Art Liberty – From the Berlin Wall to Street Art (Opening 12 January 2019)
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2019, the only traveling collection of original fragments of the Berlin Wall is coming to Plovdiv.
The exhibition consists of works created by the predecessors of the Berlin street art movement, as well as by contemporary street artists. The collection is presenting the art of the emblematic artists who used to work on the Berlin Wall, among them Thierry Noir, Christophe-Emmanuel Bouche, Kiddy Citny, Indiano, Heinz J. Kusdas and Peter Unsicker. It will also include works by internationally recognized street artists such as Jef Aérosol (France), Borondo (Spain), C215 (France), John Crash Matos (USA), DAleast (China), FAITH47 (South Africa), Jimmy C (Australia), L7M (Brazil), RUN (Italy), 1up (Germany), John Dolan (UK).
The exhibition will host an array of accompanying events – a screening programme of more than 30 short movies, photos, tourist walks on the Wall, political debates, artists talks, and concerts. Along with the collection of artworks, the exhibition also includes three Trabant cars, painted by Thierry Noir, Christophe-Emmanuel Bouche and Kiddy Citny.
The collection is owned by the noted French curator Sylvestre Verger. The exhibition is made possible by Plovdiv 2019 in partnership with French Institute Bulgaria. Details here.