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.

Michael Wang, US

First Forest, 2018. Polypodiopsida, Cycadopsida, and Araucariaceae species installed in coal gas plant; irrigation system; stainless steel viewing platform. Dimensions variable. From the series The Drowned World.Environmental installation at Orto Botanico