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.

Tania Bruguera, CU

Tania Bruguera, article 11, 2018 © Manifesta 12 / Wolfgang Traeger

Mixed media installation at Palazzo Ajutamicristo

This project focused on activists fighting the United States Navy’s communication system calledMUOS (Mobile User Objective System), which was established in northeastern Sicily in 2016. Cuban artist Tania Bruguera organised this exhibition including audio, video, and photographic documentation of the activists’ actions with the intention of giving them greater visibility and a stronger voice on a national and international level.