The fifth edition bears the mark of curator Anthony Kiendl (CAN). With the title ‘Sound and Vision: Beyond Reason’ he examines the connections between music, the moving image and social changes.

Contour 2011: Chicks on Speed (2011). Image: Beda Mulzer.

5th CONTOUR 2011
 ‘Sound and Vision: Beyond Reason’

27th August to  30th October, 2011

Curator: Anthony Kiendl

Anthony Kiendl: “Music is a key part of our culture. ‘Sound and Vision: Beyond Reason’ presents artists going in search of the common ground between (rock) music and contemporary art. They use the body as an alternative means of communication. It is a counterbalance to customary verbal and rational communication. A medium for radical ideas and social change. A message beyond reason.”

Kiendl selected some 15 artists. There is a good balance between recognised names
and promising artists from home and abroad. Noteworthy names include the
legendary American artist Dan Graham, who is designing a work of art in the public
domain, and the Belgian artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, who is creating a new
installation for Contour 2011.

Contour presents visually engaging and intellectually stimulating art, aiming to reach
a wide as well as specialist public. Contour is unique in Europe as it offers the
opportunity for the viewer to experience top-rate international contemporary art in
one of the continent’s historic cities.

Participating Artitsts:

Cory Arcangel (USA), Pierre Bismuth (FRA), Chicks On
Speed (AUS/DEU/USA), Edith Dekyndt (BEL), Gabriela Fridriksdottir & Lazyblood
(ISL), Noam Gonick & Luis Jacob (CAN), Dan Graham (USA), Rodney Graham
(CAN), Brion Gysin & Ian Sommerville (GBR), Joachim Koester (DNK), Adam
Pendleton (USA), Postcommodity (USA), Dennis Tyfus (BEL), Anne-Mie Van
Kerckhoven (BEL), Jennifer West (USA)

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