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

Kader Attia, DZ

Kader Attia's research investigates the relationship between the individual and the social body, focusing on the contemporary post-colonial body. The artist is especially interested in exploring the transformation of the body of the descendants of slaves and colonized populations, at a time when we are witnessing a new phenomenon of dislocation of bodies, as is occurring with the refugee crisis. In his film The Body's Legacies. The Post-Colonial Body, Kader Attia interviews four people whose ancestors were slaves or members of colonized populations, offering in this way a reflection on the repression of the post-colonial body. The narration alternates between personal experiences and more generalized analysis, focusing, however, on a specific event, namely an attack on a young man, Théo Luhaka, in a Paris suburb in February 2017. Along with the film, Attia is exhibiting Untitled, a sculpture composed of a piece of wood traversed by a fissure held together with clips, in a metaphorical representation of human fragility.