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

Emese Benczúr, HU

This textile installation by Hungarian artist Emese Benczur consisted of over a hundred manufactured cloth labels that have inscribed the sentence “Day by day”. The artist embroidered the sentence "I think about the future" on a label each day, intending to repeat this compulsive gesture for a hundred years.