Music: Bozar Electronic Series at Bozar
Wednesday, 27 January Brussels
Bozar’s Electronic Series is something for proper music nerds, an intimate and innovative series focusing on avant-garde works at the crossroads of electronic, experimental, and contemporary music. The first edition takes place this Wednesday, featuring SHXCXCHCXSH from Sweden, Belgian Innerwoud, and Mohammad from Greece.
Culture meet-up: Bob Verschueren at Bravo
Wednesday, 27 January, 19h00 Brussels
The 12th edition of Culture meet-up, an initiative trying to create exchanges between all kinds of creatives, has a special treat in store: renowned Belgian land artist Bob Verschueren will be present to speak about his work and answer questions. Everyone is welcome and it’s all for free!
Opening: Tomorrow is a long time at Tim Van Laere
Thursday, 28 January Antwerp
Antwerp’s Tim Van Laere gallery brings together 12 artists whose practices vary greatly in a massive group show. “Tomorrow is a long time” not only showcases the provocative paintings of German enfant terrible Jonathan Meese and the magnificent charcoal drawings of Belgian rising star Rinus Van De Velde, but also works by Austrian performance and sculpture collective Geitlin, German painter Kati Heck, skater-cum-artist Ed Templeton, and many others.
Photography II: Vincen Beeckman at Galerie Jaques Cerami
Friday, 29 January, 19-22h00 Couillet
There’s more to Belgium’s art scene than the country’s big cities, and Galerie Jaques Cerami, located in the village of Couillet, is another proof for it. The gallery specialized in photography presents a selection of works by Belgian photographer Vincen Beeckman. Combining installations, videos and photographs, he sensitively portraits a group of people living at La Devinière, a facility for mentally challenged persons.
Photography III: Walker Evans at Fondation A Stichting
Saturday, 30 January Brussels
With “Anonymous”, Brussels’ Fondation A Stichting dedicates a solo exhibition to American icon Walker Evans, one of the most celebrated and influential photographers in history. He’s especially known for his brilliant depiction of the effects of the Great Depression, which had quite an impact on documentary photographers for years to come. Not to miss!
Art: Belgium Performance festival at Pinkhouse
Saturday, 30 January, 14h-00h00 Antwerp
Artist-run space Pinkhouse, based in Antwerp, teams up with Belgium is Happening, an online resource for performance art, happening, and avant-garde theatre in Belgium. Together they host anart festival this Saturday that shines a light on the performance genre. It features 14 different artists including Saori Kuno, Ria Paquée, Peter Fengler, and many others.
Opening: Billboard Series #2 at 019
Sunday, 31 January, 14h00 Ghent
The Billboard series, a project dedicated to art in public spaces, sees its second edition this Sunday. In a collaboration with artlead, the Billboard series invites four artists a year to take over the South façade of Ghent’s 019, creating a dialogue with the surrounding urban landscape and the Dok Noord neighbourhood. Visitors can not only discover Belgian artist Dirk Zoete’s billboard, but also get the chance to dive deeper into his work through the additional one-day indoor exhibition.
Behind the scenes: Open house at PARTS
Sunday, 31 January, 13h30 – 16h30 Brussels
If you’ve always wanted to look behind the scenes of a contemporary dance school, then this is your chance. PARTS, the school of Belgian dance choreography star Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, opens its doors this Sunday to the general public, giving you the opportunity to see dancers and teachers at work and get a guided tour through the premises. There’ll also be an exhibition and some snack.
Cover photo Miles Fischler