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

Jelili Atiku, NG

Performance and mixed media installation at Palazzo Costantino

This project by Nigerian artist Jelili Atiku is a processional performance that incorporates festival rituals of walking with the transport of plants and soil, sound making and the carrying of sacred sculptural objects, to present allegorical and metaphorical statements on the issues of migration and immigration. Inspired in the procession of Santa Rosalia festival in Palermo as well as from the figure of the ancient religious archetype of the Green Man.