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.

Manuel Durán, ES

Spanish artist Manuel Durán’s interest in the subject of miners arose from having been a miner himself. He created his Miners’ Heads using raw materials such as potatoes. He carved his subjects’ features directly into the raw material, without preparatory sketches, allowing them to be gradually transformed through the natural drying process.