REVLT! Expo at the Vanderborght Building in Bruxelles
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    REVLT! Expo at the Vanderborght Building in Bruxelles

    The REVLT! Expo is open to the public Mondays to Sundays from the 10th of May to the 10th of June at the Vanderborght Building, 50 Rue de l’Ecuyer, in Brussels, between noon and 7 p.m.  It is part of this year’s cultural programming of the City of Brussels under the theme: “2018. Year of Protest”. The Expo, launched on Wednesday evening, aims to reassert the societal role of artists. It seeks to highlight their essential contribution to the evolution of society through the debates, discussions and confrontation of ideas sparked by their creations. To this end, it asks contemporary Belgian artists what makes them rebel today.

    A total of 35 artists had one of their works chosen by a selection committee including the director of Halles Saint-Géry, Stéphanie Pécourt, the founder of the Crystal Ship Festival and Street Art Belgium, Björn Van Poucke, and graffic and poster artist Teresa Sdralevich. In selecting the works, particular attention was paid to gender and cultural diversity.

    Placing the spotlight on posters as the media flagship of the May 68 contestation, REVLT! has come together with the Maison du Roi, the Museum of the City of Brussels, to offer the public a unique exposition of posters in the Saint Hubert royal galleries until the 3rd of September. A passageway will link the two expos.

    Christopher Vincent
    The Brussels Times