Pukkelpop, one of Belgium’s most popular annual music festivals, will for a second year in a row be collaborating with the Flemish government, as well as a selection of museums and other institutions, to fund an art exhibition at its upcoming 2019 festival. The project is called “ART United” and, as in 2018, its aim will be to offer young people the opportunity to discover a variety of different art pieces outside of a traditional museum setting.
“By integrating art, design and heritage in the context of a youth festival, we want, among other things, to ensure that museum visits are once again an integral part of youth culture,” explained the Flemish Minister of Culture, Sven Gatz.
This year’s exhibition will held in Pukkelpop’s ART Yard, located right in front of the main stage. It is anticipated to be significantly larger than last year’s exhibition.
Thus far, artists Christian Bakalov, Sietske Van Aerde, Clara Lissens, Gerard Herman, Müge Yilmaz and Benjamin Vandewalle have all promised to contribute to the project.
Institutional contributors include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, the M Museum-Leuven, the Fashion Museum in Hasselt, the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, the Mu.ZEE Ostend, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent (SMAK).