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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.
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 second best edition Brussels release: the polaroids
A few instant classics from the Brussels release party.
An interview with Poppositions founder Liv Vaisberg
"We don’t just want to be the kind of off-fair that shows the artists who got rejected by the official one..."
Newly-installed Art Brussels director Katerina Gregos’ fresh start
After 15 years, Brussels' seminal contemporary art fair gets a new director.
APE founder Jurgen Maelfeyt on The Molem Collective
A limited-run record, a sneaker fiend talking about his obsession and classic hip hop productions. Comes pretty close to nirvana.
The second best edition release party: Brussels
We came, we saw, we launched a top class, prime rib, first rate piece of publishing genius. Here's the evidence.
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...
The Throwaway project: The second best edition preview
The second best edition is out on Friday. An exclusive preview...
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 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.
Preview: an interview with Belgian photographer Julie Calbert
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the revamped Word magazine is almost here. A tantalising teaser of what's in store...
Great Mountain Fire
The Belgian electro-pop-rock stars go forth and do their thang, equipped with one of our famed little throwaway cameras...
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...
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
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...
An interview with Belgian beatniks Bepotel
In the run up to their Ars Musica Electro Night gig on Friday, we spoke with Belgian beatmakers Belpotel...
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.
The photography bundle
Autographed photography books, artist commissions and first-print editions. Belgian photography and The Word in one, yours for 190 euros.
Stylist Pholoso Selebogo’s Antwerp
The sought-after stylist takes us on a jaunt of her favourite neighbourhood hotspots.
The music bundle
VIP treatment at the country's best parties and festivals as well as tons of records, CDs and other kinds of merc'. Yours for 250 dollars.
Preview: How to make it without IKEA
Our April edition will see us dig deep into the spirit of hacking while finding out what life looks like without IKEA
Dalai Lama Renaissance for The Word’s 5 year birthday
To get you all revved up for our fifth birthday bash tomorrow night, check out this sombre mix by Dalai Lama Renaissance.
Birthdays, exhibitions, fairs and concerts. This weekend in Belgium.
The Word Magazine turns 5, Untitled! gets six candles and James Chance chances Antwerp.
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.
Nosedrip for The Word Magazine’s 5 year birthday
Nosedrip is next up on our list of native DJs banging out bespoke birthday mixes to celebrate The Word Magazine's five years.
First glance at our first edition
Our new format magazine will be hitting a shelf near you on April 8. Here's the first sneak peek: a graveyard for army gear
Onda Sonora’s 5 year birthday mix
"People should dance to it in a dark, sweaty basement. Those not dancing should make out." - Onda Sonora's homage to Black
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.
Run Tell Secrecy for The Word Magazine’s 5th birthday
Run Tell Secrecy record an exclusive mix of quick peaks and twitchy beats designed to get under your skin...
Bart Sibiel examines Rock Rally ’82, the album that best showcases the skills of album artwork aficionado Ever Meulen.
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.
The Word Magazine turns 5!
Belgian beats, photography treats and future foundations. We turns five on 22nd February and we're throwing ourselves a party to celebrate.
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”.
Fit to print
In a converted printing press we learn about the early days of Brussels' art activism and post-digital letterpresses.
Bollyfood and art bonanza. This weekend in Belgium.
Belgium's weekend is bursting with exhibitionists, with Constant Permeke and Clarissa Dalrymple on the cards.
The best of Belgium’s beats scene in 2012
2012's key releases of genre-defying, rhythmically driven choons, as chosen by Bart Sibiel.
Future, fine art and photography. This weekend in Belgium.
FuTure brings beats to Liége and Weegee's murderous tabloid tales hit Antwerp.
The Vlek team looks back on 2012 and pick their very favourite new tracks of the year, compiling them in a Word-exclusive mix.
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.
Roos Vandekerckhove and the power of colour
Pistachio green, bright red, indigo blue and fuchsia pink: a few of knitwear virtuoso Roos Vandekerckhove's favourite things...
Jasper Wentzel’s 25 top tracks of 2012
Our series of 2012 playlists continues. This time, the juke box is manned by label promoter slash music buff Jasper Wentzel.
Belgium’s best record shops
Record-hunter Bart Sibiel honours Belgium's remaining legion of well-stocked vinyl emporiums with a list of Belgium's best record shops.
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.
Five discoveries that made 2012 better
Five welcome discoveries - from Discogs stores to badman magazines - that for better or for worse, left their mark on 2012.
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.
25 tracks for 2012 by Disco Naïveté + Exclusive mix
Our very own pop pundit Disco Naïveté counts down his 25 favourite tracks of 2012.
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.
The fashion world of London-based Belgian photographer Gael Delhaye
London-based Belgian fashion snapper Gael Delhaye shot this series exclusively for The Word. Lucky us.
The month of November in numbers
We're counting cards and tallying-up our numbers this month for the first of many monthly crunch sessions.
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.
Kicking off a month of selections, Belgian DJ and producer Jazz Neversleeps selects then mixes 25 of the year's hottest tracks.
Brussels' sound shapers Errorism whip up a jazzy and slow-burning mix for your ears only.
CEO Marco Probst takes Belgian luxury leathergood house Delvaux into the future
"We don't need a star designer. Our product is the star": New Delvaux CEO Marco Probst talks strategy.
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.
Meet AME, Funky Bompa and DJ SoFa: Belgium’s biggest crate diggers
Bart Sibiel's shout-out to three dedicated Belgian record collectors.
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.
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.
Annemie Verbeke on Nationa(a)l Pop Up Store
Womenswear designer Annemie Verbeke gets involved in the Nationa(a)l Pop Up Store in Brussels' Châtelain neighbourhood.
Photographer Nicolas Karakatsanis ‘Adjusting Infinity’ at Alice
Nicolas Karakatsanis' characteristic emotional intensity is back for an exhibition at the Alice Gallery
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.
The best of 2012
We're about to begin publishing our end of year lists, and here's a quick run down of what you can expect.
A retrospective of Belgian photographer Dirk Braeckman in Germany
Dirk Braeckman opens his first solo show at Kunsthalle Erfurt, a retrospective spanning twenty years
Our round-up of standout booths at this year’s nofound fair in Paris
We spent the better part of our weekend scouring the aisles at Paris' nofound photography fair, taking the temperature of contemporary photography as it stands today.
Quentin De Wispelaere’s fashion photography
We kick off our bi-monthly fashion series with Belgian photography talent Quentin De Wispelaere and his slightly eerie images.
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.
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.
Chrome Brulée, or how the cassette came to be reborn in Belgium
Compact cassettes are staging a renaissance. Bart Sibiel explores a shabbily-made music medium well-suited to Belgium's surreal self.
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.
Illustrator Valentine De Cort teams up with Belgian fashion giant Delvaux
Valentine De Cort draws the story of Delvaux's very fashionable leading lady to celebrate the revamped Le Madame bag.
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.
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.
Ten years of Catclub flyers
Celebrating 10 years of Catclub dance floor goodness with a big birthday bash tomorrow night at Brussels' Wild Gallery, we caught up with founder Lady Jane to talk early beginnings, memorable nights and having the best flyers in the world.
An interview with the creative minds behind Belgian fashion label Percy Stone
Percy Stone are yet another creative city-side couple in the early days of their joint enterprise. They answer our questions about their two's company.
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.
Photographer Serge Leblon on his Paris show and the demise of fashion photography
Serge Leblon's personal collection has nothing to do with fashion. His exhibition Composite just opened in Paris.
My fascination with music Made in Belgium, by Onda Sonora’s Bart Sibiel
In the first instalment of a twice-monthly series celebrating his love of music 'Made in Belgium', Onda Sonora's Bart Siebel - radio host, DJ and promoter - takes a closer look at what, exactly, defines Belgium's DIY ethos.
A chat with the owners of Brussels culinary gem Bouchery
Another installment in our series on dynamic duos going it fifty-fifty sees us drop in on Damien and Bénédicte, the creative minds behind Brussels restaurant Bouchery.
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.
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
Belgian electro pop duo Joy Wellboy on life, love and joking about The Clash’s drummer
Belgian two-piece Joy Wellboy talk about sharing the stage, sharing a bed and being mirrors for each other...
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.
Number nine in our exclusive mix series has Brussels-based 23 year old DJ-producer Mezzdub get behind the decks for a one-hour plus long-player of house music at its best.
Belgian photographer Charif Benhelima’s Polaroids at Brussels’ Bozar
His solo show of Polaroids having just opened at Brussels' Bozar, we take a closer look at Belgian photographer Charif Benhelima's work.
Snap happy Elisabeth Ouni’s Polaroid tales
Elisabeth Ouni moves out of the blogosphere for the first time with A Polaroid Story, a celebrated series of stolen moments with the stars.
Five reasons why we deserve a week off
We'll be taking a couple of days off until Monday 22nd October and here's five reasons why you won't make us feel bad about it.
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.
Belgian stylist Benoît Béthume on the launch of Mémoire Universelle, his new bookazine
Stylist Benoît Béthume's bookazine Mémoire Universelle is more book than magazine. The first issue's about love, and it's about to hit a shelf near you.
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