It’s finally happening! The absolute talk of the town this week was the announcement of iconic Parisian art center Centre Pompidou to open up a museum in Brussels, in cooperation with the Brussels-Capital Region. The ambitious venture will be hosted in the historic former Citroën building, which had been discussed as a venue for a new contemporary art museum for years. Planned opening date: 2020. Read more about it in The Artnewspaper, Artforum, and Le Monde.
Maybe this will contribute to improving Brussels’ image: New York Daily News just labelled it “Europe’s most underappreciated city”. Travel writer Michael Kaminer was charmed: “But the soul of Brussels, as I learned, is its neighborhoods. I fell in love with Marolles, a low-key quarter of indie shops, antiques peddlers, quirky bars, and convivial cafes.” Read his full report here.
Artnet just published a preview about the must-see gallery shows this fall worldwide, and two shows in Belgium made the cut: David Maljković’s “AAASSEMBLAGE” at Dvir Gallery (a highlight of the Brussels Gallery Weekend) as well as Almine Rech’s solo exhibition of Taryn Simon: “Paperwork and the Will of Capital”, which you can discover until 12 November. See the full list here.