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.

Vangelis Vlahos, GR

Installation exhibited at Kubo Kutxa Kursaal

This project explored the relationship between high rise buildings and politics. Greek artist Vangelis Vhahos constructed paper models inspired by different skyscrapers around the world, including the Atocha Tower in Donostia-San Sebastián built during Franco’s regime. The sculptures acted as totems around which national values revolve but made as they were of this fragile material, they also served to question the endurance of ideals.