Blow Up!

The Blow up! exhibition revolved around ‘inflatable art’. The ‘inflatable art’ has its origins in the inflatable architecture, which was developed at the beginning of the 20th century out of the necessity to provide quickly built housing for the army in war and disaster areas.
Curator Holger Nickisch invited two artists whose work consists mainly of inflatable art and objects. With their spectacular, roomfilling-inflatables Robert Roelink and Bert Kramer completely transformed the Fort bij Vijfhuizen.
During a special film night the recently released movie Ghost Army from Rick Beyer was shown in the the exhibition space. Ghost Army showed how the army worked with artists to design and develop inflatable tanks, aircraft and other war material. These decoys were part of the D-Day invasion in World War II, to deceive the German troops – succesfully. The material used for this film was until recently a military secret!

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