Artistic concept of Manifesta 13 Marseille ‘Traits d’union.s’ revealed.

Words by Lara Morrell
October 17, 2019

Manifesta 13 Marseille’s director, Hedwig Fijen, and the members of the board of Manifesta 13 Marseille, have announced that the 13th edition of the biennial and the first ever in France has received the High Patronage of Mr Emmanuel MACRON, President of the French Republic.

The artistic concept and initial elements of Manifesta 13 as well as a first selection of its venues has also been announced. The Artistic Team have created a concept that “.. seeks now to evolve Manifesta’s legacy of Manifesta 12 Palermo by asking: How can we not only co-exist, but actually come together and create new ties of solidarity?” “By taking the Condicio Marseillaise as a starting point and by setting new relationships into play between local realities and those of Manifesta 13’s participants, Traits d’union.s connects local debates with those happening elsewhere. Through a deep engagement with the conditions of change and exchange, Manifesta 13 will add voices to the tense and inspiring narratives already existing within Marseille.”

The Artistic Team of Manifesta 13 will work, among others, closely with, within and across six of Marseille’s most prominent institutions: Musée Cantini, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Musée Grobet-Labadié, Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Musée des BeauxArts and Conservatoire National à Rayonnement Régional de Marseille.

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