Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Nasrin Tabatabai, NL

Nasrin Tabatabai, Old House, 1999 ©Manifesta 3/ xxx


This video was made by the Iranian artist Nasrin Tabatabai at the request of Haci Ceyhan, a Turkish shop owner from Rotterdam, who wanted to show the city in which he lived to his family back in Turkey. Ceyhan instructed the artist to record his tour. The video became a topography of the city of Rotterdam through the eyes of a Turkish immigrant.