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This week in Belgium: a movie night in Brussels, painting in Antwerp, and more. See you there!

Cinema: Movie night at Halles de Schaerbeek

Friday, 20 February, 19h00-6h30 Brussels

After “L’heure d’été”, an annual project by Cinema Galeries that takes movies outside the theatre’s walls in the summer, “L’heure d’hiver” now wants to do the same, just not in an open air setting. Teaming up with Halles de Schaerbeek, the original initiative invites you to spend an entire night at this venue, which will be transformed for the occasion with a special scenography. On the programme are Cy Endfield’s Mysterious Island, several Lost episodes, Robert Zemeckis’s Cast Away and more. Breakfast will be served for those who manage to make it through the night!

Opening: Patrick Carpentier at Middlemarch

20 February, 17-21h00 & 21 February, 14h-18h00 Brussels

It’s time for another cozy apartment expo at Middlemarch, the Brussels home of Virginie Devillez, co-founder of this very cool alternative exhibition project together with Jean-Baptiste Bernadet. This edition is dedicated to the work of Patrick Carpentier, a Belgian artist whose oeuvre crosses different genres from film and photography to sculpture, performance and stage design, with Carl André and Morandi being his most significant influences. A performance is scheduled for 16h00 on Saturday.

Concert: Team Me at Botanique

Friday, 20 February, 20h00 Brussels

Norwegian band Team Me draws you in with happy-sad and at times very dancy indie pop tunes. The six-piece has made quite a name for itself in its home country, even winning the Norwegian Grammy Award for “Best Pop Group of the Year” back in 2011. They just published their second album “Blind as Night” last year and are more than ready to take over the rest of the world. You can check them out at Botanique this Friday and we promise you won’t be disappointed. 

Opening: A Belgian Politician at Marion de Cannière

Friday, 20 February, 18h00 Antwerp

Lieven Segers and Tom Liekens asked more than 100 Belgian artists for their own interpretation of a photo of Jean Marie Dedecker taken by Kareijn Giel, which Luc Tuymans took as an inspiration for his much-discussed painting “A Belgian Politician”, object to a court ruling labeling it as plagiarism. An artistic answer to an extremely controversial sentence and a fascinating, original and necessary take on a difficult subject with contributions by established as well as upcoming Belgian artists of all disciplines including renowned photographer Dirk Braeckman, painter Manor Grunewald, rising photographer Hana Miletic, Gideon Kiefer, Benoit Platéus, and many others. A must for every art enthusiast, we find.

Night out: Brüxsel Jardin No. 22 at Wild Gallery

Saturday, 21 February, 23h00 Brussels

It’s still quite a while until it will be sunny enough for open air parties, barbecues and warm summer nights. That’s why the guys behind summer party concept Brüxsel Jardin decided to throw a little indoor winter session at the stylish Wild Gallery, which you might know from quite some Catclub nights, for example. Behind the decks you’ll find several djs from the great KANN label based in Leipzig as well as the usual suspects Nathan Oye and Sushiflow, Brüxsel Jardin residents.

Exhibition: Anna Barham at Composite

Runs until 4 April Brussels

Brussels art space Composite currently showcases the work of Anna Barham, an artist who oftentimes incorporates the demands of the audience into her shows, making expo visitors part of a collaborative experience. Accordingly, she repeatedly works with benches, seats and platforms, organizing spaces and guiding viewers in an interesting way.

Cover photo Ulrike Biets

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