There Was Some Awesome Contemporary Art At This Belgian Festival

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Photo: Courtesy of Nick Vlcek

Over the weekend, the summer-long Manifesta contemporary art festival wrapped up in Genk, Belgium.The biennale, which is unique in that in changes locations each time it is held, was housed in an Art Deco building at a former coal mining site.

Photographer Nick Vlcek was kind enough to share some photos of from the event with us. Here’s what he had to say about the experience:

Manifesta lived up to it’s uncompromisingly experimental reputation by mixing contemporary art into the local cultural heritage with a strong curatorial hand. In certain places it was hard to tell the difference between the two, with the result that it was fulfilling for both international art hipsters and longtime residents of the area.

Quotes describing the photos are Vlcek’s own.

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