Break that wall
Break that wall
The title of the exhibition "Break that wall" refers to the 60th anniversary of the beginning of Berlin Wall construction in 1961 and also resonates in opposition to one of the credo shouted during Donald Trump's presidential campaign "Build that wall, build that wall ... "
The Berlin Wall certainly catalyzed the greatest conflict of the 20th century.
However, some politicians continue to consider the wall as a solution:
USA/Mexico, Israel/Palestine or even Hungary facing the Mediterranean Sea immigrants.
Facing this observation, we invited about twenty artists from all horizons to work around this thematic: go beyond the borders, overcome the codes and break the wall!
Some, like Gris1 and Astro, interpret the subject in a frontal way by trying to pass through the wall to offer a new horizon.
Others, like Stéphane Pencréac'h and Levalet, are interested in its symbolic charge
Levalet's "Le Déserteur" presents a "bar" of buildings above which protestors and police officers clash, with shields raised, while a character walks away tired of all the tension in the cities.
While "Les Ambassadeurs" by Stéphane Pencréac'h exposes a "wall" of opulence to hide the violence and destitution of what happens beyond.
The French street artist Brusk, whom we are exhibiting for the first time, combines these two approaches. A young plant takes root in a paving stone illustrating the hope that can be born from the fall of a wall or more metaphorically from a barrier in general.
The title of this work, "Seed of hope", materializes what some people felt when the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989.
In order to reinforce the link with the Berlin Wall, we proposed to the urban artists to express themselves on a steel replica of a section of the wall at a scale of 1/5.
The visitor will experience a "mural" intervention that is close to the outdoor practice of these artists.
This exhibition is also a pretext to break down certain preconceived ideas by making mediums, genres and families of artists coexist.
Many tend to separate, categorize and label artists, which for us is a nonsense. This exhibition is multidisciplinary in accordance with the philosophy of our gallery.