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

Khalil Rabah, PS

Mixed media installation at Orto Botanico

This project by Israeli artist Khalil Rabah focused on everyday objects that traverse oceans and lands, travel from different contexts, and are found mixed together on tabletops in markets and in shop window set-ups. In this installation a diverse collection of objects and artefacts, assemblages and sculptures were put together in the vitrines of the Sala Tineo in the Botanical Garden.