“Next Generation, Please!” at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels
13 May 2019

An interactive new exhibition that opened last week at BOZAR, the Centre from Fine Arts in Brussels, says “thank you, next” to traditional ideas about where society is headed.

This third iteration of “Next Generation, Please!” brought together young people, artists, and politicians from Europe and the U.S. together to imagine up films, performances, photo works, and other installations that explore the subject.

Hundreds of young people, from schools and youth groups in Greece, the Unites States, Denmark, England, France, Ireland, Romania, and Serbia, were involved in projects for the exhibition. The works reflect consideration of themes like identity, citizenship, and democracy. The exhibition will run through July 28, 2019.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) provided support for the exhibition, as it has for other public platforms for engagement with fundamental concepts in civil society, notably through the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. This is not the first exhibition at BOZAR supported by SNF to showcase youth perspectives on social issues. In 2014, 25 Greek artists explored the impacts of the Greek financial crisis and austerity through “No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis.”