MURS ANDREAS, François AVRIL, BAULT, Enki BILAL, François BOUCQ, Hendrik CZAKAINSKI, Nicolas DE CRÉCY, EVOL, FLIX, Philippe GELUCK, Miles HYMAN, André JUILLARD, Kitty KAHANE, Anton KANNEMEYER, KIM JUNG GI, Charles LEVALET, LOUSTAL, Kevin LUCBERT, Marc-Antoine MATHIEU, PEN SO, Ernest PIGNON ERNEST, Jorge RODRIGUEZ-GERADA, Piotr ROSINSKI, SAM TSE, Danijel ZEZELJ
Thirty years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, thirty-one artists have come together to pay homage to all those who fought in the name of freedom. Their names are Alias, Andreas, François Avril, Bault, Enki Bilal, François Boucq, Nicolas de Crécy, Hendrik Czakainski, Philippe Echaroux, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, EVOL, Flix, Philippe Geluck, Miles Hyman, André Juillard, Kitty Kahane, Anton Kannemeyer, Kim Jung Gi, Levalet, Stéphane Levallois, Loustal, Kevin Lucbert, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Midam, Alexandra Novosseloff, Pen so, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada, Piotr Rosinski, Leonid Tishkov, Sam tse and Danijel Zezelj.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall, on 9 November 1989, marked the collapse of the Communist Bloc in Eastern Europe, symbolised the end of the Cold War and prompted an outpouring of joyful optimism among the peoples of Europe. At the point when the world is preparing to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the ?iron curtain?, the notion of walls as dividers of humanity, symbolising oppression and the restriction of liberty, has never been more pertinent, whether we think of the United States and Mexico, Israel and Palestine, North and South Korea?
To mark this historic occasion, the Huberty & Breyne Gallery, in collaboration with the German Embassy in Belgium, has invited thirty-one artists to reflect on the notion of ?walls?.
The exhibition, under the curatorship of Cyrille Gouyette and Fabrice Douar, brings together artists from Belgium, Germany, France, Russia, Hong Kong, America, Korea, Cuba and South Africa, the majority of whom have produced an original work of art as a personal response to this complex issue. Paintings, original cartoons, graffiti, drawings, photographs and video provide the elements of a vast and ambitious meditation on our world, while simultaneously inviting an aesthetic response from the viewer.