The exhibitions to go to: Richard Prince and Donna Wilson
Richard Prince: The Fug
We all know Richard Prince for his Jokes, Nurses, Cowboys and Girlfriends series, as well as for his heavy use of rephotography. A member of the influential Pictures Generation, the American artist had a strong hand in expanding the scope of conceptual photography through the use of appropriation. This first solo show at Brussels’ Almine Rech Gallery gives the audience the perfect occasion to explore Prince’s fascination with American culture, Borscht Belt jokes, car enthusiasm, pulp-literature, and his unmatchable knack for elevating material directly sourced from the underbelly of soceity to the status of fine art.
Until 5th November
ALMINE RECH GALLERY
Rue de l’Abbaye 20 Abdijstraat -1050 Brussels
Donna Wilson, Ercol & SCP
The Brussels-based design showroom La Fabrika has invited Donna Wilson to create an installation in collaboration with established British manufacturers Ercol and SCP. Earning the accolade of British Designer of the Year 2010, Wilson has been quoted as being “wonderful with wool”, a “material marvel”, a “textile designer extraordinaire” and even an “all round textile legend”. Characterised by a playful nature, tactile aesthetic and multicoloured palette, the young designer’s work ranges from colourful knitted creatures to striking upholstered furniture designs, which all promise to be a refreshing sight during this month’s Design September festival.
Until 30th September
Rue Antoine Dansaert 182 Dansaertstraat – 1000 Brussels
The tour to take: Designers Weekend
Hot on the heels of Design September, Brussels’ Designers Weekend brings together professionals as well as amateurs for a weekend of impromptu meetings and punctuated showcases. Over 15 hotspots have been selected – showrooms, shops and galleries – to provide as rounded a view as possible of the current crop of local talent. Think open doors with a slightly more commercial focus. What’s more, the lazy ones out there can rejoice in the thought of a shuttle service having been organised just for them, taking them from one stop to the next at their own pace. Sign up for it here.
The shuttles run from 10h00 to 18h00, and departs from the Nonciature, Place du Sablon / Grote Zavel
The movies to watch: Truffaut retrospective at the Cinematek
This Thursday, Brussels’ Cinematek started a comprehensive retrospective dedicated to French director and cult cinematic icon Francois Truffaut, one of the most influential filmmakers in history and co-founder of the French Nouvelle Vague. An extensive collection of Truffaut’s films will be replayed on the big screen until 31st October, with this weekend’s agenda screening Les Quatre Cents Coups (Saturday at 19h00), awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and the director’s first huge success, as well as its more experimental successor Tirez Sur Le Pianiste (Sunday at 19h00).
Rue Baron Horta 9 Hortastraat – 1000 Brussels
Watch the trailer of Les Quatre Cents Coups:
The shop to stop by: Diito’s Hay pop-up store
Brussels-based gallery and interior design shop diito opened up a pop-up store solely dedicated to award-winning furniture namesake Hay. During the course of three weeks you’ll be able to admire the Danish imprint’s creations which bring 1950s and 1960s design philosophies closer to and contemporary ones.
Open every day of the weekend from 11h00 to 18h30
HAY POP-UP STORE
Rue de la Régence 9 Regentschapsstraat – 1000 Brussels