is launching the Pieter Paul app, a free digital art guide that accompanies the visitor around the exhibition Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-68. Facing the Future features some 180 works of art from the period 1945-1968, with works from Europe and the former Soviet Union and by major artists including Fernand Léger, Vladimir Tatlin, Gerhard Richter and Pablo Picasso.
As a visitor to Facing the Future you can use your smartphone to log onto the free Wifi network Guests@BOZAR, entering bozar (small letters) as ID and picasso (small letters) as the password. You can then use the Pieter Paul app as your personal guide to the exhibition: simply take a photo with your smartphone of the Pieter Paul logo displayed next to an artwork to receive more information right away. Information videos on the exhibition are also available through this app and photos and descriptions of certain works can be downloaded. In this way you can make a virtual tour ahead of your visit or continue to enjoy the experience back home.
Pieter Paul also provides you with further practical information on (events at) BOZAR, such as an overview and sneak peek at current exhibitions plus details of opening times, admission prices and contact details. The app also allows you to keep your favourite artists and artworks in a personal collection and to receive related tips and info.
Facing the Future. Art in Europe 1945-68 sheds light on 180 works created between 1945 and 1968 by artists from Europe and the former Soviet-Union (Fernand Léger, Vladimir Tatlin, Gerard Richter, Dmitry Krasnopevtsev...). In spite of tensions between East and West Europe in the years following the Second World War, artists on both sides of the Iron Curtain were experimenting with similar art forms such as media art, action painting, conceptual art and sound art. Along with the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and the ZKM in Karlsruhe BOZAR is putting on its very first retrospective of the artistic movements which flourished in East and West Europe after the Second World War.