07.05.2021–08.05.2022 Periphery Kunsthal Extra City

Meryem Bayram, CMMC, Maëlle Dufour, Mekhitar Garabedian, Geert Goiris, Imge Özbilge

For ‘Periphery’, Kunsthal Extra City commissioned six artistic projects for its new location in the former Dominican Monastery. Artists Meryem Bayram, Maëlle Dufour, Mekhitar Garabedian, Geert Goiris, Imge Özbilge and artist duo CMMC will enter into dialogue with the symbolically charged architectural space and each install a semi-permanent work in the periphery of the church and chapel. They will hide themselves away in aisles, forgotten back rooms and hidden interstitial spaces where their work can blossom in complete seclusion.

The selected artists have diverse practices, from performance to photography, installation art to animation. In collaboration with them, Kunsthal Extra City will take its first step in questioning, activating and investigating its new location.

Curated by: Joachim Naudts

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After a long wait, Kunsthal Extra City is finally set to reopen its doors on the weekend of Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May. Kunsthal Extra City will be unveiling three projects to mark the inauguration of its new location in the deconsecrated Dominican church and chapel.

The church offers the space for the large group exhibition ‘Radically Naive / Naively Radical’, curated by Extra City's new artistic coordinator Joachim Naudts. In the chapel, guest curator Sorana Munsya invites multidisciplinary artist Michèle Magema for her first Belgian solo exhibition, ‘Watermarks, silent traces’. For the project ‘Periphery’, five artists and one artist duo have created new, semi-permanent work in the peripheral areas of the church and chapel.