writing and art beyond walls, beyond borders

PAROL! European Exhibition

Muntpunt, Brussel
5 March - 4 April 2015

An overview of artwork created by inmates from thirteen prisons and artists in Belgium, Greece, Italy, Poland and Serbia

THURSDAY 5/03 X PREVIEW
17.30 – 21.00 everyone welcome!
Welcome addresses by An Leenders, director Creatief Schrijven vzw, Diederik De Beir, initiator PAROL! and Gui Polspoel, Chairman Muntpunt vzw
Artist talk and a PAROL! slam performance X cocktail.

X GUIDED TOURS
Fridays at 12.30 hrs, Saturdays at 15.00 hrs
A guide from the Brussels organization Korei will lead visitors along a literary and visual trail in Muntpunt. To take part, please report to the reception desk.
Duration of guided tour: 1 hr 30 min.
There is no charge for the tours

X GROUP VISITS BY ARRANGEMENT
A guide from the Brussels organization Korei will gear a tour of the exhibition to your specific group (max. 20 people). The guided tour is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over and lasts approximately 1 hr 30 min. To book: info@korei.be
€75/secondary schools €85/group

FRIDAY 6/03 X FORUM
‘Creating literary and visual arts with prisoners’
9.30 - 16.30 hrs Muntpunt
Register at: www.creatiefschrijven.be

On how artists and prisoners gave free rein to their creativity together. Artists and others from the cultural world in Belgium, Italy, Greece, Poland and Serbia who were involved in PAROL! share their experiences. Methods and best practices encourage participants to commit to working out their own initiatives with inmates.

SATURDAY 7/03 X Good Morning Poesia
10.00 – 12.00 hrs Poetry read aloud on Muntplein with Italian and Belgian poets taking part.

THURSDAY 19/03 X Docu: Follow Me Down in association with deBuren and Muntpunt
18.00 – 19.30 hrs
Muntpunt, De Wolken +5
Admission: free; reservation recommended

Etnomusicologist Ben Harpert spent two years fol­lowing several musically talented inmates in a prison in Louisiana. This resulted in a concert film featuring rhythmically rapping okra pickers. Artist and curator Karel Verhoeven will give a pre-screening introduc­tion to the film and to the project Parol! writing and art beyond walls, beyond borders.