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.

Oksana Pasaiko, RU

Mural at Casa Ciriza

The mural, reading "Please don't leave me" in Cyrillic, was a re-enactment of Bas Jan Ader's original work from 1969. Although Russian artist Oksana Pasaiko would resist any interpretation, the statement had a visceral power relating to our primal fear of being left alone.