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

Sara Ouhaddou, MA

In this installation the French Moroccan artist Sara Ouhaddou created a fictitious storage space. She displayed Marseille soap, born from the various exchanges between Marseille and Aleppo. On the shelves,the artist reflected on the interdependence of knowledge in the Middle Ages between the Arab-Andalusian world and Marseille.