Next Generation, Please! Interactive exhibition
Hosted by: Bozar
October 21 - November 14, 2021
10:00 to 6:00 PM GMT 2
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.
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, 7th and 8th grade pupils from a Dinant secondary school will present feminist-inspired poetic texts.
D’Broej (Brussels organisation for the Emancipation of Youth) has invited the young association members to express their views on racism, a scourge of contemporary society, and on the difficulties that young people faced during the health crisis. Liza Mathijs will assist them, and present films, performances and photographs.
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 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 in the form of an exhibition/performance.
The project "Rwandha" led by two teachers from 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. They will conclude their work with films and a workshop.
Are you curious about the process behind this project? Follow Next Generation, Please! on Instagram.