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Hotel Europa

curated by Theo Mario Coppola
11 Jan 2018 01 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
26 by Felix Frachon

rue Saint Georges, 26 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 648 77 70

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Video cycle

Yasmina Benabderrahmane, Antoine Chapon & Reem Ali, Ed Fornieles, Virgile Fraisse, Romain Mader, Nemanja Nikolić, Goran Skofić, Özlem Sulak
26 by Felix Frachon

rue Saint Georges, 26 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 648 77 70

The gallery was created to present and promote in and from Brussels, the young contemporary art scenes from the « emerging » countries.

Following of seasonal themed programmation of 5 to 7 solo-shows questioning the essence of frontiers, time and politics, different discours, medias, origins, and art practices.

The seasons are as follow: India 2016/17, Africa and its diaspora 17/18, Central & South America 18/19 and Arabic Countries 19/20.

All the shows in one season are interlinked not by the « origin » or « place of work » of the artist, but by the questions and « Propos » defended by each artist.

Following our aim to introduce different cultures, a book will be edited and a seminar organized.

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Peter Ghyczy - '50 Years of Functionalism'

07 Feb 2018 11 Mar 2018
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

Place de Belgique, 1 - 1020 Laeken map 02/475 47 64

In August 1968, Peter Ghyzcy designed the garden egg. At that time, this design icon was designed as a study to explore a new material, the polyurethane, but his personal motivation was to make a comfortable garden chair, which would always have a dry cushion to enjoy a moment outside. Since then it has become an icon of space design. It is in the permanent collection of some of the renowned museums worldwide and often used as a study object in design universities. Alongside of the garden egg, Peter Ghyczy designed many more iconic furniture objects that are part of the design history of the second half of the 20th century. The ADAM is holding the first exhibition on Peter Ghyczy, a behind-the-scenes presentation of this inspiring designer.

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Soviet Design. Red Wealth [1950-1980]

24 Jan 2018 21 May 2018
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

Place de Belgique, 1 - 1020 Laeken map 02/475 47 64

In collaboration with the Moscow Design Museum, Soviet Design. Red Wealth is the first retrospective showcase bringing together daily objects and graphics designed in the USSR in the past century. From the fifties to the Moscow Olympic games (1980), the exhibition will feature iconic pieces of the Soviet lifestyle, examples of graphic and industrial design, technical drawings and prototypes made by Soviet designers from the Moscow Design Museum and private collections.

The exhibition is divided into sections, each representing a certain aspect of a Soviet citizen’s life and material culture: childhood and leisure, sports and public events, visual communication and packaging design, furniture and household products, precision engineering and industrial production, as well as unique projects of the All-Union Research Institute of Technical Aesthetics (VNIITE). Now, when Russian design of the 21st century is being formed it is important to look back at the achievements of decades past and unveil the names of the designers who shaped the lifestyle of Soviet people.

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Podium 58

graphic design
23 Mar 2018 02 Sep 2018
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

Place de Belgique, 1 - 1020 Laeken map 02/475 47 64

Situated in the Heysel Exhibition Park two steps from the Atomium. The ADAM presents a variety of 2,000 plastic objects (1960-2000), ranging from everyday objects to works of art, shown on a surface of 1500m². The discovery of this unique collection will delight anyone looking for rare and authentic vintage.

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Graphic 58

Raymond Loewy, Paul Haesaerts, Lucien De Roeck, Jacques Richez, Reginald Mount, Richard Roth, Julian Key, Dan Reisinger, Raymond Peynet, Marie Marcks, Saul Steinberg
23 Mar 2018 01 Jan 2019
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

Place de Belgique, 1 - 1020 Laeken map 02/475 47 64

Situated in the Heysel Exhibition Park two steps from the Atomium. The ADAM presents a variety of 2,000 plastic objects (1960-2000), ranging from everyday objects to works of art, shown on a surface of 1500m². The discovery of this unique collection will delight anyone looking for rare and authentic vintage.

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Intersections/5. Domestic Tales

06 Jun 2018 04 Nov 2018
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

Place de Belgique, 1 - 1020 Laeken map 02/475 47 64

Exhibition in cooperation with Wallonia-Brussels Design-Mode (WBDM) as part of the biennale in contemporary design of the ADAM. ‘Domestic Tales’ invites to look at design in a different way, hustling the dichotomy between subject and object. A tale for children, which, thanks to an open staging and interactive animations, explains the importance of design and its cultural value. But above all, an experience that allows us to better understand the objects that surround us, in our homes and in our cities, which, as the characters in a story, have meaning and give meaning to life.

This exhibition is a tribute to life, ours and that of the design objects: everyday interfaces, custodians of valuable legacies of the past, social and aesthetic experiences, production models and sustainable products, vectors of innovative scenarios for a better future.

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Night Fever. A Design History of Culture Club

23 Nov 2018 30 Mar 2019
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

Place de Belgique, 1 - 1020 Laeken map 02/475 47 64

Nightclubs and discos are the epitome of contemporary culture. They merge architecture and interior design with sound, light, fashion, furnishing, graphics and visual effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk. As place of cultural experimentation for subcultures and avant-garde, they question the established codes of social life and offer individual and collective freedom by playing with different identities and realities.
If the 20th century was the age of pop culture, the nightclub was probably its most powerful design expression. Night Fever is the first exhibition to examine the design history of the nightclub. It will feature exhibits from design, art, architecture, music and media including films and original photographs, flyers, posters, records covers, models, furniture, magazines as well as 1:1 installations that will immerse the visitors in a journey of creative experimentation.

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The Plasticarium Collection

ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

Place de Belgique, 1 - 1020 Laeken map 02/475 47 64

The ADAM [Brussels Design Museum] is installed in part of Brussels International Trade Mart [BITM], and has a surface area of around 5,000m², almost half of which is to be devoted to the permanent collection of the former Plasticarium, which will keep its name. It comprises more then 2,000 pieces ranging from everyday objects to works of art via designer items. A stool, a desk, an alarm clock, a lamp... we tend to forget that not so long ago plastic was everywhere.
As there will not be sufficient space in the ADAM to present the collection in its entirety, the display will be rotated on an annual basis. This will offer visitors a different experience with every new visit to the museum.

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Awakenings

AES+F, Elodie Antoine, Nobuyoshi Araki, Gaston Bertin, Katia Bourdarel ,Mat Collishaw,Jake & Dinos Chapman, Anton Corbijn, Tom Dale, Bryan Drury, Nancy Fouts , Robert Gligorov,Eckart Hahn, HeHe, John Isaacs ,Marco Mazzucconi Georges Meurant, Dominic McGill , Nam June Paik, Leopold Rabus, Terry Rodgers, Danny Rolph, Cheri Samba , Laurie Simmons, Mark Titchner, Gavin Turk , Jerome Zonder
AEROPLASTICS & Mind@Art

Rue Washington, 186 - 1050 Ixelles map +00 32 2 537 22 02

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Gallery Mid-Spring Show

30 artists
18 Apr 2018 21 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:30:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:30:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:30:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:30:00
Sunday Closed
AEROPLASTICS & Mind@Art

Rue Washington, 186 - 1050 Ixelles map +00 32 2 537 22 02

AEROPLASTICS contemporary occupies a peculiar place in the art gallery scene in Brussels. The dichotomy of its unusual exhibition space is a fine expression of the policy Jerome Jacobs is pursuing with Aeroplastics, where the spectacular often rubs shoulders with the intimate, no matter how extreme , though containing some poetry or bizarreness.
Alternating between group and monographic exhibitions, the gallery is confronting established artists with emerging and mid-career ones, giving preference to works that develop their own direct language and offer immediate visual accessibility.
Among the subjects dissected at Aeroplastics, the mechanisms of the artworld and its immediate surroundings occupy an important position, as do the multiple facets of the great "Human Comedy" : sexuality, individual or collective violence, the transformations and limitations of corporality, the excesses of our consumer society. Recently, the gallery has developed its programming even more towards the ever growing ecological issues, the socio-economical stereotypes and the religious volatility.

After having occupied a peculiar space for many years, Aeroplastics has decided to take it to the next level now: They become a nomad art gallery that will occupy exceptional places in Brussels, or elsewhere.
For their first stop, they move into a special place: a former chapel in the heart of the Tenbosch neighbourhood in Brussels.

This new contemporary art space will be opening on April 19th, 2017.

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Lamarche - Ovize

18 Apr 2018 21 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:30:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:30:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:30:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:30:00
Sunday Closed
AEROPLASTICS & Mind@Art

Rue Washington, 186 - 1050 Ixelles map +00 32 2 537 22 02

AEROPLASTICS contemporary occupies a peculiar place in the art gallery scene in Brussels. The dichotomy of its unusual exhibition space is a fine expression of the policy Jerome Jacobs is pursuing with Aeroplastics, where the spectacular often rubs shoulders with the intimate, no matter how extreme , though containing some poetry or bizarreness.
Alternating between group and monographic exhibitions, the gallery is confronting established artists with emerging and mid-career ones, giving preference to works that develop their own direct language and offer immediate visual accessibility.
Among the subjects dissected at Aeroplastics, the mechanisms of the artworld and its immediate surroundings occupy an important position, as do the multiple facets of the great "Human Comedy" : sexuality, individual or collective violence, the transformations and limitations of corporality, the excesses of our consumer society. Recently, the gallery has developed its programming even more towards the ever growing ecological issues, the socio-economical stereotypes and the religious volatility.

After having occupied a peculiar space for many years, Aeroplastics has decided to take it to the next level now: They become a nomad art gallery that will occupy exceptional places in Brussels, or elsewhere.
For their first stop, they move into a special place: a former chapel in the heart of the Tenbosch neighbourhood in Brussels.

This new contemporary art space will be opening on April 19th, 2017.

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Stephan Goldrajch - 'Voodoo'

12 Jan 2018 24 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Albert Baronian II

Rue de la Concorde, 33 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-512.92.95

La démarche artistique de Stephan Goldrajch s’incarne à travers différentes techniques (crochet, tissage, broderie, couture…). Elle repose aussi sur l’impératif de créer du lien et de générer des relations. Il aime travailler avec des non–initiés, avec ceux qui précisément ne jouent pas le jeu de l’art et qui se laissent saisir par une expérience mystérieuse. Expérience qui renverse les rôles et les conventions : le beau, le moche, le vieux, le jeune, le noble, le mineur, etc. Il part le plus souvent de carences et de manques pour réécrire une histoire, la refondre et créer un ailleurs.

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Eric Poitevin

02 Mar 2018 14 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Albert Baronian II

Rue de la Concorde, 33 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-512.92.95

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Max Fintrop - 'Chansons dans le vide'

19 Apr 2018 02 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Albert Baronian II

Rue de la Concorde, 33 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-512.92.95

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Helmut Stallaerts, Achraf Touloub, Emmanuel van der Auwera, Thomas Zipp - 'Dogs of the newfoundland'

Curated by Helmut Stallaerts
12 Jan 2018 24 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Albert Baronian

Rue Isidore Verheyden, 2 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-512.92.95

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Alain Séchas- 'Majorette'

02 Mar 2018 14 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Albert Baronian

Rue Isidore Verheyden, 2 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-512.92.95

Albert Baronian opened his first gallery in 1973 and immediately enjoyed international success thanks to the presentation of Arte Povera artists Alighiero e Boetti, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini and Gilberto Zorio. Later, as the president of the Gallery's Association, the Brussels Art fair took a more international turn whilst under his direction. He sees the responsibility of the gallery as threefold : to work for the long term development of each artists' career while acting as a liaison to international galleries and museums as well as placing works in collections ; to create an historical archive for each artist ; and to act as an accessible public space in which the exhibitions become an exemplary gesture of the power of subjectivity to the audience at large.
The program is dedicated to contemporary art as well as important artistic movements and artists that have defined the last forty years.

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Olaf Holzapfel - 'Die Geometrie in der Bredouille (La géométrie dans le pétrin)'

19 Apr 2018 02 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Albert Baronian

Rue Isidore Verheyden, 2 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-512.92.95

Albert Baronian opened his first gallery in 1973 and immediately enjoyed international success thanks to the presentation of Arte Povera artists Alighiero e Boetti, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini and Gilberto Zorio. Later, as the president of the Gallery's Association, the Brussels Art fair took a more international turn whilst under his direction. He sees the responsibility of the gallery as threefold : to work for the long term development of each artists' career while acting as a liaison to international galleries and museums as well as placing works in collections ; to create an historical archive for each artist ; and to act as an accessible public space in which the exhibitions become an exemplary gesture of the power of subjectivity to the audience at large.
The program is dedicated to contemporary art as well as important artistic movements and artists that have defined the last forty years.

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Nicolas Karakatsanis - 'Disgracers'

08 Mar 2018 29 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Alice Gallery

Rue du Pays de Liège, 4 - 1000 Brussels map 02-513.33.07

ALICE Gallery opened in 2005 in the center of Brussels. Founded by Alice van den Abeele and Raphaël Cruyt.
The gallery has gained a reputation by supporting both emerging and established contemporary artists working in all media : sculpture, painting, photography and new media. The gallery represents artists who share an aesthetic that combines the codes of contemporary art with those of subcultures.
They include Clare Rojas, Maya Hayuk, Steve Powers, Boris Tellegen aka Delta, Parra, Paul Wackers, Nicolas Karakatsanis, MOMO, Atelier Pica Pica, Todd James, Hell'O and Mon Colonel & Spit.

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Jason Fox - 'Beware of Darkness'

01 Mar 2018 07 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Almine Rech Gallery

Rue de l'Abbaye, 20 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-648.56.84

Occupying an impressive space in Ixelles, the Parisian gallery defines its strategy according to strong individual characters : the artists. They are invited to feel free to use the gallery space as they wish. Based on minimalist and conceptual artists, the programme includes artists whose works, using different media, can be compared beyond styles and beyond their generation, within the gallery.

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Marcus Jahmal - 'Solid Ghosts'

18 Apr 2018 19 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Almine Rech Gallery

Rue de l'Abbaye, 20 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-648.56.84

Occupying an impressive space in Ixelles, the Parisian gallery defines its strategy according to strong individual characters : the artists. They are invited to feel free to use the gallery space as they wish. Based on minimalist and conceptual artists, the programme includes artists whose works, using different media, can be compared beyond styles and beyond their generation, within the gallery.

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Faraway / Nearby

Aisha Adepoju, Herman Asselberghs, Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Duane Michals, Fairuz Ghammam, Alfredo Jaar, Maria Jerez & Edurne Rubio, Ria Pacquée, Shelly Silver, Bo Vloors, Chu Yun-tien
28 Jan 2018 22 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
ARGOS, Centre for Art & Media

Werfstraat/ Rue du Chantier, 13 - 1000 Brussels map +00 32 (0)2 229 00 03

The works of art at the group show Faraway / Nearby approach in a very peculiar manner how people can meet. Though misunderstandings and conflicts can never be excluded, these works show possible strategies of getting to know each other. Points of contact can be discovered by starting a dialogue with people walking in the street or by observing from afar what's going on in a particular spot. These junctions are sometimes due to chance or they are even intellectual encounters; in other cases, they are the result of a long personal or family history. The works presented in Faraway / Nearby sometimes take us to distant places, but proximity does not guarantee that we know the person in front of us. Language obviously plays a key role, but it's also important how the artists position themselves. In this way, the exhibition tells about the uniqueness of every existence and tries to open a reflection about how this uniqueness is the result of relating to the others.

With works by Aisha Adepoju, Herman Asselberghs, Duane Michals, Fairuz Ghammam, Alfredo Jaar, Maria Jerez & Edurne Rubio, Ria Pacquée, Shelly Silver, Bo Vloors, Chu Yun-Tien.

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Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby - Get Help

Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby
28 Jan 2018 22 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
ARGOS, Centre for Art & Media

Werfstraat/ Rue du Chantier, 13 - 1000 Brussels map +00 32 (0)2 229 00 03

Although the Canadian-American duo Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby have been working together since 1994, Get Help marks their first large-scale solo exhibition in Belgium. The duo makes videos and movies, works on paper, installations and sound works that deal with (auto-) biographical elements, the portrait and differences / overlaps between human society and the animal kingdom.
At Argos the exhibition combines two new monumental groups of works. In the video Something Wonderment, made in collaboration with Vashon Watson, the artists explore the notion of wonder, asking questions about the relationship between the visceral sensations we associate with that concept. These include awe, disgust, and the powerful but oft-disparaged feelings derived from the cute and the cliché.
They interrogate the relationship between wonder and religion, asking if the former is a function of the latter or if the latter is a way to contain the former. Using animation, song, macrophotography and micoscropy, the work invites the viewer into a world of magic and science, of empathy and revulsion, of humor and heartbreak.
The eponymous new interactive multimedia installation rounds out the exhibition. On a table there are two microscopes that enable the viewer to investigate various objects and organisms - bones, mosses, crystals, bacteria. The devices are connected to projectors that show the objects greatly enlarged.
In relation to this there are six sculptures: dioramas composed of geological crystals, minerals, and small animal remains such as whiskers, bones or feathers. As they have done with earlier works, in the exhibition, the artists draw reflexive parallels between human society and the animal kingdom.

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Tine Guns - 'To Each His Own Mask'

22 Feb 2018 11 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
ARGOS, Centre for Art & Media

Werfstraat/ Rue du Chantier, 13 - 1000 Brussels map +00 32 (0)2 229 00 03

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Emmanuel Van der Auwera

15 Mar 2018 01 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
ARGOS, Centre for Art & Media

Werfstraat/ Rue du Chantier, 13 - 1000 Brussels map +00 32 (0)2 229 00 03

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Aglaia Konrad - 'Gibellina'

19 Apr 2018 22 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
ARGOS, Centre for Art & Media

Werfstraat/ Rue du Chantier, 13 - 1000 Brussels map +00 32 (0)2 229 00 03

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Pigs in modern and contemporary art II

Félicien Rops (BE) / Atelier les deux garçons (NL) / Xu Bing (CHN) / Andy Feehan (US) / Sarah Garzoni (FR) / Arti Grabowski (PL) / Sarah Maple (UK) / Kira O’Reilly (IE) / Yvonne Salzmann (DE) / Stenzel & Kivits (NL) / Heidi Taillefer (CA) / Chen Wenling (CHN) / Liu Xue (CHN)
Atelier 34zero Muzeum

Drève de Rivieren, 334 - 1090 Jette map 02-428.33.06

In modern art, it personifies dirt, gluttony, lust and anger and is often used for satirical purposes. In contemporary art, the pig is a mirror held before society to reveal the various pathological phenomena that are existing and it often plays the role of human beings. That's why, the pig is never to be taken lightly.
For the children : At 2pm, Anaïs Fulgeras will organize a workshop « Les 3 petits cochons ». This workshop is held in French for children from 2 to 5 years old (maximum 9 children, accompanied by their parents). Info and booking: enfants@atelier34zero.be.

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Publicité pour une oeuvre d’art – Autour du portrait

Pierre Radisic, Darren Coffield, Waclaw Szpakowski, Stanislaw Witkiewicz, Gilles Barbier, Frank Synowicz
10 Mar 2018 22 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 11:00 - 19:00
Atelier 34zero Muzeum

Drève de Rivieren, 334 - 1090 Jette map 02-428.33.06

Atelier 34zero Muzeum is an independent art centre, created in 2014. Born from the ashes of the Atelier 340 Muzeum, its main mission is the study and promotion of sculpture and three-dimensional art in Belgium and abroad.
Atelier 34zero Muzeum organises 3 to 4 exhibitions a year in its own spaces as well as several events extra muros. Three types of exhibitions are organised: thematic, confrontational or comparative, and personal (retrospectives). These are accompanied by quality publications; quadrilingual and richly illustrated catalogues, and postcards.
Along with its exhibitions, Atelier 34zero Muzeum is building up a collection of artworks as a memory of past activities and a tool for further questioning. It contains work of Ado Hamelrijck, Wladyslaw Hasior, Pal Horvath, Jem, Roman Karalus, Walter Leblanc, Jean-Philippe Lecharlier, Waclaw Szpakowski, Guy Stukens, Bernar Venet, Bob Verschueren, Bernard Villers and Christine Wilmès, among others.

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Filip Dujardin

28 Apr 2018 30 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 11:00 - 19:00
Atelier 34zero Muzeum

Drève de Rivieren, 334 - 1090 Jette map 02-428.33.06

Atelier 34zero Muzeum is an independent art centre, created in 2014. Born from the ashes of the Atelier 340 Muzeum, its main mission is the study and promotion of sculpture and three-dimensional art in Belgium and abroad.
Atelier 34zero Muzeum organises 3 to 4 exhibitions a year in its own spaces as well as several events extra muros. Three types of exhibitions are organised: thematic, confrontational or comparative, and personal (retrospectives). These are accompanied by quality publications; quadrilingual and richly illustrated catalogues, and postcards.
Along with its exhibitions, Atelier 34zero Muzeum is building up a collection of artworks as a memory of past activities and a tool for further questioning. It contains work of Ado Hamelrijck, Wladyslaw Hasior, Pal Horvath, Jem, Roman Karalus, Walter Leblanc, Jean-Philippe Lecharlier, Waclaw Szpakowski, Guy Stukens, Bernar Venet, Bob Verschueren, Bernard Villers and Christine Wilmès, among others.

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Kostas Sahpazis - 'At The Innermost Layer'

18 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Bernier/Eliades Gallery

Rue du Châtelain, 46 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-640.55.04

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Nikos Navridis - 'Dance First, Think Later'

18 Apr 2018 05 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Bernier/Eliades Gallery

Rue du Châtelain, 46 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-640.55.04

BERNIER/ELIADES GALLERY was founded in 1977 in Athens and has since continued working dynamically in the field of contemporary art in Greece. During the gallery's function, Jean Bernier and Marina Eliades have introduced to the Greek public numerous artistic currents, such as Arte Povera, Minimalism, Land and Conceptual Art and the younger generation of American and European artists.
In 2016 the gallery opened a new space in Brussels close to Le Châtelain.

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Melancholia

Manal Al Dowayan, El Anatsui, Farah Atassi, Yto Barrada, Barbara Bloom, Joseph Beuys, Pascal Convert, Eli Cortiñas, Giorgio De Chirico, Paul Delvaux, Marlene Dumas, Lionel Estève, Jef Geys, Alberto Giacometti, Geert Goiris, Jafar Islah, On Kawara, Martin Kippenberger, Marwan, Mathieu Mercier, Melik Ohanian, Claudio Parmiggiani, Giuseppe Penone, Constant Permeke, Félicien Rops, Kiki Smith, Léon Spilliaert, Tatiana Wolska, Samuel Yal, Rémy Zaugg, Lamia Ziadé.
15 Mar 2018 19 Aug 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 67 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 (0)2-627.52.30

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Yusuf Sevinçli - 'Oculus'

22 Feb 2018 25 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:00 - 20:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
Friday 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday 12:00 - 20:00
Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
Botanique

Rue Royale, 236 - 1210 Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode map +00 32 22183732

The former botanical gardens provide the unique location for the stylish cultural centre of the French community and are a great place to relax. Concerts are held in the intimate surroundings of its eight spaces and multipurpose halls, of which the most famous are the Orangerie, the Rotonde, the Museum, and the Witloof Bar.

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Eyes Wild Open

Robert Frank - Ed van Der Elsken - Takuma Nakahira - Christer Strömholm - Anders Petersen - Dolorès Marat - Paulo Nozolino - Antoine d'Agata - Klavdij Sluban - Michael Ackerman - Jehsong Baak - Olivier Pin-Fat - 
Tiane Doan Na Champassak - Lorenzo Castore - Arja Hyytiänen - Jacob Aue Sobol - Alisa Resnick -
Gilles Roudière - Stéphane Charpentier - Gabrielle Duplantier - Yusuf Sevincli - Sohrab Hura -
Sébastien Van Malleghem
22 Feb 2018 22 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:00 - 20:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
Friday 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday 12:00 - 20:00
Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
Botanique

Rue Royale, 236 - 1210 Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode map +00 32 22183732

Eyes Wild Open highlights the relationships that exist between several generations of photographers whose practice is as intuitive as it is abrupt or transgressive. Initiated after the Second World War by pioneers such as Robert Frank, William Klein or the founders of the legendary Japanese magazine Provoke, this singular approach to photography has stood the test of time, and its heritage remains particularly productive in contemporary creation.

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Lili Reynaud-Dewar - 'Lady to Fox'

16 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
C L E A R I N G

Avenue Van Volxem, 311 - 1190 Forest map

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Alfred d’Ursel - 'Ghost Protocol'

01 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
C L E A R I N G

Avenue Van Volxem, 311 - 1190 Forest map

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Korakrit Arunanondchai

16 Apr 2018 02 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
C L E A R I N G

Avenue Van Volxem, 311 - 1190 Forest map

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The Brutal Play

Alexander Rodtchenko, Robert Morris, Charlotte Posenenske, Carl Andre, Donald Judd, Francisco Sobrino, Ramon Feller, Killian Rüthermann, Niklaus Wenger, Emilie Ding, Valentin Carron and Karsten Födinger.
16 Mar 2018 26 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
CAB Art Center

Rue Borrens, 32 34 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-644.34.32

CAB is a private centre dedicated to contemporary art. It promotes that genre by holding art projects in a splendid Art Deco exhibition space located not far from Flagey. CAB supports artists by giving them visibility in a place that’s neither an institution nor a gallery. It organises two projects a year, from September to December and from April to June, inviting a curator from a museum or gallery, Belgian or international. With its projects, CAB wants to encourage dialogue and inform the public about the emerging art scene.

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Private Choices - 11 Contemporary Art Collections from Brussels

Jean-Michel Alberola, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Kader Attia, Enrico Baj, Stephan Balleux, Vincen Beeckman, Pascal Bernier, Louise Bourgeois, Stephen Brandes, Thierry De Cordier, Jo Delahaut, Wim Delvoye, Leo Dolmen, Dialogist Kantor, Marcel Duchamp, Michel François, Aurélien Froment, Cristina Garrido, Jane Graverol, Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir, Jef Ladouceur, René Magritte, Marcel Mariën, Roman Ondak, Paul Pfeiffer, Jason Rhoades, Pratchaya Phinthong, Andres Serrano, Man Ray, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Cy Twombly, Marcel Vandeweyer, Pep Vidal, Bill Viola, …
09 Nov 2017 27 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:30:00 - 18:00
CENTRALE for contemporary art

Place Sainte-Catherine, 44 - 1000 Brussels map 02-279 64 35 / 52

Collectors, both Belgian and international, have had a lot to do with the emergence of new museums in Brussels over recent years - a period that has also seen a number of private collections become more accessible to the public. This exhibition offers an opportunity to explore the passion of private collectors for contemporary art.

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Resistance

27 Sep 2018 27 Jan 2019
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:30:00 - 18:00
CENTRALE for contemporary art

Place Sainte-Catherine, 44 - 1000 Brussels map 02-279 64 35 / 52

This year marks the 50th anniversary of May ’68 and its movements of contestation. On this occasion, Alderwoman for Culture Karine Lalieux decided to bring all the cultural institutions in the City of Brussels together with the shared projection “2018, Year of the Contestation”.

In this context, the CENTRALE presents, starting from September 2018, the exhibition RESISTANCE, in which the role of the artist as a major player in revolutionary thinking will be central. Whether it is notable works by Belgian and international artists from 1968 or more contemporary works, all the pieces presented are steeped in the beliefs of their authors concerning major social issues, such as feminism, globalisation, ecology, and more.

At the same time, the CENTRALE is becoming an OPEN ACADEMY and hosting professors and students from several art schools in Brussels. They will immerse themselves into the causes of the student and workers’ revolt of May 1968 in order to sound out present and future protest. Presented as a work in progress, Contestation past > present > future will bring together elements from research work and artistic proposals by students as well as a series of conferences and performances.

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Antone Israel - 'The Great Wall'

25 Jan 2018 18 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
CENTRALE.box

Place Sainte-Catherine, 44 - 1000 Brussels map + 32 (0)2-279.64.44/52

Presented for the first time, this film installation is part of the “Chinese pieces”, produced by the artist during a trip between Beijing, Hanoi and Hong Kong in 2017. The film, shot in 16mm makes us see one of the ends – or beginnings – of the Great Wall, where it meets the Yellow Sea in the Gulf of Bohai. The 30 meters of 16mm film stretches itself over a straight line, dividing the space in two. By blocking access to one half of the exhibition space, the film thus spatialized, fulfills its function of barrier while conveying the image of the most monumental barricade in humanity. An equivalence arises between spatial occupation and representational space, between form and content. The image of the wall would be the symbolic outcome of the device, and the device the synthetic body of the image of the wall.

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Sarah Lowie - 'Cjjl'

29 Mar 2018 27 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:30:00 - 18:00
CENTRALE.box

Place Sainte-Catherine, 44 - 1000 Brussels map + 32 (0)2-279.64.44/52

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Berten Jaekers - 'Reprise (Cheesy Blon & Hel B Coneys)'

25 Jan 2018 18 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
CENTRALE.lab

Place Sainte-Catherine, 16 - 1000 Brussels map +32 (0)2-279.64.44/52

From the ruins of buildings, Berten Jaekers creates new realities. For his project at the CENTRALE.lab, Berten Jaekers is based on the ruins of the Eylenbosch brewery in Dilbeek. Starting from an existing situation, he develops fictitious stories. His work is often inspired by forgotten sites that he tries to decompose visually. It isolates situations from their context and creates links between different finds. Berten’s work demonstrates a real fascination for architecture.

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Lola Pertsawsky - 'Mer de Milliers'

29 Mar 2018 27 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:30:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:30:00 - 18:00
CENTRALE.lab

Place Sainte-Catherine, 16 - 1000 Brussels map +32 (0)2-279.64.44/52

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Some Bulgarians

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov created a video installation, commissioned by BOZAR, for Bulgaria’s presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2018. Some Bulgarians consists of six videos, which will be simultaneously and continuously on view in BOZAR’s Horta Hall. He explains the concept of the installation in the following text that will be handwritten by the artist on the wall above the screens:I was recently invited by a prominent European art institution to reflect on a political issue, something which I have never done before, and to create a project dedicated to my homeland Bulgaria’s six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union, scheduled for the first half of 2018, after the Estonian presidency and before Austrian one. A work connected to my Bulgaria, which I deeply love, but which is arguably the poorest and most corrupt of all the 28 European member-states.Without much hesitation, I decided to ask only one question to six of the most creative Bulgarians (in my opinion). Some of them I have known for many years, others I met in person because of this project, but all of them already had a place in my mind and heart because of what they have written, performed, sung, animated, staged and curated not only in Bulgaria but all over the world. They all agreed to respond in front of a camera and I am deeply grateful to Georgi Gospodinov, Ivo Dimchev, Ruth Koleva, Theo Ushev, Javor Gardev and Iara Boubnova that their answers gave me six more reasons to write this very text from Sofia and not from somewhere in exile. Here is the question, which is not really relevant to any other EU country's citizens: Why do you live in Bulgaria (or go back there from time to time)? 

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Fernand Léger

09 Feb 2018 03 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

BOZAR is devoting an exhibition about one of the best-known modern artists, and a passionate observer of a bustling century: Fernand Léger. His painting broke with artistic conventions and sought to transcribe the fragmentation and syncopated rhythm of a fast-moving society. His environment was the urban landscape of cars and machinery. Before becoming a painter, Léger was an architect’s apprentice, and his special connection with architecture would stay with him. He shared the avant-garde poets’ fascination with new forms of visual communication like advertising and typography. He was enthralled by Charlie Chaplin and cinema, and throughout his career, Léger worked with directors, choreographers and composers, designing scenery and costumes. This remarkable exhibition aims to present every facet of this twentieth-century giant. The exhibition « Fernand Léger. Beauty is everywhere » is conceived and organized by Centre Pompidou-Metz in partnership with BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. It is realized with the exceptional support of Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne - Centre de création industrielle. We would also like to extend our thanks to our generous Patron.

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Dirk Braeckman

01 Feb 2018 29 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Photographer Dirk Braeckman was invited to the 57th Biennale di Venezia, where he showed a selection of monumental works in the Belgian pavilion. His black-and-white photographs convey a sense of stillness, and combine intimacy and distance to create a private, secluded world whose meaning remains undefined. For Bozar, Braeckman adapts the project to the architecture of Victor Horta. From Venice to Brussels, from one iconic interbellum building to another.

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Dirk Braeckman

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Dirk Braeckman was invited to the 57th Biennale di Venezia, where he showed a selection of monumental works in the Belgian pavilion. His black-and-white photographs convey a sense of stillness, and combine intimacy and distance to create a private, secluded world whose meaning remains undefined. For BOZAR, Braeckman adapts the project to the architecture of Victor Horta. From Venice to Brussels, from one iconic interbellum building to another. In parallel, the M-Museum Leuven presents a complementary exhibition on Dirk Braeckman from 02/02 to 29/04/2018. The starting point of this double project was the exhibition of Dirk Braeckman at the Belgian Pavilion during the Venice Biennale 2017.More info Curator: Eva Wittocx

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Kehinde Wiley

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Kehinde Wiley is fascinated by the iconography of the sacred. BOZAR welcomes five stained glass pieces by the African-American artist, centered around representations of vulnerability in Christianity. By combining stained glass, through which light streams to reveal the divine, with a contemporary imagery rooted in American culture, Kehinde Wiley questions our models of society, identity and gender.

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Spanish Still Life

Diego Velazquez, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali,...
23 Feb 2018 27 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Still life painting: an unambitious exercise in imitation? No longer, since avant-garde artists seized upon the genre to bring radical change to art. For the first time, this retrospective presents 400 years in the evolution of the most magnificent Spanish still lifes: from the first bodegónes of the 17th century and the personal interpretations of Velázquez and Goya to the experiments in form of Picasso, Dalí and Miró and the recent work of contemporary Spanish artists.

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Hugo Claus. Con Amore

Appel, Raveel, Ensor, Borremans, De Cordier, Dillemans, Vanriet,...
28 Feb 2018 27 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

10 years on from his death and 50 years since May 1968, BOZAR is putting on an exhibition devoted to Flanders' most acclaimed author: Hugo Claus. This multidisciplinary exhibition portrays Claus in all his facets: author, painter, theatre maker and film director. Yet it isn't a traditional overview of a life and an oeuvre. Curator Marc Didden has put together a highly personal exhibition with love – con amore – which is not about Claus, but for Claus. An original portrait involving carefully selected archive footage, photos, excerpts of text and works of art by, amongst others, Appel, Raveel and Ensor, but also contemporary artists such as Borremans, De Cordier, Dillemans en Vanriet. And there is the close link between Claus and the Centre for Fine Arts, where he first exhibited in 1959, took part in the legendary ‘Poëzie in het Paleis’ (‘Poetry in the Palace’) in 1966 and led an evening of protest against censorship in May 1968.

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The Half Circus Piovenefabi

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Fascinated by the stage, Léger worked with directors, choreographers and composers. A lifelong passion that saw him contribute to around 10 creations, designing sets and costumes for ballets and operas, and dreaming of creating a travelling scenic space.   It was from the circus in particular that he drew inspiration. In homage to Fernand Leger, BOZAR asked Piovenefabi to create a circus tent. In 2017, this architecture and design office produced five pavilions in five Brussels parks and at the main site of the Parckdesign Festival. This tent will come to life thanks to several circus schools but also for the BOZAR programming.

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Photography prize Johan Van Steen

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

On the 22nd of March 2016, Johan Van Steen became the victim of the deadly terrorist attack at the metro stop of Maalbeek. Johan was a photography student from GO! CVO COOVI, centre for adult eduction of Scholengroep Brussel. The school group decided - in consultation with Johan’s partner - to organize an annual photography contest that bears his name. The aim is to appeal to photography students who are driven and passionate about photography and to motivate people to pay attention to values and social themes through photography. An initiative of Scholengroep Brussel and GO! CVO COOVI in collaboration with We have the choice.

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Artist Talk DIRK BRAECKMAN

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

BOZAR cordially invites you to a meeting with Belgian artist Dirk Braeckman. He represented Belgium at the Venice Biennale in 2017. On Wednesday 14th of March he will talk about his exhibited works at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, that are both powerful and introverted.

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Raw Poetry

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Randa Maroufi’s work consists of photos, videos, installations, performances and sound art. The artist is interested in the staging of bodies in public or intimate space. Her approach is often political, and focuses on ambiguity in order to question the status of images. We will be exhibiting Maroufi’s videos Le Park and Stand By Office, as well as her new production Apparitions, a project about public space and gender that she is starting up in Brussels as part of Moussem Cities.

Mostafa Saifi Rahmouni bases himself on real, personal or collective facts or events. He questions the human condition without judgement or criticism, thereby reflecting on its values and focusing on the human capacity to imbue violence and pain with meaning, and/or to transcend them. The exhibition includes his visual work Piece of Bread, as well as the light installation The City of the Living and the new creation Jotiya (‘flea market’), which Moussem Cities commissioned him to create during a residence in Casablanca.

Youssef Ouchra has a multidisciplinary oeuvre that focuses on the relationship between mankind and his environment. He combines sound art, graphic design, performance, installation and video. Ouchra presents the video installation and performance Informatage #1, the installation and video Daqa F’Marrakchia, and the new production Meta-Fausse-Mort, an experimental and participatory performance that asks questions about an artist’s ‘career’.

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Victor Horta’s Centre for Fine Arts. A Work in Progress

27 Apr 2018 26 Aug 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

On the occasion of Horta Year and the 90th anniversary of the Centre for Fine Arts, BOZAR is organising an exceptional exhibition devoted to its building. 'Victor Horta's Centre for Fine Arts. A Work in Progress' presents models and documents never before exhibited, including from the Fonds Blaton (Fondation CIVA), the plans for future modifications to the building and architectural installations and interventions.

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Bozar Night

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

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Charlemagne Palestine

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Almost 45 years on from his first performances in the Horta Hall, the New York-born musician and visual artist Charlemagne Palestine, who has been living in Brussels for the past 20 years, will be back with his fetish soft toys, and a visual and sonorous incantatory universe that is simultaneously chaotic, shamanic and radical.

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EUROPE, EUROPE

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

What new ideas are circulating in the artistic circles of Oslo, London, Lyon, Zagreb, Brussels, Maribor, Lodz, Karlsruhe, Rome, Lisbon and Belgrade? The exhibition Europe, Europe presents the artistic exchange between locally-rooted artists and art organisations from 11 European cities. Exhibitions, performances, workshops, residences, lectures and educational projects will be held simultaneously throughout Europe in which Europe and solidarity are key themes.

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Leo Copers

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

BOZAR is joining forces with the likes of SMAK Gent, MUHKA and the Middelheim Museum in Antwerp, to celebrate the 50 year artistic career of Leo Copers, with an exhibition of his drawings.

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Chris Marker

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

BOZAR and La Cinématèque française join forces for a journey through the world and archives of Chris Marker, the militant filmmaker behind La Jetée, not to mention an author, photographer, artist, musician and globetrotter.

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Romeo Castellucci

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Theatre director, set designer and artist Romeo Castellucci will unveil a new project at BOZAR inspired by 17th century Caravaggism and the Theodoor van Loon exhibition. At the same time, he will open the2018-2019 season of La Monnaie with Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by Mozart and will present a new project at Kanal. Through his artistic practice these three institutions will be brought closer together. 

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Joris Van de Moortel

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Joris Van de Moortel, Belgium’s most rock ‘n roll artist, feels perfectly at home in the Baroque, with its visual abundance and heightened emotions. To celebrate Theodoor van Loon he will show new workand collaborate with the Belgian National Orchestra.

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Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

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George Condo, Selected Works

18 Apr 2018 07 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Charles Riva Collection

Rue de la Concorde, 21 - 1050 Ixelles map + 32 (0)2-503.04.98

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Isabelle Detournay - 'La classe A008'

24 Jan 2018 18 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
Contretype

Cité Fontainas, 4 A - 1060 Saint-Gilles map + 32 (0)2 538 42 20

Photographic subjects often take us elsewhere, beyond that which we could have imagined. At the beginning of 2013, I was preoccupied with the idea of entering the gates of a vocational secondary school. It seemed evident that it would be l’Institut des Arts et Métiers in Brussels. The building resounded with my profession as an art teacher in Higher Education while its facade glared at me every time I walked by. Those young people, of varied ambition, I wanted to meet them, to confront the preconceptions. I had the memorable film Le Fils by the Dardenne brothers at the back of my mind. In other words, respect.

The doors of the institution did not open straight away. I had to convince, reassure, and outline the project to an entire hierarchy of officials before it could see the light of day. And yet, this was only a civic initiative after all. The audacity of the timid can sometimes move mountains.

Then the time finally came for taking photos. At first, I flitted joyfully from students to teachers, teachers to management, discovering basic principals as regards refrigeration, electricity, plumbing and welding... Each time with new possibilities, new people and an incredibly authentic and aesthetic setting. I had not yet found the path I would follow.

And then, I started to focus on the mechanics class, down on the ground floor, in wing A, perhaps not so spectacular, but with a palpable collective energy. The welcome I received from the teachers was cordial and straightforward without frills. Nothing could be taken for granted.

Just boys together. Blue overalls, some tools, old bangers, car engines and parts. An endless choreography replayed. A relationship was delicately built up between myself and the students during each second semester over four academic years, in the same place. This space is made of two interconnecting rooms: classroom and workshop. For me, getting to know the universe of the groups was like disentangling and intermixing fibres before spinning wool, with the aid of the camera.

My images, unrushed, taken and developed with 120mm film using a square format, have, in the end, tried to capture the energy of the bodies, the blurriness, the static, as well as the group of young people in this confined school environment, their workshop and the relationship with their impressively generous teacher to boot.

Occasionally, a remote control with shutter- release, would be handed over to students. The resulting creations can be seen in the digital photos of the poster forming an integral part of this book.
Through this dynamic process, an intuitive cooperation could come into being between each photographer of the moment and his models. Suddenly, the relentless sound of the camera shutter would be heard. These short sessions, rare, so as to disrupt neither the lesson nor any spontaneity, would take place on the sidelines, with the complicity of the teacher.

Class A008 is so-labelled in small lettering above the door, in line with a classification system covering each and every room in the school. Behind this code, lies all that I have wanted to remember:
non-codable, human, inexpressible, futile, banal and above all invaluable.

Isabelle Detournay

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Michel Mazzoni - 'Everything You Can See Through That Little Hole'

24 Jan 2018 18 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
Contretype

Cité Fontainas, 4 A - 1060 Saint-Gilles map + 32 (0)2 538 42 20

My work is based on the transformation of images. The printing process and the techniques used play a special part in my work, in which order and chaos, creation and destruction, dissolving and circular time are key ingredients. For this exhibition at Contretype, I spent a long time thinking about how to integrate my work into the available space, as I always do. The “in situ” layout builds sensory shortcuts, tensions that affect how we see, and reflective experiences whose significance remains incomplete. The installation on the walls represents a subjective mental cartography that leaves plenty of space for the viewers’ own interpretations.

Michel Mazzoni is a visual artist who uses the medium of photography to explore his inner being.
He investigates, and reflects on, the limits of imagery. He uses a fragmentary aesthetic to mix up figurative references and to reveal the materiality of images, placing his work on the border between the figurative and the abstract.

He is aware of the insecure, short-term nature of printing processes and methods of distribution when he asks questions about the status images have today and their fragility. He does not think that photography is a medium that records reality or even one that faithfully reproduces it, and so he distances himself from this concrete vision to create “objects” that challenge our established view of things.
His work is based on the use of images as motifs that have a tendency to disappear. In it, accidents are the result of technical effort and semantic reflection.
Mazzoni uses subtraction in his work and, by this stepping-back, his images become more intriguing: viewers ask themselves what they mean, what they contain and how they relate to each other.

He has a particular fondness for books as a means of distribution, where the relationship between content and form has been meticulously calculated. The arrangement of his images in a space is based around the same principle: they resonate or create counterpoint with each other in a rhythm that takes account of the exhibition space. This confrontation and closeness, scale, spacing, printing technique and presentation method form integral parts of the viewer’s overall perception of the images.

This exhibition at Contretype is mostly composed of images from his most recent collection “Amorces” (“Beginnings”), published by Les Editions Énigmatiques in Paris and by Alt éditions in Brussels.
Mazzoni on this collection in stages, spread over years. This exhibition includes a group of images printed in different sizes and stuck directly to the walls, as well as prints placed behind plexiglass boxes and a video projection screen. The title plays an important role in the presentation of the images in the space.
In his installations, the choice and sequence of the photographs was made using Mazzoni’s own criteria, which he has not divulged to the viewers, so that they can create their own lines of thought. Confrontation, closeness, scale, spacing, printing technique and presentation method form integral parts of the viewers’ overall perception of the images.

Frédéric Collier, 2016

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Propositions d’artistes : Maud Faivre, Antoine Grenez, Youqine Lefèvre, Lucas Leffler, Els Martens, Jade Varidel

28 Mar 2018 30 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
Contretype

Cité Fontainas, 4 A - 1060 Saint-Gilles map + 32 (0)2 538 42 20

Contretype is an association that was founded in 1978 by Jean-Louis Godefroid (1952-2013). It describes itself as an exhibition, production and distribution space focusing on creative photography irrespective of particular practices or genres. For more than thirty years, Contretype has been engaged in catering for European and extra-European artistic output in Brussels and, by establishing working relationships with its partners, distributing the output of Belgian artists abroad. The main activities of Contretype are : exhibitions in Hannon House or, externally, setting up photographic missions, artists’ residencies, publishing photography books and portfolios and holding conferences on photography.

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Koyuki Kazahaya

12 Jan 2018 07 Mar 2018
Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Cultuurcentrum Strombeek

Gemeenteplein - 1853 Strombeek-Bever map + 32 (0)2-263.03.43

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Narcisse Tordoir & Fendry Ekel

12 Jan 2018 07 Mar 2018
Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Cultuurcentrum Strombeek

Gemeenteplein - 1853 Strombeek-Bever map + 32 (0)2-263.03.43

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Rumiko Hagiwara

12 Jan 2018 07 Mar 2018
Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Cultuurcentrum Strombeek

Gemeenteplein - 1853 Strombeek-Bever map + 32 (0)2-263.03.43

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Barry Flanagan - 'Untitled (Sculpture), Prinsenbos Grimbergen'

21 May 2017 01 Jan 2021
Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Cultuurcentrum Strombeek

Gemeenteplein - 1853 Strombeek-Bever map + 32 (0)2-263.03.43

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Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova - 'A no, A voLcanic attaCk, a hiT, a Muse'

22 Mar 2018 23 May 2018
Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Cultuurcentrum Strombeek

Gemeenteplein - 1853 Strombeek-Bever map + 32 (0)2-263.03.43

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G. Küng - 'Remember Forwards'

22 Mar 2018 30 Sep 2018
Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Cultuurcentrum Strombeek

Gemeenteplein - 1853 Strombeek-Bever map + 32 (0)2-263.03.43

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Tom Król & Béla Pablo Janssen - ' Stellen Aus - Version.02 '

12 Jan 2018 24 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 14:00 - 19:00
Friday 14:00 - 19:00
Saturday 14:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Damien & the love guru

Rue de Tamines, 19 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map

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Not About Me starring Jimmie Durham by Christian Manzutto

17 Mar 2018 25 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 19:00
Friday 13:00 - 19:00
Saturday 13:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Damien & the love guru

Rue de Tamines, 19 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map

Damien & The Love Guru is a Brussels-based curatorial field of experimentation in contemporary art with an anthropological twist. It is currently functioning as an art space staging compelling and non-conventional exhibitions by emerging artists. Our mission is to activate immersions in and critical approaches to the cross-disciplinary fields of visual art, performance and sound via independent projects and collaborations. At Damien & The Love Guru we channel the emphasis of an art project as a way to create an inclusive and tangible environment.

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Sharon Van Overmeiren - 'Something Like A Phenomenon'

01 Apr 2018 05 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 19:00
Friday 13:00 - 19:00
Saturday 13:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Damien & the love guru

Rue de Tamines, 19 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map

Damien & The Love Guru is a Brussels-based curatorial field of experimentation in contemporary art with an anthropological twist. It is currently functioning as an art space staging compelling and non-conventional exhibitions by emerging artists. Our mission is to activate immersions in and critical approaches to the cross-disciplinary fields of visual art, performance and sound via independent projects and collaborations. At Damien & The Love Guru we channel the emphasis of an art project as a way to create an inclusive and tangible environment.

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Loïc Van Zeebroek - 'De geschilderde gemeenplaats'

11 Jan 2018 10 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery

Avenue de Stalingrad, 26 - 1000 Brussels map 0478-56.86.26

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FRED Chaussures

27 Jan 2018 17 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 15:00 - 19:00
Friday 15:00 - 19:00
Saturday 15:00 - 19:00
Sunday 15:00 - 19:00
Deborah Bowmann

avenue Jean Volders, 24 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map

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Alexandre Lavet, Nicolas Moreau

24 Mar 2018 19 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 15:00 - 19:00
Friday 15:00 - 19:00
Saturday 15:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Deborah Bowmann

avenue Jean Volders, 24 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map

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Dance to the Music of Time (An homage to Howard Hodgkin)

Adel Abdessemed, Yudith Levin, Jonathan Monk, Douglas Gordon, Ryan Gander, On Kawara
11 Jan 2018 23 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Wednesday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Thursday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Friday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:30:00
Sunday Closed
Dvir Gallery

Rue de la Régence, 67 - 1000 Brussels map +32 2 513 69 90

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Adel Abdessemed - 'Le Chagrin des Belges' - In reference to Hugo Claus

01 Mar 2018 14 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Wednesday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Thursday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Friday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:30:00
Sunday Closed
Dvir Gallery

Rue de la Régence, 67 - 1000 Brussels map +32 2 513 69 90

The Rue de la Régence 67 is definitely one of the liveliest gallery hubs in Brussels.
Also Dvir Gallery from Israel chose this neighbourhood to settle in Brussels, on the first floor of the front Building.
The gallery was established in 1982 by Dvir Intrator, who wanted to promote contemporary Israeli art.
In the mid-1990s, the gallery started to represent international artists such as Douglas Gordon, Lawrence Weiner, Jonathan Monk, Adel Abdessemed amongst many others.
Gallery co-director Yotam Shalit-Intrator explained that the decision to expand was a natural progression of the gallery’s activities.
After combining their three spaces around Tel Aviv into a five-story building, where the gallery is still housed today, it was time to grow outside of Tel Aviv.

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Miroslaw Balka

19 Apr 2018 02 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Wednesday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Thursday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Friday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:30:00
Sunday Closed
Dvir Gallery

Rue de la Régence, 67 - 1000 Brussels map +32 2 513 69 90

The Rue de la Régence 67 is definitely one of the liveliest gallery hubs in Brussels.
Also Dvir Gallery from Israel chose this neighbourhood to settle in Brussels, on the first floor of the front Building.
The gallery was established in 1982 by Dvir Intrator, who wanted to promote contemporary Israeli art.
In the mid-1990s, the gallery started to represent international artists such as Douglas Gordon, Lawrence Weiner, Jonathan Monk, Adel Abdessemed amongst many others.
Gallery co-director Yotam Shalit-Intrator explained that the decision to expand was a natural progression of the gallery’s activities.
After combining their three spaces around Tel Aviv into a five-story building, where the gallery is still housed today, it was time to grow outside of Tel Aviv.

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Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys

20 Jan 2018 24 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
dépendance

Rue du Marché aux Porcs, 4 - 1000 Brussels map 02-217.74.00

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Jana Euler

02 Mar 2018 07 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
dépendance

Rue du Marché aux Porcs, 4 - 1000 Brussels map 02-217.74.00

The Brussels-based gallery dépendance was founded in 2003 by Michael Callies and Stephan Jaax. The gallery’s artist programme includes the work of contemporary artists who take a social and political stance and operate both inside and outside the established art circuit. dépendance was among the first galleries to open a space in downtown Brussels, which later became the most significant area for young art in the Belgian capital, with both commercial and non-profit spaces.

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Thilo Heinzmann - 'Wabel in My Walk'

12 Apr 2018 17 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
dépendance

Rue du Marché aux Porcs, 4 - 1000 Brussels map 02-217.74.00

The Brussels-based gallery dépendance was founded in 2003 by Michael Callies and Stephan Jaax. The gallery’s artist programme includes the work of contemporary artists who take a social and political stance and operate both inside and outside the established art circuit. dépendance was among the first galleries to open a space in downtown Brussels, which later became the most significant area for young art in the Belgian capital, with both commercial and non-profit spaces.

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Les intimistes verviétois

17 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday 14:00 - 18:00
Etablissement d'en face

Rue Ravenstein, 32 - 1000 Brussels map + 32 (0)2-219.44.51

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Your face is an obvious case

24 Feb 2018 18 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Etablissement d'en face

Rue Ravenstein, 32 - 1000 Brussels map + 32 (0)2-219.44.51

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Béatrice Balcou - 'Untitled Ceremony #13'

(3 Ceremonies, by reservation only)
23 Feb 2018 25 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 20:00
Saturday 20:00
Sunday 10:30:00
Eté 78

Rue de l'Eté, 78 - 1050 Ixelles map

C’est la première fois que Béatrice Balcou réalisera une Cérémonie dans une maison privée à quelques pas de l’Eté 78 où la soirée débutera.

Les Cérémonies de Béatrice Balcou sont des moments particuliers et uniques. A l’image de la Cérémonie du thé japonaise, le protocole invite le spectateur à être dans le moment présent, observateur actif, attentif et silencieux. L’artiste a choisi une oeuvre particulière de notre collection. Lors de cette Cérémonie, elle sera révélée, montrée, observée. Après la Cérémonie, un drink sera offert et les discussions ouvertes, en présence de l’artiste.

Le site web de l’artiste est www.beatricebalcou.com

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3 Collectionneurs, autrement #5

Douglas Gordon, Francis Alÿs, Bernd Lohaus, Carl André, Cooper Jacony, Camille Blatrix…
Eté 78

Rue de l'Eté, 78 - 1050 Ixelles map

ETE 78 is an independant, non commercial art space, which opended its doors in February 2014. It is located in Ixelles, close to the "Université Libre" of Brussels. It can be visited by appointment only. All visitors will receive a guided tour, since the personal encounter and discusions with our visitors are at the heart of the project. Our programm focusses on visual arts;

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Robert Adams - 'A Right to Stand'

28 Jan 2018 18 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
Fondation A Stichting

Avenue Van Volxem, 304 - 1190 Forest map + 32 (0)2 502 38 78

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Polly Braden & David Campany - 'Adventures in the Lea Valley '

22 Apr 2018 17 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
Fondation A Stichting

Avenue Van Volxem, 304 - 1190 Forest map + 32 (0)2 502 38 78

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Letter for my dreams

Steeve Bauras, Nyaba, L.Ouedraogo,, ErnestDiku, Ariane Foks. curated by Yves
Chatap
11 Jan 2018 01 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Galerie Felix Frachon

rue Saint Georges, 5 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 648 77 70

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talk by Nyaba L. Ouedraogo & Elena Sorokina

Galerie Felix Frachon

rue Saint Georges, 5 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 648 77 70

The gallery was created to present and promote in and from Brussels, the young contemporary art scenes from the « emerging » countries.

Following of seasonal themed programmation of 5 to 7 solo-shows questioning the essence of frontiers, time and politics, different discours, medias, origins, and art practices.

The seasons are as follow: India 2016/17, Africa and its diaspora 17/18, Central & South America 18/19 and Arabic Countries 19/20.

All the shows in one season are interlinked not by the « origin » or « place of work » of the artist, but by the questions and « Propos » defended by each artist.

Following our aim to introduce different cultures, a book will be edited and a seminar organized.

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Steeve Bauras suivi d'une performance d'Arianne Foks

Galerie Felix Frachon

rue Saint Georges, 5 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 648 77 70

The gallery was created to present and promote in and from Brussels, the young contemporary art scenes from the « emerging » countries.

Following of seasonal themed programmation of 5 to 7 solo-shows questioning the essence of frontiers, time and politics, different discours, medias, origins, and art practices.

The seasons are as follow: India 2016/17, Africa and its diaspora 17/18, Central & South America 18/19 and Arabic Countries 19/20.

All the shows in one season are interlinked not by the « origin » or « place of work » of the artist, but by the questions and « Propos » defended by each artist.

Following our aim to introduce different cultures, a book will be edited and a seminar organized.

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Vishal K Dar

18 Apr 2018 01 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Galerie Felix Frachon

rue Saint Georges, 5 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 648 77 70

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Lionel Guibout

11 Jan 2018 28 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 14:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 14:00 - 19:00
Thursday 14:00 - 19:00
Friday 14:00 - 19:00
Saturday 12:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Galerie Fred Lanzenberg

Avenue des Klauwaerts, 9 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-647.30.15

Une peinture sans limite.
Il y a longtemps que les artistes ont cherché à sortir du cadre qui leur est imparti. Dans un premier temps, il s’agit d’élargir le plus possible les dimensions de ce qui était la peinture de chevalet. Les grands espaces correspondent bien à l’Amérique que nous découvrons. Les Ecoles de peinture se succèdent. Celle qui se détache le plus des entraves est sans doute la Colorfield painting. Mais aussi grands soient les espaces dans lesquels la peinture s’exprime et aussi libérée soit-elle de toute représentation qui limite la lecture, il faut à un moment donné qu’elle aille au grand air. Et l’Art a fait corps avec le paysage dans ce que l’on appelé le Land Art.
Lionel Guibout intervient dans la Nature et dépasse toute limite.
Mais alors que d’autres artistes la contrarient, tels Jean Vérame qui peint en bleu des massifs montagneux,, Christo qui emprisonne les sites ou architectures et, ce faisant, les dénature, Uriburu qui peint en vert émeraude le Grand Canal à Venise, Lionel Guibout la respecte. C’est de ce qui fait son originalité.
Sous l’appellation Endless Landscape, il va sillonner les paysages d’Islande et faire corps avec eux. Son travail va consister à en prendre l’empreinte tout en les laissant vierge de son passage. Cette première empreinte consistera en une fibre de 27 mètres de long qui épousera tous les reliefs du terrain. C’est cette empreinte qu’il nous rapportera pour nous faire partager la fascination qu’il a éprouvée.
Retour à l’atelier. Comme si l’infiniment grand et l’infiniment petit se rejoignaient, il va se livrer à un nombre impressionnant de petits formats, fragments de mémoire. Il y eu les Natura Oscura encre et pierre noire, paysages proches de l’abstraction, qui se complètent l’un, l’autre. Et, là, une constatation s’impose. Lorsque l’artiste les monte dans son atelier, ils sont juxtaposés. On pourrait croire par manque de place. En réalité pour ne plus faire qu’un seul tableau. A nouveau le sentiment d’immensité. Ces oeuvres sont consécutives, faut-il le rappeler, à son voyage en Islande. Pour moi, ces fusains et mine de plomb, les suies ne sont pas sans rappeler les éruptions qui y sont fréquentes.
Les aurores boréales ne seront pas sans effet sur les oeuvres qui suivront, à savoir les pastels.
On en arrive aux huiles de petit format, aboutissement d’un travail commencé il y a 30 ans, revu maintenant avec l’expérience du temps écoulé. La Peinture est prépondérante. La Matière en fusion annonçait-elle déjà les scories volcaniques de la série Catch the fire. Ou est-ce d’avoir revisité son travail que nous l’appréhendons comme tel.
Chaque fragment fait partie d’une large vision d’ensemble, d’un puzzle que l’on pourrait assembler en de nombreuses combinaisons.
Car tout est mouvant, vivant

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Nathalie Grenier

15 Mar 2018 19 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 14:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 14:00 - 19:00
Thursday 14:00 - 19:00
Friday 14:00 - 19:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Galerie Fred Lanzenberg

Avenue des Klauwaerts, 9 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-647.30.15

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David Décamps - 'Terminarès'

21 Feb 2018 07 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Galerie La Forest Divonne

Rue Hôtel des Monnaies, 66 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map + 32 (0) 25 44 16 73

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Jèrôme Bryon

17 Apr 2018 27 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Galerie La Forest Divonne

Rue Hôtel des Monnaies, 66 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map + 32 (0) 25 44 16 73

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Wang Keping

26 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Galerie Nathalie Obadia

Rue Charles Decoster, 8 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 (0) 2 648 14 05

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Joris Van de Moortel – ‘This Incomplete Mythical World Whose Perfection Lay Outside It’

18 Apr 2018 09 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Galerie Nathalie Obadia

Rue Charles Decoster, 8 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 (0) 2 648 14 05

Parisian gallery Nathalie Obadia opened a branch in Brussels in September 2008. In beautiful contemporary spaces, the gallery represents the artists championed by the Parisian owner from the early days, including the late Martin Barré, Pascal Pinaud and Carole Benzaken. The Belgian outlet also has its own programme, combining painting, sculpture, video and installations.

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Pierre Klossowski

24 Jan 2018 01 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Gladstone Gallery

Rue du Grand Cerf, 12 - 1000 Brussels map 02-513.35.31

Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of historic works by Pierre Klossowski (1905-2001), the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery in Brussels and his first solo show in Belgium. A prolific late in life artist who was internationally acclaimed for his writings and translations on Sadeian erotic expression, Klossowski is a pivotal yet underrepresented figure in the history of 20th-century art, often overshadowed by his earlier literary work and his younger brother, Balthus. This exhibition brings together a selection of works from Klossowski’s most significant and transformative period of artmaking, and celebrates the important historical impact of his work both during and after his life.

Klossowski, who was raised by a painter and an art historian, grew up in a creative environment, leading to his future collaborations with writers and academics, including André Gide, Jean Paulhan and Rainer Maria Rilke. These early introductions to diverse forms of literary and artistic expression resulted in a complex portfolio of essays,books and drawings that explored themes such as modernity, sexuality and violence.

It was not until the 1950s when Klossowski began to publish and exhibit his inventive and erotically charged artworks, at first as illustrations for his risqué texts. He employed a signature style that combined techniques of Italian Mannerism with the cerebral and aesthetical sensibilities of Surrealism, demonstrating a well-rounded and astute knowledge of art history. Primarily working with pencil and charcoal, the laborious drawings he produced reference a variety of subjects, including Greek mythology, Sadean decadence, medieval fantasy and sexualized scenarios involving a recurring female figure, Roberte. These imagined scenes depict a perplexing and intriguing array of mature, familiar and fantastical situations involving cartoonish human figures set in fictitious landscapes that uniquely relate back to the dystopic realities he creates.

Pierre Klossowski (1905-2001) was born in Paris and lived between France, Germany and Switzerland before his death. His work has been the subject of major survey exhibitions at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2017); Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Madrid (2007); Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris (2007); Museum Ludwig, Köln(2006); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2006); Sala Parpallo, Valencia (1991); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (1991); and Kunsthalle, Bern (1981). Klossowski’s works were included in documenta 7, Kassel, in 1982. The Artist authored several publications, including Le Bain de Diane (1980); Le Baphomet (1965); Nietzsche et le cercle vicieux (1969); La Monnaie vivant (1970); and the trilogy Les Lois de l’hospitalité, consisted of Roberte ce soir (1954), La Révocation de l’édit de Nantes (1959), and Le Souffleur (1960).

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Thomas Struth

01 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Greta Meert

Rue du Canal, 13 - 1000 Brussels map 02-219.14.22

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Jean-Luc Moulène - Carlos Caballero

19 Apr 2018 29 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Greta Meert

Rue du Canal, 13 - 1000 Brussels map 02-219.14.22

Occupying an impressive Art Nouveau building designed by the architect Louis Bral and then restored by architects Hilde Daem and Robbrecht, the gallery was founded in 1988 under the name of Gallery Meert Rihoux. In 2006, it changed direction and assumed the name of the new director, Greta Meert. From the start, the gallery has placed the emphasis on the minimal and conceptual art of the seventies (Donald Judd, Robert Mangold, Richard Tuttle, Robert Barry, Hanne Darboven, Niele Toroni) and also paid particular attention to photography from the eighties (Thomas Struth, Louise Lawler, Jeff Wall, Ken Lum, Ian Wallace and John Baldessari. In addition, the gallery presents a more future-focused selection of artists including Eric Baudelaire, Iñaki Bonillas, Johannes Esper, Valerie Krause, Anne Neukamp, Tobias Putrih and Johannes Wald and the Belgian artists Edith Dekyndt, Stef Driesen, Sophie Nys, Koen van den Broek, Catharina van Eetvelde and Pieter Vermeersch.

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Amélie Bouvier - 'The Sun Conspiracy'

11 Jan 2018 03 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 13:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 19:00
Thursday 13:00 - 19:00
Friday 13:00 - 19:00
Saturday 13:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Harlan Levey Projects

Rue Jean d'Ardenne, 46 - 1050 Ixelles map 0485- 69.91.46

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Jeroen Jongeleen - 'Counterclockwise'

15 Mar 2018 07 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 13:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 19:00
Thursday 13:00 - 19:00
Friday 13:00 - 19:00
Saturday 13:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Harlan Levey Projects

Rue Jean d'Ardenne, 46 - 1050 Ixelles map 0485- 69.91.46

Harlan Levey Projects (HLP) works in close collaboration with some international artists, drawing up an annual programme that includes solo projects, group exhibitions revolving around a set of themes, and performances and educational activities. HLP also offers a consultancy service for artists, partners of the creative industry and any type of contemporary art collection.

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'And a third of the waters became wormwood'

18 Apr 2018 26 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 13:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 19:00
Thursday 13:00 - 19:00
Friday 13:00 - 19:00
Saturday 13:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Harlan Levey Projects

Rue Jean d'Ardenne, 46 - 1050 Ixelles map 0485- 69.91.46

Harlan Levey Projects (HLP) works in close collaboration with some international artists, drawing up an annual programme that includes solo projects, group exhibitions revolving around a set of themes, and performances and educational activities. HLP also offers a consultancy service for artists, partners of the creative industry and any type of contemporary art collection.

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Egon Van Herreweghe - 'Who else?'

13 Jan 2018 03 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Hopstreet Gallery

Rue Saint-Georges, 109 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 511 05 55

For his solo exhibition Who else? Egon Van Herreweghe has transformed the display window of Hopstreet Gallery into that of a luxury boutique.

From the street side we see a lunar landscape taken from an advertisement for Omega watches. However, the logo and the watch have been removed and replaced by a display cabinet that shows two handmade cookies. Together, they form the Nespresso 'N', but currently they look like a pair of stiletto heels.

Upon entering we meet George Clooney, the unmistakable ambassador of both brands. His portrait has been silk screened in each of the 13 unique Nespresso flavors, creating subtle nuances. The repeated image of Clooney, glancing upwards in his preserved, coy yet smug look, symbolizes the saints of our time. We see them on a daily basis, selling a lifestyle that can be obtained together with the offered products.

In the TV commercials starring Clooney, Nespresso tries to identify itself with luxury, fame, God (played by John Malkovich), and art. There is an episode in which Danny Devito, coached by Clooney, needs to learn how to appreciate a painting before he can drink Nespresso. Despite the ironic wink, the brand depreciates its consumers. After all, they are presuming that their customers don’t understand art, and merely aspire to.

In the second room we meet a life-sized bronze sculpture, based on a photograph by Helmut Newton in which Andy Warhol is feigning his death. Warhol plays a well-known part here, that of an iconic and dramatic prop. His presence, much like that of Clooney, embodies the power of a unique appearance and identity. A normalized practice that has also become widespread in art.

With Who else? Van Herreweghe emphasizes that cycle. The exhibition is a reflection on everyday patterns and widespread ideologies, particularly those that come in stylish packages.

Ché Zara Blomfield


Egon Van Herreweghe (1985) is living and working in Ghent. He studied photography at KASK in Ghent and is laureate of HISK since 2015. He had solo exhibitions in amongst others FOAM (Amsterdam) and Netwerk (Aalst). He participated in numerous (inter)national group exhibitions, including Every Letter is a Love Letter (Tallinn 2016), Friendly Faces (New York 2015) and The Catwalk (Brussels 2015). His work is included in both national and international, as well as in public and private collections, like the FOAM, Pieter & Marieke Sanders and Frédéric de Goldschmidt.

Ché Zara Blomfield is a curator, writer and founder of the project space The Composing Rooms (est. London 2010). She is also co-founder and Art Editor of Baron Magazines and has written for multiple art publications including Rhizome, Spike Art Magazine, and Tagesspiegel Kunst Magazin. Curated projects have taken place at institutions and galleries in Amsterdam, Auckland, Berlin, Paris, Milan, London, Milan, New York, and Paris. She has spoken at Kastela Arts Center, Athens; Goethe Institute, London; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Academy of Photography, Krakow, and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

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Baktash Sarang "Sensory Deprivation Series" invited by Michel Dewilde

13 Jan 2018 03 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Hopstreet Gallery

Rue Saint-Georges, 109 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 511 05 55

Baktash Sarang often uses the human figure as a theme in his relationship to diverse spatial dimensions. He evokes intriguing worlds in his fascinating, often pitch-black, virtuous drawings. We notice references to the Tower of Babel, diverse paintings from the Renaissance, mysterious architecture or images from recent political history. But the ultimate interpretation of these scenes remains forthcoming upon the first reading. It seems to slip by.
The characters are at a standstill in these swirling compositions; they are waiting for what will come. Sarang imprisons his figures on the image plane. He accentuates this imprisonment even further by using certain or unreal structures. Finally, his figures are often blindfolded or their face or mouth is muzzled with strange face masks. Sometimes the head is omitted.
Sarang tells the story of mankind in custody. We appear trapped in the physical, architectural and symbolic space of every ideology. In a series of drawings we see an individual who is disguised by the Tower of Babel, a symbol of our desire for the unity of language or culture and place. In other works his figures stare vacantly alongside flags, symbols of the nation state, the populace, the army. He recently started an investigation into the architecture of prisons and the role of Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon.
He translated this into numerous models and large sculptures in which he exceeded the purely political references. Sarang chose a graphic intervention called Sensory Deprivation Series for the Window Project at Hopstreet Gallery. In this intervention the observer's senses are taken away or neutralised. A successful example of window dressing.

Baktash Sarang belongs to the third generation of Iranian contemporary artists after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. These politically-conscious and critical artists started their careers in the period 1997-2005. In Iran they were classified under ‘New Art’ or ‘Conceptual Art’. Several of them went abroad and developed an oeuvre that explores the relationship between a local interpretation of contemporary art and international expectations.
Baktash Sarang (Tehran, 1981) lives and works in Paris and Iran. After receiving a diploma from the Azad University in Tehran he rounded out his studies at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. He obtained his Master's degree from the Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2015.
Michel Dewilde is an art historian and curator based in Ghent. He is co-curator of the Triennial for Contemporary Art and Architecture in Bruges (2015-2018), curator at the Cultuurcentrum and collaborates with the City Museums of Bruges.

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Noé Sendas

17 Mar 2018 05 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Hopstreet Gallery

Rue Saint-Georges, 109 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 511 05 55

Marie-Paule Grusenmeyer and Pascal Lambrecht are the driving force behind Hopstreet Gallery. Located in Galerie Rivoli, a shopping precinct built in the seventies that houses several galleries spaces, they promote artists that have a common interest in the sculptural and the spatial. They work like archaeologists and are interested both in the physical object and the nature of the meaning of objects. The main gallery space also hosts a box for curated shows or guest artists.
The artists attached to the Hopstreet Gallery include Bas van den Hurk, Davide Bertocchi, Sara Bjarland, Thorsten Brinkmann, Veronica Brovall, Jonathan Callan, Christof Mascher, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Egon Van Herreweghe and Tinus Vermeersch.

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Roger Raveel invited by Piet Coessens - 'The left arm'

17 Mar 2018 05 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Hopstreet Windows

Rue Saint-Georges, 109 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 511 05 55

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#LAYERS. Contemporary Art in the Digital Era @ La Raffinerie

Participating artists: Marco Cadioli, Alessandro Capozzo, Pier Giorgio De Pinto, Luca Grillo, IOCOSE, Kamilia Kard, Eva & Franco Mattes, Marco Mendeni, Martina Menegon, Filippo Minelli, Simone Monsi, Alice Palamenghi, Guido Segni, Emilio Vavarella, Carlo Zanni. Curator: Fabio Paris
19 Apr 2018 26 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 13:00 - 18:00
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
iMAL, Center for Digital Cultures and Technology

Quai des Charbonnages, 30 - 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean map +32 (0)2-410.30.93

iMAL, which stands for interactive Media Art Laboratory, is the city’s centre for new media and digital art. It was founded in 1999 and occupies a floor in an industrial building close to the canal. Its aim is to support artistic and creative practices that use computers, networks, telecommunications, and media. iMAL is also part of a European network. Besides exhibitions, iMAL also organises lectures, performances, concerts, and festivals.

In order to realize the CASTII project (Center of Arts, Science, Technologies, Innovations & Inclusion), iMAL closes its doors for renovations end of 2017. During this period the center will develop a program at external locations. The FabLab.iMAL however stays in its current location on the first floor, till the reopening of the new center.

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Christo & Jeanne-Claude - 'Urban Projets'

25 Oct 2017 25 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ING Art Center

Place Royale, 6 - 1000 Brussels map

“Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Urban Projects” is the first retrospective museum exhibition since the 1980s of the urban projects created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. It will be shown from the 25th of October 2017 to the 25th of February 2018 at the ING Art Center, Place Royale 6, 1000 Brussels.
A unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive insight into the creative process of this unclassifiable artist couple.
To evoke a number of urban projects by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the exhibition seeks through a careful selection of around eighty original works, whether or not these were ever carried out, ranging from Wall of Oil Barrels, Rue Visconti, Paris, 1961-62 up to the important urban project The Gates that Christo and Jeanne-Claude realized for the city of New York in 2005.
These urban works of art were created by temporarily appropriating buildings, monuments or public places with a deeply symbolic value.

The works are selected and displayed in such a way as to emphasise the crucial importance of drawing in the genesis, evolution and aesthetic crystallisation of each of the projects. Christo sees drawing as “a path towards the real” and indulges this passion daily.
The exhibition presents a series of emblematic works, from the first schematic sketches, usually in small format, to the final drawings, complex and often large-format collages in which colour, textural effects and volume bring out their visionary character, offering a real foretaste of the actual in situ projects.
Christo will give a lecture at Flagey (Studio 4) October 23th at 7 pm, a unique opportunity for a large audience to meet the artist. You can book your tickets via www.flagey.be > Meet.

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Politics of Discontent

Rui Calçada Bastos, Eirene Efstathiou, Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir, Jessica Lajard, Pedro A.H. Paixão, Donato Piccolo, Keen Souhlal, Jonathan Sullam, Roland Tweelinckx, Tatiana Wolska and guest Paul Chazal
Irène Laub Gallery

Rue Van Eyck, 29 - 1050 Ixelles map +00 32 2 647 55 16

Politics of Discontent is the title of an exhibition that focuses on resistance and self-criticism. The exhibited artworks reflect a dissident attitude towards authority and any other form of sovereign ideology. They question whether discontent and indignation can be used as a strategy, or even a doctrine. Defiance, incitement and resistance are the basic premise underlying the selected photographs, sculptures and drawings on display. They stand as an accusation of the established system, denouncing its limitations and impositions.

Despite their literal nature, the exhibition questions the pertinence of the artworks' depiction as they incorporate within their construct the very system denounced by the artist. This could very well be a critical view of a system whose lack of transparency and justification disqualifies it from any form of legitimacy. Politics of Discontent emerges as an inversion or indignation towards the system, within the artwork's system, aiming to understand if this reactionary form is the expression of an authentic distress or the simple masquerade of deception.

Jonathan Sullam


Crédit Photo ©Rui Calçada Bastos, Untitled, 2017, Inkjet Print, variable dimensions

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Pedro A.H. Paixão - 'Tabou'

01 Mar 2018 14 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Irène Laub Gallery

Rue Van Eyck, 29 - 1050 Ixelles map +00 32 2 647 55 16

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Panos Papadopoulos - 'Painting yourself into a corner'

19 Apr 2018 20 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Irène Laub Gallery

Rue Van Eyck, 29 - 1050 Ixelles map +00 32 2 647 55 16

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Béatrice Delcorde - 'On sort en bande, Labor of Love, Salad jours'

09 Feb 2018 22 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
ISELP

Boulevard de Waterloo, 31 - 1000 Brussels map +32 (0)2 504 80 70

On sort en bande, Labor of Love, Salad jours est la genèse et la résultante d’un mode de recherche élaboré par l’artiste Béatrice Delcorde pour décliner et articuler ses communautés. Rencontres réelles et fantasmées s’entremêlent dans un dispositif d’exposition composé d’un scénario, d’affiches et d’enregistrements. Régi par différentes formes d’écriture, ce dispositif génère une médiation expérimentale.

Situé à mi-chemin entre l’œuvre et l’exposition, ce projet évolutif rassemble des créations employées comme vecteurs de récits. Les œuvres racontent des expériences passées, souvent liées à des collaborations constitutives de la pratique de l’artiste, et produisent une expérience de la simultanéité où convergent différents temps et lieux. Cette démarche qui flirte avec celle du curateur soulève des réflexions sur la manière dont la pensée individuelle se construit dans une sphère sociale.

Dans le contexte de cette première exposition personnelle en Belgique, Delcorde dévoile son réseau d’influences qui convergent vers une conscience sociale et un engagement collectif, une sensibilité picturale, littéraire et cinématographique, un attrait pour le folklore et la culture populaire.

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Me, me, me, me,...

Marie Braun, Steve Dehoux, Damien De Lepeleire, Leo Gabin, Lisa Egio & Elliot Kervyn, Ante Timmermans
18 Jan 2018 03 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Island

rue Général Leman, 69 - 1040 Etterbeek map 02-648.40.06

“Me, me, me, me” talks about the self. Myself, but yourself, themselves and oneself as well. The portrait depicted in this
show is the one of a lambda individual, who is the perfect archetype of our occidental society, but also a representation
of the society itself. The exhibition presents a series of artworks which operate independently one from another, resonating
with peculiarities of the self, a cause or a finality of our ways of life.
Whimsically, almost schizophrenically, we transit from one state to another. Enthusiasm, puzzlement,, appeasement, anxiety,
contemplation and euphoria are as many stages and emotions that we can experience while confronted with the
artworks. Emotions are defined as a time-limited set of changes of state in response to an external or internal stimulus relevant
to the organism 1
. Images sometimes act in an unconscious manner: the viewer sometimes fails to understand what
an image induces or what it may contain beyond its first reading. But even though the image is not grasped by his/her
awakened consciousness, the viewer sees. In the blink of an eye, we acquire and focus on different concerns. Snatched
by an image, we suddenly feel emotionally unstable as everything scrolls past us.

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Protect me from what i want

Dan Acostioaiei, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Irina Botea Bucan, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor. Curated by Nicolas de Ribou. Talk and Screening introducing video works by romanian artists.
Island

rue Général Leman, 69 - 1040 Etterbeek map 02-648.40.06

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Joachim Olender - 'Film'

14 Mar 2018 31 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Island

rue Général Leman, 69 - 1040 Etterbeek map 02-648.40.06

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Dimitri Carez - 'White Chapel' @ Chaussée de Wavre 155, 1050 Bruxelles

28 Mar 2018 05 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Island

rue Général Leman, 69 - 1040 Etterbeek map 02-648.40.06

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Gaëlle Leenhardt

Solo show // Space intervention
10 Apr 2018 19 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Island

rue Général Leman, 69 - 1040 Etterbeek map 02-648.40.06

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Sven Augustijnen - 'Summer Thoughts'

09 Feb 2018 24 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:30:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:30:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:30:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:30:00
Sunday Closed
Jan Mot

Petit Sablon / Kleine Zavel, 10 - 1000 Brussels map 02-514.10.10

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Works from Stichting Egress Foundation Amsterdam / Seth Siegelaub

Carl Andre, Rosemarie Castoro, Hanne Darboven, Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner
13 Apr 2018 26 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:30:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:30:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:30:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:30:00
Sunday Closed
Jan Mot

Petit Sablon / Kleine Zavel, 10 - 1000 Brussels map 02-514.10.10

Jan Mot is a leading conceptual art gallery that focuses on eclectic programming, with both Belgian and international artists. Jan Mot represents Francis Alÿs, Sven Augustijnen, Pierre Bismuth, stanley brouwn, Manon de Boer, Rineke Dijkstra, Mario Garcia Torres, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Joachim Koester, David Lamelas, Sharon Lockhart, Tino Sehgal, Philippe Thomas, Tris Vonna-Michell and Ian Wilson.

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Times to reflect on

Marc Buchy. Sofia Caesar. Luiza Crosman, Joséphine Kaeppelin. Rokko Miyoshi. Pedro Moraes
12 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Jozsa Gallery

Rue Saint-Georges, 24 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 478 48 77 09

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Aleksandra Chaushova, Lucie Lanzini and guests

19 Apr 2018 12 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Jozsa Gallery

Rue Saint-Georges, 24 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 478 48 77 09

Open since January 2007, Jozsa presents and supports promising artists from Belgium and abroad. Its programming explores the diversity of languages and media of present-day art. With confidence and enthusiasm, the very energetic Catherine Jozsa is not afraid to champion a vision and media underappreciated by the public, in particular video and installation.

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Francisco Camacho & Cléo Totti

12 Jan 2018 24 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Komplot

Chaussée de Forest, 90 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map + 32 (0)488-07.38.63

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Nils Verkaeren – Prohibido Pintar: Area Protegida

A series of imaginary landscapes and atmospheres by Nils Verkaeren.
After his trip to Argentina, Verkaeren returned to his atelier determined to translate his reflections on the desolated landscapes from his road-trip into oil paint.
Dreaming of the open space he creates an apocalyptic universe by experimenting with his medium: paint. Layer after layer he constructs and destructs the visualizations of his imagination.
In this solo exhibition Verkaeren shows an insight in this proces of creation and destruction, of failing and succeeding to express his contemplations.
22 Feb 2018 17 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Kusseneers Gallery

Rue de Menin - 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean map +32 475 651109

Kusseneers gallery is a contemporary art gallery and opened its doors on September 11, 2003 in the south of Antwerp. End 2013, the gallery moved to a large industrial building in Brussels.
Open to all media, the gallery presents the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Its programme encourages diversity and experimentation, and strives to present all of the artists’ work within a heathy cultural context, to give the viewer the best opportunity to gain understanting of the artist's intentions.

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Bart Gielen - 'The Deal'

06 Apr 2018 28 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Kusseneers Gallery

Rue de Menin - 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean map +32 475 651109

Kusseneers gallery is a contemporary art gallery and opened its doors on September 11, 2003 in the south of Antwerp. End 2013, the gallery moved to a large industrial building in Brussels.
Open to all media, the gallery presents the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Its programme encourages diversity and experimentation, and strives to present all of the artists’ work within a heathy cultural context, to give the viewer the best opportunity to gain understanting of the artist's intentions.

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Bendt Eyckermans

28 Apr 2018 28 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Kusseneers Gallery

Rue de Menin - 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean map +32 475 651109

Kusseneers gallery is a contemporary art gallery and opened its doors on September 11, 2003 in the south of Antwerp. End 2013, the gallery moved to a large industrial building in Brussels.
Open to all media, the gallery presents the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Its programme encourages diversity and experimentation, and strives to present all of the artists’ work within a heathy cultural context, to give the viewer the best opportunity to gain understanting of the artist's intentions.

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Temple Talks with Hedwig Houben

La Loge

Rue de l'Ermitage, 86 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 (0)2 644 42 48

La Loge is a Brussels-based space dedicated to contemporary art, architecture and theory founded by architect Philippe Rotthier. Its aim is to develop a high-quality program that plays a critical role in today’s cultural conversations through specific and precise projects. Architects, artists, curators and cultural agents are invited to develop propositions in which they seek out the characteristic and the peculiar within their practices.
La Loge is a space where ideas, discussion and presentation coexist. Public formats vary depending on the project; from exhibitions, symposiums, screenings, lectures, and performances to events’ series. Its identity is drawn from the architectural gem that houses it, as well as from the commitment and concerns of its founders. La Loge values engagement of thought and feels particularly interested in exploring questions of space, habitat and use. The small-scale format of La Loge contributes to a context where intimate and direct conversations with its audience and the diversity of protagonists it invites can be initiated and sustained.

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Andreas Angelidakis

01 Feb 2018 24 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
La Loge

Rue de l'Ermitage, 86 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 (0)2 644 42 48

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Voici des Fleurs : Akarova, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Hanne Lippard, Caroline Mesquita

19 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
La Loge

Rue de l'Ermitage, 86 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 (0)2 644 42 48

La Loge is a Brussels-based space dedicated to contemporary art, architecture and theory founded by architect Philippe Rotthier. Its aim is to develop a high-quality program that plays a critical role in today’s cultural conversations through specific and precise projects. Architects, artists, curators and cultural agents are invited to develop propositions in which they seek out the characteristic and the peculiar within their practices.
La Loge is a space where ideas, discussion and presentation coexist. Public formats vary depending on the project; from exhibitions, symposiums, screenings, lectures, and performances to events’ series. Its identity is drawn from the architectural gem that houses it, as well as from the commitment and concerns of its founders. La Loge values engagement of thought and feels particularly interested in exploring questions of space, habitat and use. The small-scale format of La Loge contributes to a context where intimate and direct conversations with its audience and the diversity of protagonists it invites can be initiated and sustained.

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Alice Anderson - 'Itinéraires d’un corps | Spiritual Machines'

12 Jan 2018 17 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
La Patinoire Royale - galerie Valérie Bach

Rue Veydt, 15 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map +32 (0)2 502 78 24

La galerie est heureuse de présenter la première exposition personnelle d'Alice Anderson à Bruxelles. Elle avait déjà présenté son travail à la galerie lors de l'exposition de groupe « Summer in the city » en juin-juillet 2017.
Alice Anderson, sculpteur et performeur franco-britannique, vit et travaille à Londres. Née en 1972, elle a étudié au Goldsmiths College of Art à Londres et aux Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Sa pratique est avant tout performative. Ses sculptures et performances ont été présentées à la Whitechapel Art Gallery en 2012, à la 55ème Biennale de Venise en 2013, à la Wellcome Collection à Londres en 2014, à l'Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton à Paris en 2015, à la Saatchi Gallery et à la Royal Academy of Arts en 2016.
Les grands questionnements qu'entraînent la digitalisation de notre rapport au monde, tous les champs ouverts à notre civilisation par les avancées de l'intelligence artificielle, tout cela nous conduit à nous poser des questions primordiales sur notre interaction première, essentielle au monde physique. Les recherches d'Anderson l'ont orientée vers certaines cultures ancestrales dites primitives où les sens premiers sont clairement mis en avant, évoqués, célébrés. C'est le cas entre autres de la culture des Aruacos et de son rapport à la nature et à l'univers qui nous entourent. Alice Anderson a le privilège d'avoir établi une relation et de pouvoir réfléchir et échanger avec des indigènes de la communauté Aruacos sur leurs rites ancestraux et, notamment, sur l'acte spirituel du tissage. C'est au cours des rites et des danses au cœur de la nature dans la Sierra Nevada, la montagne sacrée en Colombie, qu'elle prend vraiment la mesure et évalue toutes les dimensions à prendre en compte, à l'heure des grands bouleversements de notre civilisation.
Les performances rituelles de l'artiste génèrent dessins au pastel, dessins de fil, sculptures en acier corten et sculptures en fil qui sont classées en différentes catégories. Plusieurs de ces séries seront présentées dans les différents espaces de l'exposition.

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Marion Charlet - 'Eden'

12 Jan 2018 24 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
La Patinoire Royale - galerie Valérie Bach

Rue Veydt, 15 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map +32 (0)2 502 78 24

La galerie est heureuse de présenter la première exposition personnelle de Marion Charlet à Bruxelles.
Jeune peintre française, née en 1982 à Paris, Marion Charlet a habité pendant quelques années à Bruxelles qu'elle a quitté l'an dernier pour s'installer de nouveau dans la capitale française. Heureuse coïncidence, le comité de sélection d'Art [ ] Collector dont nous exposons actuellement les dix premiers lauréats l'a choisi comme 12e lauréate du prix. Elle bénéficiera donc d'une exposition personnelle au Patio Opéra à Paris en 2018. Elle fut également une des candidates sélectionnée pour la 12ème édition d'ArtContest en 2016. Elle expose depuis 2008 principalement en France et en Belgique.
L'œuvre de Marion Charlet s'impose au regard comme l'expression d'un univers construit, reconnaissable et homogène, créant instantanément l'ambiguïté et le trouble : que nous dit cette artiste inclassable qui, à certains égards, pourrait être, le message politique en moins, rattachée à une figuration narrative de la dernière génération ?
Entrer dans un tableau de cette véritable peintre, c'est être convoqué au cœur d'un songe qui ne nous appartient pas, c'est partager avec elle, dans une forme de naufrage psychanalytique, des visions, des espaces sans référents, procédant du vide, de l'absence, du silence et de l'attente.
Suivre Marion Charlet dans son univers, féminin en apparence, c'est en quelque sorte s'en remettre à une sirène, qui trompe par ses formes, sur les réels dangers de ses charmes : en fait, il s'agit d'entrer, sans transition et sans préparation, dans un univers post-apocalyptique, marqué au sceau de multiples antagonismes.
Les oppositions y foisonnent, en effet, et créent un mélange fait de citations enfantines, où les couleurs acidulées, fluorescentes, le disputent au noir, cerclant les objets ou dessinant les joints entre les carrelages, comme si un filtre chromatique de type eighties, à la Twin Peaks, avait recouvert la pellicule : lumières bleues (chez David Lynch, la couleur bleue est une porte d'entrée vers l'inconscient) et ombres violentes, flashes chromatiques et sourdes permanences obscures.
Une opposition flagrante existe également entre un monde ordonné, tracé au cordeau, perspectif, architecturé, baignant au cœur d'une culture californienne, contrôlée, à l'américaine, absolument immobile, et une nature exotique, chaotique, mouvante et luxuriante, à la Douanier Rousseau, très sexuée, avec des fleurs inquiétantes de langueur et de charmes.
Entre pôle organisé et pôle parfaitement déconstruit, l'artiste invite le spectateur à se dissoudre dans cette matière lisse qu'est l'acrylique, traitée en à-plat, comme une pastille effervescente dans un verre d'eau. Pas ou peu d'animaux… mais des végétaux, en revanche, en profusion, comme si la présence humaine avait déserté la toile, y laissant quelques témoins suggérant son passage (objets, ustensiles, matériels divers,…), vie devenue comme subitement inutile ou plus tout à fait nécessaire. Certaines compositions ressemblent à ces paradis terrestres abandonnés à la hâte, avant le passage d'un cyclone dévastateur…
Cet EDEN est un paradis désertique, où la mémoire, le souvenir jouxtent l'anecdote, le dérisoire, hantant des espaces a-topiques, c'est-à-dire sans lieu et surtout sans esprit, mystérieuses ambiances troublantes, sorte de parcs jurassiques du futur d'où pourraient bien sortir de mutantes créatures, encore invisibles aux yeux d'un profane par trop tourné vers son présent, sa civilisation… Pas ou peu de lignes d'horizon apaisantes et rassurantes, mais de nombreux points de fuite : cet EDEN pourrait bien être un lieu de délices, un séjour plein de charmes, un état de bonheur parfait, mais dont on conseillerait de vérifier la parfaite innocuité, avant, sans doute, de se mettre à courir…

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Jeanne Susplugas - 'Living in my head'

02 Mar 2018 22 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
La Patinoire Royale - galerie Valérie Bach

Rue Veydt, 15 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map +32 (0)2 502 78 24

The Valérie Bach gallery is situated in an exceptional place, an industrial-style complex listed as part of Brussels architectural heritage. The gallery focuses at supporting artists living in Belgium and introducing foreign contemporary artists, up-and-coming or established, painters, sculptors, visual artists and photographers who have captured its interest and whose work it has been following for several years.

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Olga de Amaral - 'The light of spirit'

30 Mar 2018 16 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
La Patinoire Royale - galerie Valérie Bach

Rue Veydt, 15 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map +32 (0)2 502 78 24

The Valérie Bach gallery is situated in an exceptional place, an industrial-style complex listed as part of Brussels architectural heritage. The gallery focuses at supporting artists living in Belgium and introducing foreign contemporary artists, up-and-coming or established, painters, sculptors, visual artists and photographers who have captured its interest and whose work it has been following for several years.

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Agnès Thurnauer / Zorka Saglova - 'Reconnaissances'

30 Mar 2018 09 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
La Patinoire Royale - galerie Valérie Bach

Rue Veydt, 15 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map +32 (0)2 502 78 24

The Valérie Bach gallery is situated in an exceptional place, an industrial-style complex listed as part of Brussels architectural heritage. The gallery focuses at supporting artists living in Belgium and introducing foreign contemporary artists, up-and-coming or established, painters, sculptors, visual artists and photographers who have captured its interest and whose work it has been following for several years.

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Antoine Wagner

27 Apr 2018 20 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
La Patinoire Royale - galerie Valérie Bach

Rue Veydt, 15 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map +32 (0)2 502 78 24

The Valérie Bach gallery is situated in an exceptional place, an industrial-style complex listed as part of Brussels architectural heritage. The gallery focuses at supporting artists living in Belgium and introducing foreign contemporary artists, up-and-coming or established, painters, sculptors, visual artists and photographers who have captured its interest and whose work it has been following for several years.

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Jean-Luc Moulène - 'En angle mort'

19 Jan 2018 30 Mar 2018
Monday 11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
La Verrière

Boulevard de Waterloo, 50 - 1000 Brussels map + 32 (0)2-511.20.62

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Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci

18 Apr 2018 07 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
La Verrière

Boulevard de Waterloo, 50 - 1000 Brussels map + 32 (0)2-511.20.62

Officially opened in 2000, the Verrière-Hermès is part of the international network of galleries of the Hermès Enterprise Foundation. This foundation supports projects that resonate with the values of the Hermès firm: promoting traditional craft skills and supporting creativity, and involvement in the field of education and the environment, while at the same time developing its own programmes (exhibitions, artists’ residencies for the visual arts, the Émile Hermès Prize for design, the Skills Academy, and calls for biodiversity projects). Within the framework of this patronage, the Verrière produces and promotes four contemporary art exhibitions a year, coupled with design presentations. A small catalogue is published following each exhibition.

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Mohamed Namou & Santiago Taccetti

25 Jan 2018 03 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Levy.Delval

Rue Fourmois, 9 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-534.77.72

Malinchismo is an ambiguous term that hides many layers and contradictory meanings, based on who’s giving the definition. La Malinche was a female slave who became Hernan Cortes’ lover (XVIth century): she’s considered a traitor as well as the Mother of modern Mexican culture. Both artists are coming from mixed cultures. Taccetti was born in Buenos Aires and Namou in Oran, but they kept on drifting away their whole life. Their “dérives” brought them back several times to Latin America. Most of the works shown in this show emanate from their recent residencies in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. But the link with the concept of "Malinchismo" is not only about an actual land, otherwise it would be mere exoticism.
One aspect of the "Malinchismo" is the preference of imported goods and customs over local. It reflects one of our current world contradiction. How to articulate the two opposite forces of the local and of the global that seem to be equally relevant in our current way of life?
Local consumption is considered ethical while imported goods often rime with ruthless practices. Yet, with all its downsides, international trade is the base of our cultures. The real question here is the one of the "origin" that soon appears non-sensical: any concept or object is made of many accumulated layers or, to use a timed-based metaphor, sedimented strata.
In Art, an obvious image that could bring forth this thought is the aesthetic of the ruin. It’s a century old trope, older than Romanticism. In fact, it was a central theme in pre-islamic poetry that was rediscovered by Goethe. This quite obscure connection is dear to Namou’s thinking. There’s an intermediate layer between Greco-Latin architecture and European Romanticism, but it’s unseen by most.
To some extent, both Namou and Taccetti use concrete references to ruins. But the meaning is slightly altered. Cheap and globalized material allow oneself to comply, to a lower cost, to an imported lifestyle. Even though still transitory, "ruin" now conveys ideas of resourcefulness before spirituality, or obsolescence before majesty. But the idea of "revealing" what’s behind is still there.
Taccetti’s approach is quite documentary, inspired by actual experiences. His aluminum compositions are based on the way, in Argentina, "the roofs of houses, bus stops, train station, "parrillas" (bbq joints), even trucks and buses (all of them in very poor conditions) are patched up by the owners themselves". Namou’s approach is more abstract: while using found slabs of construction stones, his composition are constructed from pure concepts, playing this time with the notion of reversibility (of the ruin?).
For the two artists, a simple material is never monolithic; there’s always a part of ambiguity: its resistance and its plasticity is its subtext; hieratic stones are in fact porous, the fixation, in a sewed pocket, implies an hidden part ; the smooth aluminum surface gives way to a maze of cracks. All the surfaces offered here to the eye of the visitor are traps that need to be read as volume.
All is made to suggest that it’s not on the surface that it’s happening, but through it, behind it or even in another place.
The collaboration between the two artists is happening in two parts: first, in Brussels, at Levy.Delval’s (January 2018) then in Berlin, at Rolando Anselmi’s (April 2018)

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Martin Kohout, Viktor Timofeev

23 Mar 2018 28 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Levy.Delval

Rue Fourmois, 9 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-534.77.72

In September 2014, Elaine Lévy and Florent Delval joined forces to create Levy Delval. Originally, the Elaine Lévy Project was founded in January 2006 in the Châtelain district and installed in unusual premises, on the upper floor of a renovated beer warehouse. By becoming partners, Elaine Lévy and Florent Delval intend to promote artists from the young European and international scene, through multidisciplinary works of art. In this way, the gallery endeavours to find a balance between different types of contemporary media and up-and-coming or established artists.

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Marie-José Van Hee in collaboration with Marie Mees & Cathérine Biasino

01 Dec 2017 24 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Maniera

Place de la Justice, 27 28 - 1000 Brussels map + 32 (0)494 787 290

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PRODUCTORA & piovenefabi

30 Mar 2018 26 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Maniera

Place de la Justice, 27 28 - 1000 Brussels map