Participating artists: Aline Bouvy / John Gillis, Omer Fast, Cao Guimarães, Saskia Holmkvist, Hassan Khan, Tsui Kuang-Yu, Gabriel Lester, Nashashibi / Skaer, Cédric Noël, Gert Robijns, Supersober (Bohdan Stehlik / Una Szeemann).
Opening: Friday 8 February, 18:00
Hassan Khan INCIDENCE / A live concert accompanied by video: 19:00
This exhibition presents a number of video and film works in a double-edged line of enquiry. It investigates the perceptual and rhetorical mechanisms that affect and shape how people develop comprehension of the world, and also analyses the reasoning for the tendency itself, for looking at these subjects within lens-based media art practices. The exhibition presents works that touch on subjects that are filtered through these prevailing mechanisms for understanding – in candid, topical, revelatory, and even antagonistic ways.
Contour 2007 also frames a series of gestures beyond contemporary art‘s current internationalism. The exhibition looks at the contemporary conditions and desires for consuming through the visual, and questions the capacity for effectively debating socio- and geo-political issues through this consumption. It is not intended to be a political exhibition, as such. Rather it looks at the apparatus of consuming political concerns within art, and then interrogates the question of whether an analysis of this consumption is relevant to contemporary art.