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20 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Graphic design gold-mines in Liège, minimalist perfection in Antwerp and smoozey love songs in Brussels. Go do the right thing.
“The chaos of the city could be exhausting as a citizen, but as an artist, it’s a treasure.”
Five foreign-born, Brussels-based artists on their newfound home, and the kind of impact the city has had on their work.
20 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Snapshots of the Middle East in Brussels, electro-mania in Charleroi and artist blind dates in Ghent. Go do the right thing.
Class of ’17 – Part II
Take a look at 8 more of the most influential Belgians who broke through the mould in 2017.
Class of ’17 – Part I
Take a look at the first 8 of some of the most influential Belgians who broke through the mould in 2017.
“I think you need some guts to live here”: The enduring and contradictory appeal of Borgerhout
We round up some of Borgerhout’s most involved and committed residents to consider the neighbourhood’s many different facets and discuss what makes it the hotbed of possibilities and potential it is today.
The six sequences of ADAM’s collection, part 5: The Aesthetics of Abundance
A "thrilling adventure of the real": how plastics facilitated formal innovation in the 1960s.
“I’ve always had something of a fascination for folkloric figures”: The tall tales of sculptor Eric Croes
We caught up with the artist Eric Croes in his Etterbeek studio to talk myths, artistic renewal and the clumsiness of ceramics.
10 essential movie posters – Part 2
From the essential (La Promesse) to the graphic (De Zaak Alzheimer) and the revolutionary (23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles), we zoom in on the artwork that positioned these movies for longevity.
Why Belgium needs to look closer to home before pointing fingers.
With the country's seeming unwillingness to tackle its own fundamental failings head on, its ability to hold a moral compass up to its international partners stands diminished.
Photographer Joke de Wilde photographs and interviews Mechelen-based, family-owned Circus Ronaldo.
Save the D.A.T.E
In its ever growing quest to cement its reputation as an all-round creative force, the city of Antwerp, is putting on the second edition of D.A.T.E.
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.
The throwaway project: Jonathan Meese
As throwaway adventures go, artist Jonathan Meese's one is pretty fucking bonkers.
15 spaces for photography in Belgium
From Brussels' Contretype to Antwerp's FoMu, we’ve crisscrossed Belgium looking for the best spaces for photography.
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...
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.
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
Deck chairs at DOK & a Knokke pop up shop.
...plus an afternoon soirée with Holy Something, Recorders at BSF and tonnes of arty types hit town
Belgium’s photography graduates: Lisa Spilliaert
Last but certainly not least, Lisa Spilliaert brings the series to a close...
Belgium’s photography graduates: Lenka Lukacovicova
The recent graduate talks abandonment issues and the abundance of space in her graduation series Muses
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 gets Ten Days Off. This weekend in Belgium
...plus IETS in Knokke, mumblecore, Pierre Lefebvre and graphic arts explored...
Belgium’s photography graduates: Miles Fischler
School's out. Miles Fischler is first in our series of interviews with recently graduated Belgian photographers.
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.
The Young Belgian Art Prize 2013: Jean-Baptiste Bernadet
Number two in our series of interviews of nominees for the newly-renamed Young Belgian Art Prize 2013.
The Young Belgian Art Prize 2013: Félicia Atkinson
"I'm used to being judged": the young artist on what it means to be a finalist for Belgium's seminal art prize.
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
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.
Opening tonight: Parallax Scrolling group show
A group show presenting the works of six upstart Brussels-based artists.
Homage to Haneke and Les Nuits sounds off. This weekend in Belgium.
… plus Charleroi's Janssen show, Death Grips Kortrijk and a weird and wired weekend in Aalst
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...
Roni Horn at Munich’s Sammlung Götz
The Iceland fan has been building up an eclectic oeuvre including sculptures, drawings, photography, installations and books.
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.
The big bang of satellite fairs
Some call them parasites, others an affordable alternative. Whatever way you look at them, their number has mushroomed in the past decade
Consummate Brussels collector Dimitri Jeurissen talks Art Brussels
"Look at the art and not at the market. And build real relationships with the artists..."
10 things to do during Art Brussels
An artful selection of activities that includes everything from off-fairs to parties and openings.
The Throwaway project: The second best edition preview
The second best edition is out on Friday. An exclusive preview...
Exhibition: The Bride and the Bachelors at London’s Barbican
We had a peek at the fascinating expo centered around the father of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp.
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.
The throwaway project: Design Miami with Victor Hunt
Build-up, beaches and Mustang backseats all feature in this latest palm tree-themed instalment of The throwaway project...
Swans, Xiu Xiu and a look back on YSL. This weekend in Belgium.
...plus Stanley Whitney and Humo's Rock Rally darlings, Compact Disc Dummies...
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...
Birthdays, exhibitions, fairs and concerts. This weekend in Belgium.
The Word Magazine turns 5, Untitled! gets six candles and James Chance chances Antwerp.
The throwaway project: Thomas Bayrle at Wiels
Wiels curator Devrim Bayar documents the installation of a Thomas Bayrle retrospective with one of our throwaways...
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...
King of Pop and Works on Paper. This weekend in Belgium.
Feast on Found Footage and the overlooked lyrics of Pop's overlord, Michael Jackson.
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.
Hip-hoppers and showstoppers.This weekend in Belgium.
Get all rapped up with Mykki Blanco in Liège and Sessions Urbaines hip-hop happening in Brussels, and lots lots more...
Interview: New York star curator Clarissa Dalrymple
The celebrated New York art guru has been let loose on Xavier Hufkens Gallery where she reveals a very personal selection
Private Investigations at Beursschouwburg
Beursschouwburg plays host to a mash-up of art, music and more with an eleven week tribute to our love of salvaged stuff...
Xavier Hufkens presents…Clarissa Dalrymple
An exhibition curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, “the most aristocratic bohemian on New York's contemporary art scene”.
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.
The year’s best photography blogs, Tumblrs, books and shows
We're casting a wistful glance back at what made 2012 so great à la photography. With Bartolomé Sanson, Alex Salinas and more...
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.
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.
An interview with Wiels curator Devrim Bayar about her project Le Salon
As Le Salon turns one year old, its founder and Wiels curator Devrim Bayar fills us in on the Brussels' premier go-to art guide.
Music festival Autumn Falls and exhibitions galore: This weekend in Belgium
Ghent's Museum Night does art in the dark and Autumn Falls in Brussels.
Adeline and Alexandre on the opening of Nationa(a)l Pop Up Store
Cousins Adeline and Alexandre's blink-and you'll-miss-it one stop shop for Belgian creative entrepreneurs sets up in Brussels.
Group shows and guitar heroes. This weekend in Belgium.
Cheap Time and the Bots buzz Brussels while Kissinger turns three in Antwerp.
Photographer Nicolas Karakatsanis ‘Adjusting Infinity’ at Alice
Nicolas Karakatsanis' characteristic emotional intensity is back for an exhibition at the Alice Gallery
A retrospective of Belgian photographer Dirk Braeckman in Germany
Dirk Braeckman opens his first solo show at Kunsthalle Erfurt, a retrospective spanning twenty years
Dirk Braeckman and Zarina Bhimji in Amsterdam double expo
Photographer Dirk Braeckman explores the filmmaker within and is joined by artist Zarina Bhimji for a joint expo in Amsterdam
American Dreams and Pink Screens. This weekend in Belgium.
Kaiser Chiefs, queer flicks and a weekend art fix for Brussels, while Ghent gets Digitalism.
Photographer Frieke Janssens takes your last shot before you die
The Belgian photographer is embarking on a sort-of-morbid mission to make you immortal.
Group show We do not remember the Berlin Wall opens tomorrow in Brussels
The 12 multidiscipline artists that make up Emilie Pischedda & Barthélémy Schöller's group show bring new blood to an old city.
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.
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!
Imitating amateurs: Dutch photographer Michiel Burger
We sat down with the photographer in Brussels to talk about why he chooses to ignore common aesthetics and instead imitates the amateurs... and what his dad's underpants have to do with it.
Photographer Vincent Delbrouck’s solo show Autofiction in Bienne
Vincent Delbrouck’s new exhibition has just opened in Switzerland and we nabbed him to discuss this latest artistic endeavour and the meditative qualities of his creative process.
An interview with the founders of Brussels art gallery VidalCuglietta
Barbara Cuglietta and Lilou Vidal: a pair of Brussels-based gallery owners share the reasons for their mutual appreciation in our series on winsome twosomes.
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.
Brussels’ drawing fair Art on Paper spotlights an underrated discipline
The annual drawing fair has booked into the White Hotel for the weekend and we've done the rounds of the best scribblers so you don't have to.
Fairs, parties and Art on Paper. This weekend in Belgium.
Fill your weekend agenda with Blackout, a Kid Koala gig plus a massive photo fair at Tour & Taxis.
Lost in Kassel: Our visual take on Documenta 13
Equipped with a throwaway camera and a programme, we took a stroll around Kassel and dropped in on some of Documenta's more inspiring exhibtions before the whole thing disappeared for another five years.
An artist’s view: Documenta 13 by Felicia Atkinson
We took a nighttime stroll with Felicia Atkinson, a local visual artist who was picked up by Kassel's Super Tokonoma while at this year's Documenta to participate in an off-exhibition, of sorts.
Brussels photographer Julie Scheurweghs on her solo show at Amsterdam’s De Brakke Grond
Julie Scheurweghs has just scored her first solo photography exhibition at Amsterdam's De Brakke Grond, a show that sees the 24 year old Ostender search for beauty in the banal.
The craftsmen that are the backbone of Belgium’s design industry
It’s a well-known fact: behind every great designer lies a great craftsman. We've visited five specialised ateliers in Belgium to bring to the fore those that usually take a backseat.
Documenta 13: an interview with fair director Chus Martinez
Documenta, Kassel's 100 day contemporary art exhibition, is coming to a close. We speak to organiser Chus Martinez before the internationally renowned art gig disappears for another five years.
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
Brazilian design celebrated at stunning Brussels venue Ampersand House
We made ourselves at home at Ampersand's very homely gallery to contemplate the Brazilian Modern exhibition, an insightful showcase of Brazilian furniture worthy of extra special attention this Design September.
Graphic design exhibition Eat symbols opens at Pimpinelle in Brussels
We paid a visit to Rue de Flandre's Pimpinelle, a unique concept store that will play host to its very first art exhibition this weekend as part of Design September. We found a unique cooking class replete with graphics and sound.
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.
Sylvain Willenz’s Glassworks exhibition opens at design dealer Victor Hunt in Brussels
Probably the most exciting glass-based design expo you're likely to see in a while, we got a sneak preview of local boy Sylvain Willenz's tables and vases at Victor Hunt in the lead up to Design September.
A wide-eyed interview with homegrown up-and-coming artist Gideon Kiefer
We're bringing our art special to a close with a conversation with Belgian artist Gideon Kiefer about his new Indian adventure, nightly terrors and ego's place in the life and death of an artist.
Internationally recognised inseparable artists Gilbert & George on their Brussels’ solo show
We sat down with the infamous London pair Gilbert & George just before the opening of their 'London Pictures' exhibition at Brussels' Albert Baronian.
Inside artist Sara Bjarland’s Ghent studio
Finnish artist Sara Bjarland has set up a temporary digs in Ghent's HISK, which we took as our cue to have a nose around at her nature-inspired work...
Parties, pop-up shops and festivals. This weekend in Belgium
Following a short summer hiatus, we're back this week with our usual pickings of weekend happenings.
A look at artist Gideon Kiefer’s recent work
Bringing our art special to a close, we review the intriguing drawings and collages of Belgian artist Gideon Kiefer.
An interview with Belgian rising star photographer Lara Gasparotto
We sat down with rising Belgian photography star Lara Gasparotto to talk about her spontaneous way of working, Renaissance paintings and finding her own aesthetic.
Inside Ghent-based Belgian artist Sofie Muller’s studio
The next instalment in our peeping tom series on artists' studios, we let ourselves in to Ghent-based Sofie Muller's workspace.
A look at up-and-coming photographer Lara Gasparotto’s recent body of work
We continue our series of portfolio presentations with the captivating work of up-and-comingg photography talent Lara Gasparotto.
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