• “Mimesis”

    Extra City

    Anselm Franke, one of the curators of this year’s Manifesta, has been the director of Extra City, a contemporary art center established in Antwerp in 2003, since 2006. In the exhibition guide for “Mimesis,” which he recently organized, Franke explains that the exhibition was intended as an alternative to the perhaps too-numerous recent shows that examine the reciprocal influences between art and theater. According to Franke, these are too often based on comparisons of a strictly formal order, with, for example, excessive attention brought to bear on the question of staging. He feels that what’s

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