The Aperto Manege Reading Room is place for researching contemporary art that houses an original collection of books, posters, films, records, etc. The collection was compiled in collaboration with the members of Aperto’s advisory board: artists, curators, museum directors, critics, and collectors united by the idea of generating and supporting cultural dialogue and educational initiatives. A part of the Aperto Manege Reading Room’s collection was formerly the library of Manifesta 10, the biennale of European contemporary art that took place at the State Hermitage Museum in 2014.
The Aperto Manege Reading Rom is open and free to all visitors. As part of its research work, the Aperto Manege Reading Room will be organizing meetings, conversations, and exhibitions. The Aperto Manege Reading Room is part of the international project Aperto, based in Petersburg and Berlin. It includes an exhibition space and laboratory in Berlin, and the quarterly bilingual analytical newspaper Aperto. Aperto newspaper seeks to engage the bearers of different cultural codes in dialogue, analyze the current conjuncture in culture and society, and discover the obscure links between historical events and historical figures.
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