Exhibitions in Brussels, summer bars in Antwerp, photography in Ghent, and more. See you there!
Last days: Yoan Sorin at Brussels Art Department
Until Sunday, 21 June Brussels
Brussels Art Department, a young, independent and self-declared ambitious collective uniting artists and curators, currently invites you to discover the colorful and playful world of French artist Yoan Sorin. Blending sport references with elements of his personal history as well as children toys, he experiments with the functionality of the space, always with a dash of humor.
Summer hangouts I: Zomer van Antwerpen
From 17 June to 30 August Antwerp
Annual summer programme Zomer van Antwerpen (or Summer of Antwerp) kicks off for the 20th time this week, taking over the city for more than two months with a multitude of different activities tailored to the sunny season. Dance the night away in the Zomerfabriek, watch movies under a starry sky at Cinema Urbana, or just enjoy the sun with a drink in your hand at the cozy summer bar. See the full programme here.
Cinema meets art: Amira Daoudi at Galeries
From 19 June to 28 July Brussels
Galeries is dedicating an exhibition accompanied by a retrospective to the multifaceted work of Belgian artistic director Amira Daoudi, one of the country’s most renowned. Throughout her career she has created film posters and contributed to the visual universe of numerous films ranging from Michael Roskam’s Bullhead to Nicolas Provost’s The Invader.
Opening: Graduation show 2015 at St. Luca School of Arts
Friday, 19 June, 19h00 Brussels
It’s that time of year again: the country is buzzing with graduation shows this month from fashion to art, and one you should definitely not miss is the one of St. Luca School of Arts’ photography master class. The 15 master students take over De Markten for 10 days, showing everything they’ve learned and giving you a glimpse of photography’s next generation.
Gallery launch: Atelier Relief
Thursday, 18 June, 18-21h00 Brussels
The Brussels art scene gets another addition: this week sees the launch of Atelier Relief, a gallery thought up by art passionates Farid Issa and Thomas Erber. It’s located in a stunning town house which opens its doors for the very first time this Thursday with a group exhibition including works by Jeroen Boon, Michel Figuet, Elina Kechicheva, and others.
Art get-together: A summer afternoon at La Loge
Sunday, 21 June, 13-19h00 Brussels
If you haven’t paid a visit yet to Brussels independent art space La Loge, this Sunday is the perfect opportunity to do so. There’ll be drinks, performances, the last chance to check out the current exhibition by Gareth Moore, and a small book market featuring art publishers MER. Paper Kunsthalle and Théophile’s Papers who’ll present special editions, artist publications, and signed books.
Summer hangouts II: Countryclub at La Cambre Abbaye
Sunday, 21 June Brussels
Brussels party concepts Libertine Supersport and Catclub team up to bring you one special summer bash this Sunday, inviting you to hang out all day long at the beautiful La Cambre park. The outdoor get-together offers everything from food and drinks to music and sporty stuff, and entrance is free. If you can’t make it this weekend, there are more editions planned throughout the whole summer in different locations!
Photography: Julie Van Der Vaart at Mint Galerie
Until 19 July Ghent
Ghent-based Mint Galerie currently presents the captivating works of Dutch photographer Julie Van Der Vaart. The selection of works is based on her brand new self-published book “Dusk”, which explores our relationship with the earth and is full of somber, intimate, and sensual images capturing both nature and human bodies.
Opening: Graduation programme 2015 at KASK
From 17 to 18 June Ghent
Another art school you should have a look at is Ghent’s KASK, which has organized a varied programme spread out through the whole city in order to showcase this year’s graduates. It’s basically a whole festival for talent-spotting featuring film screenings, exhibitions, concerts and more.
Cover photo Lisa Lapierre