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

Deimantas Narkevicius, LT

Video installation at National Museum of Natural History

Lithuanian artist Deimantas Narkevicius’s installation consisted of three films. These films provided a reflection about Lithuania and the Soviet Union, personal and collective history. The material and technology were Soviet while the cinematic style drew inspiration from both the propaganda film of the era of socialist realism, amateur video film and video art.