100 Years of Diplomatic Relations Between Poland And Belgium
7/9/2019

2019 is the year Kingdom of Belgium and Republic of Poland celebrate the centenary of their diplomatic relations. This important anniversary was the perfect occasion to manifest Polish-Belgian friendship not only on the state level but also between local communities and between people.

 

On this occasion, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium and Wallonia-Brussels Delegation in Warsaw, together with CFE and residents of Belgijska street represented by the MOKO association, worked on a joint urban artistic project. It involved a mural designed by an artist from Brussels – Olivier Binamé (http://oli-b.be/), which decorated the southern wall of a house at ul. Belgijska 5. The mural represents an artistic vision of intertwined Polish and Belgian motives: a colourful "map" of Poland integrates Belgian threads and references to masterpieces of Belgian painting. The result is a colourful mosaic with a positive message, nourishing a feeling of fellowship.

 

The process of painting the mural and the Belgijska Street Day was filmed by another Belgian artist – Jules Césure (jules-cesure.com), who created a video clip commemorating the event.

 

The mural represents an example of successful cooperation between the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, Wallonia-Brussels Delegation and the local community; at the same time the street, and therefore Warsaw, gained a unique piece of art.

 

The unveiling of the mural took place on 7 September 2019 at 4 p.m.

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