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The Residence (a wager for the afterlife) at MANIFESTA 9

For the first time in the history of Manifesta, the biennial will not only present an international, industry-leading selection of contemporary art. The exhibition will also consist of an impressive collection of historical works and will display the rich mining heritage in a surprising and innovative way to both local and international audiences.

Curator Cuauhtémoc Medina (Mexico City) developed the concept for Manifesta 9, addressing the social and societal impact of the recent past in Limburg. The exhibition The Deep of the Modern will be presented as a triptych. For the first section, 35 international contemporary artists are invited to create new work, paying heed to regional context, linking the local theme with global issues. The art historical section provides an overview of works of art from the 19th and 20th Centuries, with the impact of the coal industry as their subject. The third section focuses on the extensive legacy that the Limburg mining industry has left behind.

Manifesta 9 Main Venue 
Koolmijn van Waterschei-Genk
André Dumontlaan 3600 Genk

Thursday, May 31 2012
12pm – 7pm Professional and Press Preview Day
1pm Press Conference

Friday, June 1 2012
10am – 10pm Professional and Press Preview Day
6pm - 7pm Official Opening (exhibition temporarily closed)

Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays - Sundays: 10h00 - 19h00

Friday: 10h00 - 22h00