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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.
The weekend 01.12
Lineart Art Fair and Hercules and Love Affair's Andy Butler in Ghent, Belgian photography and discount designer shopping in Antwerp, Jasper Johns in the countryside and, last but not least, Robert Devriendt and a temporary design store in Brussels.
The weekend 18.11
Design exhibitions, photography fairs, fashion sales, vintage markets, live shows and DJ nights. People take note, your weekend's about to kick off and it's going to be big.
The interview: Dirk Braeckman
Following the opening of his most extensive retrospective to date in Leuven's M Museum, we meet Dirk Braeckman, arguably Belgium's most prominent photographer, to talk analogue photography, eliminating colour and working against photography as a medium. Includes our visual review of the exhibition in the image gallery at the bottom of the page.
The weekend 11.11
A camera phone photography exhibition in Ghent, a Paul Smith exhibition in Antwerp, a fashion show of second-hand creations, a gay-cinema festival, I Love Techno in Ghent and a rap concert in Brussels.
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.
Open door policy: Studio Simple
Meet designers Ann Vereecken and Jeroen Worst from Ghent-based design practice Studio Simple in part three of our series on Belgian design studios.
The Word on teenage territories
We photograph the interiors of four individuals whose teenage territories have been stuck in the past.
Horses on water
Photographer Sarah Eechaut takes a behind the scenes look at a hydrotherapy centre's work with horses in need of treatment. Including a short video, the feature shows the animal's more fragile side.
Rise and shine: producer Dynooo
Dynooo‘s future-forward, Blade-Runner-grade productions have earned him quite the following in Word HQ. With a string of releases to his name, the latest of which surely won a world record for longest ever title (I Feel Like PLaying Sim City Straight From The Floppy And Run A Tornado All Over My Perfectly Functioning Town After […]
Looking for old wallpapers
Part of our ongoing quest to document nostalgia and memories lost, we’re currently working on a series with photographer Siska Vandecasteeleto capture wallpapers of a bygone era. Think slightly pale-ish tones, flower or polka dot patterns and the distinct stench of humidity. If you have just recently moved into an old townhouse plastered with layer-upon-layer of such […]
We want to shoot your childhood bedroom
We’re looking for bedrooms that have frozen in time. Bedrooms that still have Luke Perry or Tiffany Amber-Thiessen posters on their walls. Bedrooms that still have their cheesy Tom & Jerry or Top Gear bedspreads. Above all, bedrooms that have remained untouched. In short, we’re looking to shoot your teenage sanctuary, provided your parents haven’t […]
10 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Crackpot house in Brussels, film debates in Antwerp and rap galore in Ghent.
The yellow album launch party
A new colour, the yellow album. And not one, but two parties. One in Brussels on Friday 20th May. And one in Ghent on Saturday 21st May. In Brussels on Friday, 20th May from 19h00 onwards. Address – L’Epicerie Fine de la Senne, Rue de Bon Secours 4-6 Bijstandstraat 1000 Brussels (a 2min walk from Prive Joke). […]
Exhibition: Veerle Frissen’s theatre of disturbed women
Veerle Frissen, whose intimate portraits have been gracing the magazine’s pages for over a year now, is currently showing her striking Théâtre des Femmes Perturbées series in Ghent’s ZebraStraat. All the pictures in the exhibition are self-portraits of the photographer in various situations and deal with women’s image. The women depicted aren’t necessarily Veerle and […]
The word with Dum Dum Girls
Best place to get a tattoo? Forearm // London @ Shangi-la Words for the future you? Chill out. Favourite love songs? Fade Into You – Mazzy Star Ladies And Gentlemen… – Spiritualized Analy – Minko For which reason was Richard Gottehrer so high on your personal list when you first got the opportunity to […]
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 […]
The word with Ping Pong Tactics
Local heroes and hailed as the “next big thing”, the Belgian kids from Ping Pong Tactics played a last minute concert at Ghent’s Kinky Star last Friday. The Huyghe brothers and best drummer of Sint-Laureins just released their latest record Sensual Dancing on cassette. We met up with lead singer Bert just before a fire […]
Tell your people to call my people and we’ll do lunch…
Midday is crunch time at Word HQ, which means we’ve built up a considerable knowledge bank of places we can call upon for an immediate fix of culinary double-deckers. Spanning our customary urban triangle of Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels, these are the places you’ll find us queuing up round about 12h10. Photography Veerle Frissen Brussels […]
Calling all photographic talent: the portfolio
Part of our annual re-jigging of some of the magazine’s pages and sections, we thought it necessary to shine a new light on a section of ours that, we feel, has somewhat been left to run its own course. The portfolio is a photographic carte blanche given to a photographer whose work we like. The […]
Spread The Word – the video
A short video about where we spread The Word, and how. Click here for our full list of distribution points. With extra special thanks to Julien Hassid (director), Jochem Thyssen (distributor/actor), Yassin Serghini (photography/camera).
On the way to the office – season’s finale
With Veerle‘s internship drawing to a close (sadly, she’s leaving us today), we bring you the latest installement in her continuing series. Here, she wanders the Ghent neighbourhoods of Ledeberg and Gentbrugge, dilly-dallies in the forest of Wenduine before ending up in Blankenberge. PS: No lengthy parting speeches to give, except to say a big […]
Looking for curves, class and a splash of cuteness
If Don Draper would loosen up a little, he’d most definitely do so at Radio Modern parties. Known for their heady mix of fifties fun, pettycoats and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll, the Radio Modern crew now have their eyes firmly fixed on their next challenge: to bring Burlesque fun to your nights, in the […]
On the way to the office – part three.
Given the visual treats we’ve been getting from Arnaud and Adrien, Veerle’s wandering photography series has taken somewhat of a back seat. Bringing her back to the fore, here’s part three of her world in images:
On the way to the office – part two.
Here’s the second installement of our intern Veerle‘s continuing series captured on her way to work. Landscapes, portraits, still lifes and architecture. A little something something for everyone…
On the way to the office…
It was our new intern Veerle‘s first couple of days at work last week. Coming from Ghent, she has quite a daily commute to get through. In the process of finishing a Masters in Photography at the city’s KASK academy we asked her for a weekly visual diary of her travels…here’s part one.
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