas (1968) entitled "How the cultural revolution happens" to be removed on account of its critical message. The exhibit opened as planned, without any further comment from the curators, and the incident vanished into obscurity. It is only later that we found out about this blatant violation of artistic freedom.
ManifestlyPresent is not an overview of the most important dissident artists of the past century. We do, however, see it as our mission to provide a platform for the artist, his freedom of thought and his work. The safeguard of the artist's identity and artistic freedom is the core issue.
Art as a statement and recognition of a call: "Here I am, I exist"!
Sometimes through a distinctive studio setting, as an indirect manifest;
Sometimes as a manifestly present artist in the art scene past or present;
Sometimes as a manifest presence of the unknown absent artist;
Sometimes through the artwork itself as an illustration of the manifest presence of time and social changes;

Artists: Ai Weiwei (CN) Virginie Bailly (BE) Jan Carlier (BE) Edgar Cobián (MX) Vaast Colson (BE) Fred Eerdekens (BE) Hadassah Emmerich (NL) Gluklay (RU) Gesine Grundmann (DE) Ni Haifeng (CN/NL) Roderick Hietbrink (NL) Ilya Kabakov (RU) Martin Kippenberger (DE) Sylvie Macias Diaz (ES/BE) Sergey Maslov (RU) Jaap Mooy (NL) Kyoko Murase (JP) Otobong Nkanga (NG) Honoré d'O (BE) Eduardo Padilha (BR/GB) Ibrahim Quraishi (KE/NL) Peter Rogiers (BE) Chéri Samba (CG) Wilhelm Sasnal (PL) Kelly Schacht (BE) Andreas Schmitten (DE) Berndnaut Smilde (NL) Toon Tersas (BE) Rinus Van De Velde (NL) Han van Wetering (NL) Koen Vanmechelen (BE) Leon Vranken (BE) Jack Whitten (US)
Curated by Annemie Van Laethem

Location: Kasteel d'Aspremont-Lynden, Groenplaats 1- (BE)
3621 Oud-Rekem
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11-18h