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

Yuri Ancarani, IT

Video installation at Oratorio della Madonna del Rifugio dei Peccatori Pentiti

In Lapidi the Italian artist Yuri Ancarani filmed the memorial tablets that honour the memory of the magistrates, civilians, journalists, police officers and others who havebeen victims of violence in Palermo. The video was a sequence of silent shots, in which these monuments become video sculptures.