The fresco ‘Porte de Namur ! – Porte de l’Amour ?’ by artist Chéri
Samba represents an imaginary gathering of members of the local
community on the Chaussée d’Ixelles in Brussels, near Porte de Namur.
Since it was first exhibited in 2002, this image has been widely
disseminated and has sparked a great deal of controversy. On 25 June
2011 this fictitious scene will become reality, as the 80 or so people
who posed for the artist create a tableau vivant in the very place where
the painting was originally conceived.