Contour Biennale 8 / Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium

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Join us for the Contour Biennale 8 Preview Event. A presentation co-hosted by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, on the curatorial thinking and graphic design towards Contour Biennale 8 will be followed by an artists’ dialogue featuring Eric Baudelaire, Rana Hamadeh and Lawrence Abu Hamdan with Contour curator Natasha Ginwala. This preview event marks the official launch of the participating artists in the upcoming biennale entitled Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium.

This 8th biennale edition is developed through artistic acts that challenge procedures of testimony, evidence production and witnessing; as well as the performative nature of the trial. The Great Council established in Mechelen during the fifteenth century stands as a historical reminder of a court architecture that first sought to address the European Lowlands through rational jurisprudence. We now face the limits of justice unraveling as a volatile crisis of ethics within our collective present. Contour Biennale 8 engages a polyphonic view, recalling the acoustic history of the Lowlands—presenting a multiplicity of voices that become heard as a plural consciousness, and at times as states of discord. Setting a stage to question the preconceived boundaries between the perception of legality and illegality within today’s experience of statehood.

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