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.

Diego Perrone, IT

Diego Perrone, As if fascinated by what remains still in the background (Come suggestionati da quello che dietro loro rimane fermo), 2000 © Manifesta 3/Cankarjev Dom


The Italian artist Diego Perrone photographed elderly residents of Asti in Italy holding large animal horns and antlers. The juxtaposition of ageing flesh and hardened organic material created an existential metaphor and lent a mythical, almost talismanic quality to the images.