In March 1981, the mayor of Turnhout decided that "young people may not be forced to be confronted with the work of artist Liliane Vertessen, it is declared 'inappropriate'". Her exhibition 'Kunst Kempen Actueel nr.3' was moved to a space in the Cultural Center where people are not forced to pass by when visiting the theater. "By order of the fire department," it is called.

From the very beginning in 1972, visual arts have occupied a prominent place in the program of the Warande. The excerpt above outlines the pioneering role the Warande played from the beginning and the choices they dared to make.

For the anniversary of the Warande they are bringing together 25 artists who have previously exhibited in the Warande. They are not coming alone. Each of the artists in turn got to select someone for the future. In this way the exhibition 'OUDE WIJN/NIEUWE ZAKKEN' (' Old wine in new bottles' ) will not merely be a look back at what once was, but also at what is yet to come.

With work by:
Fik van Gestel, Stefan Peters, Liliane Vertessen, Zacharia Testelmans, Guillaume Bijl, Evelin Brosi & Elvis Bonier, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Charlien Adriaenssens, Fred Bervoets, Floris Van Look, Anita Evenepoel, Flora Miranda and Esther Stocker, Luk Van Soom, Lieven Decabooter, Hans Op de Beeck, Celeste Mattot, Vaast Colson, David Sherry, Tom Liekens, Adriaan Marin, Dries Segers, We Became Aware, Bart Van Dijck, Ignace Cami, Michèle Matyn, Laure Prouvost, Nicolas Provost, William Ludwig Lutgens, Nick Andrews, Denie Put, Peter de Cupere, Nancy Slangen, Nel Aerts, Gert Verhoeven, Ria Pacquée, Sietske Van Aerde, Filip Vervaet, Sharon Van Overmeiren, Carole Vanderlinden, Shikh Sabbir Alam, Peter Morrens, Maikel De Greve, Nadia Naveau, Gaston Bertrand, Philip Aguirre y Otegui, Hervé Yamguen, Luc Deleu, Stijn ter Braak, Filip Francis, Wout Vercammen

Be welcome to the opening on September 16 at 8 p.m. with Dj Guillaume (Bijl), among others.

Address: Cultuurhuis de Warande
Warandestraat 42
2300 Turnhout

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