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.

Inessa Josing, EE

Inessa Josing,

Healthy window, 1998 © Roman Mensing
Installation at Café Bella Vita

Sale is uniting people, 1998 © Roman Mensing
Installation at la Bourse

What must I do to be saved?, 1998© Roman Mensing
Installation at l’Epoque

Relying on her skills as a window dresser, Estonian artist Inessa Josing staged interventions in store windows throughout Luxembourg city. With the consent of each owner she used merchandise meant for sale and rearranged the mannequins in order to tackle topics such as sexuality, religion and politics.