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.

Bert Theis, IT

Bert Theis, Independent Sub-Curator project, 1998 © Roman Mensing

Project at Casino Luxembourg, Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg and Trier

In an humorous and unpretentious manner Italian/Luxembourger artist Bert Theis questioned the experience of art and the role of museums. The project consisted, on the one hand, of a workshop about Manifesta 2 and art-making. On the other hand, the artist organised the so called "Dialectical Leap": a thirty-minute trip on a shuttle bus that took participants to the Karl Marx House in Trier, Germany.