Mir ginn op Mecheln! The law in a changing society

Commissioned by OP.RECHT.MECHELEN.

14/09 tot 6/11
10u - 18u; closed on wednesday
Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Minderbroedersgang 5
Automne 2016
People have a tendency towards tunnel vision.
Confronted by a fast-changing society they are inclined to experience that evolution as exceptional or unusual. They see it in the here and now, but lose sight of the wider context and certainly of the history, whereas we only have to look at history to see that many changes are not that exceptional. Change is of all times.   
The exhibition Mir ginn op Mecheln! sets out to make us stop and think about this fact. It shows how the law has always followed social evolutions.   
Mir ginn op Mecheln! begins by reflecting on the establishment of the Great Council in Mechelen in 1616 and carries that reflection through to the present day. 
The exhibition is built up around three important historical sources: ​
Jan Coessaet’s painting the Great Council
The seven paintings Hans Vredeman de Vries produced for the town hall in Gdańs in the sixteenth century, which have never been shown in Belgium before. At one stage Hans Vredeman de Vries worked in Mechelen.   
The skeletons from the Peasants’ Revolt in the eighteenth century, on show all together for the first time in Mechelen.
This exhibition is rather an experience in itself and is highly recommended! 

CONCEPT
Guido Wevers
 
LAW HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
Fred Stevens
 
MUSIC
Aram Van Ballaert
 
SCENOGRAPHY
Tobias Duysens en Peter Snellens
 
COORDINATION EXHIBITION
Bloeme van Roemburg
 
VIDEO
Walter Verdin
 
MONTAGE
Frank Vroemen
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Stad Gdańsk
Stad Mechelen - Musea & Erfgoed, Dienst Archeologie en Cultuurcentrum
Bert Gabriëls

TIME
14/9 tot 6/11 - 10u tot 18u
Woensdag gesloten

LOCATION
Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
Minderbroedersgang 5
  
TICKET
€ 10 - € 8
Kortingstarief geldt voor: -26j, groepen (+10 pers.), ICOM en lerarenkaart
 
GUIDED TOURS
max. 15 personen per gids
visit@mechelen.be