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

Sanja Ivecović, HR

Installation at the Musée national d'histoire et d'art and Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg

On the glass front of the Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, Croatian artist Sanja Ivecović marked the names of twenty women who, for the duration of Manifesta 2, had to spend their days in shelters for abused women in Zagreb and Luxembourg. Inside the museum, the artist installed casts of these women’s faces along with their personal life stories.