Artists in freedom. The Berlin Wall in Crans-Montana

In Wallis, Switzerland, the first edition of Les Rencontres de Crans-Montana will be held. Under the title ‘Artists in freedom. The Berlin Wall’ 48 pieces of the Berlin Wall, painted by famous artists are exhibited. That happens at the Fondation Pierre Arnaud in Lens.

The collection is ownd by violinst Michael Guttman and belongs to the ‘Collection Emmanuele et Michael Guttman, Brussels’. The exhibition is accompanied by various cultural events.

Tribute to Pink Floyd

One of the highlights is the concert ‘Tribute to Pink Floyd’ with a ‘Best of’ the legendary group Pink Floyd and the album ‘The Wall’ by the group Floyd Machine from Italy. This multi-visual concert takes place in the Convention Center / Tennis Hall Le Régent in Crans-Montana on August 20, 2016 at 20.30.

Further components of the program are:

  • Exhibition of 48 pieces of the Berlin Wall at het Museum of the Pierre Arnaud Foundation  from July 22 till October 2, 2016, Monday / Sunday from 10 a.m  -18 p.m.;

  • Private concert with violinist Michael Guttman on August 5, in the presence of the German Ambassador Dr. Otto Lamp and his wife, Mrs. Giselle Ataide Lamp (by invitation);

  • Round Table discussions with current topics;

  • Lecture by Professor Alfred Fernandez and discussion: ‘The defense of democratic freedoms in the world and the human rights’, on Saturday, July 23 and on Saturday, August 6th with the German Ambassador, Dr. Otto Lamp;

  • Weekly concerts in the museum, from July 22, every Friday at 18 p.m.

The meaning of freedom

The Rencontres de Crans-Montana is a new organization formed in February 2016 with the aim to create cultural projects. The association is looking for freedoms within the constraints of everyday life. How do we deal as individuals with the limitations of our society, in which we are confronted daily with attacks on hard fought freedoms, terrorism, intolerance and an increased global poverty.

In the landscape of protective mountains and surrounded by the peaceful setting of Crans-Montana we talk to artists, businessmen, local and national politicians and the local population about the meaning of freedom, passion and the experience of life.


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