This is Belgium
20 of the best spaces for emerging art in Belgium today
Belgium is pretty crowded with major museums and established galleries, but the country's verocious appetite for great contemporary art means there's still a lot of room for less traditional approaches to exhibiting. For this extended listicle, we rooted out the most exciting and intriguing non-profit spaces in Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent. The resulting selection demonstrates a common theme: support for young, emerging artists, as well as a shared enthusiasm for spaces that wander the periphery of established wisdom on the perfect place to appreciate art. Belgium’s best initiatives for emerging art include billboards on rooftops, apartment exhibitions and bar invasions, and price tags are optional but certainly not the impetus. You'll be pleased to know there's a whole bunch of competent people out there cultivating Belgium's independent art scene, so that you don't have to.