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“I think you need some guts to live here”: The enduring and contradictory appeal of Borgerhout
We round up some of Borgerhout’s most involved and committed residents to consider the neighbourhood’s many different facets and discuss what makes it the hotbed of possibilities and potential it is today.
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 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Offline fashion stints in Antwerp, electro wizards in Ghent and urban glorifications in Brussels. Go do the right thing.
10 things to do in Belgium this weekend (Mockup)
In collaboration with ING Art Center, here's our list of tips and tricks for a culturally active WE in Belgium.
10 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Photo-mania in Antwerp, the Belgian underground in Ghent, and self-awareness in Brussels.
Photographs of our launch party at Brussels’ CIVA Foundation last week
Best. Night. Ever.
11 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Belgian design history in Brussels, urban re-imaginations in Ghent, and Sunday fun in Namur.
10 things to do in Belgium this weekend.
Queer power and play in Antwerp, touching photography in Liège, and democratising symposiums in Brussels.
11 must-see public artworks in Belgium
From highway monument to coastal sculpture, we've toured the country to reveal 11 of the most striking examples of public art in Belgium.
Curator Eva Wittocx on Dirk Braeckman’s show for the Belgian Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennial
A silent momentum amidst the busy Venice Biennial.
Living like Belgian kings at Spain’s ARCOmadrid fair with Sam Steverlynck
Behind the scenes at ARCOmadrid art fair and its many parties, with appearances from our favourite local art players.
Inside Michèle Matyn’s private sanctuary
Photographer Joke De Wilde headed to the Antwerp-based artist's atelier, delving deeper into the intricate mosaic that is Matyn's practice.
Inside Tom Poelmans’ Berchem studio
Step inside the Antwerp-based painter's tiny, light-flooded studio.
20 portraits taken from our book Thiis iis Belgiium
In Internet speak, it's called throwback Tuesday: 20 portraits culled from our book Thiis iis Belgiium.
Into the wild: three years alongside photographer Alec Soth
With 'Gathered Leaves', Soth's comprehensive solo exhibition opening today at FOMU in Antwerp, we delved into our archives - all the way back to 2011 - when we featured directors Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove's extensive journey through the US alongside Soth himself.
Inside Nadia Naveau’s Antwerp studio
In a new series of studio visits, photographer Joke De Wilde headed to the Antwerp-based artist's spacious, light-flooded Antwerp studio to capture and document the inner workings of her practice.
15 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Ethnoyoutubers in Brussels, Gaming galore in Antwerp and clandestine checkpoint-inspired art in Ghent. Do the right thing.
15 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Photography evenings, blackout sessions and synth queens. Do the right thing.
Photographer Frederik Vercruysse’s aesthetic abstraction
We talk early influences, interests and aesthetic abstraction with the Antwerp-based artist.
The instinctive practice of artist Amina Saadi
Daily observations and a intrinsic, instinctive curiosity suggest a narrative steeped in "something more 'real', something more current."
Belgium’s vibrant bicycle initiatives
A roam around Belgium's different bicycle-related initiatives, with profiles from a family-owned manufacturer, an edu-tainment publisher and bike sharing project, to the capital's only bike polo team.
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.
Photographer Peter De Bruyne’s analog grains
We talk breaking rules with the Belgium-based photographer.
10 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Photography exhibitions, record fairs, debates and dirty disco. This weekend's top agenda fillers.
Darkrooms and drawing pens with artist Marie Cloquet
We sit down with the Ghent-based artist to talk rejection and reinvention.
The truth-telling tales of artist Stef Renard
With his three-month residency at Dusangneuf Osangsett coming to an end, we talk ideas and ideals with the Limburg-born and based artist.
From Bristol to Brighton with Belgian jazz-funk outfit Stuff.
On tour with the Belgian jazz-funk sensations.
Brussels-based photographer Aglaia Konrad’s bricks and mortar
The Brussels-based photographer guides us through her reading of (urban) decision-making at different levels.
The artists taking up residence in the back alleys of Antwerp
Photographer Miles Fischler's account of the hidden artists' oasis bang in Antwerp's city centre
Sarah Lowie’s intimate photographs of Charleroi’s Madil City Gang
The young photographer captures the daily doings of Charleroi's Madil City Gang with a fragile yet fervent focus.
Miles Fischler’s Peru
A selection of 21 photographs taken from the photographer's recent South American adventures.
20 things to do in Belgium over the weekend.
Exhibitions, group shows, local electronic music showcases, DJ sets, artist talks and more. The weekend's going to be a long one.
“It could have happened in Bruges” – Robert Devriendt’s disposable ways
The Belgian Primitive takes us for a ride in a short-lived series full of the usual dose of double-entendre.
The people, places and projects of Kasper de Vos
Belgian artist Kasper de Vos captures day-to-day inspirations with a throw away camera.
Antwerp-based photographer Eva Donckers’ tourist trap
The Masters student in photography talks mass tourism, the ownership of images and infiltrating a group of tourists in Yosemite
A few days in the life of Independent co-director Liv Vaisberg
Across the Atlantic for fairs, fun and familiar faces.
Photographer Joke de Wilde photographs and interviews Mechelen-based, family-owned Circus Ronaldo.
Behind closed doors, the unpublished pictures
A few unpublished images of our last edition's fashion story.
The covers we thought of running with, but didn’t
Here are some of the cover tests we did before going to print on our February-March edition.
Behind closed doors
The fashion series Antwerp-based photographer Joke De Wilde created for our February-March edition, the dream edition.
It It Anita in New York
They take us along NYC metro rides, funky bars and just plain derision.
That time we… Photographed boxers coming off the ring
A series of four portraits of Belgian boxers culled from our office hard-drive, and shot by Ghent-based photographer Sarah Eechaut.
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.
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.
Retouching expert Olivier Dengis on working alone
The print wizard talks about going solo, and all the related implications.
A few days in the life of artist Adelheid De Witte
Studio spaces, private collections and artist friends all come together in the Ghent-based artist's disposable moments.
14 gift ideas for Christmas
A selection of gift ideas to make him, her, and everyone around you happy in this end of year season.
Photographer Thomas Vandenberghe
In an extended interview, the Ghent-based artist discusses photography as therapy.
Photographers Ruben Tomas and Gert Motmans
We get a glimpse of Ruben Tomas' and Gert Motmans' photographic work presented by Alexandra Beirnaerdt in Antwerp this weekend.
Looking through the cracks
Our November-December edition's cover story, shot by photographer David Widart, with unpublished photography.
Photographer Sébastien Van Malleghem
Photographer Sébastien Van Malleghem (1986) is this year's recipient of the Bozar Nikon-Monography Series Award for his reportage PRISONS.
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.
We take a look at the work Clément Montagne created in the context of our residency project, Dusangneuf Osangsett.
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.
Mont Doré, Brussels-based hardcore five-piece, recently took up a residency at Charleroi's Le Vecteur.
YBAP nominee Hana Miletic takes one of our throwaway cameras on a tour of Belgium, through Bozar, past Molenbeek and into Ghent.
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.
We catch up with artist Etienne Courtois a few days after his exhibition opening in Brussels.
We go on tour with Belgian post-punk outfit Rape Blossoms by way of our throwaway camera.
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.
David Widart’s 23 days in Los Angeles
Belgian photographer David Widart's 26 rolls shot over 23 days in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
Three days in the life of Belgian art critic Sam Steverlynck.
17 post-its and 17 gallerists
Les bulles by Albert Baronian (Albert Baronian) Warm by Anne-Claudie Coric (Daniel Templon) Silence by Roger Szmulewicz (Gallery51) innit! by Jerome Jacobs (Aeroplastics) Fresh by Antoine Ferrand (Almine Rech) Diversification by Greta Meert and Frédéric Mariën (Greta Meert) Brussels! by Louis Philippe Van Eeckhoutte, Wim Peeters and Marie Denkens […]
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.
Ren Hang opens up to us about his provocative images and risking jail time.
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...
Eliza Sys’s Los Angeles
We catch up with an old family member who's now based out in LA capturing its streets.
Earth take our throwaway project on tour with them. Just when we thought we couldn't love them any more than we already did.
New kids on the block: Japanese photography gallery IBASHO
We talk to the founders of IBASHO, Antwerp's newest fine art photography gallery with a penchant for Japan.
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
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
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.
Straight out of our latest edition, Joke De Wilde's photographic journey alongside Belgium's E40.
Curator talk: Frits Gierstberg on Faces now
We put a few questions to the curator of Bozar's recently opened group show of portrait photography, FACES NOW.
Gilbert Fastenaekens at Botanique
We preview veteran Brussels-based photographer Gilbert Fastenaekens' retrospective at Botanique.
We discuss references and influences with the Antwerp-based photographer.
Area codes: Thierry and Sarah’s Antwerp
Thierry Vandenbussche and photographer Sarah Van Marcke take us on a neighbourly walk around their Borgerhout.
iPod-dolls, tape-robots, albino crocodiles and synthporn: Chrome Brulée takes one of our throwaway cameras for a ride.
Masks, headgear, Tintin and more masks. What happened when we handed Swedish outfit GOAT one of our throwaway cameras.
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.
Here's Liège queer-punk outfit Cocaine Piss acting all silly with one of our office throwaway cameras.
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.
Announcing our Brussels special
With just under two weeks before going to print, pre-orders for our next edition are now open
How to get your voice heard in our next edition
We've kept three pages open in our next issue for readers to get their work published alongside the country's leading creatives.
Yes Philippe, Roland and Sergej, we fucked up
What happened the day we realised we're not as perfect we thought we were...
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.
Where to get This is Belgium in Brussels
Some of the fantastic Brussels bookshops that stock This is Belgium, our book documenting the country's creative coming-of-age.
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.
15 facts and figures about This is Belgium
We handpick 15 facts and figures about our book This is Belgium.
Exhibition preview: Robert Heinecken at Wiels
A selection of some of the works on view at the Robert Heinecken exhibition which opens this Thursday at Wiels.
Inside This is Belgium
Word-potographer Miles Fischler plays around with This is Belgium's ubiquitous red rectangle.
Around Belgium in 80 days
Photographer Joke De Wilde, a driving force behind our upcoming book This is Belgium, selects six of her favourite images. In Around Belgium in 80 days.
Inside Belgique-Op-Zee, our special edition
A few words and photographs on the special edition we made to mark the release of our book, This is Belgium.
Exhibition preview: Miles Fischler at Recyclart
We put a few questions to the Antwerp-based photographer in the run up to her show opening this Thursday in Brussels.
The Affordable Art Fair’s sixth edition
We dropped in The Affordable Art Fair to see what's cracking at the entry-level end of the market.
Ten things to do this weekend
Concerts in Kortrijk, group shows in Antwerp, vinyls markets in Brussels, drawings in Liège and artists teaming up in Brugge.
The throwaway project: Jonathan Meese
As throwaway adventures go, artist Jonathan Meese's one is pretty fucking bonkers.
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