A*DESK Spotlights Manifesta 14, including Stanislava Pinchuk’s Europe Without Monuments

11 Aug 2022

“Manifesta is a powerful “wake-up call” to the international community through art lovers, collectors, artists and journalists, who come from all over the world… The show doesn’t stop in Prishtina, and 45 km away is Mitrovica, an epicentre of tensions between Kosovars and Serbs. There, on the river that divides the city, in the shadow of a bridge still patrolled by NATO soldiers is Stanislava Pinchuk’s installation Europe without Monuments, a thoughtful meditation on the positive potential and danger of monuments”

María Muñoz form A*DESK spotlights the 14th edition of Manifesta, the European nomadic biennial that opened its doors on 22 July in Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo.

This year’s central theme explores new practices and modes of collective storytelling, how we create stories and share them across cultures and communities; very appropriate for the current geopolitical situation.

Image: Stanislava Pinchuk, Europe Without Monuments, 2022, steel & zinc, textile, acrylic paint and wood | Photography by Marcello Maranzan