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

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, FI

Video installation at Casino Luxembourg

In this video, Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila presented a study based on Aki, a fictional character who experiences a paranoid delusion and decides to embark on the search for the ideal woman whom he imagines is named Anne. The project depicted the increasing lack of perception and isolation of this character.