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Vishal K DAR - 'Grahan / Eclipse'

18 Apr 2018 18 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
26 by Felix Frachon

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

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Podium 58

In collaboration with the Fashion and Lace Museum
23 Mar 2018 02 Sep 2018
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

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

Held at the dawn of the “Golden Sixties”, Expo 58 was the first international event to take place following the Second World War. A celebration of peace regained, humanism and modernity, Expo 58 caught the public imagination and has held a place in the collective memory of the Belgian people ever since.

Three exhibitions, organised by ATOMIUM-EXPO, take place especially to celebrate this 60th birthday within our walls!

With Podium 58, the Design Museum shows, in collaboration with the Fashion and Lace Museum, the visitors to the Expo strolling along its alleyways dressed in their Sunday best, as the old rubbed shoulders with the new in a world undergoing dramatic changes on the eve of the Swinging Sixties.

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Soviet Design. Red Wealth [1950-1980]

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

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

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

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

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Graphic 58

23 Mar 2018 13 Jan 2019
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

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

Held at the dawn of the “Golden Sixties”, Expo 58 was the first international event to take place following the Second World War. A celebration of peace regained, humanism and modernity, Expo 58 caught the public imagination and has held a place in the collective memory of the Belgian people ever since.

Three exhibitions, organised by ATOMIUM-EXPO, take place especially to celebrate this 60th birthday within our walls : Podium 58, Graphic 58 and People of 58!

With Graphic 58, the ADAM revisits the innovative visual world of Expo 58, focusing on its key elements : its forms, colours and textures, and their impact on creativity in design. In fact, these even gave rise to an « Expo Style ».

Graphic designers : Raymond Loewy, Paul Haesaerts, Lucien De Roeck, Jacques Richez, Reginald Mount, Richard Roth, Julian Key, Dan Reisinger, Raymond Peynet, Marie Marcks, Saul Steinberg

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Design Generations. Intersections 5

42|54, Alain Berteau, Alain Gilles, Damien Gernay, Hoet & Hoet, IOL, Jean-François D'Or, Kaspar Hamacher, Luc Druez and Sylvain Willenz
06 Jun 2018 04 Nov 2018
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

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

Exhibition in cooperation with Wallonia-Brussels Design-Mode (WBDM) as part of the biennale in contemporary design of the ADAM. ‘Design Generations’ 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. Designing Club Culture 1960 – today

20 Nov 2018 05 May 2019
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

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

The nightclub is one of the most important design spaces in contemporary culture. Since the 1960s, nightclubs have been epicentres of pop culture, distinct spaces of nocturnal leisure providing architects and designers all over the world with opportunities and inspiration.

"Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today" offers the first large-scale examination of the relationship between club culture and design, from past to present. The exhibition presents nightclubs as spaces that merge architecture and interior design with sound, light, fashion, graphics, and visual effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk. Examples range from Italian clubs of the 1960s created by the protagonists of Radical Design to the legendary Studio 54 where Andy Warhol was a regular, from the Haçienda in Manchester designed by Ben Kelly to more recent concepts by the OMA architecture studio for the Ministry of Sound in London. The exhibits on display range from films and vintage photographs to posters, flyers, and fashion, but also include contemporary works by photographers and artists such as Mark Leckey, Chen Wei, and Musa N. Nxumalo. A spatial installation with music and light effects takes visitors on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour and subcultures – always in search of the night that never ends.

A coproduction with the Vitra Design Museum.

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The Plasticarium Collection

ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

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

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

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Max Frintrop - 'Chansons dans le vide'

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

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

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Rajak Ohanian

08 Jun 2018 14 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Albert Baronian II

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

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

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

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

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Joshua Smith

08 Jun 2018 14 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Albert Baronian

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

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

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Nicolas Karakatsanis - 'Disgracers'

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

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

‘DISGRACERS’ is the 4th Brussels’ solo show by
critically acclaimed photographer Nicolas Karakatsanis.

The inspirational seed for the series was planted years ago when visiting The Met in New York, Nicolas was struck by a series of works depicting falling figures by the late 16th, early 17th century artist, Hendrick Goltzius who - not unlike Nicolas himself - chased after technical and poetic understanding of different media and apparatuses with a quiet but fierce ambition.

Nicolas’ remarkable way of pickling bodies in their surroundings so the former cannot be recalled without the latter has made his one-off works into much sought-after artefacts by lovers and collectors of photography around the world.
For ‘DISGRACERS’ the ante is upped when the inspiration of a painting becomes a photo, which then becomes an abstraction in and of itself. You might see bodies falling any which way into liquid voids, classic forms being catapulted into timelessness and conflicting energies finding a calm that may or may not be everlasting, all coinciding with portraiture redefined.

But, you will only get to do so if you show up to the exhibit at Alice Gallery. No extra ‘editions’ of these works are made available after the show. Luckily, it’s more than worth the trip because Nicolas Karakatsanis’ aversion to reproduction of his own art is only matched by his distaste for stagnancy. While pushing against the currently accepted norm of the virtually endless cloning of artwork, he also relentlessly thrusts against his own boundaries as an artist and artisan. Visitors of the exhibit will be rewarded with a progressive and exclusive experience that can never be relived. Meaning: don’t look for a hashtag. There will be none.

Dominique Nzeyimana

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Maya Hayuk at ENCOREALICE

17 May 2018 14 Jun 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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Felipe Pantone - 'Solo Show'

24 May 2018 30 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Alice Gallery

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

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

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Marcus Jahmal - 'Solid Ghosts'

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

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

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Matthieu Ronsse

24 May 2018 28 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
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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Claudio Abate

24 May 2018 28 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
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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Laurent Van Lancker - 'Disorientation(s)'

13 May 2018 15 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
ARGOS, Centre for Art & Media

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

The 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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Bie Michels & Marie Voignier - 'Dialoguing Gazes'

13 May 2018 15 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
ARGOS, Centre for Art & Media

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

The 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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Filip Dujardin - 'Overview'

28 Apr 2018 29 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 11:00 - 19:00
Atelier 34zero Muzeum

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

A visual artist from Ghent, passionated about photography and architecture, Filip Dujardin designs unique works that reinvent the urban space. Between realism and fiction, his photographic assemblies stimulate our attention and sharpen our eyes by proposing a new point of view on the environment that surrounds us. Alongside many photographs presented in the museum's rooms, the highlight of this exhibition is the creation of six new banners - manipulated, mixed and rearranged panoramas of the cities of Ghent, Brussels and Katowice (PL) where the artist recently exposed – which will be placed in the cultural park of Atelier 34zero Muzeum.

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Nikos Navridis - 'When you sing'

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

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

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Melancholia

Etel Adnan, Manal Al Dowayan, El Anatsui, Farah Atassi, Abdelkader Benchamma, Barbara Bloom, Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Pascal Convert, Eli Cortiñas, Giorgio De Chirico, Paul Delvaux, Marlene Dumas, Lionel Estève, Jef Geys, Alberto Giacometti, Geert Goiris, Mimmo Jodice, On Kawara, Martin Kippenberger, KRJST Studio, René Lalique, Marwan, Mathieu Mercier, Melik Ohanian, Claudio Parmiggiani, Giuseppe Penone, Constant Permeke, Félicien Rops, Marius-Ernest Sabino, Norbert Schwontkowski, Lucile Sevin, Kiki Smith, Léon Spilliaert, Tatiana Wolska, Samuel Yal, Rémy Zaugg, Lamia Ziadé.
15 Mar 2018 19 Aug 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain

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

The Boghossian Foundation presents its new exhibition, Melancholia, at the Villa Empain. The exhibition examines the origins and manifestations of this feeling – manifest in both the East and the West since ancient history – which unremittingly reminds us of a lost origin, and instills in us a sense of mourning for a past world.

“Those who have been eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry, and the arts have all had tendencies toward melancholia.” states Aristotle. This feeling of melancholy remains at the heart of the problems we are confronted with today because the world we face is an inevitable cause for concern, especially given the irreversible climate change. The earth we know will never be the same – the digital revolution in the 2000s has marked the beginning of a form of dehumanisation of human relationships, questioning how a person can remain a unique and irreplaceable being.

Today’s and tomorrow’s children of Saturn remain inconsolable beings, haunted by existential problems. Works by modern and contemporary artists presented in the exhibition explore issues such as nostalgia for a bygone era; for the depiction of solitude, absence, and passing time.

The catalogue includes an anthology of quotes from modern and contemporary poets and writers, as well as photographs of the exhibition. Among others, it presents in situ installations, specially conceived for Melancholia, in the Villa and the Foundation’s garden.

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Josef Koudelka

14 Jun 2018 12 Aug 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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Korakrit Arunanondchai - 'A workshop for peace: nowhere to go: let the song hold us: in a room filled with people with funny names 4'

19 Apr 2018 26 May 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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Finissage Exposition Private Choices

CENTRALE for contemporary art

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

During 7 months, the exhibition Private Choices gave visitors the opportunity to discover 11 contemporary art collections. These artworks are a mix of Belgian and international artists, from renowned and young artists. Each and every one of these unique works were revealed here. Together with the art collectors, choices were made that give a view of their own vision about art and life through the exhibition.

On the occasion of this “finissage” evening, discover or rediscover this major exhibition.

Program:

- From 18:00: free access to the exhibition Private Choices
- 19:30> 22:00: DJ set by Antoine Aidons
- During the evening: book outlet and drinks at democratic prices

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Celebration of Le Grand BanKet’s two years anniversary With the artist Françoise Schein

CENTRALE for contemporary art

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

The ambition of the CENTRALE for contemporary entrale is to give contemporary visual arts the widest possible audience. This centre for contemporary art of Brussels City seeks to raise questions about today’s society. The idea is to be a space that is open to the world, Europe, the city and the neighbour-hood, and to respond to the specific characteristics of Brussels, with its diverse population and rich cultures.
With the CENTRALE.box and the CENTRALE.lab the CENTRALE for contemporary art supports the emerging, young creation and experimentation.


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Resistance

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

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

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

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

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Sarah Lowie - « Chaque jour, je suis avec toi »

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

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

Sarah Lowie studied photography at ESA Le Septantecinq in Brussels, and did an additional year in screen and printmaking. She exhibited for the first time at Contretype gallery in Brussels in 2016, then at Boutographies 2017 in Montpellier. Sarah Lowie was invited to Art Truc Troc, organized by BOZAR in January 2018, and made an Extra-Fort at Recyclart in February 2018. She received the Prix Médiatine 2017, Award of the City of Brussels, which gave her the opportunity to exhibit at CENTRALE.

Sarah Lowie has self-published her book Sixmille in 100 copies, made by herself.

Project published in BURN magazine (http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2017/09/sarah-lowie-sixmille)

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Lola Pertsowsky - '« Monades »

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

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

Monades materializes the road that alternately travels from a micro to a macrocosm, through photography along distant views. Like a walk from the earth’s surface to the ground, she evokes both the ordinary world and a more secret place, a place of fantasies and projections. The photographs, videos and sculptures that are shown in the exhibition are heterogeneous fragments from the same idea: man models nature and animals as desired. From a tender approach, the exhibition questions the appropriate attitude of people towards their environment, by referring to the vague relationship between nature and culture that transforms everything into an artefact.

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Antoine Neufmars, Cie Garçon Garçon - 'GEN Z, searching for beauty'

28 Jun 2018 26 Aug 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Thursday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Friday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Saturday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
Sunday 10:30:00 - 18:30:00
CENTRALE.lab

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

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Fernand Léger

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

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

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

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The Half Circus Piovenefabi

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

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

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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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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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Kehinde Wiley

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

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

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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

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

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

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

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

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Charlemagne Palestine Aa Sschmmettrroossppecctivve

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

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

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

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Charlemagne Palestine

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

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

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EUROPE, EUROPE

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels map 02-507.82.00

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

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Resist! The 1960s Protests, Photography And Visual Legacy

27 Jun 2018 02 Sep 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

Exactly 50 years ago Paris students took to the streets to protest against the conservative society and its moralising ideals. At the Centre for Fine Arts too, the concert hall was occupied for three months by young rebels, artists and thinkers. The festival takes May ‘68 as the point of departure to zoom in on the turbulent sixties in which Russian tanks put an abrupt end to the Prague Spring, the Vietnam War raged, the Civil Rights Movement shook up the US, wars of independence were sweeping across the African continent...

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Chris Marker

19 Sep 2018 06 Jan 2019
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 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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Beyond Klimt

21 Sep 2018 20 Jan 2019
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

The end of the First World War and the Austro-Hungarian Empire also meant the revival of a huge number of developments in art. Political and economic changes bring about artistic migrations, new ideas and perspectives.

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Theodoor Van Loon

10 Oct 2018 13 Jan 2019
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
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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Bernard van Orley

02 Feb 2019 26 May 2019
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

Bernard Van Orley was one of the pivotal figures of the Renaissance in the Low Countries. BOZAR and other prominent Belgian institutions are teaming up for the first major monographic exhibition devoted to this 16th century artist. Van Orley was a painter at the court of Margaret of Austria and Mary of Hungary and was inundated with commissions. As a young man he was already at the head of one of the biggest workshops of his time. He painted religious subjects and also designed wall tapestries and stained glass windows. In this exhibition special attention is paid to his portraits that place him at the centre of an important network of political advisors, influential clergymen and humanist thinkers. His work was in constant dialogue with that of contemporaries such as Albrecht Dürer and Raphael. 

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George Condo, Selected Works

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

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

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

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

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

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L’industrie…Et après?

Claire Chevrier, Jean-Pierre Gilson, Marc Pataut, Bernard Plossu, Jorge Ribalta, Michel Séméniako, Valentine Solignac
06 Jun 2018 02 Sep 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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Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova - 'A no, A voLcanic attaCk, a hiT, a Muse'

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

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

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G. Küng - 'Remember Forwards'

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

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

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Hannelore Van Dijck

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

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

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Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová - 'Before or After' - Summer of Photography

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

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

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Sharon Van Overmeiren - 'Something Like A Phenomenon'

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

Rue de Tamines, 19 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map

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Malte Zenses - 'have you ever heard about der Traum ist aus?'

solo show in collaboration with Ricardo Domeneck
24 May 2018 23 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 19:00
Friday 13:00 - 19:00
Saturday 13:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Damien & the love guru

Rue de Tamines, 19 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map

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

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Letters of Last Resort

Group project featuring:Henry Andersen, Anna Bak, Eric Baudelaire, Tatiana Bohm, Simon Bedwell, Laurie Charles, Anthony Colclough, Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Lukas Müller, Office For Joint Administrative Intelligence, Linder Sterling, Parasite 2.0., Suzanne Treister, Frank Wasser, Zero Desk
Curated / Edited by Pádraic E. Moore
30 Jun 2018 08 Jul 2018
Monday 13:00 - 19:00
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
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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Heavy Metal

Quinten Ingelaere, Adam Vackar, Marco De Sanctis, Maxim Frank, Karl Philips, Stanislas Lahaut, Benjamin Sabatier
29 Mar 2018 04 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery

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

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Alexandre Lavet, Nicolas Moreau - 'Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon'

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

avenue Jean Volders, 24 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map

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Tatiana Defraine and Romain Juan - 'This is a love song'

26 May 2018 14 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 15:00 - 19:00
Friday 15:00 - 19:00
Saturday 15:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Deborah Bowmann

avenue Jean Volders, 24 - 1060 Saint-Gilles map

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Miroslaw Balka

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

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

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Group Show

07 Jun 2018 07 Jul 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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Thilo Heinzmann - 'Wabel in My Walk'

13 Apr 2018 19 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
dépendance

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

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Lawrence (Felt) - 'Second Thoughts'

Selected Drafts and Notes compiled and arranged by Paul Kelly and Christian Flamm
02 Jun 2018 14 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
dépendance

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

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

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Filip Gilissen - 'Quelle fleur est-il?'

14 Apr 2018 27 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday 14:00 - 18:00
Etablissement d'en face

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

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3 Collectionneurs, autrement #5

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

Rue de l'Eté, 78 - 1050 Ixelles map

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Philippe Herbet - 'Vagabondage et fugue avec Albert Dada'

+ artist talk and presentation at 16h + end of season drink at 17h.
Eté 78

Rue de l'Eté, 78 - 1050 Ixelles map

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

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

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

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

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The Brutal Play

Carl Andre, Valentin Carron, Emilie Ding, Ramon Feller, Karsten Födinger, Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Charlotte Posenenske, Alexander Rodchenko and Killian Rüthemann
16 Mar 2018 26 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Fondation CAB

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

Fondation CAB is delighted to present The Brutal Play, a group exhibition curated by Matthieu Poirier which brings together sculptural works by various artists spanning the constructivist era, 1960s minimalism and the present day.

Working in the field of sculpture, these three generations of artists have prefigured or revisited a number of visual, spatial and technical qualities found in brutalist architecture, distinct in its intensive use of raw concrete, modular systems and simple geometrical volumes.

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Prix Pictet : Space

Mandy Barker, Saskia Groneberg, Beate Gütschow, Rinko Kawauchi, Benny Lam, Richard Mosse , Sohei Nishino , Sergey Ponomarev, Thomas Ruff, Munem Wasif, Pavel Wolberg, Michael Wolf
08 Jun 2018 30 Jun 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
Fondation CAB

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

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Vishal K Dar

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

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

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Ephemeral Permanence : Ratna Gupta, Prathap Modi, Claire Andrzejczak and Nadia Guerroui.

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

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

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Nathalie Grenier

17 Mar 2018 30 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 14:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 14:00 - 19:00
Thursday 14:00 - 19:00
Friday 14:00 - 19:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Galerie Fred Lanzenberg

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

Vingt ans ont passé depuis la première exposition.
Peut-on concevoir que dès les premières oeuvres tout est déjà inscrit de ce qui sera réalisé au long des années suivantes.
C’est le geste et la matière picturale qui comptent.
Les premiers thèmes, arbres, sous-bois, une frise de plus de sept mètres : La Via Appia, sont exprimés dans des tons sombres,
noirs, bruns, très contrastés avec des blancs, clairières, trouées, neige. Correspondent les gravures au carborandum, reliefs
et noirs profonds, autre aspect de sa peinture.

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Jèrôme Bryon

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

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

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

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

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

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Summer Exhibition (Group Show)

20 Jun 2018 21 Jul 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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Roe Ethridge

18 Apr 2018 16 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Gladstone Gallery

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

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Group show curated by Kasper Bosmans

22 Jun 2018 13 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
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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Jean-Luc Moulène - Carlos Caballero

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

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

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Ella Littwitz - 'And a third of the waters became wormwood'

18 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 13:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 19:00
Thursday 13:00 - 19:00
Friday 13:00 - 19:00
Saturday 13:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Harlan Levey Projects

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

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Noé Sendas - Walking & Remembering

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

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

The exhibition Walking & Remembering conceived for Hopstreet gallery, contains some fundamental characteristics of Noé Sendas’s work: besides the use of Antique Art, evident in many of his pieces, the presence of several modes of expression also stands out in a conceptual and spatial system that suggests relationships between materials collected from different proveniences. More than describing a journey or evoking memories, Sendas “purpose is to awaken memories which are not yours, which are older than you, to restore connexions and renew relationships which lie in the distant past”1, between the real experience and the dream, in a silence that simultaneously confronts the spectator with the strangeness of his perception and with the disquiet and discomfort of the artist himself. Ultimately, this sense of disquiet is the starting point for both, or perhaps all, journeys.

Noé Sendas was born in Brussels, 1972, lives and works in Berlin and Madrid.
Sendas began presenting his work in the late nineties. Explicit and implicit references to artists and literary, cinematic, or musical creations are part of his raw materials. Specific concerns about the reflection and practice of visual arts can also be added to his repertoire. These include: the body, as an entity that is simultaneously theoretical and material; the observer’s perception mechanisms; or the discursive potential of exhibition methods. His work is represented in many public and private collections in North and South America and Europe.

1. Rainer Maria Rilke, from a lecture in Dresden 1907

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Thorsten Brinkmann

26 May 2018 07 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Hopstreet Gallery

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

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

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Roger Raveel - The left arm

Hopstreet Gallery

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

A seemingly charming drawing of a small toy bear will adorn the window of Hopstreet Gallery in 2018. Roger Raveel drew it in 1952, one year after creating a small painting of the same subject. Like other works from the early 1950s, the drawing shows the exceptional courage of a young, rural artist to resolutely make quick work of the suffocating legacy of Flemish post-expressionism. Rudi Fuchs correctly pointed out in the Groene Amsterdammer that Raveel depicted the loose left arm of the small bear in a moving manner by applying small hatched lines instead of a dark daub of paint or ink. Everything about the drawing is crystal clear and stripped of all visual frills. According to Fuchs, that's an artistic legacy from abstract art, which was started by Cézanne and reached its full potential by Mondriaan and Malevitch. Raveel has never done anything other than make visual art that is based on a razor-sharp analysis of reality. At the same time he is able to give the new achievements of his distinguished predecessors from abstract art a place in post-war figurative painting.

Beertje (1952) is one of Raveel's early works but it is also a contemporary work of art for the 21st century.

Roger Raveel is considered one of the most important Belgian artists after WWII. His work cannot be classified in familiar art-historical partitions. It's modern and timeless. It shuns every one-sided approach. The breeding ground of Raveel's art is his immediate surroundings, but this doesn't mean that he is tied to one location. In his paintings, drawings, objects and installations, the objects around him are given universal meaning: a man, a woman, plants, a bicycle trailer, advertising and technology are seen in time and space.
His diverse expressive language is extremely fascinating. Incompatible writings or painting methods often give his work a tension that makes the observer rediscover reality.

Roger Raveel was born on 15 July 1921 in Machelen-aan-de-Leie, a village near Ghent where he lived and worked until his death on 30 January 2013. He studied at the Municipal Academy of Deinze and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. His instructors were Hubert Malfait and Jos Verdeghem, amongst others. In the early 1950s he became acquainted with painters from the Cobra group, like Karel Appel and Corneille, via his friend Hugo Claus. He wanted to take very different paths with his painting. In 1962 he spent three months in Albisola Mare (Italy) where he worked and exhibited with artists like Lucio Fontana and Asger Jorn. In the second half of the 1950s his work evolved into a kind of abstract painting that has its roots in experiencing the organic, the vegetative, the animal. Around 1962 he painted a triptych entitled ’Neerhof’ with a cage in the middle with a live pigeon. He wanted to establish a direct dialogue between art and reality.
In 1966-67 he transformed the cellar corridors of Beervelde castle (near Ghent) into a pictorial environment. He received assistance from Etienne Elias, Raoul De Keyser and Reinier Lucassen. After the paintings in Beervelde he worked on several painted objects such as the ’Illusion group’ and ’Small garden with small cart to conquer the sky’. His alert environmental awareness led the artist to visualise his commitment via happenings like ’The Swans of Bruges’ and ’Raveel on the Lys River’ (1971). Almost 20 years later, in 1990, Roger Raveel commemorated the outbreak of WWII by pushing a painted wardrobe mounted on wheels through the city centre of Brussels.
For his artistic activity and graphic contribution to art history, he received honourable mention for the Young Belgian Painting Prize (1958 and 1960) and honours in the Europe Prize (1962), the International Joost van den Vondel Prize (1983), the Golden Medal of the Flemish Council (1992), he was knighted (1995) and received the Van Acker Prize (1996).

Piet Coessens is curator of the Roger Raveel Museum in Machelen-aan-de-Leie. He was Director of the Association for Exhibitions from 1992 to 2002, where he organised retrospectives of Andy Warhol, Marcel Broodthaers, Robert Smithson, William Kentridge, Lygia Clark, etc. He also worked as artistic advisor for the Flemish Master Architect from 2004 to 2007 and supervised numerous art projects in the public sphere.

The art of Roger Raveel, who was his teacher when he was 10 years old, remains a source of inspiration for Piet Coessens.

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

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

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

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Line Boogaerts invited by Koen Leemans

26 May 2018 07 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Hopstreet Windows

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

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

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

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

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Panos Papadopoulos - 'Painting yourself into a corner'

19 Apr 2018 02 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Irène Laub Gallery

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

Panos Papadopoulos
opening - Brussels Gallery Night 18.04.18, 06pm to 9pm
EXHIBITION: 19.04.18 to 02.06.18

Painting yourself into a corner
1. (idiomatic) To create a predicament or problem for yourself that leaves you with no good alternatives or solutions.


Three lines make as many folds and you have a corner. Simply where two walls meet in a room, usually a oor or ceiling thrown in. A place to get stuck, to loll about, waste time, stick a plant just out of the way, a roaches last refuge, a place to sweep all the dust. 'go sit in a corner,' annoyed parents bark at mischievous children. Paint the oor wrong and this is where you end up, either stuck waiting for it all to dry or just walk across and fuck the job and your shoes up. It's a lonely place, the corner, unless of course you tuck yourself there with a lover. Then a corner provides just a tease of concealment. In a dark room with just a little noise, others can walk on by without seeing your stolen kiss.

No one can paint himself into a corner like Panos Papadopoulos. Elegant, curious, somehow comic but also sad, Panos' corners come together just so. The vast swathes of emptiness don't even feel blank, they are the body on which hangs Panos' slips of wrist. Even when he paints the darkness, the white paper or canvas beneath like cracks of light to make a room, it's just a more blanketed body with just a sliver of alluring skin revealed. Worlds are summoned here with a few lines. To make something so simple as a corner as well as he does takes incredible skill and style, a supple panache not every wrist possesses. Ask Morandi about bottles and you might nd yourself in similarly impossible predicaments, of how to make something so humble with such subtle difference and beauty through so many iterations over time. '....to touch the core, the essence of things. Even in as simple a subject, a great painter can achieve a majesty of vision and an intensity of feeling to which we immediately respond' said Morandi. This is true, but it's also true that no two bottles or corners are ever the same. Each moment is precious, each shadow and shift unique. There will be never be a moment quite like this one ever again. The same bottle, the same corner is always different, unique. However it wears its shadows, holds its color (a sunset pink, a smeary green). Perhaps even a 'simple subject' can reveal these things all the more powerfully. Some Buddhist wrote their haikus for their last words, those brisk little three line poems intended to stand-in for a lifetime of contemplation and liberation, release and compassion. Like a haiku, it only takes three lines to make a corner too.

And there aren't just corners here, but plants and lamps, bodies in motion and reclined. All made with the same simplicity and grace as the humble corners that so often fold behind them. Look long enough at anything, though especially perhaps a corner, and the lines waver and bend with a shift of light, with a drink or three, with the sadness or joy that shapes anything and everything we see. To summon so much with so little.


© Panos Papadopoulos, Corner and floorboards, 2018, Oil on canvas, 80 x 70cm

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Tatiana Wolska - 'Transgression'

08 Jun 2018 14 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Irène Laub Gallery

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

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Rites of Exchange (performative lectures)

HISK artists
Sofia Caesar, Goeun Choi, Lisette de Greeuw, Megan-Leigh Heilig, Roel Heremans, Hannah Mevis, Mark Požlep, Marijke De Roover, Lisa Wilkens

Curatorial Studies (KASK) Curators
Nathalie Cohen, Romuald Demidenko, Maxime Gourdon, Hélène Jacques, Alicja Melzacka, Benedict Vandaele, Anna Zhironkina
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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State of Statelessness

Sabrina Chou, Marijke De Roover, Yuki Okumura, Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Chris Dreier & Gary Farrelly), Meggy Rustamova, Eleonore Saintagnan, Gen Ueda, Jonathan Vinel, Beny Wagner, Justyna Wierzchowiecka. Un projet de Alicja Melzacka, Hilde Borgermans, Maxime Gourdon, Romuald Demidenko
13 May 2018 07 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
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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Dimitri Carez - 'White Chapel' @ Chaussée de Wavre 155, 1050 Bruxelles

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

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

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Gaëlle Leenhardt - 'Les Sols Acides'

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

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

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Thomas Dupal - 'Song of Selfie' (one night performance)

Island

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

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Louise Boghossian - 'Ocytocine'

07 Jun 2018 30 Jun 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
Island

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

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Works from Stichting Egress Foundation Amsterdam / Seth Siegelaub

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

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

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Material Longevities : A conversation between Andy Hunt, Diana Kaur and Tris Vonna-Michell

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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David Lamelas - 'Murs pliés. Gevouwen muren.'

02 Jun 2018 20 Jul 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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Odette: Private Appearances : Aleksandra Chaushova, Aukje Koks, Lucie Lanzini, Aline Morvan

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

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

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Surya Ibrahim - 'Entreprises de l’absence'

25 May 2018 30 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
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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Group exhibition (Modern and contemporary artists)

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Philip Taafe, Lucien Hervé, Claude Cortinovis, Evsa Model, Mounir Fatmi, Allan McCollum, Gabriele Di Matteo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Doisneau, A. R. Penck
01 Mar 2018 30 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Keitelman Gallery

Rue Van Eyck, 44 - 1000 Brussels map 02-511.35.80

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Bart Gielen - 'The Deal'

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

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

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Bendt Eyckermans

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

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

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Ermias Kifleyesus - 'Grapes darken by looking at each other'

17 May 2018 02 Jun 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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Voici des Fleurs

with works by Akarova, Lili Dujourie, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Anne Hardy, Hanne Lippard, Caroline Mesquita, Ana Torfs & Jurgen Persijn and Leen Voet
19 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
La Loge

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

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Olga de Amaral - 'The light of spirit'

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

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

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Agnès Thurnauer / Zorka Saglova - 'Reconnaissances'

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

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

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Antoine Wagner - 'Liquid'

27 Apr 2018 20 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
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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Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci

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

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

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Martin Kohout, Viktor Timofeev

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

Rue Fourmois, 9 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-534.77.72

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PRODUCTORA & piovenefabi

08 May 2018 30 Jun 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

MANIERA commissions architects and artists to develop limited edition furniture series. As architects often have a close relationship with the visual arts and artists are often inspired by the spatial environment, MANIERA intends to crystalize these proximities into new design proposals. More than just furniture, the objects issued by MANIERA are a deliberate search for collisions between the realms of architecture, design and art.

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Phong Bui, Bill Jensen, Margrit Lewczuk, Nathlie Provosty

Maruani Mercier

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

Phong Bui (b. 1964, Huế, Vietnam; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) is an artist, writer, independent curator and former curatorial advisor at MoMA PS1 from 2007 to 2010. He is also the Co-Founder, Publisher, and Artistic Director of the monthly journal The Brooklyn Rail and the publishing press Rail Editions. In 2013 he founded the Rail Curatorial Projects, which aims to curate group exhibitions that respond specifically to location, cultural moment, and economic conditions, most recently Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society has the Capacity to Destroy at Mana Contemporary, New Jersey (2017).
All of these facets of Bui’s work are part of a larger artistic vision—a social environment that includes his pencil-drawn portraits of various creative individuals in the arts and humanities and meditation paintings, an integral part of elaborate installations accompanied by events with collaborators from all disciplines.
Recent publications include Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from The Brooklyn Rail (published by David Zwirner Books, 2017), The River Rail (a free bi-annual publication focused on environmental issues, 2017), and Occupy Rail, an ongoing endeavor to encourage and support motivated individuals to create their own editorially independent Rail, in their local communities across the United States and abroad.

Bill Jensen (b. 1945 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) was one of the first artists to establish a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the early 1970s. He came into prominence with “the return to painting” of the late 70’s and early 80’s. Intuitive and visceral, Jensen’s abstractions have long been admired for their unconventional compositions and profound sense of color. Saturated, densely worked surfaces, seemingly primordial in origin, transcend any sense of the struggle that Jensen attributes to his painting process. For Jensen, a painting is successful only when the artist’s initial impulse and his material’s properties harmoniously converge; this can sometimes take several years to achieve. Defined by an amorphous, ever-changing search for resolution, Jensen’s results are ultimately determined by the act of painting itself.
Jensen’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Phillips Collection, Washington, D. C. and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California.
He is represented by Cheim & Read, New York.

Margrit Lewczuk (b. 1952 in New York, NY; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) has been exploring a nexus of iconic imagery that exudes potential healing agency as well as an emanation of light that nurtures life forms, both natural and abstract. She is the Painting Atelier Head at The New York Studio School, and has previously taught at The New School, New York; Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island; Boston University, Massachusetts; the University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Princeton University, New Jersey; Fordham University, New York.
One person and group solo including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Museo Internazionale della donna nell’Arte, Abruzzo, Italy; MoMA PS1, New York; Artist’s Space, New York; the Maier Museum, Lynchburg, Virgina; Tibor de Nagy, New York, among others. She has received numerous awards, including the Purchase Award and the Jacob Lawrence Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Foundation.

Nathlie Provosty (b. 1981 in Cincinnati, Ohio; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) has recently gained critical acclaim for subtle, highly sensual oil paintings that oscillate in appearance through open-ended imagery and responsiveness to the movement of light.
Recent one-person exhibitions include Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York and A Palazzo Gallery in Brescia, Italy. Group exhibitions include Ribordy Contemporary, Switzerland; Colby Museum of Art, Maine; Washington University Museum, D.C.; Peter Blum Gallery, New York. Forthcoming is a group exhibition at Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (2018). Recent collaborations include the contribution of album art to Planetarium, a record by Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister (June 2017). Works are included in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York; the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; the Colby Museum of Art, Maine; the Farnsworth Museum of Art, Maine; the Portland Museum of Art, Maine; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
She is represented by Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York and A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia.

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Ross Bleckner - 'Time of disquiet'

25 May 2018 30 Jun 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

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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Ignasi Aballí, Chaim van Luit

23 Mar 2018 05 May 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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Adam Henry - 'The Sun Never Heard of a Day'

25 May 2018 14 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
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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Anna Bella Geiger - Leticia Ramos

18 Apr 2018 26 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Mendes Wood DM

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

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Lucas Arruda - 'Neutral Corner'

08 Jun 2018 20 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
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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Sophie Whettnall

17 Apr 2018 26 May 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

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Leaving Room

Ramy Fischler (Dora Garcia, Christian Hidaka, Stefan Nikolaev, Dan Perjovschi, Enrique Ramìrez, Michael Riedel, Edgar Sarin, Anne-Marie Schneider, Franck Scurti, Sophie Whettnall, Raphaël Zarka)
31 May 2018 20 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
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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Get Up Stand Up!

09 May 2018 30 Sep 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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Eugenio Tibaldi - 'Posthumous Identity'

19 Apr 2018 15 May 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
MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch

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

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Traces écrites

Nikolaus Gansterer, Jason Gringler, Katharina Hinsberg, Rebecca Horn, Christine Ödlund, Arnulf Rainer, Santiago Reyes Villaveces, Bernardí Roig, Giuseppe Stampone
24 May 2018 20 Jul 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
MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch

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

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Karl Holmqvist - 'Guilty feet have got no rhythm'

Opening with a lecture/performance
14 Apr 2018 11 May 2018
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
NICC

Rue Lambert Crickx - 1070 Anderlecht map 0485-62.51.34

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Charlemagne Palestine

+ Performance Charlemagne Palestine and Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson
18 May 2018 18 Jun 2018
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
NICC

Rue Lambert Crickx - 1070 Anderlecht map 0485-62.51.34

The International Cultural Centre (ICC) in Antwerp was the first official institution for contemporary art in Flanders. In the 70s and early 80s the organization contributed significantly to the dissemination and encouragement of the Belgian and foreign avant-garde art. Now established in Brussels, NICC creates spaces for interaction between visual artists, institutions and society, with specific attention to the position of the visual artist, on a local, regional and international level.
NICC plays an active role in the support and self-realisation of the professional visual artist. Its aim is to function as a first contact and mouthpiece for visual artists, striving for a qualitative social framework enabling the visual artist to develop his/her practice in a professional and autonomous way.

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Artist talk Simon Starling

NICC

Rue Lambert Crickx - 1070 Anderlecht map 0485-62.51.34

The International Cultural Centre (ICC) in Antwerp was the first official institution for contemporary art in Flanders. In the 70s and early 80s the organization contributed significantly to the dissemination and encouragement of the Belgian and foreign avant-garde art. Now established in Brussels, NICC creates spaces for interaction between visual artists, institutions and society, with specific attention to the position of the visual artist, on a local, regional and international level.
NICC plays an active role in the support and self-realisation of the professional visual artist. Its aim is to function as a first contact and mouthpiece for visual artists, striving for a qualitative social framework enabling the visual artist to develop his/her practice in a professional and autonomous way.

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Eric Croes & Jean-Baptiste Bernadet - ‘Le quart d’heure américain’

23 Jun 2018 23 Aug 2018
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
NICC

Rue Lambert Crickx - 1070 Anderlecht map 0485-62.51.34

The International Cultural Centre (ICC) in Antwerp was the first official institution for contemporary art in Flanders. In the 70s and early 80s the organization contributed significantly to the dissemination and encouragement of the Belgian and foreign avant-garde art. Now established in Brussels, NICC creates spaces for interaction between visual artists, institutions and society, with specific attention to the position of the visual artist, on a local, regional and international level.
NICC plays an active role in the support and self-realisation of the professional visual artist. Its aim is to function as a first contact and mouthpiece for visual artists, striving for a qualitative social framework enabling the visual artist to develop his/her practice in a professional and autonomous way.

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Sascha Braunig - 'The Crease'

15 Apr 2018 19 May 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
Office Baroque

Place du Jardin aux Fleurs, 5 - 1000 Brussels map 0484-59.92.28

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Alexandre da Cunha and E'wao Kagoshima

01 Jun 2018 14 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed
Office Baroque

Place du Jardin aux Fleurs, 5 - 1000 Brussels map 0484-59.92.28

Originating from Antwerp, Office Baroque opened a new place in Brussels at the end of 2013, in an impressive Art Nouveau building designed by the architect Paul Hamesse, which used to house a former brewery. The gallery represents both promising and more established, European and American artists.

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Etienne Courtois, Paul Lee & Richard Nonas.

18 Apr 2018 26 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
OV Project

rue Van Eyck, 57 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-201.37.83

For his ninth project OV is delighted to present an exhibition with
Etienne Courtois, Paul Lee and Richard Nonas. They will be therefore sharing the project space in an open presentation where their works will be interacting in a very appropriate dialogue - confronting their practices belonging to different cultures and generations. The project aims to present works which have been especially selected or produced for this occasion. Centered on a common interest for sculptural exploration, handcrafted and the perception of our contemporary environment - beyond any limitations of the art world.

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Etienne Courtois, Paul Lee, Bernd Lohaus, Richard Nonas

07 Jun 2018 14 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
OV Project

rue Van Eyck, 57 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-201.37.83

o v project, conceived by Olivier Vrankenne, is located in uptown Brussels. Its ambition is to create 'projects in a room' that the Brussels-based architecture firm Lhoas and Lhoas has been invited to design a unique space.

Our main objective is to confront various disciplines and artistic languages in a shared environment to generate a sense of curiosity and critical thinking. OV aims to create interactions and previously unseen connections between different artistic fields, based on mutual dialogues beyond traditional art histories. With flexibility at the heart of its programming, OV will be simultaneously launching its off-site hors les murs projects.

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Animals V2

Martin Creed, Jeff Koons, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, Sherrie Levine, Paul McCarthy, David Zink Yi
13 Apr 2018 07 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Riva Project

Rue de Tenbosch, 124 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-850.42.38

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Sam Moyer

16 Mar 2018 05 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Rodolphe Janssen

Rue de Livourne, 35 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-538.08.18

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Une collection de photographies

Nobuyoshi Araki, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Balthasar Burkhard, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Michel François, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin,
Robert Mapplethorpe, Eadweard Muybridge, Helmut Newton, Thomas Ruff, Sam Samore, Stephen Shore, Jeanloup Sieff, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Bernard Voïta, William Wegman, James Welling
18 May 2018 13 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Rodolphe Janssen

Rue de Livourne, 35 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-538.08.18

Since it was opened in 1991, the gallery has held more than 120 exhibitions and taken part in forty or so international fairs (Art Basel, Fiac, Art Brussels, etc.). In the first few years of its existence, the gallery was recognised for its programme of photographers such as diCorcia, Stephen Shore, Sam Samore, and Balthasar Burkhard. Since 2000, it has also been championing a generation of artists using various media, such as Wim Delvoye (B), Jean-Luc Moerman (B), Banks Violette (USA), and Farhad Moshiri (Iran).

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Ellen Berkenblit

19 Apr 2018 23 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Rodolphe Janssen

Rue de Livourne, 32 - 1000 Brussels map 02-538.08.18

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Jean-François D’Or - 'Le paillasson du funambule'

17 Mar 2018 20 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 17:30:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Rossicontemporary

Rivoli Building - ground floor #17 - chaussée de Waterloo, 690 - 1180 Uccle map +32 486 31 00 92

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John Van Oers - 'My Hands Smell Funny'

17 Mar 2018 20 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 17:30:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Rossicontemporary

Rivoli Building - ground floor #17 - chaussée de Waterloo, 690 - 1180 Uccle map +32 486 31 00 92

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David Quinn

17 Mar 2018 20 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 17:30:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Rossicontemporary

Rivoli Building - ground floor #17 - chaussée de Waterloo, 690 - 1180 Uccle map +32 486 31 00 92

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Bert Huyghe - 'Rangers'

17 Mar 2018 20 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 17:30:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Rossicontemporary

Rivoli Building - ground floor #17 - chaussée de Waterloo, 690 - 1180 Uccle map +32 486 31 00 92

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Etienne van Doorslaer - 'De witgekalkte kalmte'

17 Mar 2018 20 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 13:00 - 17:30:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Rossicontemporary

Rivoli Building - ground floor #17 - chaussée de Waterloo, 690 - 1180 Uccle map +32 486 31 00 92

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Ane Mette Hol, Richard Venlet

19 Apr 2018 18 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00
Friday 14:00 - 17:00
Saturday 14:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed
Sint-Lukasgalerie Brussel

Rue des Palais, 116 - 1030 Schaerbeek map +32 (0)2 250 11 66

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Yann Gerstberger - 'Atarraya'

22 Mar 2018 26 May 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Sorry We're Closed

Rue de la Régence, 67 - 1000 Brussels map +32 478 354 213

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Robert Nava

07 Jun 2018 14 Jul 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
Sorry We're Closed

Rue de la Régence, 67 - 1000 Brussels map +32 478 354 213

Sorry We’re Closed is a contemporary art gallery created by Sebastien Janssen. The focus of the gallery is upon mid-career and emerging artists from Belgium and abroad. Since 2015, the gallery is located in a new 130 meter square space, in the center of Brussels. The gallery maintains a diverse exhibition program with solo exhibitions of the gallery artists as well as group exhibitions and special projects as editing artists jewels or showing vernacular photography.

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Cali Thornhill-DeWitt and New York Sunshine - 'Going to California'

18 Apr 2018 26 May 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
Stems Gallery

Rue de la Concorde, 68 - 1000 Brussels map +32 470 40 27 75

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Walter Robinson + Adrianne Rubenstein

07 Jun 2018 07 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Stems Gallery

Rue de la Concorde, 68 - 1000 Brussels map +32 470 40 27 75

Among the latest newcomers to the Brussels gallery scene is Stems Gallery, which was launched at the beginning of 2015 by Pascaline and Guillaume Smets. The gallery aims to focus on young, upcoming talent and has a penchant for American artists like Zach Reini, Leon Benn, and Matt Connolly and the New York-based Greek artist Panos Tsagaris, known for work in which he overpaints the texts on the front page of the New York Times with gold paint. The gallery often chooses to work with curators. Hence, its opening show – which brought together a varied mix of artists, from Jack Lavender to Henning Bohl and Ben Vautier – was curated by Rob Tufnell.

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Raymond Pettibon, Robert Rauschenberg, Adam Pendleton, Douglas Gordon, Wade Guyton, Fischli & Weiss, Mitchell Syrop, Ariane Schick, Alex Clarke, Sarah Derat, Louis Malle - 'The Scales Of Persona And Possibility'

18 Apr 2018 23 May 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
Super Dakota

Rue Washington, 45 - 1050 Ixelles map + 31 (0)2-649.17.72

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William Allen - 'Good Fish - Bad Fish'

31 May 2018 30 Jun 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
Super Dakota

Rue Washington, 45 - 1050 Ixelles map + 31 (0)2-649.17.72

Founded in 2012, Galerie Dakota became the Super Dakota gallery. Continuing the initial reasoning behind Dakota - to discover and promote up-and-coming young artists - Super Dakota is renewing this ambition and confirming its determination to be more open to international art. This decision is consistent with the perspective of contemporary art as a demanding discipline whose roots lie deep in the history of art and with the search for a dialogue between generations in order to produce creative synergy.

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Hugo Pernet - 'Solo Show'

05 Jul 2018 15 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Super Dakota

Rue Washington, 45 - 1050 Ixelles map + 31 (0)2-649.17.72

Founded in 2012, Galerie Dakota became the Super Dakota gallery. Continuing the initial reasoning behind Dakota - to discover and promote up-and-coming young artists - Super Dakota is renewing this ambition and confirming its determination to be more open to international art. This decision is consistent with the perspective of contemporary art as a demanding discipline whose roots lie deep in the history of art and with the search for a dialogue between generations in order to produce creative synergy.

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Jan Fabre - The Appearance and Disappearance of Bacchus / Antwerp /Christ (2016) Special creations for The State Hermitage Museum

18 Apr 2018 02 Jun 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
Templon

Rue Veydt, 13 a - 1060 Saint-Gilles map + 32 (0) 2 537 13 17

Galerie Templon in Brussels, is unveiling a series of work by artist Jan Fabre, previously unseen in Belgium, produced for his major exhibition Knight of Despair, Warrior of Beauty at St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum in autumn 2016. The exhibition coincides with the presentation of the series My Queens (2016) at the Brussels Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts, a collection of bas-reliefs and a sculpture in white Carrara marble, also produced for the Russian project.

With The Appearance and Disappearance of Antwerp / Bacchus / Christ, Jan Fabre holds up an unfathomable mirror to the viewer: the blue ballpoint pen ink, applied until the point of saturation, ideal for conjuring up apparitions. This blue, which has become one of his signature shades, is the colour of the blue hour, that fleeting moment when night ends and day begins, when forms escape their boundaries and everything seems possible. The moment ‘when everything turns upside down (…) offers every freedom,’ explains the artist. Made up of a photographic film covered in layers of ballpoint pen ink, the works see their painted motifs disappear, only to reform again according to the exhibition’s light, resulting in a permanent transformation.

In creating these works, destined for the Rubens Room at the Hermitage Museum, Jan Fabre drew inspiration from the Flemish master, a fellow son of Antwerp, thus paying him poetic tribute. His work features the themes of the city of Antwerp as metropolis, the secrets of Christian faith, the Christ as artist and Dionysian mysteries. Jan Fabre’s models use the body language of Rubens. But whereas in the theatre the artist develops these themes exuberantly, here he reduces the baroque to a ‘post-modern reference, as modest as a Byzantine icon,’ as Paul Huvenne describes it.2

A visual artist and internationally renowned author who has worked in the theatre, Jan Fabre, (born in 1958 in Antwerp where he lives and works), has developed a body of art work over the last thirty years based on a variety of materials, including blood, beetle wings, bones, stuffed animals, marble and blue ballpoint pen ink.

Jan Fabre is an inveterate draughtsman, creating sculptures and installations that explore his favourite topics, including metamorphosis, the dialogue between art and science, humankind’s relationship to nature and the artist as a warrior of beauty. Recent remarkable solo exhibitions include his retrospective at the Louvre (L’ange de la metamorphose, 2008) and shows at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Musée d’Art Moderne in St. Etienne (Jan Fabre. Les années de l’heure bleue, 1986 – 1991, 2011) and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg (2016). The Fondation Maeght in St. Paul de Vence is presenting a major exhibition of his work from 29 June 2018: Ma nation: l’imagination.

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Claude Viallat - 'Les échelles de Nîmes'

07 Jun 2018 28 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Templon

Rue Veydt, 13 a - 1060 Saint-Gilles map + 32 (0) 2 537 13 17

Daniel Templon founded his gallery in 1966 in Paris, at just 21 years of age. At the time, Templon was one of the French pioneers of contemporary art. Many artists, who now form part of the history of art, have been represented by the gallery : Boltanski, Buren, de Kooning, Cucchi and Warhol, among others. Daniel Templon has always been very influential in the world of art in France, notably through his magazine Art Press and his association of collectors ADIAF. In 2013, at the age of 68, the Parisian gallery owner decided to open a new space near rue Louise in the Belgian capital. Today, the gallery is still true to its principles, representing thirty or so international artists. The programme is designed to promote a dialogue between different generations : established artists of “classic” contemporary art, international artists in mid-career, and experiences of younger artists.

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"Le qui des choses", a dialogue between Hemali Bhuta & Gyan Panchal

19 Apr 2018 02 Jun 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
ThalieLab

Rue Buchholtz, 15 - 1050 Ixelles map +32 493 52 66 17

A history of gestures rather than a history of shapes that questions our relationship to the world and where the exhibited artworks examine notions such as wear and obsolescence.
The two artists assign a poetic reading and a singular attention to the pieces. These founded and recovered materials, transformed to the minimum level question our responsibility in the cycle of life of the objects that surround us.
A dialogue takes place between these two artistic practices. Both are in the continuation of Arte Povera and processual art, and are sustained by historical and contemporary references, let’s quote Barry Le Va for Gyan Panchal and Eva Hesse or Nasreen Mohamedi for Hemali Bhuta.

“I consider the notion of degrowth at large as a modification of the relationship to the world, that would not take place in a relation of predation towards its resource anymore, but in a covenant relationship with all life forms. These questions are at stake everywhere, and particularly in the Limousin.”, underlines Gyan Panchal, who lives and works in this region.
Le qui des choses is an invitation to share experiences convoking a multitude of gestures, of ways of looking and touching, experiences that express themselves through a certain shape, sometimes accidental.

Hemali Bhuta (1978, Mumbai), lives and works in Mumbai, India
Her work is an exploration of working processes and tactile qualities of daily objects, as the possibility to turn them into artworks.
Presented for the exhibition «Indian Highway» at the Museum for contemporary art in Lyon in 2011, Hemali Bhuta has since exhibited in various art centers and galleries all around the world including Parasol Unit and Arken Museum of Modern Art (UK), Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Shanghai Biennale, Montalvo Arts Centre (USA), and in 2018, at the International Center of Art and Landscape of Vassivière in France for the exhibition «Subarnarekha» (La ligne d’or) revealing sculptures recalling traditional crafts technique.
Hemali Bhuta studied painting and design, she also founded the CONA Foundation, an artist-run space based in Mumbai.
She is represented by Project 88 Gallery in Mumbai

Gyan Panchal (1973, Paris) lives and works in Eymoutiers, France
The work of Gyan has been exhibited in solo shows in France at Musée d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Maison des Arts Georges et Claude Pompidou (Cajarc), Palais de Tokyo (Paris). His works are also presented in the collections of Centre Pompidou, Centre national des arts plastiques, Musée d’art modern de la Ville de Paris, and FRAC Île-de-France.
Gyan Panchal is represented by the Marcelle Alix gallery in Paris.

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Germaine Richier

18 Apr 2018 30 Jun 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
Vedovi Gallery

Boulevard de Waterloo, 11 - 1000 Brussels map 02-513.38.38

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Lynn Hershman Leeson

18 Apr 2018 23 Jun 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
Waldburger Wouters

Boulevard d'Anvers, 49 - 1000 Brussels map + 32 (0)498-49.50.86

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Unexchangeable

Katharina Fritsch, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Cady Noland, Richard Prince, Robert Gober, Haim Steinbach, Jack Goldstein, Guillaume Bijl, Wim Delvoye, Alexander Kosolapov, Bernard Bazile, Bazile Bustamante, François Curlet, Philippe Parreno, John Knight, Félix González-Torres, Matt Mullican, Jim Shaw, David Hammons, Jimmie Durham, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Thek, Timur Novikov, Philippe Thomas, Jef Geys, Jan Vercruysse, Lili Dujourie, Thierry De Cordier, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, Ann Veronica Janssens, Angel Vergara Santiago, Francis Alÿs, Gabriel Orozco, Miroslaw Balka, Franz West, Julião Sarmento, Yan Pei-Ming, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Chéri Samba.
19 Apr 2018 12 Aug 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
Wiels - Contemporary art centre

Avenue Van Volxem, 354 - 1190 Forest map + 32 (0)2-340.00.50

The historical context of the exhibitions consists of globalization and challenges for local traditions, a rapid increase in market values, the beginning of the World Wide Web and wide-sweeping geopolitical changes (including the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Tiananmen Square protests). Inspired by a selection of historic, museum-quality art works from the late 1980s and early 1990s, the exhibition focuses on the notion of an artwork’s value.

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Dependencies - Hana Miletić (Kunstenfestivaldesarts)

By Hana Miletić ; Curated by Caroline Dumalin ; Kunstenfestivaldesarts, WIELS, Beursschouwburg, Globe Aroma (Presentation)
Wiels - Contemporary art centre

Avenue Van Volxem, 354 - 1190 Forest map + 32 (0)2-340.00.50

Hana Miletić is an astute observer of social realities that often go unnoticed on the streets. With an eye for the prevailing scarcity and neglect, she explores the city and its migration-formed communities. She makes connections between what we pay attention to and our ideas about value. The influence of street photography is never far off, and her education in art history and gender studies is also reflected in her work. This takes various forms, from sculptures and textiles to poetry and performance. At
WIELS, Miletić exhibits work that departs from a feminist perspective on labour and care, such as a series of hand-woven textile works. She studies how certain tasks conventionally assigned to women and/or migrants are undervalued in patriarchal, capitalist societies, and introduces this issue in collaborative programmes comprising of lectures, performances, film screenings, and workshops. The reading group Knowledge Is A Does, including Miletić, presents an evening for theory and poetry
called Disassemblies in the Beursschouwburg. Besides, Miletić facilitates two workshops at WIELS, together with the open arthouse Globe Aroma.

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Alessandro Pessoli - 'Like A Free Life'

16 Mar 2018 28 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
Xavier Hufkens II

Rue Saint-Georges, 107 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-639.67.31

The fourth exhibition by Italian born, Los Angeles-based artist Alessandro Pessoli at Xavier Hufkens is titled Like A Free Life. As the title suggests, in his first exhibition dedicated entirely to painting, Pessoli allows himself the freedom of inventing images, unconcerned about their coherence.

Pessoli's work offers a fusion of sense and nonsense, blending private and public. Fed by references to popular culture, cinema and theatre, religious imagery merges with allusions to art history, from the Italian Renaissance to American Pop Art. Typical of Pessoli are his investigations of how personal histories intertwine with larger historical narratives. With this new body of work Pessoli continues to explore both his interior life and the physical reality of our world, and how they subsequently interact on the canvas.

As the paintings show, this approach results in human figures and animals being transfixed by a precipitate of anatomical parts such as eyes, mouths, penises and objects like guns, fruit, ice cream and emoji. Even minutely copied drawings of his children find their way on to the paintings. In one painting, a crowned chicken carries a slice of pizza on its back, its neck pierced by a banana, while the artist’s portrait and a popsicle appear among its feathers. This abundant diversity is exemplified by the techniques used: oil paint, silkscreen, stencils and spray paint intermingle to describe details in a realistic manner or to dissolve them into abstraction.

Los Angeles and Frank Zappa, both his music and the artist, were a major influence for this exhibition. Pessoli: “Los Angeles is a source of images for me. From the solitude of my studio, LA remains an outpost of a frontier, where I can break the framework acquired in my paintings. My old infatuation with the American Pop Art of the 1960s and 1970s from when I was a teenager has emerged again.” Like Zappa, whom Pessoli listened to while working, his paintings present compositions full of variations, twists, breakages and unexpected tunes, mirroring the compositional nature of these works. “I found in his music the same nature that feeds my paintings, the attempt to balance the instinctive and rapid way of painting with the necessity of composing and controlling.” Just as the acclaimed musician used tapes and experimented with unconventional methods, Pessoli’s paintings also marry classical form and anarchic processes.

These collages show the truest sense of contemporary post-truth fashion as Pessoli freely assembles images and topics, without taking their sources or provenance into account. All bits and pieces become equal two-dimensional parts of the composition of the paintings. Through his painterly translations Pessoli creates new renderings which can be considered as conceptions of an open imagination of whatever occurred, or ‘could-have-happened’ in both fiction and reality.

Alessandro Pessoli (b. 1963, Cervia, Italy) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibition include The Neighbors, MAN, Nuoro (2016); Alessandro Pessoli - Project Room, Villa Paloma, NMNM, Monaco (2015-2016) and New Work: Alessandro Pessoli at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012).

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Thomas Houseago

18 May 2018 07 Jul 2018
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Xavier Hufkens II

Rue Saint-Georges, 107 - 1050 Ixelles map 02-639.67.31

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Sherrie Levine

19 Apr 2018 26 May 2018
Monday Closed