Polyphonic worlds: justice as medium



Contour Biennale 8 loopt van zaterdag 11 maart tot en met zondag 21 mei 2017. De tentoonstelling is geopend tijdens de week van 9 tot 17 uur. Tijdens het weekend tussen 10 en 18 uur. Contour Biennale 8 is gesloten op woensdag.


€ 10: basistarief
€ 8: Inwoners van Mechelen / - 25 / +65 / werkzoekenden / andersvaliden / groepen vanaf 10 personen
€ 2: lerarenkaart / leerlingen en studentenkaart tot 25 jaar / UiTpas met kansentarief
Gratis: -12


Festivalhart OP.RECHT.MECHELEN.Het festivalhart vind je op het gelijkvloers van het Cultureel Centrum, Minderbroedersgang 5

UiT in Mechelen
Hallestraat 2-4-6
T. +32 (0)70 22 28 00
M. uit@mechelen.be

Groepsboekingen verlopen via UiT in Mechelen. Meer info via contour@nona.be

Rondleiding met gids

U kan de biënnale op eigen houtje verkennen of u kan kiezen voor een wandeling met een gids langs de hoogtepunten van Contour Biennale 8. Film, video, installaties en performance dompelen je onder in de wereld van recht, rechtspraak en rechtvaardigheid.
- Duur
Twee uur langs de hoogtepunten van Contour Biennale 8
- Taal
- Aantal
Tot 20 personen per gids
- Prijs
De prijs van een gidsbeurt bedraagt € 60, exclusief toegangstickets. Vanaf tien personen geniet u van het groepstarief van € 8 per ticket. Voor meer info en reservaties, contacteer contour@nona.be


Alle locaties liggen op wandelafstand van elkaar. Het startpunt van de biënnale is ondergebracht in De Garage, gelegen in hartje Mechelen. Het station Mechelen en Mechelen-Nekkerspoel liggen op een kwartiertje wandelen van het startpunt.


Bezoek Contour Biennale 8 en overnacht in Martin’s Patershof, een hotel ondergebracht in een voormalige kerk in hartje Mechelen. Uw toegangsticket biedt een exclusief voordeeltarief voor een overnachting in dit unieke viersterrenhotel.Voordeeltarief per nacht voor 2 personen, bezoek aan Contour Biennale 8 en ontbijtbuffet: € 129 (vrijdag, zondag en Belgische schoolvakanties) of € 144 (zaterdag). Reservaties via mph@martinshotels.com of +32 (0)15 46 46 46.


19-05-2017 — 12:05

Agentschap: Assemblée (Polyphonische Werelden)

May 20 and May 21, 15:00–17:00

Agency will host two gatherings to respond to readings of legal case questions.

Venue: Alderman’s House, Steenweg 1, Mechelen.

RSVP required due to limited seating via contour@nona.be.

Art practices often involve non-humans (animals, birds, plants, rocks, etc…) and other-than-humans (death, spirits, extra and intra terrestrials, etc…). Yet, intellectual property is only reserved for humans. Although the copyright law definition of “authors” does not explicitly refer to humans, the jurisprudence doesn't consider non-humans and other-than-humans as possible “causes of art works”. What if non-humans and other-than-humans become mutually included within art practices? For Assembly (Polyphonic Worlds) Agency will depart from this speculation by invoking two cases:

On Saturday, May 20, Agency invokes Thing 001652 (Monkey's Selfies), which concerns a controversy between the macaque Naruto represented by the animal rights organization PETA and the wildlife photographer David Slater around a series of photos made by Naruto and published inside a book of David Slater. Respondents: Sari Depreeuw (intellectual property law), Steven Humblet (art history), Jane Reniers (animal rights), Anna Vanhellemont (animal law), Jan Verpooten (ethology)

On Sunday, May 21, Agency invokes Thing 001621 (Dead Son Drawn by Psychic Artist), a conflict between the psychic artist Frank Leah and A.P. about a journal reproduction of a picture of a drawing of the spirit of the son of A.P. by Frank Leah. Respondents: Mieke Abel (clairvoyance), Julien Cabay (intellectual property law), Steve Michiels (cartoonist), Florentine Peeters (art), Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans (art history), Christian Vandekerkhove (theosophy), Jana Willems (psychic art)

During each gathering, Agency invites a group of concerned practitioners to respond to the court cases. Rather than re-enacting the trial, these assemblies invoke moments of hesitation during the case hearing.

The Assemblies take place between 15h and 17h on May 20 and 21 in English language.

Check the event on Facebook.

26-04-2017 — 05:04


Op woensdag 26 april organiseert Contour Biennale 8 een nocturne. Alle locaties zijn dan geopend van 17 tot 21 uur: een ideaal moment om de biënnale te bezoeken naast de gangbare openingsuren. Je kan ook tijdens deze avond een gids reserveren via contour@nona.be

20-03-2017 — 04:03

Café Univers

Café Univers is a nomadic radio project by Syma Tariq and Francesca Savoldi hosted during the opening weekend of Contour Biennale 8.

The episodes navigate mainstream radio stations via the Radio Garden, with biennale artists, guests and passersby warmly invited to contribute. The project melds sonic exploration of south/south solidarity and the collapsing of physical/digital spaces via the changing format of radio. It hopes to address questions such as: What is the relationship between music and social justice? In what ways does music (re)territorialise and bind the diaspora? Whose sound is it anyway?

The project is supported by Radio Apartment 22 (R22), founded by Abdellah Karroum in Rabat. Edited episodes of the audio recorded will be published on R22 and the Contour Biennale 8 website.

20-03-2017 — 03:03


Op zondag 19 maart organiseerden Contour Biennale 8 en OP.RECHT.MECHELEN. de Contour Biennale 8 lerarendag in samenwerking met Klasse. De educatieve werking van de biënnale werd er voorgesteld. De educatie map is vanaf nu beschikbaar op onze website.

13-03-2017 — 07:03

The Stealing C*nt$ and Toxic Sovereignty

Het Karrabing Film Collective (Gavin Bianamu, Rex Edmunds, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Ben Williams) stelt The Stealing C*nt$ en Toxic Sovereignty voor, de film die naar aanleiding van hun deelname aan Contour Biennale 8 bij de Boghossianstichting zal getoond worden. De projectie zal gevolgd worden door een gesprek gemodereerd door Natasha Ginwala. Alle info vindt u hier.

11-03-2017 — 07:03

Public Programme

Contour Biennale 8 werkt samen met Dutch Art Institute en verwelkomt studenten en docenten in Mechelen tijdens het openingsweekeinde van de biënnale. Een tweedaags publiek programma op 11 en 12 maart 2017 met als titel Planetary Records: Performing Justice Between Art and Law is het sluitstuk van hun programma. Kom ook naar de keynote lezingen, artist talks, filmvoorstellingen en de prestaties in het kader van DAI's Roaming Assembly #12. Bedacht door curator Natasha Ginwala en dichter, criticus en curator Rachel O'Reilly. Het volledige programma vindt u op onze website onder 'public programme'.



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