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.

Elmgreen and Dragset, DK

The Scandinavian artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset created a commercial gallery within the context of the Manifesta 3 biennial programme as an autonomous act. The shows of the gallery were not organised by the curatorial team of the biennial but by a team of young local gallerists. The gallery itself became a sculptural object when it was transferred into the existing exhibition hall of Ljubljana’s Museum of Modern Art.