Art at the Festivalpark: North West Walls, 7th edition, ready for the summer (and beyond)

Now that festivals return to the Festivalpark in Werchter (Belgium), the Rock Werchter street-art project, North West Walls, can finally be continued. The container-tower walls have carried the artworks of 2019 way longer than expected. The 7th edition is now ready to be unveiled. In recent weeks, North West Walls has acquired new artworks by Jabi Corte (Spain), Paola Delfin (Mexico), Federica Furbelli (Italy), Irene Lopez Leon (Spain), Alex Maksiov (Ukraine) and Zenith (Belgium). Starting with Werchter Boutique, which takes place on Sunday 19 June, the works can be enjoyed at the Festivalpark for a whole twelve months, by festivalgoers only at first, then street-art lovers outside the festival period.

 

Once again, the Werchter festivals promise to be unforgettable. Whether Rock Werchter, TW Classic or Werchter Boutique – true to tradition, all three will present an outstanding musical line-up. North West Walls, Rock Werchter’s very own street-art festival, has big names of its own to introduce. Curator Arne Quinze has invited top artists from just about every corner of the globe to the 7th edition of North West Walls. ‘Epiphany’, a piece by Irene Lopez Leon of Spain, is a particularly colourful spectacle. Unable to leave his country, Alex Maksiov of Ukraine has asked compatriot Tatiana Talanova to paint ‘Identity’, an ode to his home, in his stead. Federica Furbelli presents ‘Cachoeira’, and Spaniard Jabi Corte created ​ ‘Universal Mission’. In monochrome, but bursting with life and power, is ‘Resistencia’, the mural by Paola Delfin of Mexico. ‘Zwart op Wit’ (In black and white), a piece by Zenith (aka Matthias Schoenaerts), is a captivating tribute to Sanda Dia.