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.

m-city, PL

Graffiti painting on wall, Ex-Alumix in Bolzano

All of the pieces by Polish artist m-city began as stencils and were painted in two shades. They played with the form and space of the city and appeared on walls, posters, billboards and stickers. His works were not planned in advance but came to life as the work progressed. For Manifesta 7, the artist made one large-scale graffiti on a water tower which became a permanent project after the biennale had closed.