Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-68 sheds light on about 180 works created between 1945 and 1968 by artists from Europe and the former  Soviet Union, including Fernand Léger, Vladimir Tatlin, Gerhard Richter and Pablo Picasso among others. Notwithstanding the tensions between Eastern and Western Europe in the years following the Second World War, artists on both sides of the Iron Curtain experimented in similar ways: from media art to action painting, conceptual art and sound art.  Together with the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and the ZKM, BOZAR presents for the first time, an overview of the most important artistic trends that flourished in the years following the Second World War in both Eastern and Western Europe. A significant collaborative project that takes place against the background of a new trial of strength between Europe and Russia. 

Curators: Dr. Eckhart Gillen and Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Weibel
Supported by
: Daniel Bulatov and Daria Mille

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    The Frankfurt Book Fair is the biggest book fair in the world. During this five day ‘Olympic Games of the book industry’, which is held in October each year, around 275,000 visitors descend upon Frankfurt. Because Flanders and the Netherlands are joining forces to host the 2016 edition, BOZAR is organising a spin-off of the Frankfurt Book Fair in the Centre for Fine Arts.

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