A book launch, fashion, and photography in Brussels, self-publishing in Antwerp, design in Kortrijk, and more. See you there!
Book launch: Jean-Baptiste Bernadet at Triangle Books
Wednesday, 15 October, 17h00-20h00 Brussels
Triangle Books, an independent publisher of artists’ books founded in 2013 in Brussels, launches another beautiful edition this week: “Fugue” by Paris-born but Brussels-based artist Jean-Baptiste Bernadet. The book unites 36 paintings from his colorful, mesmerizing Fugue series.
Fashion meets photography: Marc Turlan and more at MAD
Thursday, 16 October, 18h30-22h00 Brussels
With the Brussels Fashion Days coming up it’s all about style, trends and catwalks this week in the Belgian capital. MAD’s center for Mode and Design brings a bit more into the mix with a fascinating exhibition of works by French photographer Marc Turlan, who is known for working with magazine imagery which he cuts, tears and decontextualizes.
Self-publishing: Outlandish presents at Antwerp University
Opening on Thursday, 16 October Antwerp
Self-publishing is all the rage these days, and at this exhibition-meets-book-fair experience you can discover some of the best recent creations selected by Belgian photography collective Outlandish. Each artist not only showcases his or or paper publication but also an artwork featured in the book, making the print version come to life. Fetauring Max Pinckers, Erik van der Weijde, Pauline Miko and many more.
Brussels Fashion Days at The Egg
From 17 to 18 October Brussels
A must for all fashionistas: this week sees the third edition of Brussels Fashion Days, one of the country’s largest gatherings of the Belgian fashion sector. The three-day event offers an interesting overview of Belgian fashion, featuring a show with ten design graduates from Belgium’s fashion schools, talks with Belgian fashion icons Didier Vervaeren and Jean-Paul Lespagnard and much more.
Design: Biennale Interieur 2014
From 17 to 26 October Kortrijk
Over the years Kortrijk’s Biennale Interieur has become one of Belgium’s most significant design events, successfully bridging the gap between commercial achievement and cultural get-together. With 250 different brands present, this 17th edition is once again a great opportunity to discover the latest developments in product development and design. The two exhibition locations will be linked by a special route featuring several stops inviting visitors to catch new design talents, cultural installations and meeting places. A highlight for design and music fans alike is the performance of Belgian band Goose at Buda Tower under the name De/ReConstruction, which will be much more than just a concert.
Concert: Moodoïd and Cook Strummer at Botanique
Saturday, 18 October, 19h30 Brussels
The creative mind behind Moodoïd is Parisian musician Pablo Padovani, also known as the guitar player of Melody’s Echo Chamber. “His music is an enemy of convention”, wrote British music bible NME, and accordingly Moodoïd offers a glittery live experience that you won’t forget for a while. Another reason to pay Botanique a visit this Saturday is the band’s support act Cook Strummer, the project by Belgian-born, Berlin-based Max Donnet mixing lo-fi rock with cold wave influences.
Street art: Bue book launch at Kerk Ghent
Saturday, 18 October, 16h00 Ghent
Ghent’s Bue is without a doubt one of Belgium’s most known and beloved street artists, bringing some colour and cheerfulness into grey cityscapes with his playful, joyous and lighthearted wall paintings. This weekend he launches his very first book featuring some of his best creations with a big party in his hometown. Get your hands on one of the limited editions including a lovely silkscreen print, enjoy some Mexican street food, special activities for kids and an after party with The Glimmers and others.
Night out: Open The Box at Brauhaus Boat
Saturday, 18 October, 23h00 Brussels
Brussels party concept Open The Box has been trying to shake up the city’s nightlife a bit, offering a more alternative concept with a focus on music, just having a good time and democratic prices. There’s another edition this week, this time on the Brauhaus Boat, with, amongst others, a guest from Chicago behind the turntables: The Black Madonna will make you move with one of her dynamic all-vinyl appearances spanning from disco to techno before she continues her tour at Berlin’s infamous Panorama Bar.