CONTOUR 7 presents work by over twenty international artists, spread across several venues in the City
 of Mechelen.


A Moving Image Biennale in Mechelen

August 29–November 8, 2015

Press preview: August 27, 2015

Curator: Nicola Setari
Advisors: Chus Martìnez – W. J. T. Mitchell – Hilde Van Gelder

This edition of CONTOUR 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.

All the works on show, many of them new productions, share the theme Monsters, Martyrs and Media and have in common the fact that they are inspired by utopias, monsters and martyrs of past and present.

Participating Artists:

  • 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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