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

Honoré d'O, BE

Installation at Musée national d'histoire et d'art

For the entrance hall of the Musée national d'histoire et d'art, Belgian artist Honoré d'O constructed a voluminous site-specific sculpture consisting of objects and collages made of plastic tubes. Visitors could rearrange the objects by using the mobile elements fixed on the central platform, which served to question the notion of sculpture.