Are you ready for a surprising and exciting arts festival? From the 16th of October until the 31st Mestizo Arts Festival will set foot on Antwerp ground again. The festival brings you a new wave of artists with their own view on cities of the future. You can expect an artistic experiment and a mix of theatre, music, dance and image. #MAF15 will show you what is going on in the big cities, with artists from Antwerp, Buenos Aires and Mexico. Every year the festival welcomes more than thousand people. The festival is organised for the 8th time, and the theme of this year is “The Wall”.
#MAF15: THE WALL
During the Mestizo Arts Festival artists will give their view on the urbanization. At #MAF15, 150 artists will reflect about walls around and between us. Walls not only have an impact on mobility, but also on the role of art within a society. Walls often are seen as an obstacle, but a wall can also function as a canvas. The program of the festival is really divers, and that’s whats also the strength of the festival. The experience of the audience is the most important goal of the festival. Thisisantwerp had a closer look at the program and picked some favourites (also for English speaking audiences).
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The start of the festival is on the 16th of October with the opening of the MURAL of one of the best street artist in the world: JAZ (AR) in the entrance hall of the Arenberg Theatre. A pink carpet will be unrolled and the avant-première of DE FIGURANT (€7,-) (Dutch), and a crazy party afterwards will start the festival. [16/10 | Opening | 7pm | Arenberg Schouwburg | Free entrance]