The exhibition “10 + 2 NEW EUROPEANS” displays the works of over 50 cartoonists from the 12 countries that most recently joined the European Union. Their artwork expresses their fears, prejudices and expectations related to their countries’ accessions to the EU.
2007 - the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome - is surely a historical event. In that time, of course, Europe has also grown. On May 1st 2004 the European Union grew from 15 to 25 Member States, with Bulgaria and Romania also joining n 2007.
So what this mean for the peoples of these countries? What are their fears, hopes and expectations?
56 cartoonists from the newest EU members gave expression to their feelings on paper. The European Cartoon Centrer (ECC) has the honour of presenting in one single, unique exhibition these works of art - which are sometimes full of anticipation, often critical but still never fail to amuse.
The pieces were selected by Gisèle and Dieter Burkamp from Germany, two authorities in the world of cartoons. Kruishoutem is the first city in Belgium to hold a display of this exceptional exhibition.
The exhibition is open from October 7 until December 30 2007 in the ECC – Brugstraat – 9770 Kruishoutem. On Sunday from 10 to 12 am and from 2 to 5 pm. Brugstraat – 9770 Kruishoutem.