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.

Manifesta 13 Marseille was one of the only international biennials to take place during the global pandemic COVID-19, the biennial ended earlier than planned due to the second national lockdown

Peter Land, DK

Video installation at C.P.C.A.

In the basement of the C.P.C.A. Danish artist Peter Land presented his video installation in two parts. In one part, a film featured a man (the artist himself) who repeatedly falls down stairs. The continuous repetition made the act absurd, meaningless and even sad, as it represented continuous failure. In the other part, a starry sky appears in a seemingly immobile long-term temporality.