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.

Brumaria, ES

The Spanish collective Brumaria argued that it is not possible to isolate art from the world in which it is produced and in which it is perceived. Their artistic research project for Manifesta 8 focused on the representation of violence, a triangulation between its strategic use by those in power, its management by the mass media, and the less obvious role played by art in this context.