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

Nebojša Šerić-Šoba, BA

Installation at Villa Vauban, Casino Luxembourg and C.P.C.A.

This work referred to the history of the Villa Vauban in which the Grand Duke and Duchess resided during the restoration of the ducal palace. In the garden of the Villa stands a leftover prop of a gate. The prop still holds the former safety lock. On both sides of the vanished gate the Bosnian artist installed glass boxes, each containing a gilded key. In the same spirit, he installed a door handle in the C.P.C.A. and a mailbox slot on one of the walls of the Casino.