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.

Marcelo Expósito, Verónica Iglesia, ES

"Watch these pictures carefully. They are images that display inmates acting in relative freedom, and relatively free people in internment. Guess who is who? Then watch yourself within an Art Biennial. Think about how free you really are, and how subjected you are. Think about who produces the picture in which you are framed and displayed." (Marcelo Expósito & Verónica Iglesia)