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The European Trade Union Institute and Meta-Morphosis Editions launched on 15 June a special exhibition of imaginary future trade union posters for the years 2036/2037.

The artworks, all by Belgian artists, are extracted from the new book 'Bread & Roses' published by Meta-Morphosis.

With this new publication, Meta-Morphosis Editions continue their thematic focus on Belgium’s industrial and social heritage. 

Bread & Roses narrates the history of the art of the Belgian trade union movement in a richly illustrated book, which is divided in two parts:

  • The history of the art of social struggle and trade unions in Belgium, from the creation of the POB (the Belgian workers’ party) up to the present day, with commentary by art historians, political scientists and Belgian and international personalities.
  • What will trade union posters look like in the future, specifically the years 2036/2037? 40 Belgian and international artists were given carte blanche to create their own vision of future posters.

The exhibition can still be visited until 20 July.

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Venue: ETUI documentation centre, 4th floor / ITUH, 1st floor

The exhibition will be open to the public between 10am and 4pm every weekday from 15 June to 20 July 2017.