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

Dr. Galentin Gatev, BG

Mixed media installation at Rocade car park

Bulgarian artist Dr Galentin Gatev followed for several months the road trip of four priests across a region near Sofia. The journey, as well as the various problems caused by the technical failures of the vehicles, were filmed for this installation and projected in an underground car park together with a mannequin of a perpetually rotating priest seated on a motorcycle.