The exhibitions to go to: Dirk Braeckman and Florian Maier-Aichen

Dirk Braeckman

Photography by Dirk Braeckman, courtesy of Zeno X Gallery Antwerp

With a comprehensive retrospective of internationally renowned Belgian photographer Dirk Braeckman the exhibition at M provides an overview of his body of work ranging from the self-portraits of the early beginnings to the newer landscape images. The mysterious and anonymous quality of his photos prevail throughout Braeckman’s whole oeuvre, avoiding to emphasize the link with the subject and opting instead for unfocused presentations in dark shades of grey.

Until 8th January

M – Museum Leuven, L. Vanderkelenstraat 28 – 3000 Leuven

www.mleuven.be

Florian Maier-Aichen

Photography by Forian Maier Aichen

By combining traditional analogue photography and digital editing, Florian Maier-Aichen has managed to create a language of his own and redefine the concept of landscape imagery. Abstract, unsettling and at times surreal, his pictures contain a poetic nature. The images can originate from sources as varied as documentary or textbook photos to escapist landscape paintings. From there, the artist’s visual vocabulary and broad technical repertoire take over, fully aware that it is in the commingling of genres that an original view emerges.

Until 19th October

Galerie Baronian Francey, Rue Isidore Verheydenstraat 2 – 1050 Brussels

www.baronianfrancey.com

The night out: Catclub

Following its annual summer hiatus, Brussels’ Catclub gets the party season started again with, this Saturday, a live set by American-born and Berlin-based prodigy John Roberts, psychedelic visual arts by Panaframe from London and the night’s usual tribe of shiny, happy people. Without a doubt the only place to be this Saturday for all you party people out there.

Watch the teaser:

8th October, 23h00

iMAL, Quai des Charbonnages 30 Koolmijnenkaai – 1080 Brussels

www.catclub.be

The shop to stop by: Tea time with Paul Smith

Photography courtesy of Paul Smith

Drop by Antwerp’s Paul Smith shop on Friday afternoon to discover the quintessential British brand’s new collection in a very, erm, British way: tea, scones and maybe even those little triangular cucumber sandwiches.

7th October, 17h00 – 19h00

Paul Smith Shop, Kelderstraat 2-3 – 2000 Antwerp

www.paulsmith.co.uk

The concert to catch: Crystal Antlers

The California quintet from Long Beach started making a name for itself in 2008 with its highly acclaimed self-released debut EP. Known for their energetic live shows, Crystal Antlers now come to Brussels to present their new album ‘Two-Way Mirror’ with their typical mixture of psychedelic and progressive rock.

Watch the video of the new single Summer Solstice:

7th October, 20h00

Ancienne Belgique,  Avenue Anspach 10 Anspachlaan – 1000 Brussels

www.abconcerts.be