1970 was a pivotal year, not only in art, but also in politics and society as a whole. It was the year the Concorde performed its first supersonic flight, the voting age in the US and the UK was lowered to 18, in Washington DC 100,000 people demonstrated against the Vietnam War, the first Earth Day took place and the Beatles split up. It was also the year of “Houston, we’ve had a problem here” and Mick Jagger got fined £200 for possession of cannabis. In Belgium the first in a series of state reforms took place.
In 7x70, ZEIT shows a series of abstract artworks created in and around that magical year, and combines them with seven commissioned works by seven contemporary artists inspired by the themes / aesthetics / colours and shapes of that era.
Artists: Geneviève Claisse, Filip Collin, Amédée Cortier, Jo Delahaut, Ibram Lassaw, Thomas Lenk, Pol Mara, Luc Peire, Lothar Quinte, Ann Rikkers, Guy Vandenbranden, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Geert Verbruggen, Jesse Willems, Sanford Wurmfeld, Yvaral, Rafaël Voets, Kristien Dirkx, Cel Overberghe, Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Vasarely, Karl Gerstner, Bram Bogart, Georg Karl Pfahler, Heinz Mack