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.

Manifesta 6 was cancelled by the President of the Greek Part of Cyprus

Marc Bijl, NL

Intervention at Portikus exhibited at Frankensteiner Hof

In his practice, the Dutch artist Marc Bijl investigated the way that political statements functioned through ambiguous texts that are indistinguishable from genuine political messages. In this case, the artist wrote the letters of the word RESIST on the six columns of the iconic building of the Art Academy of Frankfurt Portikus. Though it may not have been the artist’s intention, this message might have served political or social causes specific to its context.