An van. Dienderen
A Dog Republic
Slavs and Tatars
Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen
A Moving Image Biennale. Video, film, installation and performance by over 20 international artists. The project is dedicated to Thomas More. Regarded by many as a martyr and by some as a monster, perhaps even as a philosopher or artist.
CONTOUR 7, a Moving Image Biennale, is dedicated to Thomas More. Regarded by many as a martyr and by some as a monster, perhaps even as a philosopher or artist. Certainly he was a brilliant fool, ahead of his time. It was while visiting Flanders – he stopped through Mechelen – in the summer of 1515 that he wrote the bulk of his book on the ideal commonwealth, the island of Utopia.
CONTOUR 7 presents work by over twenty international artists, spread across several venues in the City of Mechelen. All the works on show, many of them new productions, have in common the fact that they are inspired by utopias, monsters and martyrs, past and present.
The campaign image of CONTOUR 7, a deep blue vortex, depicts the movements in play between the two themes of the Biennale.
CURATOR Nicola Setari
ADVISORS Chus Martìnez, W. J. T. Mitchell, Hilde Van Gelder
AaBbPp – A Dog Republic and RAM Radioartemobile – Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen – Andrea Büttner – Jan Fabre – Michael Fliri – Chiara Fumai – Johan Grimonprez – Fabrice Hyber – Rabih Mroué – Ana Prvacki – Michael Rakowitz – Gilad Ratman – Albert Serra – Slavs and Tatars – Nedko Solakov – Javier Téllez – Grazia Toderi – An van. Dienderen – Angel Vergara – Gilberto Zorio.
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Different venues across Mechelen
Saturday August 29th to Sunday November 8th 2015
Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 to 17:00
Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 to 18:00
Wednesdays on demand for groups and schools
€10 standard price
€7 Mechelen residents, –25, +60, unemployed, people with disabilities, groups of 10 or more people
€2 BILL- and UiTpas, ICOM- and IKT-members, teacher card, pupil and student card up to the age of 26
Free for children up to the age of 12