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.

Sanjay Kak, IN

Mixed media installation exhibited at Ex Alumix in Bolzano

Scribbled notes, sketches, photographs, and found objects come together in an improvised shrine created by Indian artist Sanjay Kak to narrate the loss of land by a rural community in eastern India. For their gentle hills sit upon reserves of bauxite, and are being readied for the production of commercial aluminium. This land, fertile and sustaining, must therefore go under.