In its third incarnation, the nomadic European biennial Manifesta takes place in the former "East." It opened in June in Ljubljana, Slovenia, a city Eastern Europeans once considered their "West." The title: "Borderline Syndrome: Energies of Defense." Its press conference had barely begun when Russian art anarchist Alexander Brener materialized behind the speakers' backs. He sprayed a slogan on the projection screen: "Demolish Neoliberalist Multiculturalist Art-Sistem [sic] Now!" Then, toppling the flower arrangements, he scrawled "Forget Europa Forever!" across the long table while his female accomplice flung manifestos into the air. But when he muffled the mike, he lost audience sympathy. A scuffle ensued, the table collapsed, and the two rebels spent the night in jail. Borderline... More >>>