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Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat, Measuring Narrative With Water, 2023. Courtesy and copyright of the artists

Showcasing various formats and forms of the moving image, at the crossroads of the visual arts and film, the Contour Biennial celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. A festive edition, therefore, curated for the first time by artists, via the Brussels-based production and distribution platform Auguste Orts. Diversity and dialogue are the watchwords of this new event, which has no set theme, but is intended by curators Anouk De Clerq, Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Manon de Boer and Fairuz Ghammam to ensure “a balance between generations, genres and perspectives”. 

Eva Giolo, Becoming landscape, 2023. Courtesy and copyright the artist

Focusing primarily on new film and video works by artists living in Belgium, the event will take place at various venues in the picturesque city of Mechelen: Kunstencentrum Nona, Hof van Busleyden Museum, Cinéma Lumière and contemporary art space De Garage – which will host an exhibition of sound works – as well as in Brussels (Argos Centre for audiovisual arts) and Antwerp (Kunsthal Extra City).

Stéphanie Dulout

Biennale Contour
From September 9 to November 5