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Novelty Ltd., or how two artists play on the dichotomy between fiction and reality.
An in-depth discussion with the two artists currently on show at Hermès' Brussels exhibition space La Verrière.
Six spaces for emerging art in Antwerp
Some of the diamond city's finest places for exciting art.
15 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Photography evenings, blackout sessions and synth queens. Do the right thing.
Five Belgian art players and the artists they’re banking on
We find out who are the Belgian artists you should be keeping an eye out for.
Brussels-based artist Etienne Courtois’ studio space
We take a look around Brussels-based artist Etienne Courtois' natural light-filled studio.
Inside artist Tim Onderbeke’s Ghent studio
We talk space, suitability and sunlight with the Ghent-based artist.
“It could have happened in Bruges” – Robert Devriendt’s disposable ways
The Belgian Primitive takes us for a ride in a short-lived series full of the usual dose of double-entendre.
Ten Belgian galleries on Art Brussels
We talk location location location with 10 Belgian galleries showing at Art Brussels.
The people, places and projects of Kasper de Vos
Belgian artist Kasper de Vos captures day-to-day inspirations with a throw away camera.
Eppo Dehaes on framing
Eppo Dehaes, manager of Martens Frames, talks on the craft of art framing.
Behind-the-scenes at SMAK with Rinus Van de Velde
23 disposable photographs taken by the current darling of Belgian contemporary art Rinus Van de Velde.
Estate of the art (Part 1): Rainer Judd on her father, Amercian minimalist Donald Judd
In part one of a four-part series of conversations on artists' estates, Rainer Judd reflects on her father's monumental undertaking.
Seven Belgian-based artists to keep on your radar (Part 4)
Part 4 of our selection of seven Belgian-based artists to keep your eyes on.
Estate of the art (Part 2): Bernard Ruiz Picasso on his grandfather’s rich legacy
In part two of a four-part series on artist estates, we delve into the Picasso machinery with grandson Ruiz Bernard.
Estate of the art (Part 3): Stella Lohaus on father Bernard Lohaus’ legacy
In part three of a four-part series on artists' estates, Stella Lohaus discusses the family affair of handling her father's oeuvre.
Seven Belgian-based artists to keep on your radar (Part 3)
Part 3 of our selection of seven Belgian-based artists to keep your eyes on.
Seven Belgian-based artists to keep on your radar (Part 2)
Part 2 of our selection of seven Belgian-based artists to keep your eyes on
Seven Belgian-based artists to keep on your radar (Part 1)
Part 1 of our selection of seven Belgium-based artists to keep an eye on.
Estate of the art (Part 4) – Joel Vandercam on Cobra pioneer Serge Vandercam
Part four of a four-part series on artists and the legacy they leave to their children.
15 Belgian artist talks (Part 1/3)
To kickstart our month of April's special art coverage, we revisit a series of 15 intimate interviews with 15 Belgian artists.
15 Belgian artist talks (Part 3/3)
Fifteen conversations with emerging artists about the Belgian art scene.
15 Belgian artist talks (Part 2/3)
Fifteen conversations with emerging artists about the Belgian art scene.
20 shades of Jean-Baptiste Bernadet
The French-born, Brussels-based artist plays around with one of our disposable cameras.
A new kind of barbecue, the Feuerring combines art, design and enjoyment.
With the summer season finally upon us, an artist-designed barbecue redefines the meaning of outdoor, culinary fun.
The drawings, and friends, of Gijs Milius
Gijs Milius draws uncanny portraits of friends he discusses his work with.
Antwerp-based artist Kasper De Vos
Belgian emerging artist Kasper de Vos (1988) talks to us about his evolving oeuvre and art hungry moments.
The vivid paintings of Brussels-based artist Alejandra Hernandez
Colombian-born artist Alejandra Hernandez talks to us about her striking recent series Keep My Treasures Where I Can See Them.
Balls & Glory, a group show of nine emerging Belgian artists
The show's five curators discuss initial intentions, selection process and how they decided on the exhibition's name.
Thomas Houseago at Xavier Hufkens
With a solo show at Brussels' Xavier Hufkens Gallery, we take a look at the work of LA-based artist Thomas Houseago.
Photographer Thomas Vandenberghe
In an extended interview, the Ghent-based artist discusses photography as therapy.
Photographers Ruben Tomas and Gert Motmans
We get a glimpse of Ruben Tomas' and Gert Motmans' photographic work presented by Alexandra Beirnaerdt in Antwerp this weekend.
Artist Tine Guns
The Ghent-based artist talks to us about her latest body of work.
Gallerist Roger Szmulewicz on Antwerp
Gallery Fifty One's owner Roger Szmulewicz shares his favourite Antwerp addresses.
Photographer Sébastien Van Malleghem
Photographer Sébastien Van Malleghem (1986) is this year's recipient of the Bozar Nikon-Monography Series Award for his reportage PRISONS.
Curator Ils Huygens on artist Jasper Rigole
Ils Huygens talks to us about artist Jasper Rigole's new exhibition, now on view at Hasselt's Z33.
Artist and curator Lieven Segers
Antwerp-based artist Lieven Segers (1975) on his curated exhibition Pom' Po Pon Po Pon Pon Pom Pon at Middelheim Museum and his solo show The Joke Is On Me at Base Alpha.
M Museum’s Eva Wittocx on Sarah Morris
Curator Eva Wittocx shares a word with us on British artist Sarah Morris and her work currently on display at Museum M in Leuven.
A talk with Montblanc’s perfumer Olivier Pescheux
We talk to Montblanc's perfumer about what goes in a perfume and the process from brief to bottle.
We take a look at the work Clément Montagne created in the context of our residency project, Dusangneuf Osangsett.
Sarah Morris at Museum M Leuven
Exhibiting at Museum M Leuven, Sarah Morris explores urban power structures with her abstract, bright and graphic paintings.
Michael Marson on Behind the Blinds
Michael Marson talks to us about his new online fashion and photography platform, Behind the Blinds.
Dirk Snauwaert on Stan Douglas
Dirk Snauwaert talks to us about Stan Douglas' monumental exhibition at WIELS.
Area codes: Grand Maison’s Céline Fouarge on Liège
As one of the owners of the recently opened Grand Maison coffee shop, Celine shares her top address in and around Liège.
Photographer Michèle Matyn
Michele's Matyn's elusive yet mesmerizing photographic work is featured in our soon to be released September edition.
5 book publishers not to miss at the WIELS Art Book Fair
Five independent book publishers to visit at this weekend's WIELS Art Book Fair.
Pauline Hatzigeorgiou on Art On Paper
Art on Paper curator Pauline Hatzigeorgiou talks changing directions for the fair's fifth edition, taking place at Bozar.
Freek Lomme at Z33
Freek Lomme delves into the poetics of tactility in his recently opened exhibition at Z33.
YBAP Pre-selection jury: Martin Germann
Another stellar addition to this years's YBAP pre-selection jury, Martin Germann contextualizes his contribution.
YBAP Pre-selection Jury: Marie-Noelle Dailly and Benoit Dusart
Benoit Dussart and Marie-Noelle Dailly from Incise team up for this year's YBAP as pre-selection jury members.
Kris Martin, Belgian based, internationally known, artist lays out his favorite homegrown addresses.
YBAP Pre-selection Jury: Florent Bex
Flor Bex leaves us a couple of words on contributing to the selection of finalists of this year's Young Belgian Art Prize.
Un-Scene III at Wiels
Thirteen talents, Belgian born or based, are exhibited at WIELS's recent and third edition of Un-Scene. Here are the highlights.
We catch up with artist Etienne Courtois a few days after his exhibition opening in Brussels.
We talked to Grégory Decock to celebrate his 10 years of providing fun on the street-signs of Brussels.
7 Belgian contemporary art world insiders to follow on Instagram
Selected Instagram feeds for all the contemporary art world news you need.
Stephanie De Smet’s Inside green
Photographer Stephanie De Smet, Instagram's #insidegreen queen, reveals the ins and outs behind her iconic series.
Foreseen at Poppositions
Art collective Foressen take to Poppositions with one of our throwaway cameras.
Wim Lambrecht on Tabula Rasa
LUCA's Wim Lambrecht discussed curating his recent exhibition 'Tabula Rasa,' showing now at Dr. Guislain Museum
Cas-Co, a co-working space for artists
Cas-co's art space and ateliers set a new standard for Leuven's burgeoning art scene.
Belgian gallerists on Art Brussels
20 Belgian gallerists talk Brussels, its art fair and what to do in the capital city before leaving.
Adelheid De Witte
Artist Adelheide de Witte on her latest series of painting, Guest rooms, that she'll be showing in her Gent studio this weekend.
The pulse of a city: 25 visual tributes to Brussels
Art institutions, online radio, graphic design studio, independent magazine: this is how Creative Belgium sees Brussels.
Introducing The Absolut Andy Warhol Art Exchange
What Absolut's recently-launched Andy Warhol Art Exchange is all about, and what you need to do to participate.
Curator talk: Devrim Bayar and Robert Heinecken
We talk starting points and focus with Devrim Bayar, curator of Wiels' recently opened exhibition on Robert Heinecken.
15 facts and figures about This is Belgium
We handpick 15 facts and figures about our book This is Belgium.
Converse collaborates with Belgian street artists
A few images of Converse's recent collaborations with Belgium's most prolific street artists.
Michaël Borremans at Bozar
Exhibition views of Bozar's hotly-anticipated Michaël Borremans quasi-retropspective, As sweet as it gets.
The Affordable Art Fair’s sixth edition
We dropped in The Affordable Art Fair to see what's cracking at the entry-level end of the market.
The second best edition: The video
Our latest issue, the second best edition, explained in a 49'' edit.
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.
The second best edition at Recyclart
Our second best edition comes out in few days and we're celebrating with a release party at Recyclart on Friday 12 April.
Interview: PA/PER VIEW curator Frances Horn
In the run-up to the three-day book bash, we had a chat with the PA/PER View curator about why print is no longer dead
The photography bundle
Autographed photography books, artist commissions and first-print editions. Belgian photography and The Word in one, yours for 190 euros.
Why should you pay for something you’re used to getting for free?
Including a sneak preview of our next edition's stand-out features, five reasons why paying for The Word ain't such a bad thing.
Kulter collective art director Julie Dassaud’s Amsterdam
A new feature sees guest contributors take us round their favourite neighbourhood hotspots. First up: Amsterdam's Kolenkit
Doing the rounds at Paris’ independent publishing fair Offprint
Paris' Offprint, a three-day gathering of publishing purists, took place over the weekend alongside Paris Photo. We were there.
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.
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...
Get in bed with Hotel BLOOM!
With a little over a week to go before its 8th edition kicks off, we're pleased to reveal one of Art'n BLOOM!'s limited edition duvet designs.
Art Brussels’ 30th edition
The 30th edition of Art-Brussels opened last night and we were there to take the temperature and give you our pick of must-sees.
Our very own Christmas tree, made by our intern Raya using pages from the white album. Boom.
Facing the blank canvas: Vadim Vosters
"It is not the moment one stands before a new canvas that I start thinking about what to paint; when I order the canvas I already know what to do with it", says Belgian artist Vadim Vosters.
Facing the blank canvas: Matthew Crasner
In part two of our series on the relationship between artists and the blank canvas we talk to Brussels-based artist Matthew Crasner.
The white album release party photographs
A giant blank canvas, magazines dangling from the ceiling and a 100 piece strong collection of snow globes: Photographs of last Friday's release party.
The interview: Dirk Braeckman
Following the opening of his most extensive retrospective to date in Leuven's M Museum, we meet Dirk Braeckman, arguably Belgium's most prominent photographer, to talk analogue photography, eliminating colour and working against photography as a medium. Includes our visual review of the exhibition in the image gallery at the bottom of the page.
The weekend 28.10
With most of the country gearing up for a four-day weekend, the cultural calendar is full of things to do. Here, we highlight a festival, a concert, a two-night party, an urban retail trail and two exhibitions which we very much hope will be to your liking.
The weekend 14.10
Exhibition? Check. Live concert? Check. Second hand fashion show? Check. Party? Check. Have a nice and sunny weekend...
Art Brussels: The gallerists
With over 170 participating galleries, 80% of which come from abroad, Art Brussels is as international as it gets. Following one of many office discussions, where the topic du jour was gallerists dress sense (bright and bold colours vs plain black), Joke settled the debate, capturing local and European gallery owners as well as others coming […]
Art: The snake farmer
Any artist’s main goal and driving force is creation. Creating life could be deemed the ultimate achievement. Sébastien Rien, a 27- year-old multidisciplinary artist who has been fascinated by reptiles and marine creatures for as long as he can remember, found a way to regroup his passion with his work as an artist. His current […]
Art for arts sake: London’s Frieze Art Fair
The weekend before last saw the return of the Frieze Art Fair in London, so we thought we should take a look for ourselves and see what the fuss was about. Frieze art fair is a pilgrimage of sorts for art lovers and dealers; an almost sacred spot to pose while you peruse the finest […]
Naked and bare
Cultural life in Brussels might shift into lower gear during the summer but contrary to popular belief, it does not die and disappear into a vortex of oblivion. Amongst the recommendable activities available to those whom, by choice or by necessity, will spend the better days of the summer in the city, the opening of […]
Lynch: Saying it without words
David Lynch’s career has spanned over 40 years, directing critically acclaimed films like Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986) and Mulholland Drive (2001). What is less known is his parallel and extensive oeuvre of surrealist artwork. The Max Ernst Museum in Germany held a major exhibition this past winter, presenting more than 150 pieces by […]
Follow the Guide – The Video
Over two months after, it’s high time to refresh your memories and remind you of the interactive design exhibition we organised early September with a three minute video directed by Gaetan Saint-Remy of Sep Stigo Films. The three opening nights were as good a success as we had hoped for (this being our first truly […]
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