A MOVING IMAGE
CONTOUR 7 SHOWCASES VIDEO, FILM, INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE AT SPECIAL VENUES ACROSS MECHELEN.
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.
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.
Open from 29 AUGUST UNTIL 8 NOVEMBER 2015
Thu – Fri 10:00 – 17:00, Sat – Sun 10:00 – 18:00
Wed open on demand for groups and schools