My dear followers,
I’d like to share something with you! First, I want to tell you about my trip to Aachen, Germany, just before the summer.
If you’re into art and especially streetart than you definitely should go to Germany. Germany is an amazing country with amazing artwork. It almost like you don’t have to look for it, you just find it everywere. For an art-addict, such as me, this country is so fascinating. Especially with the history of German, of which the traces are still everywere to find… especially through art.
So I was wandering through the streets of Aachen and enjoying my time there. But I noticed that this simple piece of art (check photo), was everywere. I though it was simple and cute… And I love simple artwork that has a loud and clear message. And the words in this artwork are like ”screaming”! While it was a really simple work. You see, simple and screaming are two things who often don’t go together (or am I wrong?).
It’s weird but also amazing how some simple street art can make someone curious…leaving someone to think about the meaning behind it. When I saw this art work, I didn’t thought right away that it might mean something! It made me think, but obviously I couldn’t make a conclusion. Some time later as I was going through my photo’s at a restaurant in Aachen, I stopped for a sec and thought about this artwork. I suddenly felt the urge to know what was behind it… I mean… it’s weird right? A French artwork in the streets of Germany. So I googled some info about #nuitdebout and I found out that it definitely had a meaning.
For your information:
#fyi : “Nuit debout is a French Social movement that began on 31 march 2016, arising out of protests against proposed labor reforms as the #elkhomrilaw … the movement was organized around a broad aim of “overthrowing the El Khomri bill and the world it represents.” It has been compared to the Occupy movement in the United States and to Spain’s anti-austerity 15-M or Indignados movement.
The movement began at Paris’s Place de la République, where protestors held nightly assemblies following the 31 March protest. The protests spread to dozens of other cities and towns in France as well as to neighbouring countries in Europe and to countries further afield. Turnout at these protests dwindled after the first weeks; activists maintained the movement’s presence on the internet.
The name “Nuit debout” has been translated into English as “Up All Night”, “Standing Night” and “Rise up at night”, among other variants. Commentators have noted that the word “debout” has “significant resonance” in French political culture as it is the first word in the socialist anthem “The Internationale” (“Arise…!”).”
~ source: Wikipedia
So the next person who tells you art is nonsense… simply tell him he’s wrong and that’s his loss to think so… not yours 😉😋 #artisknowledge