Concert: Cloud Nothings at Trix

Thursday, 27 November Antwerp

American indie rock band Cloud Nothings just released their fourth album earlier this year. It’s called „Here and Nowhere Else“ and scored Pitchfork’s renowned best new music label. They’ve come a long way since their beginnings in a Cleveland basement, and this Thursday you can experience their lo-fi pop rock live on stage at Antwerp’s Trix.

Opening: Nick Hannes and Vincent Delbrouck at FoMu

Thursday, 27 November Antwerp

Nick Hannes

Nick Hannes

Belgian photographer Vincent Delbrouck seems to be all the rage these days: he’s not only showing at Antwerp’s Stieglitz Gallery, as we already told you last week, but also at the city’s photography museum. This Thursday sees the opening of “Dzogchen”, the result of Delbrouck’s voyage to Himalaya, where he, among other things, explored the religion of Buddhism. At the same time FoMu presents “Mediterranean – The Continuity of Man” by Nick Hannes, also a Belgian photographer, who presents gripping images from his travels through twenty Mediterranean countries, touching upon themes such as migration, urbanization and mass tourism.

Food: La Malle W. Trousseau at Pimpinelle

Thursday, 27 November, 18h30 Brussels

Listen up, foodies: Brussels’ Pimpinelle, a lovely concept uniting kitchen store, cooking classes and a café, invites you all to a very special evening. Discover Malle W. Trousseau’s 43 essential kitchen utensils, which are both gorgeous and masterfully crafted, while sipping on a glass of champagne and munching on Henri & Agnès delicious snacks. Malle W. Trousseau are French couple Isabelle Mathez and Fredéric Winkler, who got the idea of compiling the perfect kitchen set when their daughter left the home nest.

Fashion: Gioia Seghers and Sara Esther at Mercedes House

Friday, 28 November, 19h30 Brussels

Fashion designer Gioia Seghers

Fashion designer Gioia Seghers

This Friday it’s all about fashion in Brussels’ Mercedes House when upcoming Belgian fashion designer Gioia Seghers and jewellery designer Sara Esther will present their collections for this year’s fall and next year’s spring. Gioia, who graduated from renowned fashion school La Cambre, launched here own brand in 2013, and skillfully marries minimalism with sensuality, creating pieces that are both contemporary and timeless.

Magazine release: The Word at Hunting and Collecting

Friday, 28 November, 18-21h00 Brussels

It’s finally there, The Word Magazine’s November issue. It’s been a while since its last edition, but it was definitely worth the wait! See for yourself when you grab a fresh new copy at the release party this Friday, hosted by uber trendy concept store Hunting and Collecting. And don’t forget to bring along an object representing Brussels to add it to The Word’s time capsule as a tribute to the Belgian capital.

Night out: Vlek x Bepotel at Recyclart

Friday, 28 November, 22h00 Brussels

Bill Kouligas

Bill Kouligas

Two of Brussels’ very best electronic music labels, Vlek and Bepotel, join forces this Friday for what’s promising to be a great night. The multifacted line-up includes Walrus and Sagat’s collaboration Elmer, Berlin’s Bill Kouligas who runs the Pan label, and others.

Opening: Katinka Bock and Katha Mater at KIOSK

Friday, 28 November Ghent

Katja Mater

Katja Mater

Ghent’s KIOSK presents a duo exhibition bringing together German artist Katinka Bock and Katja Mater from the Netherlands. While Mater is known for her explorations of the tension between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional, Bock focuses a lot on natural materials and their characteristics. The captivating installations, videos and sculptures of the two artists are all site-specific.

Last days: Bae Bien-U at Axel Vervoordt

Until Saturday, 29 November Antwerp

If you haven’t made it Axel Vevoordt’s current exhibition “Counterbalance” yet, make sure to do so before it closes for good this Saturday. The Antwerp gallery presents the spellbinding works of Korean photographer Bae Bien-U, whose practice is focused on capturing  a universal, emotional condition of oneness, of perfect unity with nature, almost using photography as a form of meditation. Accordingly, his images evoke feelings of calmness, harmony and peacefulness. Here, his main target is a forest in the mountains of Kyongju, where royal tomb are surrounded by pines, which hold a special place in Korean culture.

Last days: Henk Visch at Tim Van Laere

Until Saturday, 29 November Antwerp

This week is also the last chance to discover Tim Van Laere’s solo exhibition of Henk Visch. Under the name “Unguided Tours” The Antwerp gallery presents new works of the Dutch, Eindhoven-based artist, whose mainly known for his fascinating sculptures. In his long career he has created abstract as well as figurative works in all sizes, interpreting forms, gestures, phenomena and shapes while paying great attention to their relationships to space.  “if this teapot is here, it is a teapot, if you put your teapot on your head, it is strange, so the place changes the meaning of the thing”, Visch once said in a symposium.

Cover photo Margaux Nieto