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

Coloco Clement, Gilles Clement, FR

Work on site, installation at the ZEN district

The creation of a garden in the ZEN district by the French artist duo Coloco & Gilles Clement involved the reactivation of an abandoned piece of land. The Becoming Garden project encouraged local children to care for their habitat, to become gardeners and to take an active role in the realisation of the project, in order that it would have a long-term legacy.