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.

Charles Mudede, ZW

"Between 1959 and 1963, Chicago Housing Authority builds 28 high rises that contain 4,321 public housing units and names the project after the first accredited African-American architect, Robert R. Taylor (1868-1942). By 1974, however, the modernist utopia becomes a postmodern dystopia (a deadly concentration of poverty, unemployment, and gang violence) in both reality and TV land, where unit 4,322 is a set for the popular program Good Times. My installation is about this sitcom and how it intersects with history, a Hegelian history." (Charles Mudede)