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Shifting Utopias: A 500-Year-Old Book Inspires a Moving Image Biennial

by Andrea Alessi
In 1515 the English statesman and humanist Thomas More visited the cities of Mechelen and Antwerp—now in present-day Flanders—where he wrote his best-known work, , a fictional account detailing the social, religious, and political structures of a made-up island in the New World.  Five hundred years later, can a Renaissance philosopher’s musings on the political and social foundations of a hypothetical society resonate? Nicola Setari, curator of Contour 7, Mechelen’s Moving Image Biennial,... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 9/25/15
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