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Cyprus Hosts Manifesta 6

by Christopher Y. Lew

As the idea of European identity expands with the growing European Union, so does Manifesta 6, the bi-annual ambulatory art exposition that will plant itself in Nicosia, Cyprus in Fall 2006.

Engaging the continent's historical ties with North Africa and Asia Minor, and the divisive political situation in Cyprus— which still requires the presence of UN troops— it is unlikely that next year's Manifesta will be a typical season of insular introspection. Rather, the show is likely to highlight the heterogeneity that is characteristic of Cyprus, where relations…

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