Serpentine Gallery Manifesto Marathon
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nicola Lees, Julia Peyton-Jones
, 2009 - Art
- 283 pages
Manifesto Marathon, the third in the Serpentine Gallery's acclaimed series of Marathon events, took place in the closing weekend of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008, designed by Frank Gehry. This publication showcases a new generation of artists alongside practitioners from the worlds of literature, design, science, philosophy, music and film who were returning to the historical notion of the manifesto. The Manifesto Marathon came at a time when artists had begun to work less in formal groups and defined artistic movements. It drew on the Serpentine Gallery's close proximity to Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, which has been used as a platform by Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, George Orwell and William Morris, among many other political and cultural icons. Featuring 'manifestos' by a diverse range of cultural figures and artists including: Marina Abramovic, Christian Boltanski, Brian Eno, Gilbert & George, Charles Jencks, Rem Koolhaas, Yoko Ono, Ai Weiwei, Mark Wallinger and Stephen Willats among many others. English text.