Art in Ostend, fashion in Brussels, roof top parties, season openings, and more. See you there!
Opening: Lili Dujourie at SMAK and Mu.ZEE
5 and 6 June Ghent / Ostend
Ghent’s SMAK and Ostend’s Mu.ZEE team up to bring you an exciting duo exhibition on show in two different places: “Folds in Time” presents the captivating oeuvre of Belgian artist Lili Dujourie, who merges influences of the Flemish Primitives with her own genre-crossing approach, incorporating manifold materials from marble and steel to velvet and ceramics. The show gives a broad overview of Dujourie’s practice, going back all the way to the 60s. Depending on where you’re located, you can either attend the opening on Friday in Ghent or Saturday in Ostend.
Exhibition: Parra at Alice Gallery
Until 11 July Brussels
Alice Gallery, Belgium’s expert for street art and more, currently presents the enigmatic and colorful work of Amsterdam-based artist Parra, who’s made a name for himself with his vibrant and surreal post-pop style. His practice combines drawing, painting, animation and sculpture, and on top of that the creative multitalent is co-founder of the Rockwell Clothing label and member of electronic outfit Le Le.
Fashion: La Cambre Mode(s) at Les Halles
5 and 6 June Brussels
Belgium has made quite a name for itself in the international fashion world, and not only because of Antwerp’s Royal Academy. Brussels leading fashion school La Cambre has born successful designers such as Olivier Theyskens, and this week gets the chance once more to showcase the talent it harbors, when its students give their all for the yearly fashion show: the perfect opportunity to get a glimpse of fashion’s next generation. Plus, there’s a super cool after party scheduled, as always hosted by the very fashion-friendly Catclub.
Exhibition: New Portrait at Stieglitz19
Until 11 July Antwerp
Antwerp-based photography gallery Stieglitz19 dedicates a whole exhibition to the art form of portrait photography, uniting works by a diverse selection of international and Belgian photographers. A fresh, exciting mix that brings together homegrown emerging talents such as Lara Gasparotto and Stine Sampers with big hitters such as Mona Kuhn. An absolute must-see!
More fashion: Roxane Baines & Mad Brussels at Bozar
Saturday, 6 June, 11-18h00 Brussels
It’s a fashion-heavy week in Brussels with La Cambre fashion show and the Madifesto fashion conference coming about. Also joining in are MAD Brussels and Roxane Baines, who team up for a presentation of her freshly launched label at Bozar. After having worked at major fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Givenchy, the La Cambre graduate decided to go solo. Her clothing line for women skillfully combines sobriety and elegance, offering minimal but exciting pieces which can’t hide their Japanese influences.
Rooftop party: Les Jardins Suspendus grand opening at Parking 58
Saturday, 6 June, 15h00 Brussels
The sun is shining all over Belgium for once, and temperatures are on the rise! The organisers behind Les Jardins Suspendus couldn’t have chosen a better weekend for the relaunch of their rooftop party series. The grand opening is going down this Saturday on the top of Parking 58, from where you have one of the best views over Brussels. While the roof is accessible to the public for free at any time, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday it will be taken over by Les Jardins, spicing things up with music and cocktails.
Birthday bash: Café Maison du Peuple turns 7
5 and 6 June Brussels
Time flies! Hard to believe but Café Maison du Peuple, one of the pioneers at Parvis St Gilles, is already turning 7. The occasion will be celebrated with a big birthday bash indoors and outdoors, offering everything from food trucks to jazz concerts.
Season opening: SECONDroom Gent at DOK
Sunday, 7 June, 14h00 Ghent
Exhibition project SECONDroom kicks off another season this weekend, once again at the lovely DOK site in Ghent, one of our very favorite summer hangouts. This Sunday you won’t only be able to check out Charlie De Voet’s expo “This Muse Be Constellation 89”, but also have a drink at the DOK bar or play beach volleyball. Sounds like the recipe for a perfect sunny summer afternoon!
Cover photo Margaux Nieto