The Crystal Ship in Pictures, Oostende 2019

The Crystal Ship sailed back to Ostend for it’s fourth festival 13th – 21st April 2019! “The Dictatorship of Art” conquered the harbour city with world-famous artists, murals, debates, talks and installations.

This year The Crystal Ship aligned themselves with the German conceptual artist Jonathan Meese, who since the early 2000s has cultivated a persona as a propagandist for what he calls the Dictatorship of Art.

Meese passionately states that Art rules the world, is total leadership and is number one. Art is the leader, art is no human being, art is total power and art is stronger than religion, politics and self fulfilment.

Artists invited this year included Case Maclaim (DE) , Crystal Wagner (USA) , David Walker (UK) , Escif (ES) , Helen Bur (UK) , Jaune (BE) , Leon Keer (NL), Lonac (HR) , Marina Capdevila (ES) , Miss Van (FR) , Mohamed l’Ghacham (ES) , Paola Delfin (MX) , Tom Herck (BE) and Wasted Rita (PT).