A whiff of Flower Power will be blowing through the ING Art Center when the “Revolutions – Records and Rebels – 1966-1970” exhibition opens on 24 October
Embark upon an odyssey that plunges you into the ideas, aspirations, utopic visions and the thirst for freedom of the late 60s. You’ll also see that it was a time of militarism and anti-establishment demonstrations.
These cultural, social, artistic and technological revolutions occurred between 1966 and 1970 and influenced our current lifestyles. Even today it still has an impact on the way we envisage the future.
Put on your headphones (Technology from audio specialist Sennheiser, providing an AMBEO immersive sound experience) and immerse yourself in the sounds of the most iconic artists of the era (The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell). Take a trip from the streets of Swinging Sixties London, into the heart of the May ’68 demonstrations in Paris, passing by the Summer of Love in San Francisco, dipping into the world of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, soaking up the Woodstock festival vibe or chilling in the counter-culture of the underground movement.
This is a unique opportunity to discover more than 250 symbolic objects of this period, including fashion, design, graphic design and photography, all displayed in a three-dimensional setting with videos.
This exhibition was created by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which also produced the “David Bowie is” and “Pink Floyd – Their Mortal Remains” exhibitions. It has been adapted for the ING Art Center with subjects specific to Belgium such as the student demonstrations in Leuven and the Amougies festival. This was considered as the first European Woodstock and took place in Belgium with a line-up featuring Pink Floyd, Yes, Ten years After and Frank Zappa.
A not-to-be-missed revolutionary exhibition at the ING Art Center
Open Tuesday to Sunday, including public holidays, and on Monday 29/10/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018 and 04/03/2019.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open every Wednesday evening until 9 p.m.
Tel.: 02 547 22 92
Train: Brussels Gare Centrale station
Bus: 27, 38, 71, 95 – Stop: “Royale”
Tram: 92, 93 – Stop: “Royale”
Individual guided tours
Every first Saturday of the month at 10.30 a.m. and every first Wednesday
of the month at 2 p.m..
In Dutch or French.
Maximum 30 people per group – Duration: 1 hour – price €15/person
Bookings: per email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every first Wednesday of the month, come dressed in a “sixties” look* and visit for free.
* Judged by the staff at the venue.