Nathan Sawaya: ‘Art can be anything, there are no rules.’
The exhibition The Art of the Brick has arrived in Switzerland! From October 4th until January 6th 2019 you can enjoy art in a fun way in Geneva’s Palexpo. Over a million bricks of the famous Lego toy are used to create all these amazing pieces of art.
The Art of the Brick is a great way for children to discover how their favorite toy can be transformed into art recognized worldwide. It is also a fun way to make them enjoy art and make it acessible to everyone. The stories behind the pieces of art reminds everyone to follow their dreams! The artist himself had gone to law school and became a lawyer, but he felt he needed to use his creativity after office hours and started making his Lego art works. Until one day, when he decided to be an artist full-time… The exhibition is fun for both adults and children.
The expo is divided into several sections. There is the part showing Humans and their expressions, like sitting, dreaming, kissing and hugging. There is the part showcasing Lego Brick reproductions of famous Old Masters! Paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh, and famous sculptures like David by Michelangelo. There are also historical art works like an image found in the Lascaux caves in France, or the Tapisserie de Bayeux. I actually never thought it was possible to make the old masters paintings with Lego Bricks!
Children will definitely also love the big dinosaur. All the signs at the Expo tell you exactly how many bricks were used and the size of the art work. The dinosaur is definitely the biggest one. 80.020 bricks were used to make this huge T-Rex!
At the end of the exhibition there is a Playzone with both Lego bricks and interactive games.
The exhibition is one not to be missed in Geneva!
Opening Hours: from 10:00 – 19:00, daily from October 4th until November 4th. From November 5th until December 23rd from Wednesday until Sunday, and from December 24th open again daily. Different opening hours on December 24th, 25th and January 1st.