Until January 27th, "Resistance" at CENTRALE of Contemporary Art 50th anniversary of MAY 68

Posted on 19.09.2018



Within the scope of 2018, year of protest, the City of Brussels celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, a period marked by disruptions and multiple challenges but that remains emblematic for arts and society alike. On the occasion of the ambitious project entitled RESISTANCE, CENTRALE for contemporary arts fulfils its mission as public arts centre and focuses on the ways in which art used and pursued the many society and political challenges that rocked the past half-century.

RESISTANCE presents an exhibition and an OPEN ACADEMY.

Using a thematic approach, the exhibition studies how contestation and resistance fall within a body of artworks. Instigating a dialogue between historical works from 1968 and contemporary pieces by Belgian and international artists, the show reflects on the huge gateway that opened during that era and that remains connected to contemporary art.
During the exhibition, CENTRALE will also turn into an OPEN ACADEMY for professors and students from different Brussels art schools: ArBa-EsA / ISAC / CARE, La Cambre, LUCA School of Arts and RITCS. Together they analyze and highlight the themes of student and worker uprisings that have unfolded in a pluriform protest by all authorities in May 68. They explore the causes of the movement to gauge the protest of today and tomorrow. The public will discover this open laboratory, consisting of the prospective work and the artistic work of the students. In addition, a cycle of lectures, performances and screenings is also organized.

With works of :
L'Atelier populaire (mai 68), Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Luc Deleu & T.O.P. Office, Roland Denaeyer, Valie Export, Christian Falsnaes, Ant Farm, Robert Filliou, Jochen Gerz, Helga Goetze, Douglas Gordon, Guerrilla Girls, Hans Haacke, Asger Jorn, Marie-Fleur Lefebvre, Emilio López-Menchero, Cécile Massart, Gustav Metzger, Aernout Mik, Navid Nuur, Dan Perjovschi, Dieter Roth, Hito Steyerl, Nathalie Talec, David Tartakover, The Yes Men, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cléo Totti, Fréderic Vaësen, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Lawrence Weiner, etc.


Practical information
D-8 before the opening of RESISTANCE
Vernissage : 26-09 2018, 18:00 > 20:30 (free, reservation needed)
Exhibition and OPEN ACADEMY : 27-09 2018 > 27-01 2019

CENTRALE for contemporary art
Place Sainte-Catherine 44
1000 Brussel
+32 (0)2 279 64 52
Wednesday > Sunday
10:30 > 18:00
Closed on public holidays
8,00 € // 4,00 € // 2,50 € // 1,25 € // 0 €
First Sunday of the month 11:30: Free guided tour (included in the ticket)
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November, Hito Steyerl, 2014 © Video-Forum of the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)