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Sunday 11 October 2009. Part of Excursions.

On October the 11th, 2009, ADA Rotterdam organised an excursion to Antwerp and Mechelen. We visited the exhibition Textiles; Art and the Social Fabric, Muhka, Antwerp and Contour, the 4th edition of the biennial for moving images in Mechelen.

Textiles
In the morning we went to Antwerp for a visit at Muhka, the Antwerp museum for contemporary art. Their exhibition Textiles; Art and the Social Fabric showed works of artists, who all use textile as their medium. The exhibition focused on the use of textiles in art as a way to speak about social issues, which are connected to these materials in daily life.

Contour
After our visit to Antwerp, we took the train to Mechelen. The title of this year’s edition of Contour was Hidden In Remembrance Is The Silent Memory Of Our Future. Curator Katerina Gregos had invited 18 artists who all use history as a theme in their work. The works were shown at various locations in the historical city center of Mechelen.

Posing in front of an unidentified architectural structure
Posing in front of an unidentified architectural structure
Textiles at Muhka
Textiles at Muhka
Artwork with mirrors
Artwork with mirrors
ADA member inspecting one of the artworks in Mechelen
ADA member inspecting one of the artworks in Mechelen