19 October 2008 – 4 January 2009
The first Brussels Biennial opens on 19 October and shows on various locations in Brussels seventy artists in seven exhibitions. Extra City contributes with the project Letter to Leopold, curated by its artistic director Anselm Franke. He brings together artists, writers and architects in a reflection on Belgium's colonial history in a global context, its present day legacy and implications for Europe and the European policies. Letter to Leopold is an exploration of art's possibilities to 'speak to the past'.
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For more information about the opening weekend of the Brussels Biennial (18–19 October) please visit www.brusselsbiennial.org
Details about The biennial debate: The biennial as a global phenomenon (deBuren, 19 October) can be found at www.deburen.eu