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Openings in Brussels and Antwerp, a music festival in Massembre, and more. See you there!

Opening: Harold Ancart at Xavier Hufkens

Wednesday, 3 September Brussels

After the usual summer break, Belgium’s galleries are back with a bang. There are art openings galore this week, with „Winning Colors“ at Xavier Hufkens being one of those that you definitely should not miss. The mesmerising works of rising Belgian star Harold Ancart, who is based in Brooklyn for a few years now, will lead you into a world of seascapes, vibrant colours and shimmering sunsets.

Opening: Youth at Maison Particulière

Wednesday, 3 September Brussels

“Youth: portraits of artists, between freedom and fight” tries to answer the question what significance words such as youth, fight and freedom have for young, emerging artists today who just graduated and have not been swallowed by the art market yet. For this fresh, genre-crossing group exhibition, Maison Particulière took a bit of a different approach and asked a number of art professors teaching at Belgian schools to nominate two students each. Featuring works by Edward Newton, Anne Bossuroy, Bruno Hardt, Sandrine Morgante and many more.

Opening: Kati Heck at Tim Van Laere Gallery

Thursday, 4 September Antwerp

Kati Heck’s large-scale, colorful paintings which oscillate somewhere between realism and the surreal are both gripping and slightly outlandish. Her style is closely connected to the German Expressionism of Otto Dix and George Grosz. With “Mann O Mann” Antwerp’s Tim Van Laere Gallery now showcases a series of new works, mainly self-portraits, by the German-born, Antwerp-based artist.

Opening: Hannu Prinz at D+T Project

Thursday, 4 September Brussels

Brussels’ D+T Project also presents you a young German artist: Hannu Prinz from Berlin. It’s his very first solo exhibition in Belgium. His art is largely inspired by intimate stories, profound emotional matters, music and poetry. In his latest series, Prinz combines handcrafted leather with the art of painting, blurring the boundaries between the physical and the printed image.

Music festival: Deep in the Woods

From 5 to 7 September Massembre

If you find the gigantic music festivals as Rock Werchter or Pukkelpop too stressful, you will love this one: Deep in the Woods, a relaxed, small-sized countryside gathering for music and art fans. Dedicated to bringing people together and blend artistic disciplines it’s a lovely, intimate alternative with a line-up including garage rockers Mountain Bike, Canadian duo Cousins and a mysterious surprise act…

Artist talk: Richard Jackson at CAB

Friday, 5 September, 19h00 Brussels

After Ghent’s SMAK treated you earlier this year with the first retrospective ever of American artist Richard Jackson, referred to by some as a Neo-Dadaist, Brussels’ CAB now showcases one of his fascinating installations and invites you to a talk with the artist. He undoubtedly is one of the most radical and unconventional artists of the last 40 years, blowing up the common notions of painting with operations such as crashing a model plane filled with paint into a wall. “I dislike art but enjoy the process of production. The outcome of a project or the value judgments about aesthetics should not be so important”, Jackson says. It’s bound to be an interesting evening.

Birthday Party: 10 years FM Brussel at Flagey

Saturday, 6 September Brussels

This weekend the radio station FM Brussel celebrates 10 years of fresh and innovative programming with the “10 Years 1 Love” party. Having a true passion for The Belgian capital, the radio makers put a clear emphasis on Brussels talent which is also reflected in Saturday’s line-up. On three floors in the beautiful Flagey building you can rock the dancefloor to the tunes of L-Fêtes, Funky Bompa, Rick Shiver and many more.

Anniversary: Deweer Gallery

Sunday, 7 September, 16-18h00 Otegem

Deweer Gallery, interestingly located in the small Flemish village Otegem, can look back on quite a history: this year it celebrates its 35th birthday. The gallery celebrates the occasion with a multifaceted group exhibition showcasing key works, which played a fundamental role in the relationship between the gallery and its artists. Including works by Jan De Cock, Wim Delvoye, Jan Fabre, Panamarenko and many more.

Cover photo Sasha Vernaeve

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