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.

Martin Vongrej, SK

Martin Vongrej's installation is an intuitive and, at the same time, systematic arrangement of paintings, drawings and objects, conceptually divided in two parts. Inside the gallery space, Vongrej presents his automobile (self-moving) auto-portrait. The second part of the installation is a hole leading to the outside, where the artist, by his own admission `works with consciousness". In the centre, these two parts are connected by a rotating picture painted on either side, entitled Pattern X.