Manifesta Journal #16: Regret and Other Back Pages

Journal, 2014
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Woven around the theme of “regret” and its many semantic and lexical connotations—remorse, redemption, bereavement, cooptation, subjective versus institutional memorialisation(s) and nostalgia, to name a few—the issue takes up and further develops some of the pivotal themes that have been touched upon in the previous two issues. “Regret” adjoined to “Back Pages”, references Bob Dylan’s My Back Pages, released in 1964 on his album of political folksongs.


From its inception, Manifesta has made publications an integral part of the biennial process as a way to document different elements of each edition, from the pre-biennial process to an in-depth look into our diverse programmes.

Through these publications, we aim to foster dialogue, expand knowledge and create a lasting legacy for each biennial edition. From in-depth essays and insight from Manifesta’s director, creative mediators and a wide variety of stakeholders, to captivating visuals and behind-the-scenes glimpses, our publications provide a comprehensive exploration of the ideas and concepts explored during our biennial.