Riding along the Kattenburgerstraat stretch, I was met with faces. The 450 meter long brick wall that encloses the former naval storehouse was decorated with impressive billboard installations. Rolling by one after another, in short order the portraits brought me to halt.
Europe by People is program of art installations and related performances. This commissioned exhibit is from a series of group portraits by photographer Robin de Puy from the opening week.
The itinerary from their website, “Over the six-month period, New Europeans, a group of young European creators and thinkers will co-create a physical space with artistic interventions and a cultural programme. It will be a test zone for everyday life, visible and open to the general public as well as the official EU programme participants. The New Europeans will present their explorations into Europe’s future on an interactive and layered art installation mounted along The Wall, which will display their work in combination with input from the audience.”
I was reminded by the Art Spin events in Toronto and about the union of bikes and art. Both of which have such an intrinsic value to society. This exhibit provided me an opportunity to integrate the two. Europe by People just got rolling spoked.