A Third Rate party at BRASS with M.E.A.N + more

Five exhibitions previewed

A Wand Stirs The Juice at Clearing


The show A Wand Stirs The Juice unites the new work of three different artists: young talent Anna-Sophie Berger, who hails from Vienna, works as a photographer and designer and was featured in Dazed Digital at the tender age of 22 – before even graduating. “Often I have been told to choose one and that it is dangerous to do both but I always kept doing it,” she told Dazed. Also on show are the creations of Matthew Langan Peck and Brooklyn artist Zak Kitnick, the latter mainly working with mass-produced and industrial materials. “Kitnick’s efforts are striking, both as individual pieces and as a coherent, resonating whole,” according to Time Out Magazine.

Until 21 December
C L E A R I N G, Avenue Louise 292 Louizalaan – 1000 Brussels

Pat McCarthy at Delire Gallery


American artist Pat McCarthy, whose very first European solo show can currently be enjoyed at Brussels’ Delire Gallery, made it into Art Review’s list of Future Greats 2013, a selection of 28 groundbreaking artists who are expected to make waves in the year to come. McCarthy was selected because of his sculpture CheeseBike, a moped he turned into a cheese sandwich delivery system. His art is a combination of “field work” and zine-making. Delire houses his complete Born to Kill zine series as well as some new sculptures.

Opening 14 November, 17h00
Delire Gallery, Rue de Praetere 47D – 1050 Brussels

Jan Verbruggen at Galerie Fortlaan 17


Belgian artist Jan Verbruggen, who lives and works in Brussels, is a cross-media artist, creating everything from paintings and installations to works on paper, texts and videos. A lot of Verbruggen’s work plays with the notions of space and time and uses the graphic power of colour to create structure in order to challenge the viewer’s perspective. “His work is full of sudden twists and deconstructions,” writes BAM. Don’t miss the opening of “I Told You So. The World Is Flat” this Friday to discover his fascinating works – and enjoy a drink and some finger food while you’re at it.

Opening 15 November, 19h00
Galerie Fortlaan 17, Fortlaan 17 –  9000 Ghent

Suzan Frecon and Eric Baudelaire at Galerie Greta Meert


There are two solo expos opening on Thursday at Greta Meert: The Anabasis & The Ugly One presents the creations of Paris-based artist Eric Baudelaire, whose practice includes video art, photography and installations. According to Frieze Magazine, the artist “has circled around the question of representation, of what can be entrusted to an image, for more than a decade.” The second exhibition features paintings by American artist Suzan Frecon, which are the result of geometric and volumetric calculations and pay a lot of attention to the physical qualities of paint. “Suzan Frecon is an old-fashioned painter, and it’s about time one showed up,” writes Art in America.

Opening 14 November, 18h00
Galerie Greta Meert, Rue Du Canal 13 Vaartstraat – 1000 Brussels

The Sochi Project at FoMu


Described by the Huffington Post as “a masterpiece of slow-journalism”, The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus, is a prize-winning endeavour by Dutch photographer Rob Hornstra & writer/filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen. Since 2009 they’ve been telling the story of Sochi, Russia, the location of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, through a combination of photography, film and reportage. Themes include corruption, terrorism, violence and tourism, shedding light on the darker aspects of the region. The fascinating results are now on display in an exhibition at Antwerp’s FoMu.

Until 2 March 
FoMu, Waalsekaai 47 – 2000 Antwerp

Five concerts listed

Kid Sublime at Dr Vinyl

16 November, 15h00
Doctor Vinyl, Rue de la Grande Île 1 Grote Eiland – 1000 Brussels

Ghostpoet at VK

17 November, 19h30
VK, Rue de L’Ecole 76 Schoolstraat – 1080 Brussels

Dilated Peoples at Vooruit

15 November, 19h30
Vooruit, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23 – 9000 Ghent

Bepotel and Vlek at Recyclart

16 November, 22h00
Recyclart, Rue des Ursulines 25 Ursulinenstraat – 1000 Brussels

Mount Kimbie at Botanique

17 November, 19h30
Botanique, Rue Royale 236 Koningsstraat – 1000 Brussels

One party

The Word Magazine release party at Brass


The wait is over: this Friday we proudly present our second issue of the year, The third rate edition, featuring Sic Alps, Luc Tuymans, Nours the VHS obsessive, and much much more. Come celebrate its release in BRASS‘ stunning Machine Room, where we’ll be pumping up the volume up for live gigs by Antwerp rockers M.E.A.N. and Brussels five-piece Moaning Cities as well as DJ sets by Mountain Bike and Onda Sonora. Have a drink, hit the dancefloor and get yourself a brand new copy – or if you can’t make it on Friday or just can’t wait,  order it online

15 November, 19h00 
Brass, Avenue Van Volxemlaan 364 – 1190 Brussels
Join the event here