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.

Alexandra Pirici, RO

Intervention in public space

This project challenged the politics of remembrance and the ontology of city monuments. Romanian artist Alexandra Pirici created sculptural performances in St. Petersburg echoing and responding to the statues of the Bronze Horseman, Catherine the Great and Lenin. These performances aimed to recontextualise and disarm the silent and stark monumentality of the statues and their embedded historical readings.