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

Gitte Villesen, DK

Gitte Villesen, Kathrine makes them and Bent collects them, 1998 © Roman Mensing

Video installation at Musée national d'histoire et d'art

Danish artist Gitte Villesen remembered that, when she was fifteen years old a relative had told her that she would be married, have children and a secure job at the age of 29 and that art would not be more than a hobby. For her video, Villesen contacted this relative and interviewed him in order to analyse the reasons behind his prophecy.