Photography, painting and outdoor parties. This weekend in Belgium

Tamas Dezso, Brussels

Hungarian documentary photographer Tamas Deszo, whose images have been published in renowned publications from Time Magazine to the National Geographic, mainly aims his lens at the margins of society. Living and working in Budapest, he explores the transitional period of his home country from a communist to a Western, democratic state. In his series ‘Here, anywhere,’ Deszo focuses on post-communist spaces and those places that speak of a different time, “a certain out-dated, awkward, longed-to-be-forgotten Eastern Europeanness”, as the artist himself puts it. Captivating.

Until 16th September
Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Rue Ravensteinstraat 23 – 1000 Brussels
www.bozar.be

Fair Ohs, Brussels

Having just released their debut album ‘Everything is Dancing’ earlier this summer, a sunny record blending post-punk with tropical sounds, London’s Fair Ohs now come to Brussels to present their tunes live on stage. The three-piece’s afropop-influenced indie rock will definitely make you dance, we promise.

16th August
Madame Moustache, Quai au Bois à Bruler 5 Brandhoutkaai – 1000 Brussels
www.fairohs.com 

Brüxsel Jardin VI – In Wonderland, Brussels

We’ve checked the weather forecast for you and it is looking good: the weekend promises to be a scorcher! Perfect timing for a massive outdoor shindig, complete with live concert, DJ sets and barbecues. Set just outside of Magic Mirrors, Brüxsel Jardin will be putting on a concert by Brussels Pony Club (soon to be the latest addition to our exclusive DJ mix series) as well as DJ sets by Berlin’s Hello?Repeat Soundsystem and Brussels-based Sushiflow and Ben Marzys. The summer might have been dismal up until now, but it seems as though the gods are (finally) on our side for these last few days. Enjoy.

18th August
Magic Mirrors, Avenue du Port 86 Havenlaan – 1000 Brussels
www.magicmirrorsbxl.com

Caoutchou Lazy Sunday, Antwerp

A perfect antidote to Sunday hangovers, Antwerp’s Scheld’apen is playing host to Ghent-based label Caoutchou Records‘ brunch-lunch-munch. With concerts and DJ sets from its own roster of talent, including Drafter from Germany, Ninjato and Spongemagnet, the day-long event is the perfect way to round-off what is guaranteed to be a sun-soaked weekend.

19th August
Scheld’apen, d’Herbouvillekaai 36 – 2020 Antwerp
www.scheldapen.be

Gert & Uwe Tobias, Knokke

The work of Romanian-born, Köln-based twin brothers Gert & Uwe Tobias flutters between archaic cultural mythology and contemporary visual culture. Otherworldly, colourful and poetic, the brothers’ work draw its inspirations from Transylvanian origins (think Dracula) as well as rock music, Max Ernst and Magritte. Another must-see edition of Brussels-based Rodolphe Janssen gallery’s summer project in the Belgian beach-town resort of Knokke.

Opening 18th August
Villa Knokke, Jozef Nellenslaan 136 – 8300 Knokke-Heist
www.galerierodolphejanssen.com