Art on the fringe. New Art Workshop took place within the context of Manifesta 2 – European Biennial of Contemporary Art. A group of young artists from seven European and Asian countries met to present their works and share their ideas, and to take part in the lectures held by several artists, an art theorist and a museum director. It organised a temporary forum dealing with current topics of contemporary artistic expressions.

The workshop aimed at offering a platform for discussion and exchange as well as for interpretation and reflection that allowed to look at contemporary artistic creation within the context of situations of everyday life. It addressed twelve young international artists and art students (Bachelor at least) from different countries. The participants had free accommodation and free access to the exhibitions and the documentation centre of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain.

The goals were to further creative and intellectual exchange, to confront young artists and art students with contemporary creation presented in Luxembourg in the context of Manifesta 2 – European Biennial of Contemporary Art (28/7-11/10/1998), to create a European platform for research, reflection and the study of contemporary art. Finally it allowed young artists to present their own work and to discuss it with contemporary art professionals as well as with other young artists from different cultural backgrounds. At the end of the workshop, the intellectual and artistic results were presented in an exhibition at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain