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

Maurizio Cattelan, IT

Installation at Casino Luxembourg

For Manifesta 2, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan transported a fragment of Italy to Luxembourg, namely an olive tree and its roots. Through this, Cattelan intended to explore the extraction of a cube of reality and its transference, but also the possibilities given to sculpture thirty years after the Arte Povera movement.