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.

Marc Camille Chaimowicz, FR

Marc Camille Chaimowicz established himself as an artist who uses both performance and installation, sometimes combining the two. Since the 1970s he has used both “high art” and pop culture as sources. The objects in his installations include party items like disco balls, special lighting, and pop music, symbolically loaded elements like mirrors and flowers, and idiosyncratically designed furniture. Other works fit into more traditional categories of media: books, paintings, designs for wallpaper and fabric, and found objects presented on the gallery wall. Chaimowicz stood out from his contemporaries, who in the 1970s were still very much concerned with Conceptualism and Minimalism.