Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2014 in retrospect



In May 2014, the 19th Kunstenfestivaldesarts provided an intense period of human movement and encounters. For three weeks, more than thirty very diverse, yet united artistic creations allowed ideas to be circulated, viewpoints to be exchanged and different forms of gatherings to be held. They generated a lively space, here and now in Brussels, the capital of Europe, in an uncertain social and political climate. Among the thirty or so projects presented this year were several creations supported by the festival that are faithful to its spirit of engagement and risk taking. From 100% Brussels – an extensive and symbolic project set in the context of the city and what is happening now, conceived for 100 ‘Brusselaars’ by Rimini Protokoll – to remarkable creations by artists from all over the globe, Kunstenfestivaldesarts audiences were able to share in some unsettling and inspiring creative approaches. The 2014 festival centre, the former Marivaux Cinema, in itself constituted an invitation to move. For three weeks, this disused space in the city centre was transformed into an unexpectedly vibrant and lively venue. The Kunstenfestivaldesarts is an international Brussels-based festival with over 23,000 tickets sold (an estimated occupancy rate of 97%), many hours of exchange and discussion, and long evenings punctuated by singular creations and artistic and human encounters.

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Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2014 in retrospect

In May 2014, the 19th Kunstenfestivaldesarts provided an intense period of human movement and encounters. For three weeks, more than thirty very diverse, yet united artistic creations allowed ideas to be circulated, viewpoints to be exchanged and different forms of gatherings to be held. They generated a lively space, here and now in Brussels, the capital of Europe, in an uncertain social and political climate. Among the thirty or so projects presented this year were several creations supported by the festival that are faithful to its spirit of engagement and risk taking. From 100% Brussels – an extensive and symbolic project set in the context of the city and what is happening now, conceived for 100 ‘Brusselaars’ by Rimini Protokoll – to remarkable creations by artists from all over the globe, Kunstenfestivaldesarts audiences were able to share in some unsettling and inspiring creative approaches. The 2014 festival centre, the former Marivaux Cinema, in itself constituted an invitation to move. For three weeks, this disused space in the city centre was transformed into an unexpectedly vibrant and lively venue. The Kunstenfestivaldesarts is an international Brussels-based festival with over 23,000 tickets sold (an estimated occupancy rate of 97%), many hours of exchange and discussion, and long evenings punctuated by singular creations and artistic and human encounters.