Free open tours for individual visitors
There are six open tours per week, free of charge, with a valid Manifesta 12 entrance ticket. No reservation is required. Sign up at the Ticket Office in Teatro Garibaldi from 10:00 onwards. All open tours start at 18:00 (except in October and November, Open Tours in Orto Botanico start at 17:00). Maximum 16 people per tour (first come first served).
The group will be accompanied by a Manifesta 12 Gardener, who will share their knowledge about the background of the biennial, give insights, and discuss the emerging topics together with the group. As opposed to the traditional model of the guided tour, the approach of mediation instigates debate and intellectual discussion around the artwork from the visiting group. The mediator sets out to slow down the visitor in order for questions to arise, to gather responses, and be able to discuss varying opinions so that the groups own perceptions can evolve from the basis of collectively understanding the work.
Each tour lasts approximately one and a half hours and is dedicated to one of the main sections of The Planetary Garden: Garden of Flows, Out of Control Room, or City on Stage. The tours include a selection of works that corresponded with the section you have chosen.
Sign up personally at the Ticket Office in Teatro Garibaldi.
Manifesta 12 Palermo
Via Teatro Garibaldi 46/56, 90133 Palermo
+39 091 6230804
Manifesta 12 Tours:
1. Garden of Flows open tour (Orto Botanico or Palazzo Butera):
Tuesday 18:00 – 19:30 in English or in Italian (if there are no English-speaking participants)
Saturday 18:00 – 19:30 in Italian
*In October and November, Open Tours in Orto Botanico start at 17:00
2. Out of Control Room open tour (Palazzo Forcella De Seta or Palazzo Ajutamicristo):
Wednesday 18:00 – 19:30 in English in Italian (if there are no English-speaking participants)
Friday 18:00 – 19:30 in Italian
3. The City on Stage open tour (Quattro Canti Area):
Thursday 18:00 – 19:30 in English or in Italian (if there are no English-speaking participants)
Sunday 18:00 – 19:30 in Italian