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.

Lawrence Liang, IN

Mixed media exhibited at Ex Alumix in Bolzano

Pandora’s Index by Indian artist Lawrence Liang used the form of a classical library index (an object that is vanishing) to explore the different dimensions of knowledge and culture in the contemporary world. For the artist the index symbolised the continuous efforts to order and control knowledge.