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 is called ‘Art Liberty - from the Berlin wall to Street Art’ and it will be situated all over the main pedestrian street of the city – ‘Kniaz Aleksandar I Batenberg’ street in 12th of January and can be seen until 30th of March.
Most of the pieces presented in the exhibition « Art Liberté, from the Berlin Wall to Street Art » were created by international artists on a common structure: sections of genuine fragments of the Berlin Wall. The very wall which symbolised (with the Iron Curtain) the division of Europe for nearly 30 years.
Sylvestre Verger, art collector and curator of the exhibition is the designer of the Art Liberté collection. After a first collection on art and the Berlin Wall which toured the world for more than 20 years, this new collection « Art Liberté » pays tribute to the precursor artists of the Berlin Wall, those who had painted on the wall before its fall on the 9th November 1989. World famous street artists joined the project, creating pieces for the collection Art Liberté.
The exhibition held from The 12th January to the the 30th March 2019, in the heart of Plovdiv will present 30 pieces painted by the artists on sections of the Berlin wall. The 120x100 cm sections originate either from Berlin's no man's land or from the east side of the wall. All these works of art are presented on metallic frames designed by the American artist Adam Steiner. Moreover, the portraits of 3 iconic pop stars of Berlin : David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, have been painted by Jef Aérosol (a French street artist) and Jimmy C (an Australian street artist who made the famous portrait of David Bowie in London) on a large 3 meters high fragment of the wall, originating from the west part of the wall. You will also discover 3 Trabant, painted by 3 original artists of the Berlin Wall : Thierry Noir (French/German), Christophe-Emmanuel Bouchet (French) and Kiddy Citny (German).