Things to do in Belgium this week: contemporary dance and nights out in Brussels, an opening in Strombeek, a zine happening in Ghent, and more. See you there!
Exhibition: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker at Bozar
Runs until 17 May Brussels
Just a few weeks ago Belgian choreography icon Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion by the Venice Biennale. Now you can discover her fascinating artistic practice from a different angle at Brussels’ Bozar, where the exhibition “Work on Paper” showcases her drawings, reflecting the importance of geography in her work which reveals both mathematical and intuitive elements.
Night out: Prins Thomas & Romare at Bazaar
Friday, 10 April, 23h00 Brussels
This weekend Brussels party project Leftorium and Liège’s legendary party crew Forma.T team up for what’s promising to be quite a big night. They’re bringing together a great line-up at Brussels’ Bazaar which features not only some homegrown gems behind the decks but also Norwegian disco royalty Prins Thomas and Ninja Tunes’ Romare. Hangover guaranteed!
Residency & expo: Foreseen at 10/12 Gallery
Friday, 10 April, 18-22h00 Brussels
Belgian exhibition project Foreseen just turned 1 and now kicks off the new season with a residency by Brussels photographer Pauline Miko. For the first time you can watch her artistic working process live on Youtube 24/7, showing not only how she creates her art but also eating and sleeping. This Friday you can visit the studio in person and meet her offline, when she presents the results of her week-long residency at 10/12 Gallery.
Opening: Art Eco Art-ivism at Cultuurcentrum Strombeek
Friday, 10 April Strombeek
Art-ivism is the third part of exhibition series Art Eco, organised by Museumcultuur Strombeek/Ghent, which brings together the works of international artists who closely deal with current social, economic, environmental and political issues. Without giving way to activism, they explore, all in their very own way, injustices in our world today. The thought-provoking exhibition features works by Belgian-born Ann Veronica Janssens, Danish artist duo Hesselholdt & Mejlvang, and many others.
Night out: Les Bals at KBC Havenlaan
Saturday, 11 April, 23h00 Brussels
If you love to listen to classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s and you’re looking for an occasion to wear your coolest vintage outfit, then Les Bals is the right party for you. This time the retro night takes place at Brussels’ KBC Havenlaan with a line-up that includes Sturmo, Aguila, and Sheridan, who hosts the Playground show on Studio Brussel.
Printed matter: Zine Happening at Lousbergspark
From 11 to 12 April Ghent
At Ghent’s Lousbergspark it’s all about Zines this weekend, when the first edition of Zine Happening kicks off, a project thought up by Valentine and Gerlin who go under the name of Les VoiZines. The two-day festival celebrating every aspect of zine-making lets you discover independent publications from all over the world such as Blood Becomes Water or Sendsucht, and also offers workshops, talks and delicious vegan food and drinks.
Concert: Paul Weller at Cactus
Sunday, 12 April, 15h00 Bruges
This Sunday Bruges’ major concert venue welcomes no other than legendary The Jam frontman Paul Weller live on stage. The rock veteran and so-called “modfather” is undoubtedly one of Britain’s most influential musical figures, and his 12th solo record called “Saturn’s Pattern” is scheduled to be released this May. Get a preview of it this weekend at Cactus Muziekcentrum!
Concert: Origami Classics at Beursschouwburg
Sunday, 12 April, 15h00 Brussels
Classical music has always had a bit of a difficult standing, especially with youngsters, and its coolness factor is still rather low. The Belgian initiative Origami Music wants to change all that with its one-hour concert series “Origami Classics”. The project brings together classical and contemporary music in a fresh way, dusting off its at times snob, posh or boring image. This Sunday there’s another edition taking place in the beautiful Zilveren Zaal at Brussels’ Beursschouwburg.This time the Hop!Trio will take the stage, a rare and original ensemble of percussions. Plus, the whole thing is free for kids, baby-sitting is provided, and you can enjoy a drink on the venue’s gorgeous terrace. The perfect activity for a sunny Sunday! To win a duo ticket just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last days: Keith Farquhar at Office Baroque
Runs until Saturday, 11 April Brussels
If you haven’t checked out the solo exhibition “Badly Primed Canvas” at Brussels’ Office Baroque yet, make sure to do so before it closes for good this Saturday. The compelling expo showcases new works by Scottish artist Keith Farquhar, who mixes up found materials and art historical references. Frieze Magazine called his creations both playful and rebellious.
Cover photo Grégoire Pleynet