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

Richard Vijgen, NL

Connected by Air, 2018
Data visualization

Connected by Air proposes a contemporary image of the sky over Palermo, a vector of people, things and information. The artist creates a window with a panoramic view of all the data and objects crossing the sky, including wireless signals, satellites, airplanes, and air conditions and currents. In Palermo, the sky can be seen not only from the street but also in the ceiling frescoes of many of Palermo's historic palazzi, painted during the Italian Renaissance. Typically, the artists used the sotto in sua's perspective technique and the quadratura genre, a highly realistic perspective that extends the architectural space. With these techniques as inspiration, the artist has created a visualization of data in a sotto in suâ's projection of the sky over Palermo.