Manifesta is the European Nomadic Biennial, which originated in the early 1990s in response to the political, economic, and social change following the end of the Cold War and the subsequent steps towards European integration.
Manifesta 13 investigates emerging developments in contemporary art, set within a European context presenting new aspects and forms of artistic expression.
Manifesta has developed into a platform for dialogue between art and society by inviting the cultural and artistic community to produce new creative experiences with, and for, the context in which it takes place.
Manifesta rethinks the relations between culture and society investigating and catalysing positive social change in Europe through contemporary culture in a continuous dialogue with the social sphere of a specific place.
Manifesta was founded by the Dutch art historian, Hedwig Fijen. Each new edition is fundraised individually and managed by a mix of a permanent international team and local specialists.
Manifesta 13 Marseille
Manifesta 13 Marseille is divided into three different, yet connected, programmes that have been created over the past two years and are constantly evolving.
At the heart of Manifesta 13 Marseille stands Traits d’union.s, the leading biennial programme conceptualised and brought together by Manifesta’s Artistic Team comprised of four outstanding practitioners in their fields of contemporary art and architecture. Traits d’union.s will officially open its doors on the 7th of June to the greater public yet will also have a public programme in the lead up to the biennial as of October 2019. The pre-biennial urban study Le Grand Puzzle forms a blueprint for the artistic concept of Manifesta 13 Marseille.
Secondly, Le Tiers Programme, an initiative of Manifesta’s Education and Mediation department that has been created together with educators, mediators, artists, researchers, teachers and other inhabitants of Marseille. Discover here the programme.
Lastly, Les Parallèles du Sud, Manifesta’s collateral projects and events highlight the plethora of rich and diverse cultural initiatives in Marseille and its region. Les Parallèles du Sud will run throughout the biennial time period. So, international creative participants will temporarily move to the South of France as to be part of Manifesta 13 Marseille.
Paris Design Week in the heart of the city from September 3rd to 12th, 2020 to support the commercial activities of professionals in decoration, design and fine crafts in Paris.
The next edition of Maison&Objet Paris will be held from January 22nd to 26th, 2021
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid
Mercedes-Benz and Fashion – Just a perfect combination.
The demands on fashion and cars are very similar – making a decision to buy a particular type of car or a specific outfit defines the way in which we present ourselves. A trendsetting design, therefore, plays a central role both in fashion and the world of automobiles. As the title sponsor and initiator of the new MBFW, Mercedes-Benz will keep offering designers a platform to present their collections.
Over the past years, Mercedes-Benz has established itself globally as a partner of select fashion events.
The brand is currently involved in more than 60 fashion platforms all over the world. Mercedes-Benz furthermore supports select international fashion events and in recent years has made a name for itself in particular for promoting talented young designers.
The twenty-fifth edition of miart, the international exhibition of modern and contemporary art in Milan, originally scheduled from 17 to 19 April, will now take place from 11 to 13 September 2020.
Milano Art Week will also be held during the same week, from 7 to 13 September.
The decision to postpone both events has been made in the interest of the health of visitors and exhibitors, in light of the spread of Covid-19.
The new dates are an occasion for miart and Milano ArtWeek to be one of the first events of the new artistic and cultural season.
All updates will be available online on the website www.miart.it/en
FOAID is the most important Architecture and Interior Design Festival in India.
Festival of Architecture & Interior Designing (FOAID) has, in its six-year run, created a niche for itself through credible recognition as one of the most looked forward to celebrations of design.
The field of architecture and design in India boasts of some honourable names and FOAID is proud of being associated with prominent architects and interior designers, gen-next design professionals, and design students through a series of concurrent events.
FOAID 2020 edition is geared up to welcome over 6000 design professionals and 1000+ registered delegates across 2 cities:
New Delhi – 18 -19 September 2020
Mumbai – 11-12 December 2020
Young designers will actively interact with industry stalwarts at the power-packed Design Manthan conference.
Above all, 30,000 sq. ft. Design Arena exhibition will be a witness to a stellar collection of professional works. However student installations, art galleries, and innovative products from leading brands across the field of design.
Certainly, FOAID celebrates the ingenuity of design, best experienced through scintillating conversations with well-minded peers.
In short, it offers unmatched opportunities to up and coming designers and ignites inspiration for visitors to think beyond.
No other festival brings together everyone from design students to established professionals under such an elaborate format.
To sum up, FOAID is the exhibition where innovation is manifested through path-breaking initiations.
Feria Hábitat Valencia is the showcase to the world of creativity, innovation and design Made in Spain.
The offer integrates all elements of the habitat for the home and facilities such as furniture, lighting, kitchen, decoration and home textiles.
Timetable (Tuesday 22 to Friday 25th September)
10:00 – 19:00 h. /18:00 Friday
The 14. Edition of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK takes place from September 25 to October 4, 2020.
During ten days each autumn VIENNA DESIGN WEEK proves that Vienna is a „City Full of Design“. Overlooked corners of the city turn into stages for design, both critical and playful approaches, entry-level communication and professional discourse explore new perspectives on the objects around us and design as well as manufacturing processes are revealed often in experimental ways specific to their location.
At Light + Building the industry presents every two years the latest products for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering as well as home and building automation. It is the industry hotspot for architects, planners, electrical installers, retailers and the real estate sector from all over the world.
Premiere showcase, industry meeting place and business forum: Light + Building is the stage for the latest lighting trends and a source of inspiration for building services technology. From September 27th to October 2nd 2020 Frankfurt am Main is the place where premieres are celebrated and trends are set.