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‘Wunderground’ celebrates 40 years of Brussels metro, underground street art, art, and dance

From 16 to 25 september in the Brussels metro ‘Wunderground’, an arts festival for the fortieth anniversary of the metro in the capital. The program includes street art, graphic art and dansopvoeringen.

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On 20 september, it is exactly forty years ago that the Brussels metro for the first time, a road paved by the underground veins of the city. A reason to party, found the STIB.

The Brussels public transport company conjured up for the occasion, the Brussels underground in the ‘Wunderground‘, a track with more street art and dansopvoeringen ten days to show up in the Brussels underground.

Wunderground touch down in a fifteen subway stations. There is in Place a wall with work of the French street artist and illustrator Nairone to see, is there in the metro station De Brouckère experimented with the influence of odour on mood, feeling and behaviour and can you stop Louise’s work admiring Marlies DC, whose works of art as the main subject, cats.

Les Ballets Confidentiels move through different stations, of Count of Flanders to Central Station or Sint-Katelijne to Art Law.

For the occasion, launches the STIB also Wunderground Music, a web radio station (wunderground.brussels) which you metromuziek can herbeluisteren, the programming itself can determine and on Thursday night a playlist with 22 tracks of famous dj’s can discover. In addition, there is in Rogier station a bioscoopzaaltje where the travelers for a documentary look about forty years underground and launched the STIB also a webshop MivbStore.brussels. Lovers find there products around the fortieth birthday, but also other knick-knacks, such as usb-keys, etc. The webshop will remain also after the verjaardagfestiviteiten exist.

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The arts festival took shape thanks to curator Charlotte Van Buylaere, which, inter alia, for the S. M. A. K worked. Wunderground is one of the initiatives that the image of the city of Brussels and the metro after the attacks of march 22, re-boost. “The goal is to make the strengths of Brussels in all its facets to the outside world to demonstrate and the attractiveness of Brussels in a creative way with visitors in the paint to convert,” says Van Buylaere.

The kick-off of the verjaardagsfestiviteiten coincides with the Week of the Mobility, on Sunday as more Car-free Sunday. More information and the full program on wunderground.brussels. (Belga/DB)

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