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14 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Exhibition openings, improv' jazz nights, intimate screenings and the mother of all concerts at Vooruit in Ghent this Sunday.
An intimate discussion with contemporary art space Netwerk’s two new artistic directors
We talk ethos and implementation with the space's new artistic directors
15 things to do in Belgium this weekend
B-boy battles in Charleroi, infinite flowers in Antwerp and democratic re-organisation in Ghent.
Inside Tom Poelmans’ Berchem studio
Step inside the Antwerp-based painter's tiny, light-flooded studio.
“There is NO reason for things to be as they are.” The world according to Aline Bouvy
Ask us, the world needs more Aline Bouvy’s.
Six spaces for emerging art in Antwerp
Some of the diamond city's finest places for exciting art.
The drama in Robert Devriendt’s oeuvre
"Perhaps there is too much of a reality I cannot project my feelings onto, so I have to use my imagination."
The scientific pop art of Alice Janne
The Brussels artist on her archive-based practice, her local scene and her projects.
The demystifying practice of artist Adriaan Verwee
Were discuss local art scenes, childhood influences and precarious moments with the Ghent-based artist.
Highway hero Xavier Mary
The Liège-born artist's powerful poetry for the motorised age, that celebrates the country’s automotive obsession in all its glory.
Artist Emmanuel Van Der Auwera’s cautionary tales
A conversation with last year's Langui Prize winner.
Artist Haseeb Ahmed’s tunnel tricks
The Zurich and Brussels-based artist on the stimulating yet exhausting aspects of life as an artist in Belgium today.
Pre-order the new and updated edition of This is Belgium
All you need to know about the new and updated edition of our guidebook This is Belgium, now available as a pre-order.
The intricate and intriguing work of Brussels-based artist Sanam Khatibi
We talk interests, impulses and imbalances with the Iranian-born, Brussels-based artist.
Crossing the Atlantic with Aline Bouvy
The Brussels-based artist takes us from Anderlecht to NYC.
Behind the scene at Xavier Mary’s Diesel project space
Ruins and Renaults come together in this revealing documentary series shot by the contemporary Belgian artist.
The two artists currently in our residency house
We talk with Rachel Gruitjers and Stef Renard as they settle into our residency house for the next three months.
Painting propaganda: The work of artist Sergio De Beukelaer
With a solo exhibition of his work opening this Friday at Plus One Gallery, we take a closer look at the work of Belgian artist Sergio De Beukelaer.
Teenage angst: Artist Lisa Lapierre’s three-month stay at our residency project
Wit a final presentation of her most recent work opening this Thursday, we take a closer look at the world of the Brussels-based artist.
Nine spaces for emerging art in Belgium
The people and places promoting emerging art in Belgium today.
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.
Ten Belgian galleries on Art Brussels
We talk location location location with 10 Belgian galleries showing at Art Brussels.
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.
Artist Tine Guns
The Ghent-based artist talks to us about her latest body of work.
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.
Painter Frédéric Dumoulin
Following the opening of his solo show at Island, artist Frédéric Dumoulin discusses his work, its starting points and influences.
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.
Photographer Michèle Matyn
Michele's Matyn's elusive yet mesmerizing photographic work is featured in our soon to be released September edition.
YBAP Pre-selection Jury: Tania Nasielski
Concluding the YBAP pre-selection jury talks, Tania Nasielski from 105Besme expands on the diversity of this years portfolios.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SMAK’s Iris Paschalidis on Jef Geys
SMAK's Iris Paschalidis opens up on curating Jef Geys' recent exhibit
We talked to Grégory Decock to celebrate his 10 years of providing fun on the street-signs of Brussels.
The Venice Biennial
La Grande Dame of art biennials might be seen as a tat dated but it is still the most important art event in the world.
7 Belgian contemporary art world insiders to follow on Instagram
Selected Instagram feeds for all the contemporary art world news you need.
Art Brussels artistic director Katerina Gregos
What Art Brussels looks like through the eyes of its artistic director, Katerina Gregos.
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
Photographer Griet Van de Velde
We talk to photographer Griet Van de Velde about her artistic practice and the two men instrumental to her visual narrative.
Pass. A group show deep in the Flemish Ardennes.
We take a stroll through a monumental group show set within the bare landscapes of Belgium's Flemish Ardennes.
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.
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.
50 photographs from Art Brussels
Here's our pick of 50 photographs from this year's edition of Art Brussels, which closes today at 20h00.
Belgian gallerists on Art Brussels
20 Belgian gallerists talk Brussels, its art fair and what to do in the capital city before leaving.
15 galleries to visit at Art Brussels
We've toured the halls to handpick the 15 galleries to visit during Art Brussels. We've also added six concerts to the mix.
Ren Hang opens up to us about his provocative images and risking jail time.
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.
Eliza Sys’s Los Angeles
We catch up with an old family member who's now based out in LA capturing its streets.
Art critic Sam Steverlynck takes one of our office throwaway cameras over to Art Dubai to capture its ninth edition.
WIELS senior curator Zoë Gray
We ask recently appointed Wiels's senior curator Zoë Gray about her favourite places in Brussels.
KASK graduate photographer Pauline Miko
With her first Brussels solo show opening tomorrow, young Belgian photographer Pauline Miko talks memory, medium and mentors.
44 Gallery’s Luc Rabaey on Collage & Photography
We discuss Gallery 44's recently-opened show Collage & Photography with its founder Luc Rabaey
M Museum’s Eva Wittocx on Peter Buggenhout
We talk to M Museum's senior curator Eva Wittocx about her exhibition of Belgian contemporary artist Peter Buggenhout's work.
Stien Bekaert’s fragile found footage collages
KASK graduate printmaker Stien Bekaert on first intentions, artistic expressions and interpretations.
Belgian photographer Lara Gasparotto at Berlin’s Kromus + Zink gallery
With her solo show in Berlin opening on Friday, we catch up with Belgian photographer Lara Gasparotto
Area codes: Ingrid Deuss’ Antwerp
We take a stroll through gallery owner Ingrid Deuss' Antwerp.
The rum diaries: Belgian artists in Cuba
An ambitious group show uniting some of Belgium's foremost contemporary artists has just opened in Cuba. And we were there too.
Curator talk: Devrim Bayar on Le Musée des Erreurs
WIELS curator Devrim Bayar talks about her latest show, Pierre Leguillon's Le Musée des Erreurs.
Gilbert Fastenaekens at Botanique
We preview veteran Brussels-based photographer Gilbert Fastenaekens' retrospective at Botanique.
Area codes: Thierry and Sarah’s Antwerp
Thierry Vandenbussche and photographer Sarah Van Marcke take us on a neighbourly walk around their Borgerhout.
Area codes: Jurgen Maelfeyt’s Ghent
Set to open his own bookshop-come-gallery this Thursday, we ask APE's Jurgen Maeyfelt about his favourite Ghent hotspots.
Area codes: Virginie Devillez’ Brussels
Curator and Middlemarch co-founder Virginie Devillez reveals her favourite neighbourhood spots.
Announcing our Brussels special
With just under two weeks before going to print, pre-orders for our next edition are now open
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.
Michaël Borremans at Bozar
Exhibition views of Bozar's hotly-anticipated Michaël Borremans quasi-retropspective, As sweet as it gets.
Six things to do this weekend
Upper-crust erotica in Antwerp, historial reenactment in Ghent and group shows in Brussels.
15 spaces for photography in Belgium
From Brussels' Contretype to Antwerp's FoMu, we’ve crisscrossed Belgium looking for the best spaces for photography.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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
Xavier Hufkens presents…Clarissa Dalrymple
An exhibition curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, “the most aristocratic bohemian on New York's contemporary art scene”.
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.
An interview with Belgian painting prodigy Rinus Van de Velde
We sit down with Belgian artist Rinus Van de Velde to talk about his working process, living in a fake reality and why the world doesn’t really need art.
The weekend in London 21.06
Jack White goes solo, Eva Rothschild gets involved with school boys, Stephen Willats continues to deconstruct the role of art and The Mutant Disco crew throws a party with Bill Patrick. This is your London weekend.
Projet Digilence’s Emilie and Valentin
Emilie Pischedda and Valentin Souquet are a duo in lots of ways: they are artists, lovers, parents and founders of Brussels-based art production hub Project Digilence.
Felicia Atkinson and Bartolomé Sanson
In the fourth part of our series on illuminating couple-collaborators, we introduce multi-talents Felicia and Bartholomé whose pooled resources include books and records.
The weekend 12.01
With exhibitions by American artist Shirley Jaffe, Belgian Fauvist Ferdinand Schirren and fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, as well as shows on the Brazilian design scene and the best album artworks of 2011, the start of the year sure is high on culture.
Hans Op de Beeck’s stark realities
Although many artists describe themselves as ’multi media artists’, few deserve the tag as much as Brussels-based Hans Op de Beeck.
The weekend 09.12
Weekend's about to kick off and we have just what you need in terms of culture-fix: Three exhibitions and a party in Brussels, three shows in Antwerp and one in Ghent.
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: Rinus Van de Velde
In the third instalment of our series discussing the challenges for artists in facing a blank canvas, we speak with Belgian artist Rinus Van De Velde, who currently is exhibiting in Berlin.
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.
Facing the blank canvas: Manor Grunewald
Five emerging Belgian artists talk to us about what it feels like to stare a blank canvas in the eye. First up, Ghent-based painter Manor Grunewald (26), featured on our white album's cover.
The weekend 30.9
Short on plans for this weekend? Sift through our hand-picked selection of film and art festivals, exciting exhibitions and booming all nighters to keep you busy.
Art Brussels: The way we look at art
Are you the “hands in the back” or more of a “chin-stroker” kind of person? The type to frown and focus or simply smile? Our photography intern Joke went to the opening of annual contemporary art fair Art Brussels last week to find out how different people look at art in different ways. Photography Joke […]
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