‘Next Generation, Please!’

21 Oct. →
14 Nov.'21

The Future Behind Us

Make way for the younger generation! The Next Generation, Please! interactive exhibition gives young people a voice by inviting them to share their concerns for the future and their vision of the world. Fully developed by young people, this exhibition presents each year at Bozar a series of projects realized in collaboration with artists and experts.

For this new edition, six groups of young people aged between 15 and 26 have been working for an entire school year on themes such as gender and feminism, racism and the consequences of colonisation, identity, isolation or the impact of the health crisis. Be surprised, challenged and moved by the installations, performances and projections they have created for you. You will discover the creativity, talent and empathy that animate this young generation, concerned with preparing a fairer and more united world for tomorrow.

Every Wednesday, the 'YOUth days' also invites you to discover film premieres, a round table on decolonisation or a workshop on space.

Participating projects

Espaces vers, presented by L’Absolu Théâtre, centres its reflection on speaking out for the feminist struggle. Under the guidance of actress and dancer Charlotte Simon, and poet and director Aurélien Dony, 6th grade students from the Athénée Royal in Dinant will present poetic texts inspired by feminism and their vision of the future.

​​​​​​​D'Broej (Bruxelles s'Organise pour l'Émancipation des Jeunes) has invited the young association members to express their views on the future through different forms of expression. They fought against racism with Katrien Oosterlink, made a podcast Back To Bled about the relationship between city and country with Lisa Mathijs and Lotte Knaepen and directed a docu-fiction film Mauvaise (Gr) Haine with Julian Bordeau, among others. In each creation is the same objective: to take their own future in hand.

Artists Gilles Escoyez and Laurie Perissutti have brought together young people from Brussels and the Swiss Jura around La Claque!, a socio-theatrical project in tune with current events. The topic? Young people facing an uncertain future and looking to find their place in a post-COVID world. This collaborative work, proposed by the Foyer des jeunes des Marolles, will conclude with a film and a performance.

In establishing a dialogue between young people, refugees and the homeless, Hujo and OURB invited Auke Mertens, Fani Batchvarova and Fleur Writz, together with around 20 people from 20 to 26 years of age, to focus reflections and creativity on the theme of isolation. Is it physical or societal? What are its causes and effects? The answer comes with My Space – MY Life a participatory art project by OURB exhibited in Next Generation Please.

The project "Rwandha" led by the Athénée Léonie de Waha (Liège) aims to question our relationship with Africa. Drawing on the recent history of Rwanda, it calls on the pupils to speak in public about genocide and decolonisation, with the artistic support of Bruce Clarke and Patrick Séverin. The project will end with a tour and a performance.

In collaboration with artist Alexandra Vanoussis, the contemporary art centre Wiels opens its doors to young people who actively question their educational institution and by extension the society in which they are actors, offering them a space where they can address the question of the representation of youth and the appropriation of its image in contemporary society. The result of their project named (Re)present will take the form of installations and performances.

Are you curious about the process behind this project? Follow Next Generation, Please! on Instagram.

Practical information



Rue Ravensteinstraat, 23 1000 Brussels

BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 Brussels

Exhibition curator: Pauline Hatzigeorgiou

In the context of Studiotopia.

Project carried out with the support of the Queen Mathilde Fund, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation.


Take your Covid Safe Ticket (CST) and ID with you.
Since 15 October you are obliged to have a Covid Safe Ticket (everyone from 16 years old) to visit our exhibitions, school visits included. Read all the tips to visit our exhibitions in full safety on the 'Your visit at Bozar' page.


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