Exhibition openings in Brussels, exhibition closings in Leuven, an arty night in Antwerp, and more. See you there!
Opening: Zachary Formwalt at D+T Project
Thursday, 30 October, 18h00-21h00 Brussels
If you’ve followed Brussels’ D+T Project a little bit, then you’ll probably know American artist Zachary Formwalt. This week his third solo exhibition, “One Work Hides Another” opens at the gallery. Formwalt frequently deals with socio-economic issues and the nature of today’s financial markets. This time he tackles the complicated subject with two video works exploring the problematic practice of reconstructing images, a reference to the invisible processes that shape the financial markets.
Concert: Peaking Lights at Beursschouwburg
Thursday, 30 October, 20h30 Brussels
Peaking Lights, a husband and wife duo based in California, surfaced in 2011 with their album “936”, compelling psychedelic pop characterised by hazy, mellow soundscapes. This Thursday you can experience the twosome live on stage at Brussels’ Beursschouwburg where they’ll present their most recent album, “Cosmic Logic”, which moves on to a bit more dancefloor-friendly tunes.
Last days: Picture / Painting / Object at Albert Baronian
Closes on Friday, 31 October Brussels
Curated by Laurence Dujardyn, the group exhibition Picture / Painting / Object at Brussels’ Albert Baronian Gallery unites works of eight different artists, such as Sarah Braman, Ethan Cook or Lucas Knipscher. It’s a fascinating exploration of the so-called Supports/Surfaces movement, which arose in France back in the 60s. The show includes creations by one of the founders, Claude Viallat, but also current artists influenced by the group, which is mainly known for its experiments with different painting surfaces from rugs and tablecloths to unstretched canvas and recycled materials.
Night out: Suck it and See at Bonnefoi
Thursday, 30 October, 21h00 Brussels
Indie rock nights are rare these days in the Belgian capital and if you like to get your dance on to The Clash, Blur, The Strokes or Arctic Monkeys, chances are you’ll have to do it in your living room. Not so this Thursday, when Brussels’ Bonnefooi invites you to “Suck it and See” with Brett Summers, The Herfst and others behind the decks.
Book launch and closing: Adriaan Verwée at M Museum
Thursday, 30 October Leuven
Until 2 November you still have the chance to visit Belgian artist Adriaan Verwée’s solo exhibition at Leuven’s M Museum, a mixture of photographs, installations and sculptures dealing with some of art’s most fundamental questions: what constitutes an artwork? And at what point can something be interpreted as an image? Plus, on Thursday there’s a special closing event where Ghent-based publisher MER. Paper Kunsthalle will present their latest monograph on Verwée.
Last days: Elizabeth Price at MOT International
Closes on Friday, 31 October Brussels
MOT International’s current exhibition „Sleep“ still runs until this Friday. It presents new installations by British artist Elizabeth Price, who won the renowned Turner Prize in 2012. It’s her first solo show in Belgium, so make sure to check it out. In this case „Sleep“ refers to its digital form, referring to electric devices that go into stand-by mode, an insomniac state of sorts.
An arty night out: Nightwatch at FoMu
Friday, 31 October, 19h30 Antwerp
This Friday Antwerp’s FoMu opens its doors after sunset for Nightwatch, a special kind of evening bringing together exhibitions but also what promises to be a great party. Have a look at a number of young artists’ take on FoMu’s current “Shooting Range” expo, a fascinating exploration of photography in times of war, and dance the night away afterwards at the museum’s very own Café UFO. Also on the menu: performances and live music.
Art prize: Bernd Lohaus prize at LLS 387
Saturday, 1 November, 19h00 Antwerp
The Bernd Lohaus foundation, an initiative led by the wife and children of the artist, awards a prize each year in his name as a way of keeping his ideas and legacy alive. This year the lucky winner is Belgian artist Gert Robijns, whose known for his eerie, life-sized ghost village for instance.
Concert: The War on Drugs at AB
Sunday, 2 November, 20h00 Brussels
American indie rockers The War on Drugs, the former band of Kurt Vile, just released their most recent record “Lost in the Dream” earlier this year. On Sunday you can experience their new stuff, and of course hopefully some old tunes, live on stage at Ancienne Belgique. Their album scored Pitchfork’s Best New Music label, and NME raves: “The very best kind of Americana road-trip record, ‘Lost In The Dream’ makes you want to hotwire a Mustang and drive it across the States, blazing through the badlands of Nebraska…”
Cover photo Margaux Nieto