Manifest United fills the vacuum when society resigns to realities and forgets the meaning of vision, revolution and utopia.
The whole work, called art,
knows no borders or nations,
The manifestos are the visions of a different art and a different society and the possibility of these.
As we dig into artists’ manifestos of the last 100 years, we throw ourselves into a hurricane of changing ideas, transformations and artistic envisions. It deals with nothing less than a revolution. The artists’ manifestos are eccentric, without reason, even scandalous as they combine humor, wisdom and alarming demands. Artists’ Manifestos United will be a cacophony of voices from diverse art forms.
You can hardly find a better place for utopian dreams anywhere but in the arts, as it stumbles forward, frail and unsteady at its feet. Art is living proof of everything that makes us human. Art is the last bastion, one worth fighting for. Art is an unequivocal alternative to individualism and indifference.
Manifestos United er en drøm.
Manifestos United er en utopi.
Manifestos United er en katalysator.
Artists! Manifest! United!
WORKERS OF THE MIND, UNITE!
I am the architect, a constructor of worlds, a sensualist who worships
the flesh, the melody, a silhouette against the darkening sky. I cannot
know your name. Nor can you know mine.
Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a city.
Lebbeus Woods, 1993