MANIFESTO WILL AGAIN ACQUIRE WORKS FOR ITS CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION, AND WILL BRING FURNITURE DESIGN TO THE ARTEBA 2011 FAIR
Manifesto will once more –for the fourth year in a row– be part of arteBA, at arteBA 2011, the Fair’s twentieth edition, to be held between May 19 and 23 in the exhibition center La Rural’s Green and Blue Pavilions.
Continuing with the acquisition program of contemporary art works it began at arteBA´10, Manifesto will again join the list of institutions which, in the context of the fair, contribute to promote the contemporary art market with purchases of new works for its collection. This artistic and cultural stimulus plan is based on annual acquisition of art works during the fair. Manifesto’s own collection of works is building up out of the program’s continuity and in keeping with the firm’s vanguard image.
“We are proud of our new Acquisitions Program. The creation of a new collection of our own is our form of contributing, supporting and promoting the excellence of contemporary artists,” said Sergio Cantarovici, founding partner of Manifesto.
As in years past, Manifesto will play an active part in this edition of the fair: arteBA’s three areas will be equipped with designer furniture from Manifesto; the main area will have a “Manifesto corner” exhibiting furniture on which Argentine artists have intervened to turn them into works of art. The press room will also be fully furnished with its products.
In the Manifesto corner the following products will be on exhibition:
- Louis Ghost Chair, from Kartell, with an intervention by Nicola Costantino based on the work “Crystal Tears”
Crystal Tears is inspired by the Man Ray photo, “Glass Tears,” in his series of self-portraits. Nicola takes the place of the model. We see the image of his eye, his strongest identifying point. The crystallized tears run down his face and bathe the transparent crystal object, many tears fall, in this attempt to return to surrealism at its most romantic.
- Mademoiselle Moschino by Philippe Starck, from Kartell
This famous chair has new versions. The last three were commissions of the prestigious designer Moschino. The “Hearts” (Cuori) chair has on it Moschino’s iconic print of hearts; the Marguerite chair presents cheerful daisies on a black background, and the Sketches [chair] is made with a mosaic of original illustrations by Franco Moschino.
- Jolly Table, from Kartell, with an intervention by Nushi Muntaabski
The piece “fox-table” comes out of the series Taxidermy, which was a reinterpretation of the collecting of hunting pieces. Made entirely of Venetian mosaic. In this case, the idea is a “mutation” of part of the table into an animal.
Manifesto is an Argentine firm that produces and markets design products for home, office and real-estate projects. The firm has 47 employees, and its partners are Esteban Iurcovich, Sergio Cantarovici and Vanesa Bustin. Its design team is constantly in search of the new, the visionary and the unique. MANIFESTO’s designs, leaders in their field and trend-setters, are integrated with those of their representations of Haworth and Kartell.
It markets its products elsewhere in Argentina, and also exports to the United States, South America and Europe. Its national line is produced at its factory in San Martín.
Manifesto has the following three showrooms en Palermo Hollywood:
- Manifesto Casa y Proyecto, Humboldt 2160.
- Manifesto Oficina/ Haworth, Humboldt 2160.
- Kartell Showroom (exclusively Kartell products Kartell), Soler 5539