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

Uriel Orlow, CH

Video installation at Palazzo Butera

This video by Swiss artist Uriel Orlow connected the stories of three trees: a cypress planted by St. Benedict, the first black Catholic saint;a Ficus Macrophylla in the former residence of judge Giovanni Falcone who was assassinated by the Mafia in 1992; and an olive tree under which a WWII armistice was signed. These three stories served to symbolise the connection between human lives and nature.