As part of World Refugee Day, BOZAR, the Goethe-Institut Brüssel, the Italian Cultural Institute and ECF put on the A Lighthouse for Lampedusa exhibition with German artist Thomas Kilpper building a lighthouse on the roof of BOZAR. After Brussels, the lighthouse will be erected in the Dresden Kunsthaus in Germany.
Thomas Kilpper is an artist who wants to encourage public debates on politically sensitive issues. Inaugurated on 19 June, his lighthouse will invite European citizens to put pressure on their governments to bring an end to the massacre of refugees in the Mediterranean and adopt a humane and fair immigration and integration policy. The work of Thomas Kilpper refers to two very real lighthouses: the Lighthouse of Alexandria, considered one of the wonders of the ancient world, and the Cape Grecale lighthouse on Lampedusa, which is no help to the refugees, turned as it is towards European. After Brussels, the lighthouse will stop off in the Dresden Kunsthaus in Germany.
Free entrance : Rooftop, access via Rue Royale / Koningsstraat, 10.
Opening hours :
Tue - Sun, 10 am - 6 pm
Thu, 10 am - 9 pm
Closed on Monday
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