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Class of ’18 – Part I
From queer love to underground snapshots, this is the first batch of our 25 most prominent figures and collectives shaking things up in Belgium this year.
Kanal’s Identity and Alterity: A film noir journey through essential gender-bending visuals
Downtown Kanal's latest large-scale exhibition showcases a variety of photography and film, on representations of gender, the self, domesticity and refugees.
“A tragicomic sense permeates throughout.” Teresa Cos’ binary deconstructions and ritual auditories
Formerly a resident artist at WIELS, Teresa Cos will be unveiling her latest exhibition The Measure of Disorder at Argos this Saturday. If you're a film lover, then you're in for a treat.
Reflecting on the in-between: Megan-Leigh Heilig on understanding “reality”
As part of BOZAR's Somewhere In Between, the group exhibition Fremdkörper brings together various voices to explore the elusive boundaries between physical corporalities and abstract identities. For the occasion, we've invited five participating artists to showcase their works, starting with filmmaker Megan-Leigh Heilig.
15 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Film rights in Antwerp, dance in practice in Brussels and meaty dancefloor jams in Arlon. Go do the right thing.
15 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Happy faces in Ghent, the contemporary art renaissance in Brussels, and late-night shindigs in Antwerp. Go do the right thing.
Honey I shrunk the kids: Jaco Van Dormael’s bagload of capsules
Celebrated Belgian filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael discusses scales, studio tactics and how lovely it is to get to work with family in light of his series of seven capsule videos, in collaboration with signature leathergood imprint Delvaux.
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.
10 essential Belgian movie posters – Part 1
From the essential (C’est arrivé près de chez vous) to the graphic (Bullhead) and the tragic (La Merditude des Choses), we zoom in on the artwork that positioned these movies for longevity.
Revelatory film centre Cinea’s Bart Versteirt selects 8 Belgian movies
Cinea coordinator Bart Versteirt presents his favourite Belgian movies, from the early silent days to the end of the 20th Century.
The absent narrative: the cultural activists forcing the mainstream to take a good hard look at itself
Four cultural rebels each reshaping the cultural debate in their own right, fighting the good fight in their bid to ensure that no one is left out.
20 things to do in Belgium this summer, including 11 essential festivals
We're going to be taking a small break from our weekly agenda, and to make up for it we've put together a more concrete summer agenda full of weeklies and festivals.
11 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Belgian design history in Brussels, urban re-imaginations in Ghent, and Sunday fun in Namur.
De Imagerie’s Anne Reijniers selects 5 Belgian movies
De Imagerie film collective member, and one half of its film festial Visite's curatorial duo Anne Reijniers shares her five most Favourite Belgian Movies.
On creating an alternative to Belgian film festivals, by Eva Van Tongeren
Film-maker and curatorial member of Visite film festival Eva Van Tongeren talks us through the founding and ethos of Visite, and it's contributions to Belgium's ever-growing cinema scene.
De Imagerie’s Eva Van Tongeren selects six Belgian movies
The experimental film-maker and film festival co-curator reveals six key Belgian cinema works.
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.
Antwerp-based producer Hiele records an exclusive mix for us to mark the upcoming release of our new edition.
Eighties, art + Boomtown. This weekend in Belgium
Cinematek goes retro and Brussels' photographers reclaim some space, plus Mario Merz, Stefan Rinck and Robert Suermondt
Ghent Jazz and a Belgian Bazaar. This weekend in Belgium
...plus Abner Preis, Tatjana Pieters, Giorgio Morandi and the open air cinema season...
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.
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
Birthdays, exhibitions, fairs and concerts. This weekend in Belgium.
The Word Magazine turns 5, Untitled! gets six candles and James Chance chances Antwerp.
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
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.
Open doors at Brussels’ design, architecture and film production hub L’Amicale
A bunch of seasoned Brussels designers of different stripes are throwing open the doors of their shared St. Gilles studio as part of Design September this weekend. Pleaseletmedesign's Damien Aresta tells us why we should visit L'Amicale.
Reeling in the years
Martin Scorsese called it one of the most important film collections in the world: We profile Belgium's Royal Film Archive.
The weekend in Belgium 07.06
This weekend you'll find us knee-deep in fashion with both Brussels' La Cambre and Antwerp's famous fashion academy putting on their annual catwalk bash, plus expos and shows up and down the country.
The start-up survival kit
We’ve pieced together a range of survival kit items to get you through the start-up years, from the essential laptop bag to lifesaving Aiki Noodles.
The Valentine’s Day gift guide
Every day of the week we'll be hand-picking one gift that is guaranteed to get you in your loved ones' good books. And we ain't talking heart-shaped boxes...
By telling the story of the aunt and cousin of Jackie 'O' Kennedy, 1976 documentary Grey Gardens shows the face of the American aristocracy fallen from grace.
Our pick of most memorable cocaine scenes in cinematic history, from Charlie Chaplin to Woody Allen.
The weekend 04.11
An exhibition of Belgian designer Walter van Beirendonck, Is Tropical and Gablé in concert, a night packed with music and art at Plastic, Walter Salles' award-winning movies and last but not least a jazz evening to bring a busy weekend to an end. A mouth full.
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.
The weekend 23.9
Our selection of things to do this weekend includes everything from design exhibitions and open door walks to cinematic retrospectives and art shows.
Kenneth Anger’s wet dream
His fans include Jean Cocteau, Tennesse Williams or even Martin Scorsese. American avantgarde director Kenneth Anger (84) is without a doubt the underground cinematic icon to a generation of filmmakers, best know for the homoerotic aspect of his films at a time when displaying love between men on the big screen was still a big no-no.
Contest: All you need is a camera
Just as going digital democratised the sometimes uppity world of photographers, so to has the introduction of HD features that have made movie-making increasingly accessible to anyone toying with a semi-decent camera. No more lugging around heavy and bulky equipment that costs an army and requires years of in depth studies to manoeuvre. Since adding-on […]
Festival: A weekend in Berlin. In Ghent.
For the past decade, Berlin has forged an undisputable reputation as capital of the arts, music and film. Here’s your chance to immerse in this vibrant scene for an entire weekend, without having to leave the country. For its first edition, the Berlinaire festival will invest the Ghent’s Vooruit cultural centre, bringing the hottest talents […]
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