10 things to do in Belgium this weekend

Late night museum tours in Brussels, Billboard frenzies in Ghent and pink bowties in Antwerp.

Thursday 9th March: The attic of the basement at Harlan Levey, Brussels

Active between Europe and the Middle East, research-based multidisciplinary Foundland Collective has been reflecting critically on politically engaged, de-colonial storytelling throughout its history. They’ll be participating, alongside Israeli-based performance and video artist Shahar Marcus in ‘The attic of the basement’ at Harlan Levey Projects, a group exhibition that furthermore includes works by Sol LeWitt. Runs until 8th April.

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Thursday 9th March: Sanam Khatibi billboard at 019, Ghent

The sixth instalment of 019 art space and art edition website Artlead brings Brussels-based painter Sanam Khatibi to Ghent’s Dok neighbourhood, where she’ll have free game with the space’s 50 square metre billboard. And we honestly can’t wait to see the results. Runs until 5th May.

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Thursday 9th March: Johan Creten at Almine Rech, Brussels

Belgium-born sculptor Johan Creten presents 8 Gods, his second solo exhibition at Almine Rech gallery. A true master in combining traditional techniques with contemporary motives, the show will feature a group of architectural and figurative works, and runs until 8th April.

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Thursday 9th March: 18+, Pictureplane, Oklou and Y1640 at Het Bos, Antwerp

A solid line-up of some of today’s most challenging electronic producers and performers at Het Bos. Not to be missed.

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Friday 10th March: Nothing heard, nothing hurt at Swallowing Helmets, Brussels

The first in a series of evenings at Molenbeek makeshift art space-cum-studio Swallowing Helmets with a focus on the duality between visual works and sound. A collaboration with Brussels label Midlife Music, artists Samuelspaniel and Kassett each present a series of visual works alongside their live sets, and duo Raymond Delepierre and Paul Boudeau are showing one of their intricate sound sculptures.

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Friday 10th March: Dirk Zoete opening at S.M.A.K., Ghent

A triple opening evening at Ghent’s S.M.A.K. museum, inaugurating Anna Oppermans’ thought-provoking installations, Dirk Zoete’s multidisciplinary universe and Kristof Van Gestels’ Idiosyncratic machine, a temporary open studio space. All exhibitions run until 4th June, Van Gestels’ atelier until 14th May.

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Saturday 11th March: Museum Night Fever, Brussels

From Argos all the way to WIELS, 23 of our capital’s museums are opening their doors until the late hours for the 10th edition of museum night fever. Perfect for a late-night stroll around town.

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Saturday 11th March: Baleine 3000, Maoupa Mazzocchetti, Kohier and Lama Home Band at Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels

Baleine 3000, which consists of Japanese MC Illreme, Belgian producer Lawrence Le Doux, and French DJ Afrojaws (and whose Vlek release is, unfortunately, painfully sold out), Maoupa Mazzocchetti‘s discombobulating dark electronica, Limburg duo The Lama Homeband and Köhn and Razen collaboration Kohier, all courtesy of Les Ateliers Claus.

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Saturday 11th March: Capelo and Milan W. at Argos, Brussels

An intimate affair at Argos art centre with synth pop duo Capelo and mood-setter par excellence Milan W.

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Saturday 11th March: Pinkie Bowtie opening, Antwerp

The grand opening of  Pinkie Bowtie – Antwerp’s brand new artist-run space that aims to cross the boundaries between the institutional, the commercial and the independent – and its first group show ‘The First Annual Report’, featuring works by founding members Dennis Tyfus, Vaast Colson and Peter Fengler.

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