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Thank god for contemporary art, thank god for Brussels
A tribute to the art fairs, institutions, galleries, non-profits and private collectors who make Brussels the best place on the planet for contemporary art.
Thank god for Poppositions
The fifth edition of the fair that isn't a fair reinforced its necessity for Brussels.
14 works and walls to see at Art Brussels 2016
A fair of human proportions, a renewed sense of purpose and natural (yes, natural!) light. A brief review of a few hours spent walking the aisles at Art Brussels this morning.
MIMA’s Raphel Cruyt on opening a new museum
The co-founder of MIMA discusses the young museum's location, its bottoms up approach and its name.
Independent directors Liv Vaisberg and Olivier Pesret on the fair’s debut edition
We talked natural fits, comparisons and excitements.
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.
French-born, Brussels-based electronic producer Jardin
The prolific producer talks family, philosophy and being dirty.
20 shades of Jean-Baptiste Bernadet
The French-born, Brussels-based artist plays around with one of our disposable cameras.
Make.Brussels, a call for projects to kick-start life back into Brussels
A total of 10 projects will be selected, winning 30,000 euros each to see their project through.
Make.Brussels: 10 workshops you must attend
Attend one, or all, of these ten information sessions to put your idea in prime position for the 30,000 euros prize money.
Full disclosure: Why we’ll soon be urging you, over and over again, to submit a project for Brussels
A few words about our work on Make.Brussels, Atrium.Brussels' latest initiative to reenergise downtown Brussels.
A night at the opera: Béatrice et Bénédict at La Monnaie
We're giving 10 lucky readers the chance to invite two of their friends at La Monnaie's latest production. Find out how to win.
The drawings, and friends, of Gijs Milius
Gijs Milius draws uncanny portraits of friends he discusses his work with.
Brussels’ street-workouts brotherhood Wolf’s Bar
Meet the six-member-strong team of toned and tense youngsters aged between 16 and 25 taking over Brussels' public parks.
Exclusive mix 57: Maoupa Mazzocchetti
To coincide with the release of his debut full-length album, the Brussels-based producer contributes to our exclusive mix series.
Brussels-based producer samuelspaniel’s 10 favourite Belgian releases
Fresh from the release of his EP Farniente, the Brussels-based producer selects 10 of his favourite Belgian cuts for us.
Fashion designer Mansour Badjoko wa Lileko on making real clothes
The fresh-faced local designer on ideals, reality and how the fashion industry is racist, sexist and classist.
Five things to do during this weekend’s Museum Night Fever
Young Belgian bands at BELvue, violence at the Army Museum, jazz at Autoworld and haircuts at WIELS.
That time we…. Profiled the country’s burgeoning punk-rock-noise scene (Part 1)
We look back at our November 2014's edition profile piece on five upcoming Belgian noise-rock-punk outfit, with a first interview with Brussels-based Mountain Bike.
Exclusive mix 55: Handless DJ
Handless DJ concocts an exclusive mix, setting the tone for his set at the Dream edition release party.
Doris Cleven’s 13 best Belgian animation short films
We delve into the world of Belgian animation shorts films through the curator of the Brussels Animation Film Festival.
Rick Shiver’s 20 favourite Belgian releases
The nightlife impresario confirms his knack for the eclectic with this 20-strong selection of local gems.
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.
That time we…Took a closer look at the local legacy of architect Jacques Cuisinier
Writer Bart Sibiel and photographer Veerle Frissen take a tour of Jacques Cuisinier's Brusilia tower.
Subbacultcha’s 10 favourite Belgian releases
Set to take over Brussels' L'Ancienne Belgique for its annual The Sound of the Belgian Underground festival, we asked indie music mag Subbacultcha to select some of its favourite Belgian cuts.
Digging deep for lost treasures
With an exhibition of his monumental found footage collection opening at Brussels' Sorry we're Closed gallery in Brussels tomorrow, we sit down with collector Thierry Struvay to talk about his life-long passion for flea market finds.
Brussels-based experimental two-piece Razen’s favourite Belgian releases
Set to appear on our weekly FM Brussel radio show tonight, Razen handpick 11 of their favourite Belgian releases.
On Mont des Arts by Vincent Crémer
Vincent Crémer opens up about the legendary Brussels' skate spot.
Exclusive mix 53: Richie Santos
Hip hop, afro-beat, some local rap love and an exclusive Damso track. Shit's about to get real.
Exclusive mix 52: Ameel Brecht (Razen)
A timeless and tricky exclusive mix from, Ameel Brecht, one-half of experimental psych duo Razen.
Cinematic puppetry in La Monnaie’s Hänsel und Gretel at Bozar
Film projections, shadow puppetry, archaic cinema techniques and live acting all combine in this remake of a fairy tale classic.
The future is cooking (4/5): Nicolas Scheidt on Vilhjalmur Hilmar Sigurdarson
We continue our food nomination series with Nicholas Scheidt on Vilhjalmur Hilmar Sigurdarson.
The future is cooking (5/5): Pascal Devalkeneer nominates Mélanie Englebin
In the final instalment of our five-part food nomination series, Pascal Devalkeneer picks Melanie Englebin.
The future is cooking (1/5): Benoit Dewitte on Damien Bouchery
As part of the November-December issue, we turned to the country’s reputable and well established chefs to nominate tomorrow’s next big kitchen hero.
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.
Yvan Mayeur’s favourite Brussels addresses
Yvan Mayeur, mayor of the city of Brussels, reveals his neighbourhood institutions.
Five key success tips for fine food professionals
The Word Magazine and Atrium pairs up to give key success tips for fine food professionals.
12 addresses for home-cooked food
We've scoured the country on the look out for the best national foods around, from best Iranian and best Turkish to best Lebanese and best Senegalese restaurants. 12 addresses that'll send you on a world culinary tour and back.
Diane Hennebert on Brussels
Diane Hennebert, founder of the creative alternative school Out of the Box, shares a few of her favourite Brussels addresses.
The fuzzy-haired local trap princeling delivers an exclusive mix heavy on the weird, wobble and wonderful.
Painter Frédéric Dumoulin
Following the opening of his solo show at Island, artist Frédéric Dumoulin discusses his work, its starting points and influences.
Best for Arts and Crafts in Brussels
We visit 15 of the most specialized, and secret, studios and ateliers in Brussels and find out what, exactly, is their craft made of.
Rudi Vervoort on Brussels
Seasoned politician and head of the Brussels Region, Rudi Vervoort reveals his favourite restaurants, record shops and public parks.
Alexis Ryngaert’s Brussels
Design gallery Victor Hunt founder Alexis Ryngaert opens up about his adopted hometown, Brussels.
We join forces with Brussels Ketjep and five of Brussels' most infamous graffiti writers to give our editorial themes saucy makeovers.
Dirk Snauwaert on Stan Douglas
Dirk Snauwaert talks to us about Stan Douglas' monumental exhibition at WIELS.
Best for basketball
Our selection of some of the best basketball courts in Belgium.
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.
Wim Clauwaert on WIELS’ Art Book Fair
We talk to WIELS' Art Book Fair organiser Wim Clauwaert about running the newly expanded and multi-discipline fair.
Musique Chienne’s Brussels
Sarah, aka Musique Chienne, presents her favourite Brussels addresses, from tasty eateries to best for bargain hunts.
Why The Word Magazine is free again
A couple of words on why oh why we're back on the country's streets as a free magazine.
The Word presents “A night at the opera” with La Monnaie
We're organising two exclusive nights at La Monnaie and are taking readers along. Read on to find out how to win.
YBAP nominee Hana Miletic takes one of our throwaway cameras on a tour of Belgium, through Bozar, past Molenbeek and into Ghent.
Young, dynamic and hungry for new addresses, Non Peut Être shares with us a list of their favourite places in Brussels.
Les Disques de Crépuscule revivalist James Nice reveals 10 of his favourite Belgian releases.
Hannelore Van Dijck
To mark her nomination for this year's Young Belgian Art Prize, we take a close look at Hannelore Van Dijck's recent works.
Recto Verso’s Marie Hocepied
Marie Hocepied, founder of Recto Verso, reveals her picks for unwinding and spending quality time with family and friends.
Eighteen year old brusseler. Wulfy Benzo want people to listen to this mix while they are dying. Please, don't.
Why we take FM Brussel’s closure personally
We weigh-in on the debate surrounding the recently-announced closure of local radio station FM Brussel.
Didier Vervaeren on The Belgians at BOZAR
With The Belgians, his recently-opened exhibition at Bozar, Didier Vervaeren lays out the ins and outs of this curatorial project.
21 essential addresses for pots & plants
We do our bit for mother nature and reveal 21 of our favourite addresses for pots and plants in Belgium.
Behind the scenes at Un-Scene III
We ask assistant curator Marwann Frikach to capture the set-up phase of Wiels' Un-Scene III, which opened to the public last week.
Thin Consolation x Unknown References
Exclusive mix 39 comes courtesy of Thin Consolation and Unknown References. Its starts soft then slowly starts hitting you. Hard.
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.
Flagey’s Gilles Ledure
Flagey's Gilles Ledure sets up his classic picks of Brussels addresses.
We talked to Grégory Decock to celebrate his 10 years of providing fun on the street-signs of Brussels.
23 record shops in Belgium (Part 1)
We've crisscrossed the country to select its most notable and enjoyable record shops
7 new releases in Belgian underground music
We debut a monthly series on new Belgian releases with Shetahr, Wulfy Benzo, Sagat, DSR Lines, KZK, HRNS and Bright Entity.
Foreseen at Poppositions
Art collective Foressen take to Poppositions with one of our throwaway cameras.
Julie de Drée
We ask Atelier 210's co-curator Julie De Drée for her selection of favourite Belgian releases.
First things first: Bright Entity
Bright Entity, a pop-infused electronic duo, is the first release to come out of Brussels imprint Holger Tracks. And it's dope.
A night at Art Brussels
We take a midnight march through Art Brussels, enjoying unobstructed views of some of the best contemporary art in the world.
Musique Chienne sent us this blend of sunny pop tunes and we couldn't dream of a better soundtrack to end the week with.
First things first: KZK
We talk to electro-pop pranksters KZK who have just released an album's worth of dance floor hits and piss-take-funny anthems.
New kids on the block: Bayer & Bayer
There's a new, English-inspired barbershop in town and it's called Bayer & Bayer.
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.
New kids on the block: Le Colonel
Newly opened restaurant Le Colonel may just become an institution for the city's meat lovers.
Brussels based outfit Different Fountains concocts a sweet and sour savoury mix for us.
First things first: Yokai (with free download)
We interview Brussels-based psychedelic afro-funksters Yokai about their killer four-track debut EP.
Every single little Brussels-inspired object you gave us
We archived each and every of the Brussels-inspired memorabilia you donated to our Time Capsule project.
WIELS senior curator Zoë Gray
We ask recently appointed Wiels's senior curator Zoë Gray about her favourite places in Brussels.
Exclusive mix 34 comes courtesy of Brussels-based, DRLR-affiliate samuelspaniel.
The Word presents Locals Only on FM Brussel and 22tracks.
We'll soon be starting a weekly radio show as well as curating a monthly streaming playlist and want to get your promos.
New kids on the block: Record store Escalade
We paid a visit to Brussels' newest record store Escalade to find out what they had in their crates.
KASK graduate photographer Pauline Miko
With her first Brussels solo show opening tomorrow, young Belgian photographer Pauline Miko talks memory, medium and mentors.
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.
New Kids on the Block: Olivier Biltereyst & Laurent Bouchat
There's a new 20th century design and art book store that's just opened in the Brussels neighbourhood of Uccle.
Liyo's about to launch her own party in Brussels, and she recorded an exclusive mix as an invitation to you all.
Looking for interns
We're looking for students to join our Brussels office and its many different internship possibilities. Read on and get in touch.
On bpost Vs. indie record labels
Vlek co-founder Julien Fournier lets loose on the Belgian post's steep charges.
Gilbert Fastenaekens at Botanique
We preview veteran Brussels-based photographer Gilbert Fastenaekens' retrospective at Botanique.
Veteran digger and record collector DJ Sofa delivers a world music-infused exclusive mix.
Brussels Biker Boys outtake #1: People
These are the people, the human faces, behind one of Brussels' most notorious biker squads.
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.
We the people: Eric Corijn on Brussels
A discussion about Brussels we had with the respected cultural philosopher and social scientist Eric Corijn.
This is (our) Brussels
To mark the release of The Brussels Special, we take a trip down memory lane to pull-up some of our favourite Brussels features.
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.
Area codes: Damien and Bénédicte’s Brussels
Award-winning restaurant Bouchéry's owners Damien and Bénédicte reveal their Brussels.
The Brussels Special – Party pictures
Photographs from the night we had to mark the release of our new issue, The Brussels Special.
LDBK head honcho Julien Mourlon reveals his favourite Belgian releases. And they're street-savvy.
On-Point teams up with Brussels Philharmonic
We talk to On-Point Records about its recent partnering up with Brussels Philharmonic as the Belgium Trombone Quartet.
He's the first one to play at our after-party this Friday, so we asked him for an exclusive mix.
To mark our Brussels Special hitting stores, we're having a party right across the road from the King's Palace. No kidding.
People of Belgium, rise up!
Doing our (little) bit to fight the power, we captured some of last week's national protest with one of our throwaway cameras.
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