WHAT ARE THE PARALLEL EVENTS OF A BIENNIAL FOR CONTEMPORARY ART?
October 2010 – (quoted from MANIFESTA 8 webpage)
A program of Parallel Events recurs at each consecutive Manifesta biennial. It is a cultural project and communication platform closely aligned to the Region of Murcia. Its main focus is to involve individual artists and inter-disciplinary cultural producers who live and work in the region, and to work with local institutions, art organisations and other cultural events.
Initiated by Manifesta 8 together with Murcia Cultural, the Parallel Events program aims to give a broader view of all aspects of the local cultural scene, catering to the regional, national and international public. A core part of the project is our open-call to local artists, social groups and cultural events, to establish links with local and international projects in a diverse list of art spaces and non-conventional venues, including wine cellars hosting contemporary art exhibitions, offering the visitor a chance to taste the best regional wines, increasingly ranked among the world’s finest.