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

Matilde Cassani, IT

Performance at the Quatro Canti and mixed media installation at Palazzo Constantino

During the opening events of Manifesta 12 Palermo, Italian artist Matilde Cassani organised a daytime fireworks display that blasted colourful slips of paper with messages and images into the air, engaging the local residents and contributing to an official day of celebration. Photographs of the event were later exhibited as a testimony of the celebration, establishing Tutto as collective memory.