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The Word Magazine at Librairie Candide
The instant camera antics of a few friends of The Word Magazine, as seen at last week's launch at Librairie Candide...
Best of les Belges: festival season’s homegrown must-sees
Here’s our hand-picked selection of native musos to check out during this summer's festival season.
Ghent Jazz and a Belgian Bazaar. This weekend in Belgium
...plus Abner Preis, Tatjana Pieters, Giorgio Morandi and the open air cinema season...
Music: The must-see acts of the Belgian festival season 2013
Tonight Rock Werchter marks an explosive start to the festival season. Check out these insider tips on what not to miss.
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.
Photography: Eva de Gols
The recent Narafi graduate's eye-catching series on family chaos caught our eye.
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.
DJ Walrus offers up a bangin' brew to get us in the mood for tomorrow's do.
Here's what's soundtracking The Word's sojourn in the capital of cool capitals.
Area codes: Dieter Van Den Storm’s Brussels North district
Change to this gritty cityscape is a long time coming...Brussels' north inner city gets a once-over.
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.
The Sound of Bristol vs Belgium
Bristol Archive Records chronicle Bristol's sound from its post-punk roots to today. Perhaps it's Belgium's turn to do the same.
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
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 All*Stars: Max and Randa
Shoes say more about you than any of the rest of your wardrobe picks. And sneakers say even more.
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.
DJ Athome of Pneu Records and Palais Chalet fame whips up an especially-dedicated concoction of experimental numbers...
Another show about promotion and advertising material
Austrian-born graphic designer Stefan Seigmeister is at le Grand Hornu for a discourse on his commercial ventures..
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.
The Word Magazine All*Stars: Damien and Olivier
“They really are my gig and festival sneakers. They could write a book”
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...
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.
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...
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.
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