- Starts: 01/05/2019 12:00 am
- Ends: 31/01/2020 12:00 am
The temporary exhibition ‘Art Liberty. From the Berlin Wall to Street Art’ will be organised as part of the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge and the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
This cultural project will take place from May 2019 until January 2020 in the City of Bastogne and around the Mardasson Memorial, which is located at a stone’s throw of the Bastogne War Museum.
Art Liberty pays tribute to the pioneering artists who have seized the Berlin Wall, a symbol of oppression, as a support for creative freedom. Street Art artists have done a work on an original fragment of the Wall.
A red thread connects the Ardennes and Berlin: the fight for freedom!
Content of the exhibition:
• 30 works on sections of the Berlin Wall from Berlin’s no man’s land.
• 30 films related to the creation of each work in the Art Liberty collection with artists’ interviews.
• A large fragment of the Wall from the west side, where street artists Jef Aérosol and Jimmy C. painted the portraits of the three pop stars associated to Berlin, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed.
• 3 Trabants painted by three of the Wall’s historical artists, Thierry Noir, Christophe-Emmanuel Bouchet and Kiddy Citny.
• The film Ephemeral made from the archives of the Berlin photographer Heinz J. Kuzdas.
• A large fresco by the Brazilian artist L7M.
Each work will be adorned with a poetic post-it created by the French poet Jean-Pierre Lemesle.
The Bastogne War Museum represents a new way to remember the Second World War in Belgium. It offers a fresh perception in a modern and interactive framework of the causes, events and consequences of the Second World War, with a special focus on the Ardennes counteroffensive: the Battle of the Bulge.