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.

Christine Borland, GB

Sculptures at Casino Luxembourg

For Manifesta 2, British artist Christine Borland casted fetal skulls in bone-china pelves. The artist then decorated these pelvises and fetal skulls with blue and white patterns. These patters, borrowed from 18th-century British adaptations of East Asian porcelain china, included commemorations of ships leaving the port to engage in colonial trade and slave trade.