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Free Manifesta

A place in the European biennial, Manifesta 4, was purchased for $15,099 from Christoph B├╝chel in an ebay auction, and any artist who wished was invited to exhibit their work as part of Free Manifesta. Over 225 artists & groups participated in free public art projects of all kinds which took place around the city as well as through the broadcast airwaves, telephone and mail systems and on the internet.


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Free Manifesta was a project for Manifesta 4, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany from May 25 to August 24, 2002, and was installed in the Frankfurter Kunstverien as well as in the public spaces of Frankfurt.

>>Ebay auction announcement

Print Resources

>>Imaginary Economics includes a discussion of Free Manifesta

>>The Manifesta Decade

>>Manifesta 4 Catalog (out of print)