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 15 Barcelona will be taking place in Barcelona and 11 surrounding metropolitan cities

Olafur Eliasson, IS

Working with architect Einar Thorsteinn, the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson produced a ready-made dome made of white pentagonal and hexagonal fibreglass panels, originally designed for the exploitation of geothermal energy in Iceland. Inside the dome a fountain pumping jets of water was rhythmically lit by a stroboscope from the former German Democratic Republic, so that the bursts of water appeared to freeze in ever-changing formations.