Lace Exhibition: Kant in ’14-’18, War Lace – October 25 to November 16, 2014 – Ypres, Belgium

Kant in ’14-’18, War Lace
Sponsor: Kantatelier “De Kersecorf”
Location: “De Kazematten”
1, Bollingstraat, 8900 Ypres (Ieper), Belgium
Dates:  October 25 to November 16, 2014  (closed on Mondays)
10:00 to 20:00
Information:, 057 21 68 79
Entrance fee:  3.00 EUR

This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of WWI.  The Kazematten is a series of underground halls built around 1685. They had many uses over the years, and served as bomb shelters in WWI.  One hall shows historical laces and other materials lent by the city of Ypres. Another hall shows contemporary lace on the theme of war – often incorporating the poppy motif.  Very much in keeping with this theme, the exhibition also includes the final showing of the International Poppy Project.

warkant   ypres

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae, May 1915.

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