Exhibitions in Ghent, music in Brussels, an art night in Antwerp, and more. See you there!
Performance: Der Fall at KASK
From 19 to 22 January Ghent
“Der Fall” (German for “The case”) is the title of a drama project located at the intersection of dance and physical theatre, It was all thought up by KASK students Johanne Schröder, Arne Luiting and Stine Sampers, whose different artistic backgrounds from dance and photography to scenography make for an exciting mix. Their performance, on show at Ghent’s KASK this week, is based on research on a number of different subjects such as Ingeborg Bachmann, interpersonal relationships, captivity, freedom, the desert, and more.
Opening: Boris Tellegen at Alice Gallery
Thursday, 21 January, 18h00 Brussels
After five years of adventures abroad including exhibitions in Amsterdam, Paris, London and San Francisco, Boris Tellegen aka Delta is back in his home country with a fantastic solo expo at Brussels’Alice Gallery. Originally a graffiti artist, Tellegen has abandoned the spray cans over the years and moved on to more sculptural, collage-like, and reflective works, often involving constructing and deconstructing paper objects. “My collages read as isometric industrial landscapes. By layering, cutting and chiseling I search for change in scale and perspective. Pieces of paper get torn, glued and then torn again, and replicate beyond control, forming cityscapes resembling fuming wastelands”, says the artist himself.
Tech for girls: Girleek at Galeries Coworking
Thursday, 21 January, 18h30 Brussels
Brand new and exceptionally gorgeous coworking space Galeries invites you to Girleek, an event aiming at encouraging women to get involved in the tech scene. There’ll be food, drinks and representatives from a number of interesting start-ups sharing their knowledge. It’s all for free and men are of course welcome too!
Concert: Teen Daze at Botanique
Friday, 22 January, 20h00 Brussels
With his latest record “Morning World”, Canadian solo artist Jamison, better known as Teen Daze, has left his more electronic chillwave roots and moved on to new horizons that have indie pop written all over them. “Morning World”’s soundscapes are melancholic, warm, and drenched in nostalgia, and Pitchfork calls it “his best record yet”. See for yourselves this Friday at Botanique.
Opening: Catherine Lemblé at MINT Gallery
Friday, 22 January, 19h00 Ghent
Rising Belgian talent Catherine Lemblé, a trained photographer and graphic designer in her early twenties, is definitely one to watch. We are totally in love with her “Cabin Fever” series on show at Ghent’s MINT Gallery from Friday onwards, a mesmerizing mix of stillness, nature, contemplation, isolation and loneliness.
Music meets art: Foreseen x Retard
Friday, 22 January Brussels
Brussels exhibition project Foreseen teams up with Parisian Retard magazine this weekend to bring you a free, two-day art event featuring everything from illustrations, artist books, videos and photography to tattoo art and a concert by Alexis & ses machines. Enjoy!
Opening: Bloody Belgium at PointCulture
Friday, 22 January, 18h00 Brussels
“Bloody Belgium”, opening at Brussels’ PointCulture presents a selection of works dug up from the vast archive of Liège-born photographer Luc Lacroix, offering a rare, fascinating glimpse into Belgium’s turbulent punk scene of the 70s and 80s. “Bloody Belgium” is also available in book form.
One-night expo: PROJECT #001 at DOP
Friday, 22 January, 18-22h00 Antwerp
Antwerp art collective DOP, consisting of photographer Sofie Jaspers, performance artist Ine Pieters and graphic designer Jens Dawn, celebrates its second birthday this week. For the occasion they’re inaugurating their brand new work and art space “Hyper Mobile” in Borgerhout with a one-night-only exhibition putting forward six different artists.
Art night: Borger #8 + after party
Friday, 22 January Antwerp
Borger is a great way to dive into Antwerp’s art scene, giving you the possibility of visiting a great selection of exhibitions in Borgerhout, Berchem and Zurenborg all in one night. This Friday it’s time for Borger’s 8th edition, featuring Leon Vranken at LLS387, Leyla Aydoslu at Lokaal01, Patrick Carpentier at Stilll Gallery, and many more. There’s also an after party going down in a local bar!
Music: Record fair and concerts at Le Brass
Sunday, 24 January, 11-23h00 Brussels
Brussels-based music collective Buzz On Your Lips has been organizing parties, concerts and festivals since 2007. This Sunday the music passionate bunch puts on an all-day record fair at Le Brass, featuring Space Fuzz Records, Sub Rosa, Black Basset Records, and more. From 20h00 on there’ll also be concerts by Radar Men From the Moon, Charnier, and Whispering Sons.