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Kunst en cultuur in tijden van conflict

Art and culture in times of conflict Exhibition: 20 March - 1 September 2014

From the museum website, 3 March 2014

From 20 March 2014 until 1 September 2014, M – Museum Leuven is hosting an exhibition on the destruction of art and culture in times of conflict. We are confronted every day with the reality of how vulnerable culture is in conflict. This relevant theme has a long tradition. We will show how artists throughout the ages have been inspired by the theme. Crimes against culture have been depicted in art for centuries. The history of art features examples of classical and popular art, both in realistic and symbolic representations. Reflections and interventions by contemporary artists will therefore be juxtaposed with artworks from the past. The works of classical masters and contemporary artists will engage in dialogue in the exhibition spaces at M.