Tuesday

14 May

9:30am to 6:00pm
3/13

Wednesday

15 May

9:30am to 6:00pm
2/14

Thursday

16 May

9:30am to 6:00pm
3/14

Friday

17 May

9:30am to 6:00pm
4/17

Saturday

18 May

9:30am to 6:00pm
7/21

Sunday

19 May

9:30am to 6:00pm
10/17

Monday

20 May

9:30am to 6:00pm
8/12

For the Bastogne War Museum, 2019 is an important year: the year of the 75thanniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, of which the city of Bastogne is, so to speak, the memorial capital.

But 2019 is also the 30thanniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which some historians consider the true end of the Second World War.

Finally, the liberating event of Berlin signifies the end of the Cold War, which has begun as soon as the guns fell silent, only to finish with the collapse of the wall.

It is these three events, linked by the logic of history and the chance of the calendar, that we commemorate in 2019. We do so with a free temporary exhibition:Art Liberty. From the Berlin Wall to Street Art; (15 April 2019 - 5 January 2020) and with the events of the Nuts Weekend(13-14-15 December 2019)


Download the program of the 75th

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 takes place around the prestigious Mardasson Memorial, in front of the Bastogne War Museum.

Art Liberty pays homage to the pioneering artists who have seized the Berlin Wall, a symbol of oppression, as a support for creative freedom. 30 Street Art artists have each created a work on an original fragment of the Wall.

One 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 Liberté 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 3 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 is adorned with a poetic post-it created by the French poet Jean-Pierre Lemesle.

FREE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION