The Trinkhall Museum opened its doors on 18 June, in the heart of the Parc d’Avroy in Liège! A successor to the MAD Museum, it has found its second wind after several years outside the building that housed the Créahm collection for the last forty years. It keeps alive the memory of all those years of shared creativity, research and emotion. It is a museum of contemporary art, questioning the here and now on important issues. We envisage a revolving door: a museum in full throttle with the ambition, however modest, to change the direction of the world; surmounting the obstacles and contradictions inherent to any museum project; celebrating art without restricting it, collating without diminishing it, empowering without imposing it, which, in these dark days of globalization, champions the singularities and the expressive power of fragile worlds. Our project is as artistic as it is powerful.
In keeping with the forefront of the cultural landscape of Liège, the Trinkhall is developing many collaborations with the various stakeholders on the artistic, social and cultural scene in Liège and well beyond the borders of the city. The opening of the Trinkhall is the culmination of a project that took more than ten years to materialize. It emanates from the Créahm which, for forty years, has championed a still profoundly innovative perspective committed to the artistic expression of people with intellectual disabilities. The Trinkhall benefits from the guidance of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the support of the City of Liège and its municipal culture. To this end, it is the expression of an urban policy which sees art as an instrument of emancipation, inspired by the desire and demand for better living.