OMA + Palermo: one city, one world

The Planetary Garden: Cultivating Conscience offers compelling new visions of urban life.

Jelila Attika, Manifest 12 in Palermo
Photo: Francesco Bellina

OMA/AMO’s urban study Palermo Atlas, led and edited by Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, served as a basis for Manifesta 12: The Planetary Garden: Cultivating Coexistence (through 4 November). This latest iteration of the nomadic biennial of contemporary art & culture explores coexistence in a world moved by invisible networks, transnational private interests, algorithmic intelligence, environmental crisis and inequalities through the lens of Palermo. Artists, writers, architects and film directors have developed projects in close collaboration with local organizations, resulting in 30 new site-specific commissions displayed in iconic locations throughout the city.

m12.manifesta.org / oma.eu

Manifesta 12 in Palermo
Photo: CAVE Studio
Manifesta 12 in Palermo
Photo: Wolfgang Traeger
Wishing Trees by Uriel Orlow at Manifesta 12
Photo: Simone Sapienza