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Shireen Seno & John Torres: Artist talk

Lecture, 16 December 2019, 18:00

Shireen Seno & John Torres: Los Otros

Opening, 18 December 2019, 19:00

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Frida Orupabo: the mouth and the truth

Talk, 26 November 2019, 19:00

Stefano Harney: Sovereignty of the Concept

Lecture, 25 November 2019, 19:00

Lytle Shaw: Golden Age Smithson

Lecture, 13 November 2019, 19:00

Nana Oforiatta Ayim: AYAN – New Ways of Seeing

Lecture, 11 November 2019, 19:00

Bhanu Kapil: UNDEVELOPED WRITING

Lecture, 6 November 2019, 19:00

Yasmil Raymond: A Collective Work

Lecture, 5 November 2019, 19:00

Alia Farid: Artist talk

Lecture, 29 October 2019, 19:00

Winter Semester 2019/2020

Information, 14 October 2019

Frida Orupabo: the mouth and the truth

Opening, 27 September 2019, 19:00

Alia Farid: In Lieu of What Was

Opening, 19 July 2019, 19:00

Thom Mayne: Dean’s Honorary Lecture

Event, 26 June 2019, 19:00

Julia Haller: RAW

Lecture, 25 June 2019, 19:00

Tom McCarthy: Adventures of the Black Box

Lecture, 24 June 2019, 19:00

Städelschule Graduate Party 2019

Event, 19 June 2019, 23:00

Air Conditioned. Graduate Exhibition 2019

Opening, 19 June 2019, 19:00

Gaylen Gerber

Lecture, 5 June 2019, 19:00

Manuelle Gautrand: Beyond the programme

Lecture, 4 June 2019, 19:00

Anna Neimark: A Postconceptual Position

Lecture, 27 May 2019, 19:00

Wolfgang Tschapeller: On Architecture

Lecture, 9 May 2019, 19:00

Sandra Danicke and Kasper König

Lecture, 7 May 2019, 19:00

Dawn Kasper

Lecture, 2 May 2019, 19:00

Narratives in Boundless Space 

Opening, 1 May 2019, 18:00

Elijah Burgher: Artist's Talk

Lecture, 25 April 2019, 19:00

Heji Shin: Mom

Lecture, 16 April 2019, 19:00

Götz Stockmann: Erosion of Spatial Border

Lecture, 11 April 2019, 19:00

Rundgang Party 2019

Event, 15 February 2019, 22:00

Water Cooler Talks

Event, 15 – 16 February 2019

Rundgang 2019

Event, 15 – 17 February 2019

Tala Madani: Oven Light

Opening, 8 February 2019, 19:00

Michael Young: Fear of the Mediated Image

Lecture, 6 February 2019, 19:00

Hernan Diaz Alonso: Literal

Lecture, 23 January 2019, 19:00

Carsten Meyer

Lecture, 17 January 2019, 19:00

Johannes Helberger: KLING KLANG KLONG

Lecture, 16 January 2019, 19:00

Tim Griffin: Dispositions

Lecture, 15 January 2019, 19:00

Saddie Choua, Lamb Chops Should Not Be Overcooked, 2019, Contour Biennale 9, photo: Lavinia WoutersSaddie Choua, Lamb Chops Should Not Be Overcooked, 2019, Contour Biennale 9, photo: Lavinia Wouters

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez: Caretaking and/or curating. An example of an attempt to take care of a biennial's ecology

Lecture10 December 2019, 19:00Aula, Städelschule, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez is an independent curator, editor and writer. Among the projects and exhibitions she curated are Show me the archive and I will tell you who is in power at Kiosk (2017, with Wim Waelput, Ghent), Let’s Talk about the Weather at the Sursock Museum (2016, with Nora Razian and Ashkan Sepahvand, Beirut), Resilience. Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia (2013, Ljubljana), transmediale.08 at HKW (2008, Berlin). She was co-director of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (2010–12) and co-founder of the network Cluster. She is chief editor of L’Internationale Online, and was chief editor of the Manifesta Journal (2012-14).

Taking the case study of the Contour Biennale 9: Coltan as Cotton, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez will observe the decolonial approach towards caretaking and question how to take care of a biennial's ecology that it produces, and how to undo its prevailing function related to an unsustainable cultural tourism.
Contour Biennale 9 was designed in phases: a continuum of projects in various formats, in contrast to earlier editions when the biennial ran for ten weeks. Between September 2018 and October 2019, three phases shaped it. These phases were aligned with the phases of the lunar cycle, one of our most natural rhythms, which induces a cyclical conception of time. Projects developed over a course of a year and explored entanglements between the decolonization of structures, mind and history in Belgium and the Neatherlands, and the need for practices of degrowth, care and solidarity to be intertwined more profoundly with contemporary artistic practices. The stretched duration of the biennial enabled a slowed down research phase and a more situated way of working within the social fabric of the city of Mechelen and around it.

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