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.

Bjarne Melgaard, NO/AU

Installation at C.P.C.A.

Norwegian/Australian artist Bjarne Melgaard’s work for Manifesta 2 consisted of a stage prop for Artist in Search of God and reflected on artistic genius and suffering in an actual individual's biography. It was also a mental reconstruction of the moment when Yolanda, Jack Smith’s Penguin, watches Moses applying fake eyelashes on a dead goat.