Revolutions - Records & Rebels 1966-1970

Exhibition : Wednesday 24 October → Sunday 10 March

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Place Royale, 6 - 1000 Brussels map

A whiff of Flower Power will be blowing through the ING Art Center when the “Revolutions – Records & 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!