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

For 'Periphery', Kunsthal Extra City is commissioning six artistic projects for its new location in the former Dominican Monastery. Artists Geert Goiris, Imge Özbilge, Maëlle Dufour, Mekhitar Garabedian, Meryem Bayram 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, the Kunsthal will take its first step in questioning, activating and investigating its new location. Members of the public are invited to view the works starting from the reopening of Kunsthal Extra City in the spring of 2021 – the exact date has yet to be announced. Over the coming weeks, HART magazine will document the artists’ working process.

Realised with the support of the City of Antwerp.