Rooftop drinks in Brussels, pop-up shops in Ghent, art in Brussels, and more. See you there!
Photography: Interactions at Hypermobiel
Opens Thursday, 2 June, 19h00
“Interactions” is not only an exhibition but also a book, created by young Antwerp-based photographer Bastiaan Van Aarle. It’s based on his travels through Wales, where he followed the so-called taff trail, which once was used to transport coal from the center of South-Wales to the harbor of Cardiff. “For me it was important to not only document the landscape after the collapse of the mining-industry, but also the interactions between society and nature”, Bastiaan explains.
Drinks with a view: Jardin Suspendu at Skybar 58
Opens 3 June Brussels
A rooftop bar in an unlikely spot: every Friday and Saturday during the summer months, party series Jardin Suspendu takes over the highest level of public parking deck Parking 58. Don’t miss the grand opening weekend from 3 to 5 June, and if you want to escape the crowds pass by outside bar hours to enjoy the stunning view over the city all by yourself.
Design: Pop-up shop Braderie Publique at Flow Interior
From 3 to 5 June Ghent
Ghent-based Flow Interior not only sells carefully selected and curated products from European design brands, but also helps you bring your personal interior projects to life. This week it’s hosting a special pop-up shop focusing on objects and furniture from very young and quite original brands, including Grinderworks, Semibasic, and Foxy Potato.
Opening: Beyond the blocks at Le Lac
Friday, 3 June, 19h00 Brussels
Against all odds the art scene of Brussels’ infamous Molenbeek neighbourhood is blossoming. One of it’s most interesting spots is Le Lac, which you can visit this Friday for an exciting mix of performances, exhibitions, concerts, and more. It’s located in a massive former warehouse with a playground of no less than 1500 square meters, run by a group of friends and artists who wanted to set up a place that breathes freedom and creativity. An absolute must!
Opening: What kind of bird is this? at Levy.Delval
Saturday, 4 June, 15-20h00 Brussels
Levy.Delval is one of Brussels’ best galleries for emerging art. This month there’s a fascinating group exhibition on show featuring Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Nick Oberthaler and Hugo Scibetta who combine in situ interventions with personal reflections on their collaborative working process. You’re invited to the opening this Saturday!
Shop till you drop: Stock sale at Hunting & Collecting
3 and 4 June Brussels
Hunting & Collecting is the dinosaur amongst Brussels’ concept stores, and definitely it’s most prominent one, both at home and abroad. While their selection is always on point, prices can sometimes be a bit elevated, which is why you should not miss their special stock sale this weekend!
Opening: Felicia Atkinson at Hectorliter
Saturday, 4 June, 20h00 Brussels
This one is a bit of a home-coming for Felicia Atkinson, who used to be based in Brussels. With “Animals” she returns to her former homebase for an exhibition and book launch at Hectorliter. Through a formalist while poetic approach, Felicia questions the modernist apprehension of time and locomotion. Can a lake shape a relationship? Can a train be an office? How to deal with neighbors? When to act? When to stop? Can the words mean the same thing all the time? What is duration? How to feel specificity inside a crowd? These are only some of the intriguing questions the French-born artist tries to address.
Talent watch & party: La Cambre End of Year Show
3 and 4 June Brussels
Every June a big number of Master classes of Brussels’ art schools present their work to the public. One veritable highlight is the fashion show of the city’s legendary fashion school, La Cambre which takes over Les Halles for two nights of glamour and creativity. As always the very hip and artsy Catclub throws the official after party, this time in the spectacular Volta building.
Shopping: Creators market at Cuistax studios
Sunday, 5 June Brussels
If you’re looking for a small-sized market away from the big crowds, this one is for you. This cute little creators market takes place in the studios of Cuistax, an independent illustration magazine for kids. Artists present their own creations from clothes, jewellery and books to videos and illustrations. Drinks will be served too.