Newtopia Events: Nocturnal visits, Free Guided Tours, Artist talks and Films!

Newtopia Events: Nocturnal visits, Free Guided Tours, Artist talks and Films!

The Exhibition : Nocturnal Visits 

Now that Newtopia has officially opened, the exhibition wants to accomodate its visitors who don’t have much time during the week. Nocturnal visits will be possible each month, on Thursdays.

When? Thursdays 20.09 - 18.10 – 15.11 and 6.12

Where? All Newtopia venues, opened until 22h.  (Tickets you could get at the desk of Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Minderbroedersgang 5.


Free guided Tours on Sunday 

On Sundays everybody gets the chance to visit Newtopia with a free guided tour.  He or she will  show you the highlights of the exhibition on all the Newtopia- locations during a 2 hour trip. The only thing you need is an entrance ticket which you can buy at the Cultuurcentrum. If you already have a valid ticket, than don’t forget to bring it along! ( Max. 25 participants- not valid for groups)

When? Each Sunday, start at 11:00 en 14:00. Check in at 10:30 and 13:30.

Where?  Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Minderbroedersgang 5.

How long? 2 hour


Film: 25.09.2012 The Chebeya Affair – 20:30

Filmhuis Mechelen will show 4 films on Human Rights, each last Tuesday of the month. They love to share qualitative films with the audience and they are doing this for more than 30 years now. The Chebeya affair will be shown in the presence of the director: Thierry Michel

On 2nd June 2010, Floribert Chebeya, a Congolese human rights activist, was found murdered in his car. Several police officials are arrested, and a trial before the military court is established. Is the judicial authority capable of exercising an impartial justice?

Where? Auditorium Cultuurcentrum Mechelen

When? 25.09, at 20:30

Cost? 5 €


Artist Talk 01.10.2012 - Ninar Esber & Thomas Kilpper 

Within the framework of the international exhibition ‘Newtopia: The State of Human Rights’ (01/09/2012 – 10/12/2012), Newtopia and the Academy of Fine Arts Mechelen organize this autumn several artist talks. Every evening, two participating artists are invited to speak about their work in general and their contribution to Newtopia in particular. On Monday October 1, 2012 Ninar Esber (Lebanon, 1971) and Thomas Kilpper (Germany, 1956) will speak about their work. The talks will be held in English.

Based on personal experience, Ninar Esber’s work touches profoundly upon the notion of identity, whilst tracing a poetic vision of the world.  In her photographs, videos and performances, the sensuality which runs through her work questions genres, morality and their authority.

Thomas Kilpper’s works often highlight contentious political or historical issues, such as state repression and immigration, often through large-scale, site- specific, labour-intensive artistic interventions, installations and floor carvings, which result in large woodcut prints.

Upcoming artist talks

  • 05/11/2012: Marina Naprushkina & Nikita Kadan
  • 10/12/2012: Kendell Geers & guest

Practical information:

Monday October 1, 2012 at 7.30 pm – free entrance
Contour Chapel (Contourkapel)
Sint-Romboutskerkhof 3
2800 Mechelen

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