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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 7 June

21:59 07/06/2020
Listen back to the reports and interviews from The Bulletin's Sunday lunchtime show on 98.8FM in Brussels

Atomium reopening: Philippe Close

Prime minister Sophie Wilmès, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz and Brussels mayor Philippe Close officially reopened the Atomium on Monday, in a ceremony filled with symbolism and hope. Mayor Close tells us why it's important for those living in Belgium to visit the Atomium at this time. The current temporary exhibit, Bruegel: A Poetic Experience, has been extended to 15 November. www.atomium.be

Christo

The legendary artist Christo, who was known for his monumental environmental artworks including the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin, has died at the age of 84. He was in Brussels in 2017 to attend the opening of the ING Art Center's retrospective of the Urban Projects of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. He spoke with Richard Harris about what is was like to be stateless for 17 years, why he settled in NYC, what his work has brought him, what the 58 World's Fair in Brussels meant for him and why he listens to Mozart when he works.

Written by Richard Harris, Paul McNally