The Manifesta Journal Reader
The Manifesta Journal Reader is a book that compiles twenty-eight articles translated into Russian, selected from the previous seventeen issues of the Manifesta Journal, one of the first international professional publications on contemporary curatorship.
The collection of texts, based on the practices and theories of contemporary curating, is edited by Viktor Misiano, co-founder of the Manifesta Journal with Igor Zabel, the former chief editor of Manifesta Journal, critic, and curator, in collaboration with Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, current Manifesta Journal chief editor and the support of Virginie Bobin, a former associated editor.
The Manifesta Journal Reader functions as a comprehensive textbook for Russian curators, comprised of a wide-reaching sequence of both theoretical and pragmatic articles on contemporary artistic and curatorial practices written by outstanding international curators and intellectuals, including Russian thinkers such as Viktor Mazin and Viktor Misiano but also international thinkers like Mary Anne Staniszewski, Carlos Basualdo, Rasha Salti, Cuauhtemoc Medina, John Akomfrah or Fatima El-Tayed.
Editors: Viktor Misiano, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez
Published by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College), St Petersburg State University, Manifesta Foundation and the Calvert 22 Foundation.