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Kris Martin, Belgian based, internationally known, artist lays out his favorite homegrown addresses.
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.
DJ Azer’s Ghent
If Azer has been around, his beloved Ghent was always in his heart. Let's find out about his best kept secret.
23 record shops in Belgium (Part 2)
As we promised, here is the second part of our journey throughout the most enjoyable records shops in Belgium.
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.
Best for child play
We’ve criss-crossed the country to reveal the best playgrounds that Belgium has to offer.
Eliza Sys’s Los Angeles
We catch up with an old family member who's now based out in LA capturing its streets.
If I ruled the world: Graphic design student Amina Saadi
We debut a new series giving a voice to the country's student body with KASK graphic design student Amina Saadi.
Best for live music, Part 2
Part two of our live music venues roundup takes us from Namur to Ghent and back.
KASK graduate photographer Pauline Miko
With her first Brussels solo show opening tomorrow, young Belgian photographer Pauline Miko talks memory, medium and mentors.
To celebrate their latest compilation hitting Bandcamp, Caoutchou Records dig deep to reveal their favourite Belgian releases.
First things first: Hypochristmutreefuzz (with free download)
Noise-rockers Hypochristmutreefuzz on eating honey and what their parents think of their music.
Stien Bekaert’s fragile found footage collages
KASK graduate printmaker Stien Bekaert on first intentions, artistic expressions and interpretations.
Area codes: DIFT founders Yves and Bert’s Ghent
DIFT founders reveal Ghent's best coffee bars, tattoo parlours, restaurants and bars.
We discuss references and influences with the Antwerp-based photographer.
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.
To mark their appearance in our Beats in Belgium feature, Ghent-based Caoutchou Records deliver exclusive mix 24.
Our picks of Belgian beat acts at this year’s summer festivals
We select some of the Belgian beat acts making the rounds at this year's summer festivals.
Artist Lisa Lapierre meets The Belgian Six
Artist Lisa Lapierre take a fresh and focused look at the works on show at our exhibition, The Word presents The Belgian Six.
Five exhibitions to see during the Summer of Photography
Five must-see exhibitions from this year's Summer of Photography, which opened yesterday in Brussels.
Exhibition view: The Word presents The Belgian Six at Bozar
A few exhibition views of our exhibition, The Word presents The Belgian Six, that opened in Brussels last night.
10 of Belgium’s best weekend getaways
From Liège and Namur to Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels, we unveil 10 of our favourite quirky Belgian weekend getaways.
15 facts and figures about This is Belgium
We handpick 15 facts and figures about our book This is Belgium.
Inside This is Belgium
Word-potographer Miles Fischler plays around with This is Belgium's ubiquitous red rectangle.
Six of Belgium’s best travel guides
These six books offer perfect introductions and insights into one of the world's last remaining superpowers.
11 iconic new wave tracks from Belgium
Starman Records head honcho Felix Huybrechts compiled a list of 11 of his favourite 80s Belgian new wave tracks for us.
Michaël Borremans at Bozar
Exhibition views of Bozar's hotly-anticipated Michaël Borremans quasi-retropspective, As sweet as it gets.
Exclusive mix number 21 comes courtesy of Kasset, founder of independent label DRLR Records.
Six things to do this weekend
Upper-crust erotica in Antwerp, historial reenactment in Ghent and group shows in Brussels.
New book: Stine Sampers
We talk to photographer Stine Sampers about the release of her book, under the city lies a sea, with Art Paper Editions.
A Third Rate party at BRASS with M.E.A.N + more
...plus slow journalism on Sochi at FoMu, Jan Verbruggen, Suzan Frecon, Eric Baudelaire...
A weekend of Warhol, Wilde Things, MAD and MØ
...don't miss Gold Panda at Botanique and window dressing with Splash, Can and Cock at Komplot
Brainbox, Richard Serra and Happy birthday dear Academy
...plus Catclub, Gedi Sibony and Everything and More at Tim Van Laere
A weekend of Mykki Blanco, Chvrches and TUFTUFTUFTUF
...plus Freek Wambacq’s Antwerp trailblazing, Etienne Courtois at Island, and Javier Tellez at SMAK.
15 addresses for vintage design in Belgium
A rolodex of addresses for vintage design in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Liège.
BOZAR’s electro art weekend, Blackout + she-movies
Elles Tournent at Botanique, a pre-retrospective of Walter Swennen at Rodolphe Janssen and nightlife Night Vision in Antwerp.
TempoColor’s food for thought and more STUFF.
...plus Jacky Nickerson's Amerikay, Henri Jacobs' not-so-private notebooks and Kate Newby at La Loge
Blackout, Braids and Brussels Art Days
Plus acid house at Kozzmozz, Michael Borremans and billboard art.
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.
A weekend of Catclub, Unicorn porn and James Pants’ squiggly bits
...plus some classy stuff like Evy Raes at St. Peter's Abbey and Japanese art
Deck chairs at DOK & a Knokke pop up shop.
...plus an afternoon soirée with Holy Something, Recorders at BSF and tonnes of arty types hit town
Music: Interview with Wastelands’ Herlinde and Kasper-Jan Raeman
The Subbacultcha! affiliate turns two this summer and moves to new digs
Belgium’s photography graduates: Lisa Spilliaert
Last but certainly not least, Lisa Spilliaert brings the series to a close...
Eight of the best rooftops in Belgium
A guide to the elevated eateries, drinkeries and hangouts with the kick-assest panoramas in the country
Music: DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith at Boomtown Festival
When not making shitty demos in hotel rooms the Brooklyn blow-in can be found rocking the world's summer festivals
Eighties, art + Boomtown. This weekend in Belgium
Cinematek goes retro and Brussels' photographers reclaim some space, plus Mario Merz, Stefan Rinck and Robert Suermondt
Music: Interview with 10 Days Off’s Jeroen Delodder
He talks pop star DJs, ones to watch and choosing the lineup for one of the world's most progressive electronic music gigs.
Ghent Jazz and a Belgian Bazaar. This weekend in Belgium
...plus Abner Preis, Tatjana Pieters, Giorgio Morandi and the open air cinema season...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
Future, fine art and photography. This weekend in Belgium.
FuTure brings beats to Liége and Weegee's murderous tabloid tales hit Antwerp.
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.
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.
Group shows and guitar heroes. This weekend in Belgium.
Cheap Time and the Bots buzz Brussels while Kissinger turns three in Antwerp.
American Dreams and Pink Screens. This weekend in Belgium.
Kaiser Chiefs, queer flicks and a weekend art fix for Brussels, while Ghent gets Digitalism.
Stubborn Heart’s post-dubstep and Imaginary Family’s pretty storytelling
Tune in to the 90s hip-hop hammerings of New York's Ratking and more new music, as always selected for us by Disco Naiveté.
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.
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.
Robot photography, Polaroids and fashion walks. This weekend in Belgium.
Modo Brussels sets up shop and Ixelles/Elsene gears up for a Walk #1 while Breton roll into town for a Botanique gig.
An interview with Belgian photographer Maroeskja Lavigne
Maroeskja Lavigne's series on Iceland resulted in her being the only Belgian photographer to be nominated for Foam's Talent Issue. We caught up with the 22 year old to talk David Lynch and the relationship between humans and the natural world.
Clubs, concerts and a SMAK of raw talent. This weekend in Belgium.
The end of Design September is nigh, leaving us with a monster wrap party plus a host of mouth-watering art, music and photography gigs from across the spectrum, across the country.
Photography, rap royalty and garden gigs. This weekend in Belgium
This weekend's a big one for all you music passionistas with favourites like Dent May, Best Coast, El-P, Graham Coxon, We Have Band and Bozar's electro fest hitting the Belgian capital, plus photography by newbie Lara Mennes and the poetic abstraction of Geert De Smet's statues...
An interview with the founders of Ghent-based design imprint Studio Woot Woot
Founder of Ghent-based Studio Woot Woot Karen Soors is kicking about at La Fabrika with collective exhibition 'Colour' . She kicks of our Design September-inspired series of profiles of outstanding Belgian designers.
Art, parties and Design September. This weekend in Belgium
There are only two things you really need to know about this weekend: think pink for our latest album release party at Joye Gallery Friday, then move on to Brussels' ubiquitous Design September happenings as they kick off all around the capital.
Inside artist Sara Bjarland’s Ghent studio
Finnish artist Sara Bjarland has set up a temporary digs in Ghent's HISK, which we took as our cue to have a nose around at her nature-inspired work...
Parties, pop-up shops and festivals. This weekend in Belgium
Following a short summer hiatus, we're back this week with our usual pickings of weekend happenings.
Inside Ghent-based Belgian artist Sofie Muller’s studio
The next instalment in our peeping tom series on artists' studios, we let ourselves in to Ghent-based Sofie Muller's workspace.
Photography, painting and outdoor parties. This weekend in Belgium
It's gearing up to be a sun-soaked weekend, so make sure to get down to Brüxsel Jardin's massive outdoor shindig, cure your hangover at Caoutchou Record's lazy Sunday in Antwerp and don't forget to check out the exhibitions of Gert & Uwe Tobias and Tamas Deszo.
Design, drawings and an electronic music festival. This weekend in Belgium
We've selected six exhibitions, two music festivals and two parties for this weekend's agenda-fillers.
Street art, vintage fashion and a canal-side party. This weekend in Belgium
Shake off the office and get into Brussels' much loved Catclub this weekend, then get shopping at Vide Dressing au Garage before heading to Ostend's Storm Thorgerson album art fetish fest and Kosmorigins street art expo. A balmy Belgian weekend awaits.
The weekend in Belgium 12.07
Your Belgian weekend's all music with Dour Festival and 10 Days Off for those of you who like it electronic. Brussels, meanwhile, is putting on a music flea market and a big night out in the Marolles with Manu Chao while Ghent hosts art by Sonic Youth legend Lee Ranaldo.
The weekend in Belgium 05.07
It's shaping up to be a saucy weekend in Belgium and here at the office we're particularly hyped about Ghent Jazz, Cactus festival, Les Ardentes and afterwork vintage shopping down at the Centre of Fashion and Design.
The weekend in Belgium 28.06
This weekend stars a hefty host of exhibitions in Belgium, including In Sight, H Urban and Ghent's Kask school end-of-year, as well as the summer-induced madness that is the start of the July sales, including a big one at everyone's favourite design shop, La Fabrika.
The weekend in Belgium 21.06
With nine sumptuous exhibitions - from Sol LeWitt to Jeff Ladouceur - plus a concert by Californian five-piece Thee Oh Sees and the latest installment of Catclub, there'll be no time for gardening or DIY this weekend. You might as well face it.
The best green spaces in Belgium
Can't get away for a holiday? Never fear. Joke De Wilde and Anne Catharina Richards have scoured Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels and captured on film their favourite green oases for your lounging and picnicking pleasure.
Travel photography part three: Jan Opdekamp’s 9000miles
We're off on a 9000 miles journey across Europe today with an unruly bunch of nine misfits.
The best travel spots in Belgium
This month is all about travel at The Word, and we've been busy touring the country trying and testing Belgium's best and most original getaway spots, from habitable Trojan horses to design hotels and the loveliest of bed & breakfasts.
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 weekend in Belgium 31.05
Join us at the Bozar shop on Friday for the launch of our grey album, but feel free to tuck into any of the other worthy happenings in Belgium this weekend, like Paul Wackers, Kelley Walker, El Anatsui expos, plus Rankin's Rubbish and more.
The weekend in Belgium 17.05
We're all set for another long bank holiday weekend and this one's filled to the absolute max with exhibitions from Anne De Gelas, Wangechi Mutu, Frederik Heyman and others, plus concerts by skinny redhead King Krule and Bass Drums of Death.
The weekend in Belgium 10.05
Coming soon to a weekend near you: a rare gig by legendary Belgian hip-hop group De Puta Madre and expos by Jean-Christophe Nourisson, iconic graffiti artist Kool Koor, Dutch painter Aaron Van Erp, Jan Yoors, Sharon Lockhart, German photographer Jessica Backhaus and more.
The weekend in Belgium 26.04
The weekend is set to be a good one for music lovers with the country's concert halls graced by the likes of The Lemonheads, The Beatnuts, Dandy Warhols and Wallace Vanborn. Plus there's an art book market in Ghent and exhibitions by Ian Wilson, Will Rogan, Stef Renodeyn and Lisa Carletta.
Art Brussels’ 30th edition
The 30th edition of Art-Brussels opened last night and we were there to take the temperature and give you our pick of must-sees.
The best architectural renaissances in Ghent
In the second part of our series on repurposed old spaces and buildings, up-and-comer Adriaan Hauwaert takes a look at Ghent's Huis van Alijn and the Nucleo project.
The weekend in Belgium 05.04
The orange album's mother-of-all-parties might be behind us, but never fear. This weekend's got a new wave fest, second hand shopping and a bunch of expos, from Gert & Uwe Tobias, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova, Erica Svec and Zachary Wollard.
The weekend in Belgium 29.03
This weekend, everyone's off to The Word's orange album release party. Oh, and there's also exhibitions of Charley Case, Joel Morrison, Andres Serrano, Lara Gasparotto and Ford Madox Brown, plus parties at Brussels' Catclub and a Helmet gig. It's going to be a busy one.
New name, new game
We're talking band re-baptisms as part of our series on new beginnings, with Belgian musos The Glimmers, MonkeyRobot, New Bleeders and BRNS on why they did it and how it changed things (or not).
The weekend in Belgium 22.03
From Jeffrey Clancy's metallica to Kubrick's lonely cities, and all the Gustavo Riegos, Kirsten Pieroths, Koen Vanmechelens in between, throw in an average temperature of 17° and some cold, fizzy Jupe and you're set for a killer weekend in Belgium.
The weekend in Belgium 15.03
What does your future hold? A workspace-cum-gallery in St. Gilles, a darkly colourful show by Nicolas Van Kerckhove, plus expos at ALICE, Artiscope and Salvo and everything in between. Oh, and Madball play hard ball in Antwerp.
The weekend in Belgium 08.03
Another busy weekend for all you people out there: there's Liège's photography biennal, exhibitions by JessicaYatrofsky, Muller Van Severen, Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille, plus a party thrown in your honour by Belgian label On-point and a concert in Magasin 4.
The weekend in Belgium 01.03
After a week off and with 4 exhibitions, 3 concerts & a night at Brussels' museums, our selection of weekend happenings is back on track.
Little Trouble Kids
With their debut album Adventureland, Boston Tea Party have reinvented themselves as Little Trouble Kids. They've been busy living up to their shiny new name.
The weekend 09.02
Exhibitions of Cy Twombly, Chantal Akerman and Naoto Kawahara, Azari & III and Jedi Mind Tricks in concert, plus a London getaway special revealing the must-sees on the island this weekend.
The weekend 03.02
It's a balmy minus 8° out there, but these weekend shindigs should warm you up: ProPulse Festival, Catclub and a Pierre Besson expo in Brussels, vintage shopping and a metal gig in Antwerp, and electronic music in Ghent. Have an outrageous weekend.
The weekend 26.01
This weekend has exhibitions of Don Brown, Wouter Feyaerts and Daan van Golden in store. Plus: Get your hands on a contemporary art piece without getting your wallet out at Bozar and take in your dose of music at Transardentes or the Gym Class Heroes concert.
The weekend 19.01
Christopher Coppers' exhibition opening in Brussels tonight, the incomparable Chilly Gonzales on Sunday night and a couple of design (Tomas Alonso at Victor Hunt), photography (Ben Murphy at Stieglitz 19 and Swedish photography at Zebrastraat) and art (Nikolay Oleynikov at Komplot) shows in between.
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