Agenda 2014-18

As part of the commemorations of the World War I in Brussels, discover a set of events and exhibitions listed below :

  • Mini-Europe remembers the First World War - 13/06/2014 - 31/12/2018

  • For today's young people, memories of the war are epitomized particularly by military cemeteries which relate, in silence, the drama experienced by families on both sides. It was impossible to reproduce each of them: so Mini-Europe has opted for an original creation. Likewise for the reconstruction of the famous Christmas truce that took place at the front. As for each of the models, the management of the miniature park insisted that it should be a realistic, faithful depiction. "Remember 14-18" trail consists of three components:

    • a brief link created between 14 existing monuments at Mini-Europe and the First World War;
    • a 1/25 scale interpretation of five of the cemeteries on the battlefields of the Sambre and Yser;
    • information about the consequences of the First World War on the European Union.

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    • Place : Mini-Europe
    • Price : Young: 10 € / Full: 14 €
  • ’14-’18, Rupture or continuity ? - 29/09/2016 - 22/01/2017

  • Belgian art is booming in the early twentieth century. From 1914 onwards, the occupation, exile and horror of the battlefields strengthen the style of some while revolutionizing that of others. Through the rich collection of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the exhibition '14-18 – Rupture or Continuity?' immerses the visitor in an artistically and politically shocking time. 
    The exhibition is accompanied by an international symposium (24-25.11.2016) examining this Belgian artistic plurality with World War I as a backdrop.


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    Place : Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

  • The Power of the Avant-Garde - 29/09/2016 - 22/01/2017

  • Avant-garde is a concept that stems from both warfare and art. Avant-garde flourished in a society in full transition. Artists anticipate social revolutions. In visual art the heyday of the avant-garde is situated between 1895 and 1920, with the First World War as an international fault line. But how relevant is this pioneering art today? Around 15 leading contemporary artists enter into dialogue with colleagues from the historical avant-garde, from Ensor and Munch to the new movements just after the war. Today’s artists often feel a strong affinity with specific avant-garde works of art. Their choice and the dialogue with their own work forces us to look at these key works from modern art in a different light. The power of the avant-garde seems to have plenty more in reserve.

    With works by, amongst others, Alexander Archipenko, Robert Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Kazimir Malevich, Franz Marc, Gino Severini in dialogue with David Claerbout, Marlene Dumas, William Forsythe, Gerhard Richter, Sean Scully and Luc Tuymans.

    Practical information : 

    • Place : Palais des Beaux-Arts - BOZAR
    • Price : Normal: 18 € / Young: 16 €