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Manifesta 13

Various venues, Marseille


The European nomadic biennial arrives in France for the first time, bringing a three-month programme of contemporary art exhibitions and events to Marseille and the surrounding region. Originally scheduled to open in June, this year’s edition will now unfold in stages from 28 August. The central exhibition, ‘Traits d’union.s’ (the French for ‘hyphen’), considers Marseille’s history as a port town – a witness to continual comings and goings – and as a site of resistance during the Second World War, with works by 47 artists displayed across multiple venues. There is also an educational public programme, which invites collaborations between artists and citizens of Marseilles, and a collateral programme, which brings the biennial to towns throughout southern France. Find out more from Manifesta’s website.

Preview below | View Apollo’s Art Diary here

Cradle of Humankind (2015), Arseny Zhilyaev. Photo: © Alex Maguire; courtesy V-a-c Foundation

Wet Flowers and Funny Splash (2019), Yassine Balbzioui.

Wet Flowers and Funny Splash (2019), Yassine Balbzioui. Photo: © Fouad Maazouz

Courtesy Manifesta

Courtesy Manifesta

Event website