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

Andreas Slominski, DE

Andreas Slominski, The Ladder, 1998 © Roman Mensing

Installation at Casino Luxembourg

German artist Andreas Slominski attempted to enter one room of the Casino Luxembourg with a ladder in a horizontal position. However, as the door was too narrow, outlines of the ladder were cut into the wall. Once the ladder was inside the room, the wall was repaired and a video of this process was projected serving as a reflection on the reception and production of the artistic process.