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Panorama. A history of modern design in Belgium

23 Jun 2017 07 Jan 2018
Monday Closed
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 - 1020 Laeken map 02/475 47 64

An overview of a century of modern design in Belgium. Starting with art nouveau, the exhibition covers the social aspirations of the interwar avant-garde, Belgium’s ambitious participation in world fairs, educational experiments in La Cambre, the post-war design craze, and the promotion of modernist Belgian design by the Brussels Design Centre (1964-1986) under Josine des Cressonnières. Objects, graphic material, pictures, and original film footage show the multiple faces of modern design in Belgium.

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Tribute to Componibili

Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Ron Arad, Nendo, Philippe Starck, Mario Bellini, Ferruccio Laviani
27 Sep 2017 29 Jan 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 - 1020 Laeken map 02/475 47 64

During the Autumn 2017, the ADAM – Brussels Design Museum will host the exhibition Tribute to Componibili, realized in collaboration with the Kartell Museo (Milan) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this iconic piece of 60’s design.

This new type of furniture was designed in 1967 by Anna Castelli Ferrieri ( 1920 – 2006 ) and they were the first modular and stackable interior design objects in ABS, a type of plastic used for the first time.. The Componibili responded to the new needs of that time as it was a very functional product which fitted into any context and bore out that concept of modularity, becoming a ‘leitmotif’ lasting down through the following decades.

The exhibition tells the history of Componibili from an emotional viewpoint and personal interpretations by designers as Ron Arad, Nendo, Philippe Starck, Mario Bellini, Ferruccio Laviani,..The Brussels edition of the exhibition will be enriched by the view of Belgian designers on this iconic piece.

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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 - 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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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 - 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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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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Oriol Vilanova - 'Old Masters'

10 Nov 2017 23 Dec 2017
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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Gilbert & George – ‘Beard Pictures’

11 Oct 2017 23 Dec 2017
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

THE BEARD PICTURES are violent, eerie, grotesque, lurid and crazed. They show
a dream-like world of paranoia and destruction and madness. Their strange sickly
colours and creeping, smashed up, absurd landscapes confront the viewer with
relentless aggression. THE BEARD PICTURES depict a world bereft of reason, in
which negotiation no longer exists.
Gilbert & George take their places within THE BEARD PICTURES as intense, red,
staring, empty-headed and sinister versions of themselves. Their eyes are shadowed
and bizarrely prettified. Mutant impish explorers or dead-headed sentinels, they seem
to look at, into and through the viewer. They look possessed and serious. They look
as though their spirits might have left their bodies. They look stern, absurd, imprisoned,
mocking and mocked.
In each picture they wear beards that are surreal and symbolic. Beards made of wire
mesh, beards made of beer foam, beards made of flowers, beards comprising rabbits
with snakes for tongues. Secular and sacred, the throwback emblem of hip millennial
youth as well as a mark of religious faith, the beard is depicted in THE BEARD
PICTURES as both mask and meaning: a sign of the times.

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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

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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Paul Wackers - 'Parts of everything that are pieces of everything are all around us'

16 Nov 2017 26 Jan 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

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Markus Lüpertz

12 Oct 2017 21 Dec 2017
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
Almine Rech Gallery

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

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Mark Hagen - 'Nude Group Therapy'

10 Jan 2018 17 Feb 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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Lina Selander - 'For A Time Light Must be Called Darkness'

24 Sep 2017 17 Dec 2017
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 - 1000 Brussels map +00 32 (0)2 229 00 03

For a Time Light Must Be Called Darkness is the first solo exhibition in Belgium by Lina Selander (b. 1973), one of today’s most important Swedish moving image artists. Central in Selander’s work is the analysis of how junctures are depicted, how are events reported and how things are portrayed.
For a Time Light Must Be Called Darkness features six video installations, most of them made in collaboration with Oscar Mangione. These works take us to Bredäng (a suburb in south-west Stockholm), Berlin, the West Bank, Pripyat and Chernobyl. All of these places are the occasion and the starting point for broader reflections about our present in relation to historical facts.
Selander visits these sites and like an archaeologist digs in their past, their monuments, museums and archives. She looks for visual documents, focuses on details and analytically sketches new hypothesis. In this way, she tries to retrace hidden links between distant imageries, correspondences and analogies, in order to create new narratives.
In her essayistic approach, Selander combines her own texts and footage along with still images, quotes and archive material. In this way a constant tension springs within these multiple-layered audiovisual works and reminds us that seeing is never an innocent act.
Selander’s work has been on view recently at Oslo Kunstforening (2017), Göteborgs Konsthall (2016), Moderna Museet (Stockholm, 2015) and VOX – Centre de l’image contemporaine (Montréal, 2015). Selander represented Sweden at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

For a Time Light Must Be Called Darkness is kindly supported by IASPIS.

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Anouk De Clercq - 'The Odd Hour Cinema'

24 Sep 2017 17 Dec 2017
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 - 1000 Brussels map +00 32 (0)2 229 00 03

After a first presentation at Gallery Sofie Van de Velde (Antwerp) in the autumn of 2016, The Odd Hour Cinema by Anouk De Clercq is now on view at Argos. This programme features a selection of her most fascinating single-channel works that are screened in Argos Black Box. Like in her multidisciplinary work, The Odd Hour Cinema explores the audiovisual potential of computer generated and manipulated images to create possible worlds, many of which have a strongly architectonic character.

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Thing (2013)
Swan Song (2013)
Oh (2010)
Oops wrong planet (2009)
Me+ (2004)
Conductor (2004)
Building (2003)

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Shelly Silver - 'A Strange New Beauty'

Shelly Silver
07 Dec 2017 17 Dec 2017
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 - 1000 Brussels map +00 32 (0)2 229 00 03

Shelly Silver is a New York based artist utilizing video, film and photography. In her enigmatic narratives of contemporary identity, truth and fiction are constantly in doubt, the veracity of what is seen and what is not seen is questioned, and the way information is disclosed, withheld and mediated is pregnant with meaning. Her new film, A Strange New Beauty, is a disturbing intrusion into the luxurious homes of Silicon Valley. Using an aggressive soundtrack and a full frame often fractured into small rectangles covered by text, Silver reveals a deafening violence behind the glittering beauty and deceptively calm of this suburban landscape. There is no human presence, but the homes seem to contain a memory of disturbing events, to bear the traces of a savagery just off-screen. (Charlotte Selb, Revue 24 Images)

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COM ∩∪ TIES

Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Silvia Beck, Ruben Bellinkx, Justin Bennett, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Jef Cornelis, Teresa Cos, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, Els Dietvorst, Peter Dowsnbrough, Pieter Geenen, Ira A. Goryainova, Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo, Esther Johnson, Dagmar Keller & Martin Wittwer, Ken Kobland, Michel Lorand, Jan Locus, Vincent Meessen, Julia Meltzer & David Thorne, Mara Elsa Montoya, Bernard Mulliez, Hans Op de Beeck, Els Opsomer, Miguel Peres dos Santos, Marie-Françoise Plissart, Nicolas Provost, Aïlien Reyns, Shelly Silver, Krassimir Terziev, Harald Thys, Sarah Vanagt, Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein.
24 Sep 2017 17 Dec 2017
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 - 1000 Brussels map +00 32 (0)2 229 00 03

What does a community still mean for us today? What thresholds do we have to cross in order to meet the other? How do we define a community?
Argos and ISELP, two Brussels institutions that have links with the main Belgian communities, team up to organize a large-scale exhibition about the theme at both venues, using Argos’s extensive film and video collection. Additionally, we organize an extra programme with lectures, debates and performances.

Through the various perspectives of the artist we want to explore what is this space that defines communities—and gives rise to them. Furthermore, we delve into the question what unites communities and drives them apart. For us, studying the theme of communities does not mean simply showing projects that were jointly realized, but rather observing the result of links between communities and the world around them.

Four contemplative axes function as chapters or itineraries along which we explore the implicit complexity of this theme, while at the same time we consider the thresholds that condition the existence or non-existence of communities in our societies.

∩∪ Urbanity: Whether we are talking about public places or simply the street: these urban transition places are places where people live and communicate.

∩∪ Sociability: Our contemporary world is extremely fragmented and individualistic—is it still possible to act in this world in a way that is specifically related to communities?

∩∪ Politics: What sort of political actions are we referring to when communities express themselves?

∩∪ Environment: How does the environment determine the life of communities, and vice versa, how does the life of communities influence the environment? What is the responsibility of societies with regard to this issue?

Artists
Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Silvia Beck, Ruben Bellinkx, Justin Bennett, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Jef Cornelis, Teresa Cos, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, Els Dietvorst, Peter Dowsnbrough, Pieter Geenen, Ira A. Goryainova, Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo, Esther Johnson, Dagmar Keller & Martin Wittwer, Ken Kobland, Michel Lorand, Jan Locus, Vincent Meessen, Julia Meltzer & David Thorne, Mara Elsa Montoya, Bernard Mulliez, Hans Op de Beeck, Els Opsomer, Miguel Peres dos Santos, Marie-Françoise Plissart, Nicolas Provost, Aïlien Reyns, Shelly Silver, Krassimir Terziev, Harald Thys, Sarah Vanagt, Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein.


Scenography: Sarah & Charles
The ISELP ‘screens’ the issue of the cinema—in the twentieth century the communal space par excellence. The screening programme changes every three weeks.
Argos evokes the video lounge: an in-depth reflection on the idea of the nineteenth-century salon, a metaphor for formats that were so powerful that they resulted in the creation of new communities and a way to allow us a glance into how new communities are created.

Curated by Ive Stevenheydens & Maïté Vissault.

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Faraway / Nearby

Aisha Adepoju, Herman Asselberghs, 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 - 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'

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 - 1000 Brussels map +00 32 (0)2 229 00 03

The Argos art centre was founded in 1989 to stimulate and promote audio-visual art. Today the institution, which is located near the canal in downtown Brussels, is regarded as the country’s main source of reference for this type of artistic practice. Argos presents a diverse programme through exhibitions of audio-visual and visual art, film and video screenings, lectures, and performances.

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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 - 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 Get Help, made in collaboration with Vashon Watson, Emily Vey Duke plays a psychoanalyst who is interested in exploring the potential and limitations of analysis. Vashon Watson plays her sometimes unwilling subject. In addition, the film features his mother Shadonna Watson, and two younger siblings.
Using unconventional storytelling techniques, the work draws narrative parallels between the contrasting positions of the two protagonists (old and experienced versus young and cocksure, professor versus undergraduate student, white versus Black). This creates a layered reflection on the place of the individual in contemporary Western society, making use of tropes from both fiction and documentary film.
The new interactive multimedia installation Something Wonderment rounds out the exhibition. On a table there are two microscopes that enable the viewer to investigate various objects and organisms - bones, moss, crystals, bacteria. The devices are connected to projectors that show the objects greatly magnified. Relating to these, 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 Something Wonderment, the artists draw reflexive parallels between human society and the animal kingdom.

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Faraway / Nearby

Aisha Adepoju, Herman Asselberghs, 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 - 1000 Brussels map +00 32 (0)2 229 00 03

The Argos art centre was founded in 1989 to stimulate and promote audio-visual art. Today the institution, which is located near the canal in downtown Brussels, is regarded as the country’s main source of reference for this type of artistic practice. Argos presents a diverse programme through exhibitions of audio-visual and visual art, film and video screenings, lectures, and performances.

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Marie José Burki - 'A Film'

28 Jan 2018 18 Feb 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
ARGOS, Centre for Art & Media

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

The Argos art centre was founded in 1989 to stimulate and promote audio-visual art. Today the institution, which is located near the canal in downtown Brussels, is regarded as the country’s main source of reference for this type of artistic practice. Argos presents a diverse programme through exhibitions of audio-visual and visual art, film and video screenings, lectures, and performances.

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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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Elliott Hundley - 'Movement V'

07 Sep 2017 23 Dec 2017
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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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

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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Ways of Seeing

Ghada Amer, Chris Bond, Frédéric Borgella, Thierry Bosquet, James Casebere, David Claerbout, Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger, Salvador Dali, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Mona Hatoum, Jeppe Hein, Paul et Marlene Kos, Alicja Kwade, Gustav Metzger, Herman Moll, Shana Moulton, Vik Muniz, Grayson Perry, Walid Raad, Fred Sandback, Hassan Sharif, Cindy Sherman, Markus Schinwald, Kim Tschang-Yeul, James Turrell, Kara Walker, James Webb. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
22 Sep 2017 18 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 11:00 - 18:00
Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain

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

Taking its cue from John Berger’s 1972 seminal text on visual culture, Ways of Seeing explores the various formalistic strategies that artists employ to re-configure our perception of the world. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, the exhibition invites the viewer to investigate the manifold ways by which artists accord forms and concepts that are otherwise familiar with renewed appearances and meanings.

The exhibition features more than 25 artists, and consists of 70 works, spanning a variety of media from painting, sculpture and photography to sound, film and installation. Ways of Seeing facilitates a return towards a vision of artists as makers of things, who relentlessly remind us that the connection between what we see and what we know is never settled, and that seeing is, at its core, a political act.

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Lara Gasparotto - 'Come Dawn to Us'

14 Dec 2017 14 Jan 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

Catching the eye right from the end of her photography course at Saint-Luc in Liège, young Lara Gasparotto (1989) has created a vivid and contrasting artistic world. Breathtaking landscapes, sensual and dramatic settings, or rough fragments taken from everyday life make up her compositions. We are at once drawn into the heart of the artist’s intimate circle, at once tender and acidic, and plunged into her contemplative reveries. The strength of her work lies in a spontaneity that nothing can seemingly exhaust, not even the growing maturity of her practice down the years.

Lara Gasparotto is represented by Stieglitz 19 Gallery, Antwerp.

Inspired by the works of Lara Gasparotto, the Belgian producer ssaliva has made a sound installation for the exhibition.

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Joel Meyerowitz - 'Where I find myself'

Photography, retrospective
14 Dec 2017 28 Jan 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

This exhibition is created with the collaboration of the Galerie Polka and with the support of Leica Hall of Fame Winner 2016.



Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938) was born in New York City and began taking photographs in 1962. Although he has always seen himself as a street photographer in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank (he is the co-author of the standard work on the genre, Bystander: A History of Street Photography, 1994) he transformed the mode with his pioneering use of color. As an early advocate of color photography (mid-60’s), Meyerowitz was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the use of color photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance.

Meyerowitz’s first book, Cape Light (1978), is a much beloved classic of color photography and has sold more than 150,000 copies. And in Wild Flowers (1983) he also demonstrated a comic appreciation for the blending of nature and artifice on ordinary city streets. He later turned his attention to portraits (Redheads, 1991), and landscape (Tuscany: Inside the Light, 2003). More recently, Meyerowitz has spent three years capturing wild areas in New York City's parks. Selections from the project were exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York (2009-10), and they have been published in Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks (Aperture, 2009).

Meyerowitz was the only photographer to be given unimpeded access to Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11. The images he captured have formed the foundation of a major national archive, and an exhibition of selected images has travelled to more than 200 cities in 60 countries.

Throughout his career, Meyerowitz has since produced over a dozen books, and a full survey of his career was published by Phaidon in 2010. Additionally, in 1998 he produced and directed his first film, Pop, an intimate diary of a three-week road trip made with his son, Sasha, and his aging father, Hy.

Among Meyerowitz’s first important exhibitions were those at Eastman House, Rochester, in 1966, and "My European Trip" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1968. He represented the United States at the Venice Biennale for Architecture in 2002, and he has been the recipient of over a dozen awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. His work can be found in many major public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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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

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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Loïc Raguénès

17 Nov 2017 20 Jan 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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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

20 Sep 2018 30 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

For the first half of the 2018–29 academic year, the Centrale becomes OPEN ACADEMY, a centre for exchange between students and teachers from a number of Brussels art schools. The focus is on protest, today and tomorrow, against the background of May 1968. The public can discover the fruits of this process in a series of talks and an exhibition entitled “RESISTANCE”. The themes explored include individual freedom, feminism, democracy, globalisation and borders, and ecological issues.

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Justine Van den Driessche - 'Les collectionneurs'

09 Nov 2017 07 Jan 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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Laure Cottin Stefanelli - 'Touch me not / do not cling to me / do not hold me / do not approach me'

curator Maëlle Delaplanche
09 Nov 2017 07 Jan 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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Ancestors & Rituals

11 Oct 2017 14 Jan 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

From Sumatra to Java, from the Moluccas to Papua … across the whole of Indonesia, ancestors play a leading role. This exhibition portrays the rich diversity, power and poetry in the worship of ancestors and explores the importance of traditions and rites in contemporary society. In cooperation with the National Museum in Jakarta and with collections from throughout the archipelago, EUROPALIA has succeeded in bringing together archaeological, ethnographical and contemporary treasures never before exhibited.

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Power and Other Things. Indonesia & Art (1835-Now)

18 Oct 2017 21 Jan 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

This exhibition takes you on a journey through Indonesia’s turbulent history, from the Dutch colony and Japanese occupation to today. Through the eyes of four 19th and 20th century artists you see how the arts gradually evolved. In the work of contemporary artists such as Agung Kurniawan, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Ana Torfs and many others you discover how trade, culture, religion and war are inextricably linked in Indonesia.

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BEL:EST

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

In the spring of 2017, architects from five Estonian and five Belgian architectural firms took a deep dive into a number of urban design and architecture problems facing the city of Brussels. The issues were selected based on expertise from the firms. How could the security of critically important buildings in the city be improved? How could urban planning and architecture contribute to a more coherent society? How might a more digital society change the physical city around us?The site-specific conclusions and solutions suggested by the architects will form the core of the exhibition titled BEL:EST - A Laboratory for Europe in Brussels, which will open during the Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2017 in Estonia in September 2017. Subsequently the exhibition will travel to Brussels, to BOZAR, to present the case studies to the Brussels public. The exhibition is curated by Aet Ader (a promising young Estonian architect from the b210 office, and Vice-Chairman of the Estonian Association of Architects), and is produced by BOZAR and the Estonian Centre of Architecture.The offices from Estonia include: Salto, b210, Arhitekt Must, PART and KAOS Arhitektid.The offices from Belgium include: L’escaut, AgwA, Delmulle & Delmulle, Bogdan & Van Broeck and Lassa.

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Jean Glibert. Peintre en bâtiment

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Since the late 1960s the painter Jean Glibert (Brussels, 1938) has pursued a creative logic in his work that is close to that of the architect. From the method of finalising the designs through to completion and reception by the client, his work displays the same principal characteristics. Like an architect, he too works on the constructive image of the environment. Push and pull, stresses and rhythms… are all present in his work. With Jean Glibert form and matter are not autonomous: colour is never a mere coating; light is always more than a matter of illumination. Form, matter, colour and light always play a role in the organisation and total physicality of the space. JEAN GLIBERT. Peintre en bâtiment is more than a retrospective. The exhibition was conceived in close cooperation with the artist, defining not only the scenographic device but also the visual interventions that establish a dialogue with the Centre for Fine Arts as designed by Victor Horta. The exhibition will also look at Jean Glibert's methodologies, illustrated by the object collections and series of photographs presented on this occasion.   Curators: Emmanuel De Meulemeester, Michel De Visscher and Laurent Jacob. This exhibition is an initiative of Alda Greoli, Minister of Culture, produced by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (General administration of Culture / Contemporary Plastic Arts Directorate / Architecture Unit).

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Guided tour in French sign langage (LSFB)

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Take part in a guided tour in sign language at BOZAR! As a deaf person, you get to discover the exhibition Europalia Indonesia. Ancestors & Rituals in the company of deaf guides, who will provide guided tours in LSFB (French Belgian Sign Language). On November 30th and December 17th BOZAR offers individuals the opportunity to form their own spontaneous group. Together, participants get to enjoy a unique shared experience in a great atmosphere.

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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

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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Fernand Léger. Beauty Everywhere

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.

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Fernand Léger

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

BOZAR and the Centre Pompidou-Metz bring you 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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Discovery trails with the family (6-12)

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Visitors can discover the Fernand Léger. Beauty is everywhere exhibition as a family during our discovery tours.This formula, which revolves around interaction between the generations, will delight young and old alike as they discover the exhibition in the company of a guide equipped with a trolley full of coloured crayons, felt pens, pastels etc.

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Spanish Still Life

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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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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Hugo Claus

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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Victor Horta's Centre for Fine Arts

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

90 years after the Centre for Fine Arts first opened its doors and 50 years on from May ’68 an exhibition shows the numerous transformations of a temple of culture in constant artistic and social flux.

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Charlemagne Palestine

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Almost 40 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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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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Theodoor Van Loon

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

Theodoor van Loon was one of the first painters from the Southern Netherlands to be deeply influenced by the art of Caravaggio. Like his contemporary Rubens, Van Loon developed a powerful, original style and throughout the whole of his career he remains marked by the Italian masters. For the very first time this exhibition brings you into contact with the work of this atypical artist while exploring, through books, drawings, engravings and paintings, the historical context into which he breathed new life.

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Frank Stella

19 Apr 2017 17 Feb 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

For the first time, Charles Riva Collection presents an exhibition dedicated to the American artist Frank Stella. After several retrospectives devoted to him, his art is now coming to the collection with his monumental works.

His work makes reference to his contact with the New York avant-garde and also contains traces of the pop, abstract, and expressionist movements.

Beyond these seemingly vivid, joyful works, a darker story can be made out. Presenting his “Polish Village” series, the artist’s interest in topics linked to the Holocaust and the loss of the Jewish way of life in Europe are here evoked through an abstract vocabulary.

Event : http://www.fb.com/events/403292836712497/

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Elina Brotherus - 'Carpe Fucking Diem'

15 Nov 2017 14 Jan 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

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Anne De Gelas - 'Mère et Fils'

15 Nov 2017 14 Jan 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday 14:00 - 18:00
Contretype

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

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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

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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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

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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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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tefan Banz & Caroline Bachmann - 'KMD - Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp/ The Forestay Museum of Art: One Hundred Years of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain'

27 Oct 2017 06 Feb 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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Elisabeth Ida - 'Saksi Bisu (Silent Witness)'

27 Oct 2017 29 Jan 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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Lore Vanelslande - 'Running with Light'

27 Oct 2017 24 Dec 2017
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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Stefan Banz & Caroline Bachmann

Les Cent Ans de la «Fontaine» de Marcel Duchamp
27 Oct 2017 06 Feb 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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Roberta Gigante - 'Messenger for the dead'

12 Oct 2017 24 Dec 2017
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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Elisabeth Ida - 'Saksi Bisu'

12 Oct 2017 13 Dec 2017
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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Sander Motmans - 'Mona Lisa Painting'

27 Oct 2017 13 Dec 2017
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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Learning from Documenta

Sven Augustijnen, Wang Bing, Christoph Fink, Hans Haacke, Edi Hila, Otobong Nkanga, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)
27 Oct 2017 13 Dec 2017
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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Yudha Sandy

De Wand (i.s.m. Europalia Art Festival Indonesia)
12 Oct 2017 13 Dec 2017
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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Christoph Fink

27 Oct 2017 13 Dec 2017
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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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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Narcisse Tordoir - 'Fake Barok' (Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussel)

16 Jan 2018 04 Feb 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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Absolute Éructance

25 Nov 2017 23 Dec 2017
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

Charlie Billingham
(1984, London, UK)
A graduate of the Royal Academy School in London, British painter Charlie Billingham draws inspiration from Regency-era illustrations, recreating their satirical, often politicized content into bright works on canvas that serve as a what he calls “a symbol of a certain type of taste.” A rainbow of powdered wigs, plumed bonnets, sagging britches, and full-figured bottoms dance across his paintings; the repetition of these motifs places them in a detached historical context, so that they become merely decoration, like an attractive wallpaper. Billingham also experiments with sculptural works, painting antique screens and furniture and installing multi-media exhibitions that include these pieces alongside oil paintings. More recently, he has employed the help of a hydraulic pressing company to flatten out saxophones, which he then coats freely in thick layers of paint, channeling the spirit of improvisational jazz.


Nils Alix-Tabeling
(1991, Paris, France)
Lives and works in London and Brussels and is interested in the relationship we develop with objects. He focuses on their textures and the feelings they procure, using this as a metaphor to explore the relationship we have with the other. Alix-Tabeling notably investigates magical practices that involve a level of trust in the ritual's perfomer, as well as acceptance of the impossibility to understand what is being shown. In many cases, the objects that emerge from Alix-Tabeling's practice are charged with some characteristics of the loved one, or the actor and its viewer, "in order to cross the screen that separate them"

! Performance at the opening starts at 20:00 !

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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

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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Between Abstraction and Figuration

Benjamin Sabatier, Quinten Ingelaere, Sarah Smolders, Loïc Van Zeebroek, Marco De Sanctis, Charlotte Vandenbroucke, Adam Vackar
09 Nov 2017 23 Dec 2017
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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Loïc Van Zeebroek - 'De geschilderde gemeenplaats'

11 Jan 2018 24 Feb 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

Dauwens & Beernaert is a contemporary art gallery founded by Laurence Dauwens and Joris Beernaert exhibiting mainly young promising artists.

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Ludovic Beillard - 'Skydeck scare'

18 Nov 2017 13 Jan 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 15:00 - 17:00
Friday 15:00 - 17:00
Saturday 15:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed
Deborah Bowmann

avenue Jean Volders, 24 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map

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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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Ariel Schlesinger - 'Solo show'

26 Oct 2017 23 Dec 2017
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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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

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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Peter Wächtler

18 Nov 2017 20 Dec 2017
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

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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

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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Jerry Thompson - 'New York, New York'

07 Oct 2017 17 Dec 2017
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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The Edit Drawer. curated by Sumesh Sharma and clark house initiative

Yogesh Barve, Amol K Patil, Parashar Naik, Saviya Lopes, Ranjeeta Kumari, Poonam Jain, Naresh Kumar, Sumesh Sharma, Tejswini Sonawane, Fatma Amanoui, Aman Negi, Sudheer Rajbhar, Shiva Gor
26 Oct 2017 20 Dec 2017
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
Galerie Felix Frachon

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

Galerie Felix Frachon is pleased to announce, as part of its curatorial practice, its « carte blanche » given to Clark House Initiative and Sumesh Sharma.

Clark House investigates the broad context of the Drawing as a conceptual , political and theoretical act. Personal Histories are privileged to announce complex relationships artist hold with their practice. How the editing of various elements through inclusion and erasure constitutes art work? What are the inabilities and abilities at drawing? What constitutes a drawing? Which colours and materials allow its place and space? How is Drawing a radical medium in a contemporary that dictates spontaneity ?
Yogesh Barve uses a drawing machine , scripting alphabets as a conceptual script, a row of box shaped sculptures become elements of perspectives he draws onto leather. Amol K Patil uses drawing as a residue of his performances that etch certitudes of memory of his childhood, father and social movements. Tejswini Sonawane uses the same drawings to etch animals that are skinned to depict human unkindness, their expressions mimic hers. Saviya Lopes uses sonographs of her body specially her brains and abdomen as drawings to reject religious misogyny , but also to humour the norms of patriarchy. Naresh Kumar has been drawings the millions of bodies in performance on the streets of Paris onto sheets of paper that study society and economics, how displacement brings bodies that replicate gestures from the home. Poonam Jain calculates complex numbers into drawings that require logic and thought but also acceptance of Jaina circles of life. Sudheer Rajbhar cuts rubber mats with a surgery knife alongside a wikipedia text on Dalit discrimination. Aman Negi recreates a neighborhood Hair Saloon from the Kochi Muziris Biennale that he was part of and a collaboration with a cobbler from outside the Sir JJ School of Art. Shiva Gor has made portraits of his community , people on the move Banjaras as an anthropological gaze , a romantic perspective in which Gypsies are often depicted in museums. Fatma Amanoui and Sumesh Sharma collaborate with Omar Fassatoui where they translate the writings on De-colonisation by Iqbal Ahmed to Arabic which Amanoui then calligraphs using Henna on stolen sheets of paper from the children’s activity session room at the MUCEM , Marseille. Sumesh Sharma and Estel Fonseca collaborated with a Kurdish sculptor at the Vieux Port of Marseille who etched the Gitane sympol on a stone brought from the Saintes-Maries de la Mer. At the Vieux Port of Marseille Fatma Amanoui and the unamed Kurdish sculptor run petty trades which include Fatma’s Henna drawings for five euros onto the hands of others.
They consider themselves artists much like the artists of Clark House , paranoia in an art world that inherently encloses itself by barriers of class, language and wealth , manifests constantly often needing art history as a cudgel to define a space. The rejection of drawing in the last decade arrived with the proliferation of art programs in expensive American and British universities that did not need you to excel in the plastic art to be able to claim artist authorship. Among the privileged students a few used this overture to make works that had profound aesthetical, political and historical resonance. With a world closing its doors to debates , a political conservatism on the rise and disappearing art market, the drawing is being fetishized again , black and white ink renditions of modernist buildings serve collectors well as well as funding agencies of governments who do not want activism in museums and biennales. This is a manifesto show on drawing as a medium , much like Parashar Naik dissolve surfaces by removing layers of ink , but not to serve abstraction but to provide a coded story for interpretation. Ranjeeta Kumari uses her drawings to provide a personal history of contextual feminism , on that is not available to you when you are the daughter of privilege and she is able to explain her surroundings with much clarity. Mark Coombs came to Clark House and made drawing with the stills caught on a 16mm camera, which were then presented as photographs that could be rolled as a film digitally. Drawings do not have a specificity of medium, visual or aesthetics , Iqbal Ahmed drew with words , therefore by using the same thin lines as Nasreen Mohameddi , Yogesh Barve does not inhabit her context or inherit her space. Because each one of us draws our life.
Sumesh Sharma
Paris 2017
Curated by Sumesh Sharma

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Anne Delfieu - 'Ronciers'

09 Nov 2017 23 Dec 2017
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

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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

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Bruno Albizzati, Samuel Yal - 'Altération'

13 Dec 2017 10 Feb 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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Winter Drink for Altérations with Bruno Albizzati and Samuel Yal

Galerie La Forest Divonne

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

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David Décamp

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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Youssef Nabil - 'Deep Roots'

15 Nov 2017 23 Dec 2017
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Galerie Nathalie Obadia

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

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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

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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Gedi Sibony - 'Lemons and Grapefruits '

17 Nov 2017 13 Jan 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
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

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Pierre Klossowski

24 Jan 2018 10 Mar 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 a leading gallery dedicated to contemporary art founded by Barbara Gladstone. Based in New York and Brussels, it represents no fewer than 35 internationally renowned artists, such as Anish Kapoor, Shirin Neshat, or more emerging artists. The Brussels gallery, situated in a building with a personal atmosphere, has already exhibited the work of artists such as Carroll Dunham, Roe Ethridge, Wangechi Mutu and Dave Muller.

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Carl André & Enrico Castellani

16 Nov 2017 13 Jan 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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John Baldessari

16 Nov 2017 13 Jan 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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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

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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Civilian

16 Nov 2017 16 Dec 2017
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 13:00 - 19:00
Harlan Levey Projects

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

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Jordan Seiler - 'Civilian'

16 Nov 2017 16 Dec 2017
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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The Sun Conspiracy

11 Jan 2018 24 Feb 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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Amélie Bouvier - 'The Sun Conspiracy'

11 Jan 2018 03 Mar 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 13:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 18:00
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
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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Christof Mascher - 'Unreal Estate'

The exhibition title plays with the term of the „real estate“ and directly refers to the architectures that frequently appear in Mascher’s work. In most cases they are either still under construction or already in decay, remaining optional („un-real estates“) both in terms of their temporal and spatial dimension.
11 Nov 2017 22 Dec 2017
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

Opening on November 11, 2017 Unreal Estate is the second solo exhibition by German artist Christof Mascher at Hopstreet Gallery. On display is a selection of new works on canvas and paper as well as – for the first time – three smaller sized tapestries and a 3D hologram.

The exhibition title plays with the term of the „real estate“ and directly refers to the architectures that frequently appear in Mascher’s work. In most cases they are either still under construction or already in decay, remaining optional („un-real estates“) both in terms of their temporal and spatial dimension.

An ongoing interest in old and forgotten techniques as well as in new and upcoming media leads to continuous shifts and exchanges in the artist’s working methods. Common hierarchies are avoided by treating each artistic medium equally. For the current exhibition this practice results in works with a new relation to two- and three-dimensionality.

While standing in the tradition of classic narrative painting, Mascher’s often figurative, sometimes abstract work is not limited by the parameters of the genre, thus becoming more than a mere contemporary continuation of it. On the contrary, with his multilayered, multifaceted paintings and drawings the artist extends the known concept and by doing so, he establishes his own genre, which is best described by the term of „unrealism“.
Drawing inspiration both from art history and the pop culture of the 1980s and early 90s, borrowing from movies, books (Mango Islands) and video games (Kirby), Mascher’s visual language follows its own iconology, its very own path of inner logic.
The first impression of a coherent and perfectly understandable narrative seemingly crumbles and falls apart before the viewers’ eyes at a second and third glance just as do the architectures which fill Mascher’s picture planes. A single storyline splits into several parallel – horizontally arranged – plot sidelines (Pink Lantern). A single focal point fragments into a multitude of contradicting perspectives (Octave Cats), leaving the onlooker with more questions than answers.
By weaving these specific elements into the caleidoscopic simultaneity of his seemingly fallen out of time dreamscapes, the artist leads the viewer astray while at the same time drawing him in, beguiling him. For it is these logical dead ends and visual vacancies that add up to the unique alluring quality of Mascher’s body of work.


Christof Mascher (*1979 in Hannover) lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany. He graduated from HBK Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig in 2009, where he studied art under Professor Walter Dahn. Over the past years, Mascher’s work has been shown in numerous international solo and group exhibitions, including The William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at the Californian Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks; Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne; Josh Lilley, London; Kunsthalle Emden; Marta Herford; Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal; Bonner Kunstverein; Kunstverein Hannover; Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst; The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, Mönchehaus Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar; International Triennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague.

He recently received a six month working grant by Die Braunschweigische Stiftung in cooperation with Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg which is linked to a solo exhibition at Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg in April 2018. In February 2018 Mascher takes part in the group exhibition ‚Schlafes Bruder – Ansichten vom Tod in der zeitgenössichen Kunst’ at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken (09.02.–29.04.2018).

Anna Katharina Lahr

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Mohammed Alani - Trapped - invited by Philippe Braem

Hopstreet Gallery

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

Mohammed Alani escaped from the regime of the Iraqi dictator Sadam Hoessein, and ended up in Brussels more than 20 years ago. He regained his artistic freedom in the Academy of Sint-Gillis.
In his visual works – photos, videos, sculptures, objects, installations - Alani transforms the ordinary into his own visual universe. He draws from a catalogue of possible sculptural categories: stacking, assembling, bending, folding, perforating, tipping, scattering, adding, removing, leaning, balancing, etc.
In his most recent work (one example of this will be on display in Hopstreet), Alani wants to connect his eastern roots with western art traditions.

Mohammed Alani (b. 1971, Bagdad) earned a Master's degree in Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bagdad. His work was exhibited in the Jewish Museum, Plagiarama, Atelier 340 and the cultural centre in Silana, Tunisia, and [by’ro]@Royal Academy of Visual Arts (KABK) in Oudenaarde.
He is currently working on an Instagram project that will run until 1 October 2018 entitled Mohammed Alani A Year-Round via #philippebraem or #ayearroundma

Philippe Braem is a freelance curator who lives and works in Ghent.
For the last three seasons he has been running [by’ro] desk for contemporary art, which exhibits works at the KABK in Oudenaarde. He has organised exhibitions in Be-Part, Louvain-La-Neuve, Brussels, Deurle and Amsterdam.
He has been selecting one work of art by Mohammed Alani each day and posting it on Instagram since 1 October 2017 . This project will run until 1 October 2018.

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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

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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Mohammed Alani - 'Trapped'

Invited by Philippe Braem
11 Nov 2017 22 Dec 2017
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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Baktash Sarang Javanbakht invited by Michel Dewilde - 'Sensory Deprivation Series'

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 Windows

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

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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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Something (Un)conscious

Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir, DeAnna Maganias and Tatiana Wolska
27 Oct 2017 23 Dec 2017
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 14:00:00 - 18:30:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 14:00:00 - 18:30:00
Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 14:00:00 - 18:30:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:30:00
Saturday 11:00 - 13:00 14:00:00 - 18:30:00
Sunday Closed
Irène Laub Gallery

Rue de l'Abbaye, 8 B - 1050 Ixelles map +00 32 2 647 55 16

Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir, Deanna Maganias and Tatiana Wolska are three women artists from three different worlds. Yet as a « reader » of works of art, they are worthy of notable attention, particularly with regard to the unconscious in their work, that is to say by putting it at the heart of their artistic creation through laborious, meticulous and repetitive formal attempts.
I do not refer to the unconscious in the hackneyed sense of the word – i.e. the imaginary tank which it is often wrongly referred to as – but of the unspeakable, fantastic, organic, dream-like reality one bumps into incessantly in real life, in the way psychoanalysis suggests it to us. The unconscious is the unfathomable grammar of our being – it is therefore a coded language.
It is also the belaboured use of this flawed meaning that perforates our discourse, where the meaning continuously leaks through the cracks our words throw on reality. It is also and mostly the invariable drive which inhabits us, the pulsation that stirs us : a crack, a perforation, a gap that constantly opens and closes on us creating folds, hollows and crests at the seams. The gap closes faster than it reopens : the parenthesis appearing in the title of this group exhibition, « something (un)conscious », underlines this.

The unconscious has to do essentially with repetition. Putting it to work requires repetition, as witnessed from the singular productions of the three artists gathered here together : it is from the repetition of gesture, form, pattern, techniques and materials that the proliferation of these artworks is derived ; where scattered elements of an unspeakable ‘Real’ are picked up again, are mended, recast, reconstructed, restitched, reassembled.
Keeping the gap slightly ajar, venturing as closely to its vertiginous edge to enable something from the unconscious to pass to the conscious self - i.e. becoming sayable, readable or visible – consequently requires a sustained attention to this disquieting opaqueness of the being, forever reappearing in his/her existence. I would add that women, in the permanent ajustment of their position, discourse and achievements, have always appeared more inclined than men in seeking to come to grips with the unconscious.
These artworks trigger ample nourishment for my infinite curiosity of the feminine positioning and open the way to an unusual radical interrogation for the man that I am. Thus the singularity of each artist’s work would appear to contain elevated demands on that obscure part of the human being. The same goes for the effort of repetition. And their artworks, respectful of this, know how to (re)open the onlooker’s unconscious self.

François de Coninck



© Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir, ...to prepare for the running..., 2016, Seam stitches and letters on paper, circa 9,5 x 6 x 5 cm

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Politics of Discontent

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

Rue de l'Abbaye, 8 B - 1050 Ixelles map +00 32 2 647 55 16

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COM ∩∪ TIES - seuils/drempels/thresholds (Duoshow with ARGOS)

Herman Asselberghs, Silvia Beck, James Lee Byars, Els Dietvorst, Jos De Gruyter et Harald Thys, Effi & Amir, Ira Goryaino, Teresa Cos, Els Diestvorst, Esther Johnson, Adrien Tirtiaux, Sarah & Charles, Nicolas Provost, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, Jan Locus, Dagmar Keller & Martin Wittwer, Maria Iorio & Raphael Cuomo, Ira Goryainova, Hans Op de Beeck, Ruben Bellinkx, Jef Cornelis etc.
23 Sep 2017 17 Dec 2017
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
ISELP

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

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Biennale Watch this Space 9 : Ariane Loze et Justine Pluvinage

23 Sep 2017 17 Dec 2017
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
ISELP

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

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

09 Feb 2018 01 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

Founded in 1971, the iselp – higher institute for the study of the language of the plastic arts – is a place where contemporary art is approached from various, mutually enriching points of view. This plurality is what makes it different: the monstration, discussion, research, mediation and publishing activities take into account the great wealth of the current art scene. The iselp puts on several exhibitions each year (one-man exhibitions by national and international artists, group or themed exhibitions), which follow the topical relevance of contemporary creative work by giving priority to young Belgian artists. At the same time, the institute is developing an artists’ residency programme that focuses on research, innovation and exchange. The iselp encourages critical debate on contemporary art by offering conferences, screenings, symposiums, meetings, readings, guided tours, cultural trips and educational activities.

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What is Lost

23 Nov 2017 22 Dec 2017
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

Almudena Lobera (Madrid, 1984) is a visual artist based between Madrid and Belgium. Having studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid (2002-2007) and Universität der Künste Berlin (2007-2009), she obtained an MA Fine Art at Complutense University of Madrid (2009-2011) and she was recently laureate from the HISK High Institute for Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium (2015-2016).

Almudena Lobera works alternative ways for the configuration of the visible, and different immaterial natures of the image. Her practice includes: drawing, installation, site-specific projects, documented fictional situations... proposing other ways of seeing what remains hidden or in the state away from the visual, and considering the space and the beholder the integral elements and activators of the works. Her work aims to connect the legacy of the past and the influence of the history and classical authors with the ephemeral and virtual image qualities in our era. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including shows at Emergent, Veurne (2017), Fundación Luis Seoane, Coruña (2016), BOZAR Art on Paper, Brussels (2016), CCI Fabrika, Moscow (2015), Faena Arts Miami (2015), Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2014), Fabra i Coats, Barcelona (2014), Matadero, Madrid (2012), among others.

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Mario Garcia Torres - 'The Way They Looked at Each Other '

08 Dec 2017 27 Jan 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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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

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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Yerbossyn Meldibekov - 'Seasons'

10 Nov 2017 23 Dec 2017
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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Times to reflect on

Marc Buchy. Sofia Caesar. Luiza Crosman, Joséphine Kaeppelin. Rokko Miyoshi. Pedro Moraes
12 Jan 2018 03 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

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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Plant B @ parc de la fonderie 1080 Brussels

Maiken bent, Jonathan boutefeu, Aline bouvy, Clémence de la Tour du Pin, Carl Mannov, Xavier mary, Marthe Ram Fortun, Antoine Renard, Benedikte Bjerre , Philippe Van Wolputte. curated with Toke Nielsen
08 Sep 2017 15 Dec 2017
Monday 01:00 - 23:59:00
Tuesday 01:00 - 23:59:00
Wednesday 01:00 - 23:59:00
Thursday 01:00 - 23:59:00
Friday 01:00 - 23:59:00
Saturday 01:00 - 23:59:00
Sunday 01:00 - 23:59:00
Komplot

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

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Nina Wiesnagrotzki + Maximilan Schmoetzer - 'Alembic Growl'

(3D Videoart + sculpture)
17 Nov 2017 07 Jan 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
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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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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L EAR ning from DOCUMENTA

In collaboration with CC Strombeek
27 Oct 2017 13 Dec 2017
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

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You are here

07 Dec 2017 28 Jan 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

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Jus Juchtmans - ‘You are here’

11 Jan 2018 28 Jan 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

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Nils Verkaeren

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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Art [ ] Collector

Iris Levasseur, Jérémy Liron, Christine Barbe, Clément Bagot, Karine Rougier, Claire Chesnier, Eva Nielsen, Abdelkader Benchamma, Olivier Masmonteil, Massinissa Selmani et Mehdi-Georges Lahlou
11 Nov 2017 23 Dec 2017
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

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Sculpting in Belgium

La sculpture en Belgique des années 1950 et suivantes : Marcel Arnould, Pol Bury, Gilbert Decock, André Dekeyser, Yves de Smet, Reinhoud d’Haese, Antoine de Vinck, Francis Dusepulchre, Vic Gentils, Jean-Pierre Ghysels, Jean Glibert, Monique Guebels, Jacques Guilmot, Pal Horvath, Oscar Jespers, Jean-Paul Laenen, Antonia Lambele, Jacques Moeschal, Félix Roulin, Michel Smolders, Emile Souply, Olivier Strebelle, Tapta, Raoul Ubac, Camille Van Breedam, Jan Van Den Abbeel, Guy Van Den Branden, Serge Vandercam, Hilde Van Sumere, Marc Verstookt, Ferdinand Vonck, André Willequet,...
08 Nov 2017 23 Dec 2017
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 20:00
Thursday 11:00 - 20:00
Friday 11:00 - 20:00
Saturday 11:00 - 20:00
Sunday Closed
La Patinoire Royale - galerie Valérie Bach

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

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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

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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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

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

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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La Norme Idéale

Alfredo Aceto, Beatrice Balcou, Valerian Goalec, Erika Hock / Manuel Graf, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, G. Küng, Thomas Lowe, Alex Morrison, David de Tscharner
16 Nov 2017 13 Jan 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

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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

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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Liz Markus X Gert Voorjans

24 Nov 2017 06 Jan 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
Maruani Mercier

Avenue Louise, 430 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 512 50 10

MARUANI MERCIER is delighted to announce an unique collaboration between American artist Liz Markus and Belgian interior architect Gert Voorjans.

Liz Markus cannot predict how her work will ultimately look. Using acrylic on unprimed canvas, she lets the colours bleed, drip and collide. Then, as the painted surface dries, the image starts to spread. Markus extraordinary skill and experience result in a painting similar to a watercolour, if not for the fact that acrylic leaves no room for mistakes. Her work is full of vibrant colours and pop culture references. Markus is mostly inspired by strong women, dressed in the latest fashion and posing in beautiful rooms.

Gert Voorjans creates richly layered interiors with a nonchalant and contrasting mix of rare antiques, artful objects and rare finds. He does not believe in rules. Every room poses a new challenge to him, as he carefully considers what kind of people live there. Voorjans' design ethos is the terms of the “three Cs”: colour, character, and craftsmanship. When it comes to materials, it is authenticity that matters most to him, striving for that nebulous quality referred to as “soul” in his interiors.

MARUANI MERCIER brings both artists together and gives them free reign over the gallery. With a curated look, Voorjans transforms four rooms, making them seem as if inhabited by a dedicated collector for the past decade. With her wet-on-wet technique, Markus' playfully transfers these spaces on canvas in bright and translucent colours. On commission, she also portrays several of Voorjans' friends, lounging in their rooms.

Both Markus' paintings as Voorjans' furniture and objects will be for sale at this exclusive exhibition.

Liz Markus X Gert Voorjans opens on the 23th of November 2017 and will run until the 6th of January 2018 at MARUANI MERCIER in Brussels.

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Jonathan Lasker

07 Jan 2018 03 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 11:00 - 18:00
Maruani Mercier

Avenue Louise, 430 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 512 50 10

Representing 20 artists, MARUANI MERCIER is a contemporary art gallery. Since opening its doors in 1995 it has focused on established artists from the USA in the ‘80’s. The gallery has maintained a long-term representation of influential artists like Donald Baechler, Ross Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Peter Halley, Jonathan Lasker, McDermott & McGough, and Sue Williams.
At the turn of the new century, the gallery has developed its program with emerging artists such as Lyle Ashton Harris, David Lachapelle, Hank Willis Thomas and Wendy White.

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José Maria Sicilia - 'Ma'

07 Dec 2017 27 Jan 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
Meessen De Clercq

Rue de l'Abbaye, 2/A - 1000 Brussels map 02-644.34.54

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Aurélien Froment - 'solo exhibition'

09 Feb 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
Meessen De Clercq

Rue de l'Abbaye, 2/A - 1000 Brussels map 02-644.34.54

In 2008, Olivier Meessen and Jan De Clercq created a new platform for contemporary art in Brussels. Spread over three floors of a house built in 1911, the gallery presents solo and curated group shows, creating catalogues in close collaboration with the artists involved. By 2018, Meessen De Clercq will be able to look back on seventy solo exhibitions, thirteen group shows and twelve publications (often first monographs on emerging artists). The gallery has participated in forty-seven international art fairs, including Art Basel, Frieze New York and Fiac.

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Kishio Suga

13 Oct 2017 16 Dec 2017
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
Mendes Wood DM

Rue des Sablons, 13 - 1000 Brussels map +32 (0)2-502.09.64

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Mariana Castillo Deball - 'Them inside the skin'

13 Oct 2017 16 Dec 2017
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
Mendes Wood DM

Rue des Sablons, 13 - 1000 Brussels map +32 (0)2-502.09.64

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Manuel Raeder

19 Jan 2018 10 Mar 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
Mendes Wood DM

Rue des Sablons, 13 - 1000 Brussels map +32 (0)2-502.09.64

Mendes Wood DM was founded in 2010 by partners Felipe Dmab, Matthew Wood and Pedro Mendes with the intent to exhibit international and Brazilian artists in a context conducive to critical dialogue and cross-pollination. Central to the gallery’s program is a concern for regional difference and individuation while fostering cosmopolitanism and collaboration. Inspired by a belief that artistic practices broaden the scope of human agency and have the power to both touch and change the world, Mendes Wood DM cultivates a program premised on conceptualism, political resistance and intellectual rigor.

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Patricia Leite - 'Olha pro céu, meu amor'

19 Jan 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
Mendes Wood DM

Rue des Sablons, 13 - 1000 Brussels map +32 (0)2-502.09.64

Mendes Wood DM was founded in 2010 by partners Felipe Dmab, Matthew Wood and Pedro Mendes with the intent to exhibit international and Brazilian artists in a context conducive to critical dialogue and cross-pollination. Central to the gallery’s program is a concern for regional difference and individuation while fostering cosmopolitanism and collaboration. Inspired by a belief that artistic practices broaden the scope of human agency and have the power to both touch and change the world, Mendes Wood DM cultivates a program premised on conceptualism, political resistance and intellectual rigor.

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Maria Thereza Alves - 'The Flood'

23 Nov 2017 23 Dec 2017
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Michel Rein

Rue Washington, 51 A - 1050 Ixelles map 02-640.26.40

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Lucas Vitone - 'Chambres'

11 Jan 2018 17 Feb 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Michel Rein

Rue Washington, 51 A - 1050 Ixelles map 02-640.26.40

After spending several years collecting works of art, each purchased as and when they appealed to him, Michel Rein decided to open a gallery in Tours in 1992. There, he exhibits the work of prestigious artists such as Philippe Mayaux, Chen Zen, Allan Sekula and Daniel Buren. After seven years, Michel Rein closed the gallery in Tours and, in 2000, opened a space in Paris. The list of represented artists was added to with artists who have since then gained renown, such as ORLAN, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Saâdane Afif and Didier Marcel, as well as young artists including Armand Jalut and Raphaël Zarka. In 2013, Michel Rein opened a new space in Brussels with the desire to offer his artists a new market and give the gallery a European dimension.

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Farah Atassi

28 Feb 2018 07 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Michel Rein

Rue Washington, 51 A - 1050 Ixelles map 02-640.26.40

After spending several years collecting works of art, each purchased as and when they appealed to him, Michel Rein decided to open a gallery in Tours in 1992. There, he exhibits the work of prestigious artists such as Philippe Mayaux, Chen Zen, Allan Sekula and Daniel Buren. After seven years, Michel Rein closed the gallery in Tours and, in 2000, opened a space in Paris. The list of represented artists was added to with artists who have since then gained renown, such as ORLAN, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Saâdane Afif and Didier Marcel, as well as young artists including Armand Jalut and Raphaël Zarka. In 2013, Michel Rein opened a new space in Brussels with the desire to offer his artists a new market and give the gallery a European dimension.

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Art is Comic

Jean Julien, HuskMitNavn, Mon Colonel and Spit, Brecht Evens, Joan Cornella, Brecht Vandenbroucke
23 Jun 2017 31 Dec 2017
Monday Closed
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
MIMA the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art Museum

Quai du Hainaut, 39 41 - 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean map

Comics are invading the halls of MIMA that offers the possibility to a number of authors to place their 9th art in the spotlight. Visitors are invited in an exposition that pushes the limits of the genre. Brecht Vandenbroucke (B), who mixes pop culture and classical painting, is one of the top guests.

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Akay & Ola Bandola - 'Wonderland'

26 Jan 2018 15 Apr 2018
Monday Closed
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
MIMA the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art Museum

Quai du Hainaut, 39 41 - 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean map

The MIMA is situated on the remarkable site of the former brewery Belle-Vue beside the canal in the center of Brussels. The MIMA is a new museum with an international vocation that advances contemporary, accessible and viral creations such as Street Art. The MIMA presents temporary exhibitions, encounters, projections, concerts, performances as well as a permanent collection. It also houses an art shop, a restaurant and two magnificent panoramic viewing points over the canal and Brussels in a magnificent building covering four different floors.

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In Favour of Three Dimensions

Jason Gringler, Manor Grunewald, Holly Hendry, James Tailor
27 Oct 2017 16 Dec 2017
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
MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch

Rue Saint-Georges, 13 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 2 648 21 01

It is becoming increasingly evident that contemporary artists are not comfortable with the traditional vernacular linked to the act of “painting”. In order to continue to overcome the charged history of wall-hung artworks, there is a desire to push the medium into new realms by rethinking the materials previously considered as essential to the physical composition of paintings: the canvas, the stretcher and paint itself. Looking towards the future of painting rather than repeating past strategies of creation, artists are stretching the physical properties of these elements so far that they become unrecognizable, or even eliminating them entirely.

Using welded frames to contain layers of steel, plexiglass, epoxy and glass, Jason Gringler challenges our relationship with paintings, as the reflective quality of the pieces inevitably implicate the viewer and the surrounding architectural space in the refracted mirrored planes. Textures are created by cracks and ripples, the result of unmannered gestures made while integrating new materials and destroying unsuccessful elements of past works. These new lines attest to the acceptation of failure as well as the desire to create new form of mark making through the re-appropriation of past forms. He has recently developed a series of monochromes, purifying his past process to create minimal structures.

Exposing the ambiguity between digital technologies and analog techniques, Manor Grunewald is also occupied with the representation of the hand of the artist and the procedures which bring an artwork into being. Interested in the transitory states of artworks and the various forms they take during transport, storage or as archival material, Grunewald creates a vocabulary that incorporates shelving, construction materials and screen-like objects which obscure the original work or become the support for printed images. Evoking the hand of the artist without any apparent brushstrokes, Grunewald makes the viewer aware of the various physical processes engendered by the artist during the elaboration of the work through photocopied images.

Using a sculptural approach to painting, James Tailor has developed a technique of mixing acrylic medium with paint, creating sheet-like forms that can be used to envelope, drape, conceal, or expand existing objects. Commenting on the many artworks that are holed up in storage, James Tailor has created his own bubble wrap and tape, which he then uses to encase blank canvases. Taking found objects and re-appropriating their history to form new narratives, or creating new forms from blank canvases destined for traditional paintings, Tailor comments on complexities of human nature, such as identity, hopes, flaws and corruption.

Holly Hendry, a sculptor, superposes strata of plaster, marble, jesmonite, wood, and various objects to create works evoking geological processes, but also the human body and the internal processes of conversion. While the colour palette is often light-hearted and fresh, the forms and embedded teeth or bones remind us that we are all mortal beings made of flesh and bone. While she typically works with large three-dimensional forms, her wall mounted works offer another alternative to painting as objects, or, in this case, objects as paintings. Recently elaboured wall sculptures reveal each autonomous piece, which cannot exist without the physical support of the wall which allows them to exist as a singular organism.

Jason Gringler (1978, Toronto, Canada) lives and works in Berlin. His exhibitions i