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

Mounir Ayache, FR/MA

The installation Khadija revolved around a short science fiction film inspired by elements of the French-Moroccan artist Mounir Ayache’s family history as well as by events in the MENA region. The work drew on science fiction aesthetics as a way of transposing current issues into another space and time, thus opening up new perspectives on the present.