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Stephanie Specht’s Antwerp
In this week's Area code, we takes a stroll through graphic designer Stephanie Specht's Antwerp.
Ren Hang opens up to us about his provocative images and risking jail time.
Looking for models with an edge
We're starting a new series of fashion editorials and are looking for girls. And not just any girl. Read on...
Best for child play
We’ve criss-crossed the country to reveal the best playgrounds that Belgium has to offer.
Jon and Maša’s Antwerp
The couple behind Antwerp-based creative agency Klein take us on a tour of their favourite local hangouts.
New kids on the block: Japanese photography gallery IBASHO
We talk to the founders of IBASHO, Antwerp's newest fine art photography gallery with a penchant for Japan.
First things first: rapper K1D (with free download)
With his debut EP now out, rapper K1D opens up about hometown heroes, mistakes made and hiding tracks from mum.
Best for live music, Part 1
Belgium is known as a haven for bands and their touring ambition. And these are the places they want to play at.
Belgian photographer Lara Gasparotto at Berlin’s Kromus + Zink gallery
With her solo show in Berlin opening on Friday, we catch up with Belgian photographer Lara Gasparotto
Area codes: Ingrid Deuss’ Antwerp
We take a stroll through gallery owner Ingrid Deuss' Antwerp.
Beats In Belgium outtake #5: Hiele
The young Antwerpen producer on being a perfectionist but not an only-analogue-fetishist.
Upstart Antwerp label Jj funhouse's hitting all the right spots here at The Word, so we asked the girls for an exclusive mix.
Area codes: Thierry and Sarah’s Antwerp
Thierry Vandenbussche and photographer Sarah Van Marcke take us on a neighbourly walk around their Borgerhout.
iPod-dolls, tape-robots, albino crocodiles and synthporn: Chrome Brulée takes one of our throwaway cameras for a ride.
Where to buy our new edition in Belgium
A complete run-down of some of the book shops, concept stores, museums and newsagents that stock our new edition.
Antwerp-based producer Hiele records an exclusive mix for us to mark the upcoming release of our new edition.
Artist Lisa Lapierre meets The Belgian Six
Artist Lisa Lapierre take a fresh and focused look at the works on show at our exhibition, The Word presents The Belgian Six.
Five exhibitions to see during the Summer of Photography
Five must-see exhibitions from this year's Summer of Photography, which opened yesterday in Brussels.
Exhibition view: The Word presents The Belgian Six at Bozar
A few exhibition views of our exhibition, The Word presents The Belgian Six, that opened in Brussels last night.
10 of Belgium’s best weekend getaways
From Liège and Namur to Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels, we unveil 10 of our favourite quirky Belgian weekend getaways.
15 facts and figures about This is Belgium
We handpick 15 facts and figures about our book This is Belgium.
Inside This is Belgium
Word-potographer Miles Fischler plays around with This is Belgium's ubiquitous red rectangle.
Converse collaborates with Belgian street artists
A few images of Converse's recent collaborations with Belgium's most prolific street artists.
Around Belgium in 80 days
Photographer Joke De Wilde, a driving force behind our upcoming book This is Belgium, selects six of her favourite images. In Around Belgium in 80 days.
Six of Belgium’s best travel guides
These six books offer perfect introductions and insights into one of the world's last remaining superpowers.
11 iconic new wave tracks from Belgium
Starman Records head honcho Felix Huybrechts compiled a list of 11 of his favourite 80s Belgian new wave tracks for us.
Exclusive mix number 21 comes courtesy of Kasset, founder of independent label DRLR Records.
Six things to do this weekend
Upper-crust erotica in Antwerp, historial reenactment in Ghent and group shows in Brussels.
Ten things to do this weekend
Concerts in Kortrijk, group shows in Antwerp, vinyls markets in Brussels, drawings in Liège and artists teaming up in Brugge.
Ten things to do in Belgium this weekend
Our weekly round-up of cultural showstoppers marks its return this week with a 10-strong selection of agenda fillers.
Our best Instax moments of 2013
The best Word moments of 2013 captured with the office Instax.
15 spaces for photography in Belgium
From Brussels' Contretype to Antwerp's FoMu, we’ve crisscrossed Belgium looking for the best spaces for photography.
More backstage snap-happiness, this time courtesy of Antwerpers Middle Earth All Nighters
The party we threw in Brussels for our new edition
A gospel pop act that literally brought the entire room to its knees and a bunch of guitar-wielding monks. EPIC.
A Third Rate party at BRASS with M.E.A.N + more
...plus slow journalism on Sochi at FoMu, Jan Verbruggen, Suzan Frecon, Eric Baudelaire...
The Word at BRASS, Brussels
Our new edition hits Belgian stores this week with a brand-new, 'Only for Belgium' €10 cover price. Party!
A weekend of Warhol, Wilde Things, MAD and MØ
...don't miss Gold Panda at Botanique and window dressing with Splash, Can and Cock at Komplot
Brainbox, Richard Serra and Happy birthday dear Academy
...plus Catclub, Gedi Sibony and Everything and More at Tim Van Laere
A weekend of Mykki Blanco, Chvrches and TUFTUFTUFTUF
...plus Freek Wambacq’s Antwerp trailblazing, Etienne Courtois at Island, and Javier Tellez at SMAK.
15 addresses for vintage design in Belgium
A rolodex of addresses for vintage design in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Liège.
BOZAR’s electro art weekend, Blackout + she-movies
Elles Tournent at Botanique, a pre-retrospective of Walter Swennen at Rodolphe Janssen and nightlife Night Vision in Antwerp.
TempoColor’s food for thought and more STUFF.
...plus Jacky Nickerson's Amerikay, Henri Jacobs' not-so-private notebooks and Kate Newby at La Loge
A weekend of Mathématique Moderne, Magnum & Mountain Bike
Under the knife with Orlan and Jean De Groote, Tracey Snelling & Dead Ghosts...
Blackout, Braids and Brussels Art Days
Plus acid house at Kozzmozz, Michael Borremans and billboard art.
Artful pinups and photo shows from the pros
Olivier Cornil in Brussels, One Armed Man, No Age + Private Room at PAK...
20 of the best spaces for emerging art in Belgium today
We round-up 20 of the most exciting spaces for emerging art in Belgium today.
A weekend of Catclub, Unicorn porn and James Pants’ squiggly bits
...plus some classy stuff like Evy Raes at St. Peter's Abbey and Japanese art
Eight of the best rooftops in Belgium
A guide to the elevated eateries, drinkeries and hangouts with the kick-assest panoramas in the country
Eighties, art + Boomtown. This weekend in Belgium
Cinematek goes retro and Brussels' photographers reclaim some space, plus Mario Merz, Stefan Rinck and Robert Suermondt
Belgium’s photography graduates: Heidrun Klos
Fresh from the prestigious art school, she tells us about the challenge of using images for self-expression.
Ghent Jazz and a Belgian Bazaar. This weekend in Belgium
...plus Abner Preis, Tatjana Pieters, Giorgio Morandi and the open air cinema season...
Lucid, Candide and LOLL. This weekend in Belgium.
The Word Magazine has a bookshop whiskey bash while Bozar welcomes the country's best young painters.
Lo-fi fuzz and frolics. This weekend in Belgium.
Idiot Glee and Krystal Klear come to town, Ghent goes runway and Taschen have a jumble sale.
Area codes: Coffeeklatch’s Magali and Bart on Antwerp North
The prolific profilers talk gentrification and architectural gems in this crash course on their north city 'hood.
Thurston’s new Trix and Miaux. This weekend in Belgium.
A roundup of the weekend's most deserving diversions, including a Greens gig, John Webster Johns, Air Liquide, SIC and more
The throwaway project: The Word Magazine in Antwerp
A throwaway camera, an oversized bottle of vodka and tons and tons of laughter. A few more pics from our rooftop party in Antwerp.
Raves, runways and a scorcher heat-wave. This weekend in Belgium
...school's officially out for La Cambre's future luminaries, plus Trago, Preis and Theys hit town.
The Word Magazine in Antwerp – The photographs
One of the best parties we ever hosted, hands down.
Antwerp got dirty
As part of its on-going bid to get sneaker heads the world over to get down and dirty, Converse threw a concert in Antwerp.
Komplot, rooftops, Parr and prodigies. This weekend in Belgium.
The sun will be out for The Word's Antwerp BBQ (promise!) while Brussels basks in the warmth of a Martin Parr retro.
Fear, loathing and funk. This weekend in Belgium
...plus Hester Scheurwater's saucy selfies, John Roberts woos Mr. Wong and Raime and Gary Wilson go to Ghent...
Glory holes, GLBT benefit parties and water closet art.
Ten things to do over the weekend, from the release party of our latest edition tonight to Catclub and Friends tomorrow night.
Woodkid at Botanique and Braeckman at Bozar. This weekend in Belgium.
Koen Theys, Peter Peri and printed words at Be-Part, plus an orchestral outing at Les Nuits...
The best of Antwerp’s future sound
Bart Sibiel chronicles a stream of solid Belgian beats, attracting attention one new sound at a time.
Record barters and garden parties. This weekend in Belgium
… check out Off The Record, BSFF and Oh My Garden, plus Mitch Epstein, Vivian Maier and Le Corbusier.
First glance at The second best. This weekend in Belgium.
...plus two gatherings for graphic design and graffiti junkies while Antony Gormley sculpts up a storm...
Catclub catcalls and a date with Daughter. This weekend in Belgium.
Indie-folk at Botanique and a first-of-Spring from Catclub, plus Hans-Peter Feldmann's conceptual creations.
Belgium’s best independent cinemas
We're big fans of the flicks, and the cool and unconventional spots that screen them. Not a multiplex in sight. Here we present you Belgium's best independent cinemas
L.A. electronica and art book emporia. This weekend in Belgium
PA/PER View proves print's not dead, plus Nosaj Thing, Hindu Nights, Norio Imai and more...
Local Natives and On-Point party on. This weekend in Belgium.
...plus Frieze fave Brenna Youngblood comes to Brussels and Recyclart throws a fete for the kids.
Stylist Pholoso Selebogo’s Antwerp
The sought-after stylist takes us on a jaunt of her favourite neighbourhood hotspots.
Birthdays, exhibitions, fairs and concerts. This weekend in Belgium.
The Word Magazine turns 5, Untitled! gets six candles and James Chance chances Antwerp.
Fear Not, James Pants, We Are Open. This weekend in Belgium.
...plus Dirk Braeckmans pays his respects to Antoine Watteau at Bozar while David Altmejd holds sway over Xavier Hufkens.
Belgium’s best art bookshops
We found the hottest spots for the best and most beautiful art and photo books, all for the bibliophiles who covet them...
Ignatz, Antilux and art therapy. This weekend in Belgium.
Check out our hand-picked collection of delectable concerts and cultural happenings, ripe for your weekend calendar.
Bollyfood and art bonanza. This weekend in Belgium.
Belgium's weekend is bursting with exhibitionists, with Constant Permeke and Clarissa Dalrymple on the cards.
Future, fine art and photography. This weekend in Belgium.
FuTure brings beats to Liége and Weegee's murderous tabloid tales hit Antwerp.
Catclub, Colour One & pre-Christmas crackers. This weekend in Belgium.
Art as usual in the Belgian capital with Harry Gruyaert's colour-love & Antwerp hosts Zero Hour.
Friederike von Rauch’s Sleeping Beauties in Antwerp
German photographer Friederike von Rauch deploys her trademark aesthetic in a study of after-hours art.
Holiday gift guide: The Word’s Christmas wishlist
We help you keep the holiday season's shopping stress levels down with this hand-picked, carefully-selected gift guide.
Hives, Harmonie and art a la carte.This weekend in Belgium.
AB hosts the Hives, Harmonie turns two in Antwerp and the Nationa(al) Pop Up Store pops up in Brussels.
Stephan Schneider on curating the Nationa(a)l Pop Up Store
We spoke with the German designer about his selection, the new generation and why a strong product is always key.
Meet AME, Funky Bompa and DJ SoFa: Belgium’s biggest crate diggers
Bart Sibiel's shout-out to three dedicated Belgian record collectors.
Group shows and guitar heroes. This weekend in Belgium.
Cheap Time and the Bots buzz Brussels while Kissinger turns three in Antwerp.
The standout booths and prints at this year’s edition of Paris Photo
We spent the better part of last Sunday doing the rounds at Paris Photo, capturing the fair's vibrant atmosphere in all its glory.
Slow journalism, fast medium:Bart Kiggen & Magali Elali’s Coffeeklatch
Bart and Magali visit interesting Belgian people in their homes, ask questions, drink coffee, and put it all on Coffeeklatch...
American Dreams and Pink Screens. This weekend in Belgium.
Kaiser Chiefs, queer flicks and a weekend art fix for Brussels, while Ghent gets Digitalism.
MoMu director Kaat Debo on its first decade
Kaat Debo waxes fashionable about the first ten years of MoMu, Antwerp's prestigious fashion museum.
Fashion photographer Zeb Daemen on androgyny and the search for timelessness
Industry wunderkind Zeb Daemen talks timeless images and the appeal of shiny-skinned, alien-like women.
A digital day out in Namur and a dissident in Brussels. This weekend in Belgium.
Oh My Garden moves indoors and Optimo moves cities while Ai Weiwei gets filmed and FIFI and KIKK kick off.
Looking for fashion photographers, artists with day jobs and more…
We're knee-deep in editorial research for our next print edition, and there's a few things we're hoping you might be able to help us with.
Belgian modern art and Catclub’s birthday bash. This weekend in Belgium.
Grizzly Bear, Hot Chip, M83 and Liars plug in their amps, while Catclub celebrates ten years in the city.
Fashion designer Christian Wijnants on his 20th collection and winning the Woolmark prize
Throwing a big party to celebrate winning the Woolmark prize is not really Christian Wijnants' thing, he's saving his energies for Paris next year.
Untitled! at Trix and birthday candles for Caillou Bleu. This weekend in Belgium.
Brussels is abandoned by Philippe Van Wolputte and throws a birthday party for publisher Le Caillou Bleu while Antwerp plays emcee to art by Takis, Tomasz Kowalski and the future of music at Untitled!
An interview with Antwerp-based German designer Daniel Andresen
Antwerp-based German designer Daniel Andresen took time out to chat to us about subjects close to his heart, like the textures and imperfections of a well-spun yarn
Antwerp-based girl DJ duo Soren on gigs and good looks
We met up at Antwerp's Café Normo with Amélie Lens and Rosalie De Meyer to talk about Søren, the DJ act they launched together last year.
Robot photography, Polaroids and fashion walks. This weekend in Belgium.
Modo Brussels sets up shop and Ixelles/Elsene gears up for a Walk #1 while Breton roll into town for a Botanique gig.
Rising Belgian photographer Stine Sampers on the work of a lifetime
Stine Sampers, an artist whose tender years have attracted as much consideration as her thoughtful images, got a solo show at Antwerp's In Aanmaak.
Antwerp’s Helder: a design studio and interior store all in one
At the helm at Antwerp's Helder are a couple of designers whose own creations accompany those of a myriad of young international names...
Clubs, concerts and a SMAK of raw talent. This weekend in Belgium.
The end of Design September is nigh, leaving us with a monster wrap party plus a host of mouth-watering art, music and photography gigs from across the spectrum, across the country.
Antwerp-based fashion photographer Michaël Smits on new directions
Photographer Michaël Smits is moving away from controlled minimalism and getting otherwise inspired, while settling into a brand new Antwerp studio.
Shopping for design at Antwerp’s Atelier Solarshop
We strolled through the streets of Belgium's major cities and picked out our favourite design store gems. Each day this week, tune in for a selection of our favorite addresses and featured items. Today: Atelier Solarshop.
Photography, rap royalty and garden gigs. This weekend in Belgium
This weekend's a big one for all you music passionistas with favourites like Dent May, Best Coast, El-P, Graham Coxon, We Have Band and Bozar's electro fest hitting the Belgian capital, plus photography by newbie Lara Mennes and the poetic abstraction of Geert De Smet's statues...
An interview with the founders of Antwerp-based design practice Unfold
We've been profiling notable Belgian designers this month, and today we talk digital technology and the means of production with Antwerp-based multidisciplinary design duo Unfold.
Art, fashion and Black Dice. This weekend in Belgium
The weekend has landed, bringing with it concerts by Kim Ann Foxmann, Japandroids and Black Dice plus Angel Vergara, Jonathan Meese and a smattering of other worthy art exhibitions
Art, parties and Design September. This weekend in Belgium
There are only two things you really need to know about this weekend: think pink for our latest album release party at Joye Gallery Friday, then move on to Brussels' ubiquitous Design September happenings as they kick off all around the capital.
Photography, painting and outdoor parties. This weekend in Belgium
It's gearing up to be a sun-soaked weekend, so make sure to get down to Brüxsel Jardin's massive outdoor shindig, cure your hangover at Caoutchou Record's lazy Sunday in Antwerp and don't forget to check out the exhibitions of Gert & Uwe Tobias and Tamas Deszo.
An interview with Antwerp-based fashion photographer Frederik Heyman
Frederik Heyman keeps baffling us with his weird, beautiful and stylized images. We catch up with the Antwerp artist at home over tea and cookies.
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