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Artsy and cultural things to do in Veurne, Brussels, Ghent, and Antwerp. See you there!

Exhibition: Philippe Van Snick at SMAK

Runs until 5 March Ghent

“Dynamic Project” takes over ten rooms of Ghent museum SMAK, presenting all aspects of the captivating oeuvre of Belgian artist Philippe Van Snick, from early sculptural works to conceptual photographs, short films, and paintings, including rarely exhibited pieces. His artistic universe is characterised by simple forms and the repeated use of the same colours, always in intimate relation with the surrounding space.

Opening: Finis Terrae at Geukens & De Vil

Saturday, 19 November, 11-17h00 Antwerp

“Finis Terrae”, a group exhibition dedicated to the theme “Our planet”, is a gigantic endeavour spread out over the entire city of Antwerp. After two years of planning, the ambitious show unites a carefully curated selection of 50 Belgian or Belgium-based artists, both big shots and emerging, young and old. Until 26 February, art lovers can discover this fascinating overview of the Belgian art scene in 13 different venues. With works by Otobong Nkanga, Luc Tuymans, Joëlle Dubois, Cindy Wright, and many others. More here.

Market: TUIGmarkt at Blikfabriek

Sunday, 20 November, 11-17h00 Antwerp


Photo by Nikita Van Den Bosch

More than 65 illustrators and graphic designers come together in Antwerp’s Blikfabriek this Sunday for a creators market featuring everything from posters, books and zines to stickers, pins, postcards and ceramics. You can even get a new tattoo, learn about screen printing, or have a snack in the canteen. A great opportunity to get your hands on some unique early Christmas presents!

Finissage: Kinshasa (N)tóngá at KANAL – Centre Pompidou

Sunday, 20 November, 16-20h00 Brussels

© Gosette Lubondo, Dernière célébration, 2022

After a first stop in the Congolese capital, the exhibition “Kinshasa (N)tóngá: Between Future and Dust” is now on view at KANAL. Evoking the aesthetics of a city in the making, the group show including artists such as Prisca Tankwey, Sammy Baloji or Magloire Mpaka Banona shines a light on the impact colonialism has had on the architecture of the third largest city on the African continent. This weekend is your last chance to visit, and on Sunday a performance program closes the exhibition.

Exhibition: Emergent Invites

Runs until 8 January Veurne

Located in Huis De Valk, a 16th-century building in Veurne, contemporary art platform Emergent regularly hosts large-scale exhibitions. Currently on view: “Emergent Invites”, a show that brings together artists by selected homegrown galleries such as Irène Laub in Brussels, Base-Alpha in Antwerp, Barbé Urbain in Ghent, and many others. An interesting glimpse into the Belgian art scene. 

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