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

Tuan Andrew Nguyen, VN

With this work, made in collaboration with undocumented migrants living in squat Saint-Just, the Vietnamese American artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen reflected about asylum seekers in France and ideas of solidarity. He worked closely with collaborators from the squat to make a film in which the voice track is completed by the actual and live performed voices of the collaborators, exploring stories of help and assistance and returning a focus to the urgency of physical space and presence within the context of asylum seekers in France.